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His Hollywood offices befitted the era, a 1969 Times article noted.
The walls were decorated in a “freaky collage of pop-hippie art” and the staff seemed to consist of “super-cool chicks in miniskirts clacking away on typewriters.”But his golden touch deserted him when he produced “The Gong Show Movie,” which had the sizable misfortune of being released the same weekend in 1980 as “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Shining.” The film tanked.
Game show legend Chuck Barris -- creator and host of "The Gong Show" -- died Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Palisades, NY ... He claimed to have been a CIA assassin on the side, as chronicled in his autobiography, 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.' The book became a movie in 2002, starring Sam Rockwell as Chuck, and was George Clooney's directorial debut.
Barris had also created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game" in the '60s.
Born in Philadelphia in 1929, Barris scored his first cultural success by writing Freddy Cannon’s hit 1962 song “Palisades Park.” Three years later, however, Barris would become a fixture of 1960s television, creating in quick succession. But still, I’ll never say one way or the other.” Asked why people are fascinated with his claims, Barris added, “It’s an interesting question. has denied Barris had any involvement with the agency.When all said and done, the dating couple went out on a dream vacation which was paid by the producers.Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors.
Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.