July 2006

A Year of Quizzes


I don't
dumb down,
so please
wise up.


1. Q.
What famous big star's son was scheduled to be kidnapped on Nov. 22, 1963! But even that was postponed due to the Kennedy Assassination. Clue: When the kidnapping finally happened, we learned that it was financed by a surfer rock star!

2. Q.
You've heard of Stonehenge. But did you know there are 900 or so Neolithic henges - or stone circles in England. And there is one that when compared to Stonehenge, is more than 4 times larger, some 500 years older, and the stones have been less disturbed. John Aubrey wrote "it did as much excel Stonehenge as a cathedral does a parish church." Name that henge!

3. Q.
Who first painted those portraits of children with the huge eyes that have become kitsch classics of art? CLUE: The Movie Sleeper

4. Q.
Teen age is a relatively new phenomenon. So too, all the extras like teen magazines. What magazine that debuted in 1941 was the first publication targeted expressly to teenage girls?

5. Q.
Filled with racial stereotypes that would offend everyone today, this cartoon, judged one of the best ever made by those that have seen it, was filmed by a pioneer cartoon producer during the war years, and was a black version of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Name it and for an added star, its maker/producer.

The heyday, of the 'dime novel' (billed as 'books for the million') was from 1860-1910. "Never before or since has book publishing held a larger share of the gross national product. The first mass-produced entertainment industry of importance, it stood in the same relation to the average young American as TV does today... Beadle and Adams alone, during the 35 years or so of its existence, published more than 7,500 novels, and its competitors were not fair behind." (Eight Dime Novels intro by E. F. Bleiler) One author by himself sold 250,000,000 copies. Name him.

7. Q.
Willard Metcalf was one of the great American Impressionists. And like many other US artists he went to Paris to study. In March 1888 he submitted a work to the French Salon jury. You've heard of them in reading about the beginning of Impressionism and how those painting pioneers had to fight the conservative Salon. Anyway Metcalf was not only accepted for exhibition, but he won an Honorable Mention, a rare distinction for the work of an American Painter, AND his painting was hung "ON THE LINE". What does the term "ON THE LINE" mean?

It's summer and time for music festivals. The First Rock Festival was in the summer of love, 1967, and held at Monterey California about this time of year - June 16,17,18. To see who played (and what a great line up it was - imagine the cost of a ticket for all these acts in one show today! )- see http://www.geocities.com/~music-festival/pop_perform.htm

My quiz question is this; 5 men each paid $10,000 to get the $50,000 needed to have the festival. Of these 5, 2 were mostly music moguls, and 3 were noted musicians. Name any two of the 5 that ponied up the dough!

9. Q.
What is the technical term for those balloons with words inside of them ,that are found in comic strips?

10. Q.
This Englishman (not a Frenchman) invented the fashion show (and was the first to sign his creations) Name him.

11. Q.
One of the biggest movie stars of a generation also produced what some call the world’s most exquisite toy, a dollhouse 9 feet wide, 9 feet long, and 14 feet high. The star sent the extravagant dollhouse on tour to raise funds for crippled children. Name that movie star!

12. Q.
I'm on my summer vacation and here I stand looking at 3 of the most beautiful buildings ever made: the Baptistery, the Cathedral, and the Bell Tower. And they are all in a row! Where am I?

13. Q.
Do a deer, a female deer, re, a drop of ....'

Wait a minute, that system of syllables used for designating notes on a scale (do, re, mi, etc.) wasn't invented in the movie "The Sound of Music"! Who invented do-re-mi, and when?

14. Q.
And speaking of do (as in do-re-mi) how about a question about d'oh! as in Homer Simpson's annoyed grunt on the cartoon show The Simpsons. It's now a word in Webster's New World Dictionary. In the Simpsons scripts its never written. Matt Groening writes 'annoyed grunt' . Homer's voice Dan Castellaneta got his inspiration for 'd'oh!' from a catch phrase from a pretty famous comedian from the Golden age of Comedy. According to Simpson's comics, who was that comedian that inspired Castellaneta?

15. Q.
Who opened one of their novels with 'It was a dark and stormy night." - no wait a minute that's too easy. I'll ask 2 questions - Who opened one of their novels with 'It was a dark and stormy night" and what was the name of the novel - no wait - still too easy. I'll ask 3 questions:
Who opened one of their novels with 'It was a dark and stormy night" and what was the name of the novel and what catch phrase of this author is even more notable and well known?
Now answer all 3 first, follow the rules, and be our winner.

16. Q.
This actor played the role of Edmond Dantes in a stage adaptation of Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo at least 6,000 times over 30 years. But he's even better known for his famous playwright son. Name father and son.

This US company started in the late 40's, and was selling 12 million sets at its height in 1954, sometimes up to 50,000 sets a day.

Their motto was "Everyman a Rembrandt" Sets of what? You guessed right if you answered Paint By Numbers sets. My question is this - who was the artist who designed the original art in the first paint by number sets?

Name the 3 most frequently performed ballets. Clues - they are all classic ballets from Russia, and they were all first performed in the early 1890's.

Let's switch from ballet to musical theater. The musical, West Side Story, was a remake of the Romeo and Juliet story, but with 1957 feuding NYC gangs - Puerto Ricans fought established ethnic groups on NYC's near West Side. The musical debuted on Broadway almost exactly 48 years ago on September 26. 1957. But the West Side that gave the story its location, the depressed New York neighborhood, was cleared / erased to make room for... what?

This is a fun one: The Coconut Grove - yes that Hollywood hang out for the stars - was a huge ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. It took its name from the dozens of full size imitation palm trees that had been purchased from Paramount Pix to lend the room that exotic oasis like motif. The club began in 1921, and anyone that was, was there. Bing Crosby (the Rhythm Boys), broke out here. But my question to you is this: from what film's movie sets did the Coconut grove, get it's palm trees?

Like the earlier Spanish Civil War prompted Picasso to paint Guernica, WW2 prompted this painter to paint a series of 23 works that many consider his finest. Began in 1940 and finished by the fall of 1941 , "They stand as a deliberate artistic response to the chaos of war." Name the series and artist.

From war to wasteland we go. Now a TV question. What 120-episode TV drama ended with the narrator saying, "Tuesday, August 29, 1967 the day the running stopped."

You are a rocketeer, who is also a poet and stargazer. You have landed on a planet circling our nearest star neighbor Proxima Centauri (4.5 light-years away). But you notice something strange in the sky. One constellation, now has 6 stars instead of the 5 it is supposed to have. Well no wonder that brightest one is Sol, the Sun, our home star. So what is the constellation with the 6th star?

Before the mid 1800's American pencils were 'greasy, gritty, brittle, inefficient' - a mess. This noted man of letters went to work for his dad and invented a clay graphite mix that made these US pencils some of the best in the world. Name him

The first artist to sell a million was Enrico Caruso, the great operatic tenor, in 1903 with Vesti La Giubba from the opera Pagliacci.
Now name the first CLASSICAL ALBUM to sell a million!

This photo book shows 178 photos of celebrities and note worthies jumping. Name it.

This one is sort of a scene within a scene: What novel's character is a writer that spent 20 years working on the first line of his novel?

There are 887 statues here. Where am I?

Name the first French film soundtrack to go gold and sell a million. Also name its composer.

Many of you have seen the Hitchcock classic horror film Psycho Do you remember the creepy house in it? Well its highly likely that that house was inspired by an American master's classic painting of 1925. They both had similar architecture and the one in the film was photographed from similar angles as that one featured in the classic painting. OK now, name the classic painting and its painter.

"Come and knock on our door/ We've been waiting for you/ Where the kisses are hers and hers and his, Three's company, too! "- that's the theme song to the sexy and fun TV sitcom Three's Company '77-84. There was always John Ritter as Jack, numerous blondes as roommate #1 (Suzanne, Jenilee, Priscilla,), and good ole reliable Joyce Dewitt as Janet for roommate #2. Now with all those changing cast members and roommates it was hard to keep all the 8 seasons straight. But when watching reruns, you can immediately tell which year of the show it is, simply by looking at Janet? Why is that?

