In 2007 an Engineer at CBS gave me a set of blueprints of Stage 33 at CBS, Television City. Stage 33 is the stage that The Price Is Right has taped on since 1974. The stage is considered a “lucky stage” in Hollywood. A “luck stage” is a stage the has seen an inordinate number of successful shows produced out of it. Over the years, in addition to TPIR, Stage 33 has been the home to shows like, The Carrol Burnett Show, Laugh In, The Smothers Brothers, and just about every Mark Goodson game show ever produced… all VERY successful shows.
Due to the glare, it may be hard to see in this photo, but the piece is autographed by Mr. Barker. When Bob autographed the blueprints for me, he actually looked at it and commented, “Now THAT is a pretty neat collectable”.
I actually received two copies of these blueprints and also had Bob autograph the 2nd. copy. Some years ago I gave the 2nd. copy to Bob Boden who at the time was President of FOX Television. Bob is also a HUGE game show memorabilia fan and a friend. Bob Boden’s collection of memorabilia is the only other one (that I have seen) that can rival my own collection. Bob Boden owns literally hundreds of set pieces and collectable TV show items. His home is like a game show museum.
I will post more Price is Right… and other Hollywood memorabilia photos in the future.