1960s dating game

He launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.Barris followed with “The Newlywed Game,” “The Game Game,” “The Gong Show,” “The

He launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.Barris followed with “The Newlywed Game,” “The Game Game,” “The Gong Show,” “The $1.98 Beauty Show” and a Mama Cass special, among others."Those were the happiest days of my life," Barris said in a 2002 interview with the Los Angeles Times.

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He launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.

Barris followed with “The Newlywed Game,” “The Game Game,” “The Gong Show,” “The $1.98 Beauty Show” and a Mama Cass special, among others."Those were the happiest days of my life," Barris said in a 2002 interview with the Los Angeles Times.

.98 Beauty Show” and a Mama Cass special, among others."Those were the happiest days of my life," Barris said in a 2002 interview with the Los Angeles Times.

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The last gift spawned something else entirely -- the 1960s introduced us to computer dating. The 1960s sport carried many of the same hazards and thrills as virtual matchmaking today.

"It was Camelot." Chuck Barris, creator of shows like “The Newlywed Game” and popular host of “The Gong Show,” has died. As the 2002 biographical film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” was set to debut, The Times’ Roy Rivenburg sat down with Barris to talk.

After two decades of self-imposed exile in southern...

More often than not the questions would be of a quirky nature. G.: "If we were marooned on a desert island, what would be the first thing you'd do and why? During a commercial break, the girl would think about which bachelor she'd select.

When the show returned, Jim would have her announce her choice.