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Poster ID: CL40166
Original Title: Queen for a Day
English Title: Queen for a Day
Year of Poster: 1950s
Category: Movies
Actor/Artist/Director: Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Ford Pearson, Darren McGavin, Phyllis Avery, Melanie York, Kay Wiley, dir. Arthur Lubin
Studio: United Artists
Country of Poster: American
Country of Film: American
Size: 41 x 27 inches = 104 x 69 cm
Condition: Very Good
Price: $220
Available: Yes
Notes: The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as "Queen For Today" and moved to Hollywood a few months later as "Queen For A Day", with Jack Bailey, former vaudeville music man and World's Fair barker, as the emcee host. The five-times-a-week, thirty minute doses spun over to television and lasted into the 70's. Bailey, in pre-airing interviews with audience members, would select 3-4 contestants who would pour out their (mostly pitiful) hearts explaining why they deserved to be Queen For A Day, and the audience selected the winner. The movie version was comprised of three short story segments which led some character to the television program.
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