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CLASSIC VIDEO SHOWPLACE: Winter ‘22 Trivia Edition

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For over a hundred years some of the greatest video treasures of all time have been produced. Some have been lost in the sands of time and others, soon to be rediscovered, will become fan favorites for a whole new generation.

Each week we will feature just one of the many hidden gems that you can see on RCN TV with insights and commentaries on classic television shows, key names in the “Golden Age” of entertainment history and legendary cinematic performances.

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I hope all our readers had a wonderful holiday season and everyone has been enjoying reading background insights and little known information about our classic programs while watching them on RCN TV.

Now it’s time to test your knowledge by taking our Classic Video Showplace “winter 2022” edition of our quiz.

See how you do answering the following questions and then check out the answers listed below.

Have fun!

1. Which classic character actor from Wizard of Oz, also scored a hit in the 1946 film People Are Funny?

2. Who is credited with the first successful comedy television show in the medium’s history?

3. Which early television dramatic program frequently featured storylines taken directly from classic literary giants like Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allen Poe and others?

4. Name the actor who portrayed Dracula who also starred in classic films like Ghosts on the Loose, The Veiled Woman and White Zombie.

5. Which Gale Storm-led TV show excelled in the ratings on TWO networks during the program’s initial run?

6. Name the actor who starred in original versions of Moulin Rouge and Cyrano de Burgerac.

7. Which Bonanza star also had a hit movie and a Top 10 single on the charts during the classic television’s shows run?

8. What was the original name of The Mickey Rooney Show?

9. Which star of classic Charlie Chaplin films like Modern Times and The Great Dictator was also lauded by critics for her performance in the film, Second Chorus?

10. Name one of the earliest successful television shows on ABC that gained a wide audience because of its realistic science fiction elements, unique marketing approach, extensive (for its time) production elements and was one of the first dramas to break television’s “fourth wall.”

Answers:

1. Jack Haley / “The Tin Man”
2. Milton Berle
3. Suspense
4. Bela Lugosi
5. My Little Margie
6. Jose Ferrar
7. Michael Landon
8. Hey Mulligan
9. Paulette Goddard
10. Space Patrol

You can see many of the above mentioned classic films and television shows during this winter’s programming lineup on RCN-TV. To see the full listing of classic programming on RCN TV, check out the weekly listings on our website.

Don’t forget to keep checking back to the Showplace for more classic trivia and little-known bits of information about some of the greatest shows and movies of all time.

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