Jack Lescoulie (1961)
Bill Leyden (1962-1964)
Dennis James (sub)
Monty Hall (sub)
Wendell Niles
NBC Pilot: 1961 (as First Impressions)
NBC Daytime: 1/2/1962 - 6/26/1964
Monty Hall-Art Stark Productions

In a few moments, behind our panel will see our famous mystery celebrity couple. Will it be: (insert four celebrity couples) or (insert fifth celebrity mystery couple). You'll find out when we play Your First Impression. Now here is your host Bill Leyden!

Your First Impression was a short-lived daytime game show on NBC that had celebrity contestants fill in the blanks to identify mystery guests


There is a panel of three celebrities. They had to try to guess the identity of the mystery guests from clues supplied by James. The panel also have to fill in the blanks to end a sentence. For example, "I wish that I____________" and a celebrity contestant would reply with "was a part of the Marines".


Here is a list of the celebrities that were a part of the panel:

Pat Carroll
Bob Crane
Nina Foch
Ross Martin
Dean Miller
Leslie Nielsen
Inger Stevens
Elena Verdugo
Betty White
Paul Winchell
Joan Crawford
Jane Withers
Jayne Mansfield
37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon


A board game based on the show was released by Lowell in 1962.

YouTube VideosEdit

Intro of a 1962 episode with Monty Hall hosting
Clip of Bill Leyden getting bit by Jayne Mansfield's dog