In Baum's classic kid's series, what's north of the land of Oz?

Identify this: XZ-31

It's 1889 and literary agent, J.M. Stoddart, is having dinner in London with, among others, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde. At the end of the evening each writer agreed to write a book for the agent. Both are classics. I'm giving you two chances here - Name either author's book!

Could Rudy rock in '56? If so give me THE primo example.

Elvis and the Beatles met on August 26, 1965. But before the meeting Joe Espositio (Elvis's right hand man) introduced Malcolm Evans (The Beatles road manager) to Elvis and asked if he would like to meet the Beatles. Elvis seemed excited about the idea.

Later when the Beatles were introduced - each had a bit of a zinger moment. John Lennon offered his hand to Elvis and said, "Oh you must be Elvis." Everyone laughed. Then Elvis replied, "Oh you guys must be friends of Malcolm." more laughs.

Along with the musical superstars, were the two super managers, Colonel Tom Parker for Elvis, and Brian Epstein for the Beatles. Here's where the art question comes in and its a doozie).

They wandered off by themselves to talk. Brian started boasting about his boys’ popularity. The wily Colonel, always known for his love of gambling, suggested a wager to just see who was more popular, Elvis or the Beatles. WHAT WAS THE WAGER BETWEEN THE TWO MANAGERS? (PS Brian did not accept)

Who was Vladimir Nabokov's character "Lolita" based on? And who was her real 'dirty old man'? I think you'll be surprised on this one!!!

What great American composer wrote all his? (or her?) classics on the piano in the key of F# (F# is all black keys except the note C)

This American was not only a beauty and artists model; but a noted photographer as well. Her memorable life included these events: In NYC she stepped off a curb and was saved from serious injury from oncoming traffic by falling back into the arms of a stranger that turned out to be Conde Nast, who was so captivated by her beauty that he signed her as a model for Vogue.

Later she, as one of the Americans in Paris, was a model for Man Ray, and knew Picasso and most of the Surrealists.

And even later, as a photographer, she was one of the first after the liberation, to enter and photograph the Dachau Concentration Camp at the end of WW2. Name this noted model/photographer.

I'm reading a wonderful book on lounge music - that orchestra pop music from the 50's that went from Esquivel to Mantovani, from the Rat Pack and Julie London, to Mancini and Jackie Gleason At its worst it's what I call 'cheesy AND white bread' though at its best its very Romantic with some of the sexiest covers on LP's>\

Oh and sometimes its just quirky. For instance the composer of the hard-hitting jazz theme for the TV show Dragnet, also wrote the dance tune "The Bunny Hop" Name him.

I think just about everyone would agree that the most memorable music scene in all of Elvis' musicals was him singing "Jailhouse Rock" in Jailhouse Rock. The song and dance number takes place on a somewhat stagy 2 floor cell block set. Also note that Alex Romero built the dance on Elvis's moves.

Principal shooting for the movie started on a Monday May 13 with this dance sequence. But something happened on Tuesday, when Elvis was sliding down that fireman's pole on the set, that almost ended his singing career. What happened?

It's the golden age of TV. This recurring bit involves 3 people in ape suits playing syncopated music and occasionally hitting each other in the head with their mallets. Name the trio, and the groundbreaking TV show.

It's October 24, 1895 and two Englishmen just applied to patent a new invention - a TIME MACHINE! It would be 'the first audiovisual mixed media art form, a chamber filled with movable floors and walls, vents for injecting currents of air, and screens on which could be shown scenes from all periods of time by means of motion picture film and slides." (Quote from John Baxter's book)

Name either of the two men.

One of the all time great silent films is Metropolis (Premiered Jan 10,1927) by Fritz Lang. It is also one of the all time best sci-fi movies, and a great example of German Expressionism in the cinema. One special feature of Metropolis is the metropolis! What city did Fritz base Metropolis on?

(Note, I've seen the film more than once. Beware of shortened versions! Get the most complete and most restored version, or the story won't make sense. And speaking of films, if you go to the Musea website you'll see my guide to the best movies year by year from about 189?-2000. You'll notice that 1927 was a golden year for all cinema! www.Musea.us.)

