Joe Franklin's Great Entertainment Trivia

Joe Franklin's Great Entertainment Trivia

by Joe Franklin

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Buzztime Entertainment, the interactive gaming network, is played and enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people at home, in sports bars, and in restaurants. Now this popular game is available in book form—but unlike other trivia books, these are actually fun to play. While other books reveal the answers below the questions or group all of the answers together, the Buzztime format allows you to see only one answer at a time. That way, readers can play along. Besides being packed with challenging questions, the Buzztime Trivia Series provides fascinating facts along with the answers. These are no ordinary trivia books!

The Buzztime Trivia Series is designed to put your knowledge of movies, radio, television, sports, and music to the test, with each celebrity author putting a little of himself in each game. And with dozens of individual games—nearly a thousand intriguing questions!—each book is bound to provide hours of stimulating competition. From cover to cover, the Buzztime Trivia Series is pure entertainment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757000386
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Series: Buzztime Trivia Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.13(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Joe Franklin (March 9, 1926–January 24, 2015) was a radio and television personality from New York City who hosted the first television talk show. The show began in 1950 on WJZ-TV (later WABC-TV) and moved to WOR-TV (later WWOR-TV) from 1962 to 1993.

Known as the "King of Nostalgia," Franklin's highly-rated show focused on old-time show business personalities. Franklin would delight his audience with trivia about the most obscure entertainers from out of the past, and equally unknown up-and-comers from the present. His guests ranged from novelty performers (Tiny Tim, another person obsessed with entertainment of the past, was a frequent guest) to popular mainstream show business icons like Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, and Bing Crosby among many others. This show was often parodied by Billy Crystal during the 1984–1985 season of Saturday Night Live.

After retiring from the TV show, Franklin concentrated on an all-night night radio show, playing old records on WOR-AM on Saturday evenings and later interviewing a number of celebrities on the Bloomberg Radio Network.

Franklin interviewed over 100,000 guests during his 43-year TV run. These included five U.S. Presidents, and screen legends such as Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Cary Grant.

An author, Franklin has written 23 books. He also starred as himself in countless films, most notably the original Ghostbusters and Broadway Danny Rose.

Table of Contents

How to Play the Games


1 James Bond

2 Game Show Trivia

3 The ’70s

4 Grab Bag

5 Nominees & Winners

6 The Beatles

7 Frank Sinatra

8 Grab Bag

9 Friends

10 The Great Directors

11 TV Trivia

12 Grab Bag

13 Theme Songs and Soundtracks

14 Musicals and Singers

15 TV Children

16 Grab Bag

17 Family Fare

18 The ’80s

19 The Silver Screen

20 Grab Bag

21 Songs Albums and Performers

22 General Music Trivia

23 World of Animation

24 Grab Bag

25 Deaths

26 Notorious Couplings

27 Barbra Streisand

28 Grab Bag

29 Young Stars

30 Divas and Leading Ladies

31 Sketch Comedies

32 Grab Bag

33 Locations

34 Detectives

35 Role Play

36 Grab Bag

37 Leading Men

38 Identify the Quote

39 One-Hit Wonders

40 Grab Bag

41 Sci-Fi

42 Family Affairs 29

43 Stallone Zone

44 Grab Bag

45 Talk Show Trivia

46 The ’60s

47 The Silent Film Era

48 Grab Bag

49 What Became of. . .

50 Horror House 247

51 Brothers and Sisters 273

52 Grab Bag

53 Odd Jobs

54 Name the Actress

55 The Marx Brothers

56 Grab Bag

57 Woody Allen

58 Basic Transportation

59 All About Elvis

60 Grab Bag

61 Which Came First?

62 The Final Curtain

63 The Music Biz

64 Grab Bag

65 British Music Invasion

66 Shakespeare

67 Movies of the ’30s

68 Grab Bag

69 Movies of the ’40s

70 Superheroes

71 Movies of the ’50s

72 Grab Bag

73 Old Time Radio

74 The ’90s and Beyond

75 War Movies

76 Grab Bag

77 Western Entertainment

78 The Script

79 Bob Dylan

80 Grab Bag

About the Author

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cinnamin10 More than 1 year ago
Great book, lots of fun info.