THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD




​​Television
​​​Game Shows
​​​​​​​​​​​​​"To Tell The Truth"​​​​​​​​​​
​​​Network: CBS
Premiered: November 8th, 1965​ (canceled)
The show's premise: The objective of the show is for the panel to guess the identity of the real person out of three possible choices, two of which are impostors. This is achieved through a series of questions that, assuming, only the real person would be able to answer correctly. ​

Production:
     ​The episode was pre-record on November 2nd, 1965 at CBS studio 51 in Manhattan, New York.


Episode synopsis:
     ​Joan appears as a mystery guest. The object of this episode is for the panelists to determine which masked guest is the real Joan Crawford through a series of questions posed to the three guests ,of which only the real Joan Crawford would know the answers. Actress Arlene Francis and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen are the imposers Joan Crawfords.
     "To Tell The Truth" had two episodes per day, one afternoon episode, and one evening episode. Joan was to appear on the afternoon episode, with director Otto Priminger appearing as the guest for the evening episode.​​​

​​Production:
​     This was to be Kilgallen's final recorded television appearance, she was found dead in her home six days after later on the morning of November 8th, 1965. It is reported in the biography "Kilgallen" by Lee Israel that Joan was scheduled to have lunch with Dorothy Kilgallen on November 9th, and arrived at Kilgallen's Manhattan townhouse to find the police investigating her death.

     Following the sudden death of Dorothy Kilgallen, CBS decided not to show this scheduled episode. It is reported that no recording of this episode exists today.​​ However, another source contradicts this information, claiming that following the episode's broadcast, CBS reporter Douglas Edwards noted Kilgallen's death.​

     The recording of this episode is missing from the show's available episodes, and is believed to be lost.​
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