Both Cass Elliot, from the Mamas and Papas, and Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, died early in their careers AND in the same apartment!!! Who's London flat was it?

Go into any comics store and there's a ton of graphic novels. But who did the first one, in 1978?

The Muses were 9 daughters of the Greek God Zeus and who else? I forget.

We now have an entire museum dedicated to Andy Warhol, and even more than one to Picasso. It's all the rage now to have a museum featuring the works of a single celebrated artist BUT, who was the first? The first museum in the world built exclusively for the work of a single artist was for ?

Perhaps the world's best film soap opera is Gone with the Wind. It ended when Rhett Butler told Scarlet, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Producer Selznick was worried that the film would be stopped by the Hays Office because of the curse word. (they did later fine him $5,000 for it),so he had an alternate ending filmed with a different line. What was that other toned down line, that was filmed but never used?

English is in desperate need of Spelling Reforms. (Musea did an issue 'spelling' out one way to fix it.) Case in point, there are 14 different ways to spell the sound 'sh' in English. Give me 7 - 7 words that show 7 of the 14 different ways.

Reportedly its, a hyena's yell played in reverse, a camel bleat, a soprano belting out a high C, and a man yelling. What am I talking about?

I had no eligible winners. It seemed no one We all know that in the movies good guys wear white hats. But what cowboy movie star started that? It probably came from his mostly white get ups, black boots, and peaked sombrero. Note, his famous horse was all black.

What American quipped, "Wagner's music is not as bad as it sounds."

In the 50's we had the Mickey Mouse Club on TV. But is there another Disney club, a secret club, a secret club inside Disneyland exclusively for dignitaries - free of the hoi polloi? If so name it.


1. A. Frank Sinatra. Frank Jr. was kidnapped, a ransom paid, and he was released. The surfer who helped finance it was Dean Torrance of Jan and Dean. Torrance had gone to school with Nancy Sinatra (Frank Jr. sister) and Barry Keenan, one of a band of kidnappers - all were caught, though Torrance was never charged with anything!

2. Avebury that dates from about 3710 and 2000 BC. I had no eligible correct answers - mostly Blockheads!

3. It was Either Margaret or /Walter Keane. The couple were getting a divorce and both claimed the idea. The judge gave both canvas and paint, and told them to do a big-eyed painting. Margaret did, Walter claimed a sore shoulder! Correct answer; Margaret Keane. To learn more and see her original paintings and prints that are for sale, go to www.keane-eyes.com It's an eye opener!

As to the Sleeper clue, the girl in future times in the Woody Allen comedy classic,

is given an original Keane and treasures it like it was a Rembrandt! "A Keane, an original Keane!" The 'eyes' have it!

4. CALLING ALL GIRLS "The Favorite Magazine Of Girls and Sub-Debs" 10 cents. I had two correct but ineligible responses - the rest of you were sooooooo 'L7"!

5. Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs by Bob Clampett, 1943. I had a few ineligible responses but no winner. The rest of you were Sleepy and Dopey!

6. WAS: Horatio Alger Jr. (But collectors beware, old copies from around the turn of the century are appetizing food for bugs! I've learned the hard way that they'll destroy your book spines for the glue!)

I had one correct ineligible response but no winner. The rest of you showed NO PLUCK AT ALL!

7. It means the painting was hung at eye level - that was the best spot in the gallery. It would get the most notice by both viewers and critics. Paintings would also be hung far above eye level, and below too. So for optimum viewing ON THE LINE was best. I had one correct ineligible response but no winner. The rest of you must have been hung out to dry!

8. Record Producers LOU ADLER (who produced Mamas and Papas, Carol King etc), and TERRY MELCHIOR (son of Doris Day, who produced Byrds, Paul Revere and the Raiders, etc.), and musicians JOHNNY RIVERS (who knew he was this cool), PAUL SIMON (Simon and Garfunkel), AND JOHN PHILLIPS (Mamas and Papas). I had one correct eligible response from Dave, Beaumont Texas. The rest of you were unplugged!

