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Masquerade Party

1 9 5 2 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
1 9 7 4 (USA)

Well-known celebrities were disguised in elaborate costumes and makeup when they appeared as contestants on Masquerade Party. The costumes were designed to serve as a clue to the panellists, who questioned the celebrities in an attempt to guess their real identities.

When contestants answered the panellists’ questions they used a special microphone which also disguised their voices.

Any prize money won by contestants was donated to their favourite charities.

Screening for nine seasons, Masquerade Party went through six moderators and a total of 19 regular panellists.

Richard Dawson moderated a syndicated revival of the show during the 1974-1975 season, with regular panellists Bill Bixby, Lee Meriwether and Nipsey Russell.

Moderators
Bud Collyer (1952)
Douglas Edwards (1953)
Peter Donald (1954-1956)
Eddie Bracken (1957)
Robert Q Lewis (1958)
Bert Parks (1958-1960)
Richard Dawson (1974)