Spin the Picture

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Spin the Picture
GenreGame show
Presented byKathi Norris
Carl Caruso
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
Running time60 minutes
Original networkDuMont Television Network
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original release4 June 1949 –
4 February 1950

Spin the Picture was an American game show which aired on the DuMont Television Network. The hosts telephoned home viewers to see if they could identify a famous person within a spinning photograph.

The show was originally called Cut at the premiere on 4 June 1949,[1] and was renamed Spin the Picture on 18 June.[2] The show was hosted by Kathi Norris and Carl Caruso and was on Saturdays at 8 pm ET. The final show was broadcast 4 February 1950. Norris was also the host of the DuMont daytime television show TV Shopper. Norris and Caruso were married from 1979 to Norris's death in 2005.

Episode status[edit]

No copies of this show are known to exist.

See also[edit]


  • David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
  • Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1


  1. ^ "Television (WABD 8 p.m.)". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York). 1949-06-04. p. 13. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  2. ^ "Television (WABD 8 p.m.)". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York). 1949-06-18. p. 13. Retrieved 2017-05-09.

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