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Allen Ludden (1968)
Monty Hall (1976)
Jay Stewart
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Unsold Pilots for CBS: 1/1968, 2/25/1968
Unsold Pilots for ABC: 5/11/1976
Stefan Hatos-Monty Hall Productions

"Hidden in this picture gallery are ten famous people who will help us play Talking Pictures! And here to get the game and the fun underway is our own leading man, ALLEN LUDDEN/MONTY HALL!"

Talking Pictures was an unsold game show with elements of Concentration and Hollywood Squares.


Main Game[]

Two contestants were faced with a picture gallery with ten hidden celebrities. Each one would be uncovered and give a fact about themselves, then the host would repeat those facts and it was up to the players to match the facts with those stars by memory. For every match the contestants made, they would win $25 and the celebrity's door stayed open. Each time there was a mismatch, the wrong celebrity's door re-closed.

By the way, only one of them would be a hidden silent picture who would not give a fact at the start; instead, that star would disguise himself/herself as a famous person. The player with the most money at the end of two rounds won the game.

Winner's Round[]

This round was played the same as before except at the start, the stars briefly revealed themselves without information. Then the host gave clues previously given in the main game about each celebrity. The the player's objective was to pick the celebrity with that clue behind the door he/she chose. Each correct match added the winning contestant's winning score to his/her total. Regardless if the winning player was right or wrong, the chosen celebrity's door stayed open and all future clues remained unused.

If the winning player did very well here, he/she would win ten times his/her winning score.


The Game Show Pilot Light: Talking Pictures 1968
The Game Show Pilot Light: Talking Pictures 1976
Talking Pictures (1968) at David's Game Show Galaxy

Video Links[]

The full 2/25/68 pilot: