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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 36, August 28, 2011, Article 7

NUMISMATIC PERSONALITIES ON "WHAT'S MY LINE"

Eric Schena submitted the following fun links to old What's My Line episodes featuring personalities with a numismatic connection. We've linked to some of these before, but I think this is the first time we've had a list of them. Be sure to watch - these are fun. -Editor

Grover Criswell on What's My Line

Here's something that might be a fun diversion for The E-Sylum. My fiancée and I enjoy old game shows, in particular "What's My Line" with John Daly. The show has had folks from all walks of life and all sorts of unusual occupations all the way up to luminaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Salvadore Dali and Frank Lloyd Wright. I was pleased to learn that four folks with rather prominent numismatic connections appeared on the show as contestants for the panel to guess their line of work. Below are links to four clips on YouTube that folks may enjoy watching:

Ivy Baker Priest (Treasurer of the United States) - originally aired on 29 August 1954. I like the fact that they had to blindfold the panel because they would no doubt recognize her signature:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3NmcP8tpXU

William H. Brett (Director of the United States Mint) - originally aired on 25 November 1956:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRa4jRvweog

J. A. Conlon (head of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing) - originally aired on 23 August 1959. He even brought samples:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWN2V84D_Hg

Finally, Col. Grover Criswell - originally aired 21 June 1959. He, too, brought samples, plus he brought a $1000 Montgomery note:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU6CJ2jKNEE

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