|Thanks to Gene Davis Chrisianson for sending in this photo, marking the end of Hugh Downs run as the host of Concentration. Bob Clayton becomes his permanent replacement.|
|Rare shot of Bob Clayton in front of the puzzle board . . . you hardly ever saw a human form in the same camera shot as the puzzle board. Although not computerized, this puzzle board was motorized. The panels have three sides, and rotated around a center axis. On occassion, a panel would get stuck, and the MC would have to step over and "flip" it around.|
|Concentration producer Norm Blumenthal. Norm was the one who thought up all those wonderful rebuses. Hey look! There's that "Mystery Logo" behind Norm's head!|
|Bob Clayton during a "Viewer Home Game" segment. Viewers sent in their postcards, and if their card was drawn, they won a prize from the puzzle board. They used the first letter of the viewer's last name . . . A=1, B=2, C=3, etc. So, if your last name began with the letter "D", you'd get the prize that's behind panel "4" on the puzzle board.|
|Bob cuts the thirteenth anniversary cake.|
|From left to right, Bob Clayton, Norm Blumenthal, and original Concentration Master of Ceremonies, Hugh Downs. (That's right, Hugh Downs used to host a game show before he sat next to Barbara on 20/20). I believe this photo is from an anniversary show . . . Bob and Hugh were probably playing a game for charity, and Norm was pinch-hitting as MC.|
|Bob Clayton and the "Connie" award, the trophy that went to the winner of Concentration's Challenge of Champions.|
|International games were a salute to a specific country, where all the prizes are from that country.|
|There were several different "home viewer" games throughout the show's run. The dollar amount displayed above the puzzle board here had to do with one of those games, although I have no recollection of this particular game and how it worked. If anyone has any information about this "home viewer" game, please e-mail me.|
|Bob Clayton promoting the first issue of the Concentration Puzzles magazine.|
|The first issue of the Concentration Puzzles magazine.|
|The second issue of the Concentration Puzzles magazine. With this issue, the "Mystery Logo" began appearing on the back cover.|
|The third issue of the Concentration Puzzles magazine.|
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