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Monty Hall

Game Show Host

Monty Hall on the concept of contestants in costumes on Let's Make a Deal

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When we did our first show, people showed up in business suits and dresses, nice looking people in the studio audience. By about the second week or so, a woman showed up with a sign. One side said, 'roses are red, violets are blue, I came here to deal with you' I stopped, read the poem, and picked her. The next week, everybody had a sign. Then somebody else had a funny hat, then came costumes....

About this interview

In his over three-hour Archive interview, Monty Hall reminisces about his early career in radio in Winnipeg and Toronto, and his subsequent move to New York. He describes his work on early television shows The Sky's The Limit, Bingo-at-Home, Video Village, and Your First Impression. Hall discusses his brief stint as host of Twenty-One and the Quiz Show scandals that rocked the industry. He details his producing partnership with Stefan Hatos, co-creator of the hit game show Let's Make a Deal, and speaks of his appearances on numerous television tributes for celebrity entertainers. Hall also talks about his time as the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, and explains the importance of philanthropy. Fred Wostbrock conducted the interview in Beverly Hills, CA on February 15, 2002.

When we did our first show, people showed up in business suits and dresses, nice looking people in the studio audience. By about the second week or so, a woman showed up with a sign. One side said, 'roses are red, violets are blue, I came here to deal with you' I stopped, read the poem, and picked her. The next week, everybody had a sign. Then somebody else had a funny hat, then came costumes....

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