The 1920s and 1930s Beginnings
The 1940s Service with a Smile
The 1950s Lights! Camera! Television!
The 1960s A Game Called Love
The 1970s She's Gonna Make It After All
The 1980s The Golden Girl
The 1990s Sharpening Those Comedy Chops
The 2000s Cementing a Legacy
The 2010s The Best Is Yet to Come
Game Show History
About the Author
Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Ray Richmond has worked as a chief television critic, columnist, and reporter for several publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, the Los Angeles Daily News, The Orange County Register and (online) Deadline Hollywood. He has interviewed many of the most famous celebrities and icons in the world, including Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Chris Rock, Martin Scorsese, Ben Stiller, Amy Schumer, Steve Carell, and Jimmy Kimmel. As an author, Richmond's books include memoir collaborations with the 98-year-old stage and screen legend Janis Paige (Reading Between the Lines) and the famed character actor William Sanderson (Yes, I'm That Guy). His earlier books include the New York Times bestseller The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, This is Jeopardy! Celebrating America's Favorite Quiz Show, TV Moms: An Illustrated Guide, and My Greatest Day in Show Business. He lives with his wife Jill and son Dylan in Los Angeles.