9. Is (according to the 'Complete Book of Cartooning' by J. Richardson) PHYLACTERIES I had no correct eligible response Your bubble burst on that one!

10. Was Charles Frederick Worth (1825-95) The English dressmaker moved to Paris and began haute couture. He was the first to have 4 fashion shows a year. Fashion really took off after the 1900 World's Fair in Paris with it's Pavilion of Elegance that featured his design house, among others. I had two correct but ineligible responses The rest of you had a low thread count!

11. Colleen Moore, known in the twenties for her bob haircut and her flapping galoshes which led to the term 'flappers'. The dollhouse, castle had 200,000 individual pieces with a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot. To visit the castle/dollhouse, check out this website http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/fairy_castle/fchome.html I had no correct responses. Seems y'all's neurons were on a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot too!

12. Was PISA, Italy You can see the view (from the opposite direction of the question) at http://torre.duomo.pisa.it/index_eng.html I had two correct but ineligible responses The rest of you were LEANING the wrong way!

13. WAS Italian music theorist and monk Guido d'Arezzo. The winner is: Ben from Garland, TX. the rest of you were No-re-mi.

14. WAS: Jim Finlayson, a sidekick for Laurel and Hardy in 33 of their films. He was short, bald, and had a bushy moustache - and he often gave a long dooooooh whenever L or H upset him with their antics. Winner was David from Euless! The rest of you just 'dooooh' know the answer!

15. 1. The author is :Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
2. The novel is Paul Clifford
3. And perhaps his most important catch phrase was "the pen is mightier than the sword"
Our winner is Seamus from Boston The rest of you were all wet!

16. James O'Neill, the actor/father, and his famous son Eugene O'Neill. I had no correct eligible answers. Seems like you all went up on your lines!

17. WAS Dan Robbins. For some samples of the PBN art see http://www.paintbynumberz.com/gallery.html I had no correct eligible answers. Contestants your days may be numbered but your answer didn't add up this time.

18. Nutcracker Suite, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake (all music by Tchaikovsky! - what wonderful melodies!) I had no correct eligible answers. Your tutu was too tight?

19. Lincoln Center I had one correct eligible answer from our winner Rick from Arlington. From the rest of you, there was not even a 'rumble'!

20. From The Sheik starring Rudolf Valentino I had no correct eligible answers Y'all were like the movie - "Silent"

21. WAS: Joan Miro's series of paintings called The Constellations. It includes The Passage of the Divine Bird, and The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers

All mainly gouache and oil studies. Isn't it the way of things that artists get it right, leaders wrong - when it comes to war? I had no correct eligible answers Y'all were stargazing... at your navels!

22. Was: The Fugitive 1963-67 starring David Janssen Our sole eligible winner was Lee from Minneapolis. The rest of you were far from dangerous with your knowledge on this one - I'd say you were 'armless! ha ha.

23. Cassiopeia I had two ineligible correct answers. One from a fellow "rocketeer, poet, and stargazer". He got the answer this way: "Cassiopeia is a five-star constellation near Polaris, i.e. northerly. Proxima Centauri is only visible below 25 degrees latitude, so it is located southerly relative to Earth. Sol therefore lies on a plane between them and thus probably appears in Cassiopeia from the new viewpoint." The rest of you seem confused and are left with that 'star'-tled look on your face! And one more fact: Did you know that if you are more than 55 light years from earth, you'll need a telescope to even see our sun!

24. WAS: Henry David Thoreau who made Thoreau & Company Pencils among the best in the world. Later Thoreau would leave his fathers business to go to Walden Pond. When he did Ralph Waldo Emerson was outraged and said, "Instead of engineering for all America he was the captain of a huckleberry-party." I had no correct answers. No one got the lead out on this one!

25. WAS Texas's own, Van Cliburn With Kiril Kondrashin and Symphony Orchestra for his '58 album, 'Piano Concerto #1 - Tchaikovsky'. He had won the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in the USSR in April of that year and the US was primed to buy the album. I had no correct eligible answers. Your needles must have skipped! Or your memories were scratched!

