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    Queen for a Day

    While watching youtube this morning someone had a really old video of "Queen for a Day", I remember when this was on tv back in the day, anyway the lady that won the position of being queen was given a lot of gifts, and one of them was an Adler sewing machine, I was envious.

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    I remember that show too!! Also like the show where Art Linkletter interviewed kids LIVE on TV. "Those were the Days" as the Bunkers use to sing.
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    I don't remember that show. when was it on?
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    Oh my...that was a memory jogger!! I do remember watching that!

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    I remember watching that when I was much younger.

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    I remember coming home from school and watching Queen for a Day with my mother. It really was great show. I also remember Art Linkletter with the kids. They both were great. I think the Queen show was on in the '50s and Art was on into the '60s or even the '70s. Those were the day as Bunkers use to sing.

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    I barely remember that show. They tell me my great-aunt was in the audience one time.
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    I remember watching that...the middle 60's if my rememberer is working!
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    I remember Queen for a Day. When I was really really young, our neighbor went on the show and won being Queen. She won lots and lots of stuff. She had 8 kids and they were even poorer than we were. She danced around her house for weeks. Wasn't Art Linkletter's show "kid's say the darnest things?"

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    Linny, many moons ago, Art Linkletter, Arthur Godfrey.

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    I remember and am ashamed I laughed at those poor unfortunate people whose desperate situation drove them to humiliate themselves on public television. Well that was vitriolic!. But in retrospect you have to rank that show with those today who use the poor and unfortunate to gain TV ratings. Surely we are better than that.
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    Only time I remember hearing about that show was in the movie "La Bamba". When Richie Valens bought his Mom a house, she said she felt like she was on "Queen for a Day".
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    I googled it.
    Queen for a Day on Radio from 1945-57
    On TV from 1956-64.
    I listened to it on the radio with my mom and later watched it during the summers when home from school.
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    I remember watching that show as a kid. Loved it
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    Yep, I'm with you all remembering these shows very well plus many more oldies. Those truly were the days.

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    Linkletter's show was "People are Funny". Loved the kids' segment. One of his favorite questions to them was what did your mom tell you not to say. Got hilarious responses!

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    I remember watching Queen for a Day when I was a young Mother, it was on TV in the early 60s. I remember Art Linkletter's shows too. Also Arthur Godfrey. I will be 70 YO soon.
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    Cool show. I always wanted my mom to win.

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    My mom was a runner-up and got a new refrigerator (I think, maybe it was a washer) She was really excited about it. I think that it was when the show was fairly new on TV. We lived in the valley and she went with a group from church. I didn't think we were poor... there were just a lot of us.

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    I remember watching this show with my grandmother. Loved it.
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    I remember that show. Those were simpler times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homespun View Post
    I remember watching that...the middle 60's if my rememberer is working!
    I remember those show very well. They were on in the mid 50's.
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    I remember it well.It was in early 50's I believe I was in 1st grade.i was born 1950. I loved watching it.p

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