Jacqueline Susann's Open Door

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Jacqueline Susann's Open Door
Starring Jacqueline Susann
Country of origin United States
Production
Executive producer(s) George Scheck
Release
Original network DuMont Television Network
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release May 7 (1951-05-07) – June 29, 1951 (1951-06-29)

Jacqueline Susann's Open Door was an American discussion show hosted by Jacqueline Susann, later to become famous as the author of Valley of the Dolls. It aired nationally on the DuMont Television Network between May 7 and June 18, 1951. Each week Susann would interview celebrities.

Sam Chase's review of the program in the June 2, 1951, issue of Billboard illustrated the significance of the program's title:

"Purpose of the show is to try to open the door to a job for people with capabilities who have had difficulties getting themselves located. ... Two of her [Susann's] guests, for instance, were a gal in a wheelchair who desired a steno post and a spry 84-year-old gal who'd been a receptionist. ... Third door-opening was sought for a lad who wanted a production job with a newspaper, ad agency or magazine because his gal was getting tired of waiting for him."[1]

Chase also noted the roles of celebrities who were interviewed: "Regular feature on the show will be appearance of a guest celeb who will tell how tough it was to get doors open for himself once."[1]

Walter Winchell wrote in his syndicated newspaper column published May 30, 1951, "Jacqueline Susann's Open Door (via WABD) is human-interest at its heart-tuggiest."[2]

No episodes are known to exist today.

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  1. ^ a b Chase, Sam (June 2, 1951). "Television-Radio Reviews: Jacqueline Susann's Open Door" (PDF). Billboard. p. 6. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Winchell, Walter (May 30, 1951). "Walter Winchell On Broadway". The Brownsville Herald. Texas, Brownsville. p. 4. Retrieved September 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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