26. WAS: Phillippe Halsman's Jump Book The 1959 photo book shows 178 photos of society types in the ungraceful act of jumping up into the air including Dali, Richard Nixon, and more.

I had no correct eligible answers. Nobody landed on their feet!

27. Joseph Grand a character in Albert Camus' novel The Plague I had no correct answers. A pox on you!

28. Easter Island, Rapa Nui with its 887 moai. And this update. The statues are deteriorating. A joint Japanese-Chilean project is one of many efforts to preserve them. (National Geographic) I had no correct eligible answers. Y'all seem lost at sea on this one!

29. Un Homme Et Une Femme (A Man and a Woman) 1967. Music by Francis Lai. For me it is the greatest love story on film and one, if not the best, romantic soundtracks. I recommend it highly. I was fortunate enough to meet the director Claude Lelouch in the early 70's before a premiere of one of his later films. I told him how much I liked A Man and A Woman and the music and asked who composed it.

He seemed very pleased that someone had noted the music. If you haven't heard it and you do get it, note the heartbeat rhythm on the one song. Very nice. I had no correct eligible answers. Oh mon dieu!

30. Edward Hopper's, House by the Railroad now at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art NYC) I had many correct answers with our winner, James, of Beaumont TX. The rest of you were just not at home on that one!

31. Because of her hairstyle. Joyce Dewitt (quoted from Come and Knock On our Door) says, "The reason I changed Janet's hair every season is I wanted her to be a growing evolving human being that the audience could track with. Their lives were changing and so was hers. It was one of the ways that I could visually convey the growth and movement of the character. Within the structure of the writing, there wasn't much space for that."

I had no correct eligible answers (though 2 past winners got it). For the rest of you it seems you were trying to hide your sitcom ignorance with a comb over!

32. Is the Great Dessert, matter of fact its on all sides of Oz. That's why Dot couldn't walk home. see this URL for a map.
One clever regular sent in 3 correct replies: The northern colony (of Oz) is occupied by the Gillikins. North of that is (the)Impassable Desert, and beyond that, the Kingdom of Ix. But alas, I had no eligible correct answers. It seems all of you were lost in a whirlwind on this one.

33, It's the first toy ray gun - the Xz-31 Rocket Pistol Made by Daisy manufacturing Co, and planned to take advantage of the Buck Rogers comic strip and radio show. (Purists may say that there were paper cutout toy ray guns before this - but this was the first metal one - real one IMO. I had no eligible winners - seems your ray guns were on STUNNED!

34. Doyle's Sign of the Four a Sherlock Holmes novella, and Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray I had one eligible winner, Roy of Gig Harbor, WA - Congratulations! The rest of you were spot OFF I dare say. Pip Pip and all that rot!

35. YES - as shown by Rudy's Rock the 1956 instrumental single by Bill Haley and his Comets featuring Rudy Pompelli - on sax. It's a waaaaay underrated song (never played on oldies station) that became the first rock instrumental hit! We had no eligible winners - strictly L7 -ville !!

36. The Colonel told Brian that he could book the Beatles in the arena of his choice. The Colonel would put Elvis in a tent next door to the arena. Whoever drew the biggest crowds would get the proceeds from both shows. (Answer from Sean O'Neil's My Boy Elvis, The Colonel Tom Parker Story) I had no correct answers - even from the non eligible regulars! I wager you didn't know it!

37. LILITA Grey. Charlie Chaplin saw her first when she was 6. When 14 he cast her in The Gold Rush though later replaced her. She was 16 when she became pregnant with his child. He married her on Nov. 24, 1924. Charlie's new mother-in-law drove him crazy by taking over his mansion and throwing lavish parties. The doomed marriage ended in 1927 in a sensational trial with all kinds of sex secrets coming out. Thousands of transcripts of the trial were sold. The settlement, a million to Lilita, and more than that for the lawyers was dubbed "The Second Gold Rush".

I had no correct eligible winners. Seems no one got the 'gold' medal on this one.

38. Was: Irving Berlin Our winner was Devra of Sebastopal, CA Seems the rest of you weren't sharp at all!

39. Lee Miller I had a couple ineligible correct responses, the rest of you were just not in Vogue on this one!

40. WAS - Ray Anthony I had no correct eligible answers. I guess y'all were just to DUMB da DUMB DUMB! Ha ha.

41. He swallowed one of his caps from his teeth. It went into his lungs. Next day a surgeon got it out. The doctor said, "We got it. We just had to part the vocal chords and put the tool through and get in the lung. Then the darn thing broke in two, and we had to get one piece out and then - it's like arthroscopic surgery - get the other piece out."

What was eerie about all this is how it mimicked the movie plot of Jailhouse Rock. It ends with the singer character, Vince Everett, now to big for his britches, being hit in the throat, with the possibility that he could never be able to sing again. Fortunately in both cases the singer's voice was not permanently hurt. Weird! I had no correct eligible answers - I didn't hear any 'rocked out Jailbirds sing' on this one.

42. The Nairobi Trio, a recurring sketch from the Ernie Kovacs Show. Often He played the lead ape, and his gorgeous wife Edie Adams was in another one of the ape suits. There was even an LP by the Fortune Tellers called Song of the Nairobi Trio

I had no correct eligible answers - No heads were 'bopped' with enlightenment on this one.

43. H. G Wells (author of the novel The Time Machine) and Robert Paul whose specialty was building scientific instruments. But alas neither had the capital to make it work. It's a great idea and deserves to be done as a virtual reality video game.

I had no correct eligible answers - Seems time was NOT on your side!

44. New York City. Lang saw the NYC skyline at night from a ship near Ellis Island and wrote: "I saw a street lit as if in full daylight by neon lights and, topping them, oversized luminous advertisements moving, turning, flashing, on and off, spiraling ... something that was completely new and nearly fairy-tale-like for a European in those days... The buildings seemed to be a vertical veil, shimmering, almost weightless, a luxurious cloth hung from the dark sky to dazzle distract, and hypnotize.... I knew then that I had to make a film about all of these sensations."

I had no correct eligible answers - Seems nobody got Gotham!

45. Harry Nilsson. They both even died in the same bed. Nilsson dumped the apartment - and guess who bought? Pete Townsend of the Who.

I had one correct eligible winner: Congratulations, Willy from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY It seems with the rest of you "NOBODY’S talkin".

46. Will Eisner with the first true graphic novel of A Contract With God, and other Tenement Stories (1978) (There's some controversy here, but I think Eisner deserves the distinction.)

Our winner is Clint from Davis, CA. Congratulations. It seems the rest of you weren't graphic enough!

47. "I forget" - Ha ha, very funny. It was the goddess of memory Mnemosyne.

I had no eligible winners (though many past winners got it.) Seems y'all just FORGOT the answer!

48. Fernand Leger. He died in 1955 and by 1960 his wife and friend Georges Bauquier had his museum built, The National Fernand Leger Museum, on the Riviera.

I had no eligible winners. Must have been a case of LEGERdemain. Now I know it, now you don't!

49. "(Frankly my dear), I just don't care!" Doesn't really have the same drama does it?

(Source Movie Time, A Chronology of Hollywood and the Movie Industry from Its Beginnings to the Present I had no eligible winner. Seems y'all were "gone with the wits"!

50. Shoe, sugar, issue, mansion, mission, nation, suspicion, ocean, nauseous, conscious, chaperone, schist, fuchsia, pshaw

I had no eligible winners. Maybe there was a SPELL on all of you.

51. Tarzan's yell! There are many versions of this and its becomes an urban myth of sorts. One ineligible winner showed me:

I had no eligible winners. It seemed no one was 'vine' tuned on this one.

52. TOM MIX, and his famous black horse, TONY. He was THE 20's cowboy film star. William S Hart was the major cowboy star before him, And Gene Autry, the major cowboy star after.

I had no eligible winners. But many (5 or 6) regular non eligible players got it. It seems the rest of you had already ridden into the sunset!

53. Mark Twain! I had no eligible winners. I guess the Fat Lady Never sang on this one!

54. Club 33. (But keep it a secret!) For more quizzes, Click Here

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