1953 Trivia: Highest Grossing Film, Gas Prices & Most Popular Song

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Trivia About The Year 1953

1953 is famous for a lot of things: the first Corvette, the sale of the first TV, the first issue of Playboy with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, the year Audrey Hepburn won Best Actress and the premiere of Peter Pan. So, Kathie Lee and Hoda competed in a game show with the year 1953 trivia in honor of Kathie Lee’s birthday. Hosting the game show is Willie Geist, host of MSNBC’s Way Too Early With Willie Geist.

1953 Trivia: Best Picture in 1953

Kathie Lee and Hoda competed in a game show with trivia all about the year 1953 in honor of Kathie Lee's birthday, including gas prices.

Kathie Lee and Hoda competed in a game show with trivia all about the year 1953 in honor of Kathie Lee's birthday, including gas prices.

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Which of these films won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1953?

The correct answer is From Here To Eternity. Willie said eight Academy Awards all together, including one for the great Frank Sinatra.

1953 Trivia: Highest Grossing Film In 1953

In addition to being the Best Picture, From Here To Eternity was also the top grossing film in 1953. How much did it make?

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  • $27,400
  • $57,400
  • $87,400

The correct answer is $87,400.

1953 Trivia: TV Shows On-Air In 1953

Which of these shows was not on the air in 1953?

  • I Love Lucy
  • The Jackie Gleason Show
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The Milton Berle Show

The correct answer is The Andy Griffith Show.

1953 Trivia: Most Popular Song In 1953

What was one of the most popular songs of the year 1953?

The correct answer is “The Doggie In The Window” by Patti Page.

1953 Trivia: White Wine Prices In 1953

Maso Canali goes for $23 today. What was the average price of white wine in 1953?

  • $1.34
  • $3.34
  • $6.34

The correct answer is $1.34. Willie said imagine the volume of white wine you two would consume at those prices.

1953 Trivia: Gas Prices In 1953

Current gas prices range from $3.40-$4.50/gallon. In 1953, gas was less than 25 cents?

  • True
  • False

The correct answer is true.

1953 Trivia: Shrimp Scampi Prices In 1953

Kathie Lee’s favorite dish at Frankie and Johnnie’s Steakhouse is Shrimp Scampi and it sells for about $29 there today. It actually became popular in 1953. How much did it sell for then?

  • $1.50
  • $2.50
  • $5.50

The correct answer is $2.50.

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