The Merv Griffin Show The Inside Story

It was costing more money to produce The Merv Griffin Show than it did to
produce Phil Donahue or Oprah Winfrey, so it became a numbers thing. The idea
that someone would be sitting home watching the show had changed, too,
because ...

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From 1962 to 1986, The Merv Griffin Show flourished as one of television’s most popular variety/talk shows, offering thousands of celebrated personalities from all walks of life. The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story takes you behind the scenes of this iconic program through exclusive interviews with the producers, writers, talent coordinators, and publicists who helped sustain Merv as a durable presence in millions of American homes. It’s all here: the backstage tensions, booking challenges, conversational triumphs and disasters, and the race for ratings that are so much a part of the TV talk show realm. The book includes vivid recaps of several “lost” episodes culled from the show’s remarkable history. And there’s the story of Mr. Griffin himself, spanning his days as America’s Romantic Singing star in the 1940s, to his amazing success as a powerful media mogul and real estate entrepreneur in the 1980s and beyond. Most of the book’s nostalgic photographs are published here for the first time.
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Merv

Merv Griffin. 19i Acknowledgments MER v GRIFFIN: I want to acknowledge these
friends and associates who have been on this wonderful journey with me and
have truly made my life a good one with their lasting contributions: Jim Bradley, ...

Author: Merv Griffin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416577768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Merv Griffin will always be remembered as one of America's most beloved show business figures. With his trademark charm and business savvy, Merv built a life that defined success. From his start as a band singer, to his twenty-three years on television as host of the Emmy Award-winning Merv Griffin Show, and through his entrepreneurial years, Merv lived the American Dream. Perhaps his most enduring legacy, though, is his creation of the two most successful syndicated game shows in television history, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Merv: Making the Good Life Last is the quintessential Horatio Alger story of a young man born into modest circumstances who, through hard work, unshakable self-confidence, and an unfailingly positive attitude, dreams his way to the top. Only to retire and do it again. In this brilliant, funny, and revealing memoir, full of great stories and even better advice, one of America's most beloved and popular show business figures tells the story of his "retirement" years, in which he made billions and became a bigger celebrity than ever. Merv: Making the Good Life Last is a great American success story, a tribute to a wonderful life, and great entertainment for Griffin's many generations of fans, who will never forget him or his legacy.
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New York

Because the famed Resorts International is now Merv Griffin's Resorts . And you
can bet on Merv to recapture the old - world elegance , the warmth and intimacy
that made Resorts unique . Watch a legend change before your eyes with ...

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Merv Griffin

This is the first post-mortem, unauthorized insight into Merv Griffin, a failed singer and unsuccessful actor who unexpectedly rewrote the rules of America's broadcasting industry.

Author: Darwin Porter

Publisher: Blood Moon Prod Limited

ISBN: 0978646509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This is the first post-mortem, unauthorized insight into Merv Griffin, a failed singer and unsuccessful actor who unexpectedly rewrote the rules of America's broadcasting industry. He became the richest man in TV, befriended everyone in media who mattered, bought a casino, and maintained a secret life as America's most famously closeted homosexual. From a controversial writer whose previous work has virtually re-defined the art of the celebrity biography, "here's Merv."--Publisher description.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Ty Treadway , host of " Mery Griffin ' s Crosswords " " To say that working with
Merv Griffin has been a highlight of our careers is an understatement . A Griffin
true renaissance man , Merv never ceased to impress us with his creativity ,
vision ...

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Merv an Autobiography

Merv Griffin, Peter Barsocchini. 283 284 285 Strand Theater , Griffin's first Three
Sailors and. Lloyd , David , 58 London , Babe , 29 Long , Richard , 160 Look
magazine , 120 “ Look Up and Live , ” 214 , 238-39 “ Lost in the Stars ” ( song ) ,
66 ...

Author: Merv Griffin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0671227645

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Merv

Merv Griffin will always be remembered as one of America's most beloved show business figures. With his trademark charm and business savvy, Merv built a life that defined success.

Author: Merv Griffin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743456968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Merv Griffin will always be remembered as one of America's most beloved show business figures. With his trademark charm and business savvy, Merv built a life that defined success. From his start as a band singer, to his twenty-three years on television as host of the Emmy Award-winning Merv Griffin Show, and through his entrepreneurial years, Merv lived the American Dream. Perhaps his most enduring legacy, though, is his creation of the two most successful syndicated game shows in television history, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Merv: Making the Good Life Last is the quintessential Horatio Alger story of a young man born into modest circumstances who, through hard work, unshakable self-confidence, and an unfailingly positive attitude, dreams his way to the top. Only to retire and do it again. In this brilliant, funny, and revealing memoir, full of great stories and even better advice, one of America's most beloved and popular show business figures tells the story of his "retirement" years, in which he made billions and became a bigger celebrity than ever. Merv: Making the Good Life Last is a great American success story, a tribute to a wonderful life, and great entertainment for Griffin's many generations of fans, who will never forget him or his legacy.
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Television radio Age

MERV METROMEDIA PR 0 DIC FRS ( ORPORATION 22. MERV Competing
head to head with Davidson , The Mery Griffin Show is # 1 in : CLEVELAND * ] IN
( 5-6pm ) PHILADELPHIA Competing head to head with Davidson , The Merv
Griffin ...

