|The Quiz Kids
was produced in NBC's Merchandise Mart studios from 1940 to 1953, generally under
the sponsorship of Miles Laboratories, makers of Alka-Seltzer.
The show's quizmaster, as clueless as the kids were bright, was Joe
Kelly, a veteran of the NBC's National Barn Dance. [After the demise
of the Quiz Kids, Joe Kelly served for a number of years as the host of
the Totem Club, a kids' show that aired on WTTW,
Chicago's 'educational' (and later PBS) television station.]
Below are some photos of the Quiz Kids shot in studio
E in the early 1940's.
'Quiz Kids' (from left to right): Jack Lucal, James D. Watson (later a Nobel winner
of 'Double Helix) fame, Ruth Duskin, Margaret Merrick, Claude Brenner.
'Quiz Kids' meet Chico Marx (from left to right): Gerard Darrow, Claude Brenner,
Richard Williams, Margaret Merrick, Joel Kupperman, David Prochaska, Ruth Duskin,
Harve Bennett Fischman.
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