"And a most cordial welcome once again to [name of show]."Jack Barry worked on many shows (mostly Game Shows), either alone or with production partner Dan Enright. Following the quiz show scandals, both men were blacklisted. After a few years, Barry decided to find out if there was a problem with him going back into broadcasting. Along with a bunch of investors, he bought a small radio station in Orange County, California, presuming that if the FCC would allow him to have a broadcast license, there's no reason he couldn't go back into television. It turned out his presumption was correct: the FCC approved the license transfer; Barry returned to television game shows in 1962 on KTLA's You Dont Say and on a national basis in 1969 on The Generation Gap. Enright worked in Canada until the duo reunited in 1977 and, with the exception of those airing on the networks, most Barry-Enright games were distributed by Colbert Television Sales.Barry also appeared in Woody Allen's 1972 comedy Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask) as host of the fake 1950s panel game What's My Perversion? (a parody of What's My Line? and I've Got A Secret). The panel consisted of Pamela Mason, Regis Philbin, Toni Holt, and Robert Q. Lewis.Although Barry passed away on May 2, 1984, games carrying his name in their credits would continue through 1991.The quiz show scandals, and Barry and Enright's involvement with them, were portrayed in the 1994 film Quiz Show. It was directed by Robert Redford, and starred Rob Morrow as Richard Goodwin, Ralph Fiennes as Charles Van Doren, John Turturro as Herbert Stempel, Christopher McDonald as Jack Barry, and David Paymer as Dan Enright. The film picked up four Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.
—Jack Barry greeting the audience and viewers on almost all shows he hosted.
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It's possible that Simon Says (1971) was also a Barry production, or possibly one of Enright.
Barry and Enright, for a short time, were even interested in producing their own major motion pictures. One noteworthy example of this was a 1981 note sex comedy called Private Lessons, which starred Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel (known for the French erotica film series Emmanuelle; one of her few American pictures), Howard Hesseman (WKRP in Cincinnati and Head of the Class), and Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere). Dan Enright's daughter, Erica, served as the casting director for the film. For the trailers and TV spots, narration was provided by the company's then-go-to-announcer, Jay Stewart.Although the film was a hit and has gone on to become a cult classic, it was initially panned by critics, and after receiving a ton of letters from people who were disgusted by the film (special criticism was reserved for the plot in which Kristel's character, a sexy 30-something French housekeeper, seduces a 15-year-old boy, the film's main protagonist), Barry vowed never to make another major motion picture again. The film was loosely based on Dan Greenburg's novel Philly. Greenburg even had a bit part in the film as a Hotel Owner. Greenburg later teamed up with Dan Enright's son, Don, to write the 1983 film Private School, which Kristel had a bit part in as a sex education teacher.While Barry vowed not to do any more films after Private Lessons, several were made by the company following his death, and Don Enright was a producer on some of them. Don also became a fairly prominent film and television producer in his own right, earning an Emmy for the 1990 CBS TV movie Caroline?
Enright renamed the company in 1991, giving the first half of the title to his longtime companion (and the company's Vice President of Public Relations), Susan Stafford. Information on this period is largely unknown, minus the 1993 PBS documentary The Natural Solutions: Freedom of Choice and the FDA, produced and hosted by Susan.Enright died on May 22, 1992, but as with Barry the company name was left unchanged. Stafford sold off the company in 1994 to Columbia TriStar Television (now known as Sony Pictures Television). Most of the library is now owned by Sony, with these exceptions: