Masquerade Party (panel/quiz)

    (NBC Primetime, 1952;
     CBS Primetime, 1953 - 54;
     ABC Primetime, 1954 - 57;
     NBC Primetime, 1957;
     CBS Primetime, 1958;
     NBC Primetime, 1959;
     CBS Primetime, 1959 - 60;
     NBC Primetime, 1960)

    [As you see from the above, this quiz show bounced around all 3
     networks like a billiard ball. Amazing it kept the same theme
     in its nine years on the air, while a total of six hosts and 19
     regular panelists came and went. The moderators included Bud
     Collyer the first year, then newsman Douglas Edwards, and later
     Robert Q. Lewis. Bert Parks hosted it the last 3 years.]

    [Although not listed below, a short-lived syndicated revival 
     was attempted in 1974 hosted by Richard Dawson.]  

Open and Close Theme 1: "Comedians' Galop" from the ballet "The Comedians, Op. 26"

    [Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "It Seems To Me
     I've Heard That Theme Before" July 28, 1956, pp. 12-13,
     which refers to the ballet "The Comedians", but not the
     well-known "Comedians' Galop" specifically.]
     Composer: Dmitri Borisovitch Kabalevsky (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
     2000 Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP),
                     c/o Music Sales Corporation of
                     New York, NY
     Composition Date: 1940

Close Theme 2: "Trying To Forget"

    [above is the title as listed in ASCAP]

    [Theme credit in the book "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory" by Craig
     W. Pattillo, which lists the title as "I'm Trying To Forget"]

     Composers: Andrew Ackers (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Andrew A. Acuarulo], and
                Sunny Skylar (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Selig Shaftel]

     1978 Publisher: George Paxton Corp. (ASCAP)
     2000 Publisher: [listed in ASCAP without publisher]
     2104 Publisher: Sis 'n Bro Music Company (ASCAP)
                       c/o Carlin America, Inc.
                       of New York, NY
     Copyright Date:
     Recordings: [probably in the Paxton Mood Music library]

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