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Contemporary American Business Leaders

Nobody laughs at Merv Griffin any longer . Owner of a production company that
syndicates two of the most popular shows on television , and of a company that
owns radio and television stations , a tape film company , a mail - order firm , an ...

Author: John N. Ingham

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002863851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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. . . includes biographies of 116 people whom the authors considered `historically most significant' from post-World War II to the present. Its introduction is an excellent review of significant happenings in U.S. business. The rise of automobile manufacturing, which spawned service stations that resulted in customized auto repair shops, is one example used to depict the evolution of U.S. industry. . . . This is an important purchase for any public, academic, or corporate library that has a clientele interested in current U.S. business. Reference Books Bulletin This work contains 116 biographies of American business leaders since World War II. Because many of these are multiple biographies, the dictionary covers more than 150 individual business leaders. The book features full-scale biographies, running several pages in length, on leaders who were chosen specifically to illustrate major American business trends from 1945 to the present. A detailed introductory essay places these business leaders within the context of the most important business trends of the time, providing the reader with an in-depth, incisive view of the evolution of American business during a period of critical transformation. The dictionary also includes a number of female and black business leaders, thereby charting their contributions to American business during a time when the civil rights crusade and the drive for women's rights opened up increasing opportunities for those groups. Each biography in this collection is followed by a detailed bibliography. The backmatter includes a number of appendices that allow the reader to pursue biographies of business leaders according to industry, company, location of business operations, and birthplace, along with listings of black and women business leaders. This volume would make a valuable addition to any university or public library collection, and it would be of great use to anyone interested in business history or management.
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Lodging

GRIFFIN : This sounds terrible , but I've never really wanted to learn the hotel
business . ... LODGING MAGAZINE : Are you planning SORTS THE MERV
GRIFFIN ACADEMY 5Aa3362 IU The Merv Griffin Academy is located at Merv
Griffin's ...

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Vanity Fair

Mery Griffin Sophia Loren , Jimmy Stewart , Henry Ml which is 127 feet long (
three decks , tions : “ No ! I hate that ... It just skews was actually “ Ahhhhh ! ” It
was , he says , “ a Deverich , the president of Merv Griffin too old to me . I'm
thinking ...

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I ll be Right Back

I'm Not Merv Can I take a moment to clear something up that's been a problem for
many years ? I'm not Merv Griffin . Although sometimes I wonder if the two of us
weren't separated at birth . The first time I heard of a young fellow named Merv ...

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ISBN: 0684854376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A memoir of one of the great talk-show hosts of all time looks back on interviews with Barbra Streisand, Malcolm X, Fred Astaire, Mother Teresa, Milton Berle, John Wayne, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Hoffa, Yoko Ono, Jay Leno, and many others.
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American Mythologies

Soon after Merv came out apparently on top on the deal , the press screamed . “
MERV GRIFFIN ' S OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE , " went the Los Angeles Times ,
quick to single out the successful son about town . “ When Millionaire Griffin Took
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Category: Popular culture

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A narrative account of the dreammakers of international culture as they construct the attitudes and lifestyles of the early 90s ; includes sketches of Giorgio Armani in Milan, Vanna White, Ted Koppel, Costa-Gavras, Stephen King, Peter Greenaway, Yergeny Yertushenfo, Donald Trump, and Merv Griffin.
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Guide to Private Fortunes

990 , San Francisco , CA 94111 Wealth In March 1992 , Merv Griffin ' s fortune
was estimated at $ 200 million , according to Los Angeles Magazine . In
November 1991 , Griffin directly held 40 , 000 shares of stock in Hollywood Park
Realty ...

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ISBN: 1879784297

Category: Endowments

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From Where I Sit

The popular talk show host provides insights and anecdotes about such guests as Bette Davis, Henry Kissinger, Jack Parr, Sophia Loren, and Bertrand Russell

Author: Merv Griffin

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0523420862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The popular talk show host provides insights and anecdotes about such guests as Bette Davis, Henry Kissinger, Jack Parr, Sophia Loren, and Bertrand Russell
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TV Guide the First 25 Years

(Ann Zare Shanks) In Merv Griffin's production offices atop a toy-sized Broadway
theater where The Merv Griffin Show (an almost Thermo-Faxed copy of Tonight)
is taped, there's a framed picture of Flash Gordon. Thanks to some pasteup ...

Author: Jay S. Harris

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452252253

Category: Television broadcasting

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Television

In the past year , The Merv Griffin Show has nearly tripled its number of stations .
Merv is now seen and loved in more than 80 major markets . How does he rate
with females ? In Chicago for instance ( with four VHF stations ) Merv gets a 55 ...

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Broadcasting

Highlights from 1 7 years of Griffin's TV program will go into radio series, which,
according to Merv Griffin Radio, is first of several syndicated programs being
planned by company. For information: (213) 460-2271 □ Gearing up. "Making
Money ...

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Celebrating the Dawn

And if most of the people at home are not so familiar with him , if they are
wondering why Merv Griffin is bringing Maharishi Mahesh Yogi onto his show ,
that question gets answered right away . " I think I ' ll just make everybody
comfortable ...

Author: Bob Oates

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037214769

Category: Transcendental Meditation

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