Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dark Shadows By Marilyn Ross

Background: When Dark Shadows initially aired on ABC in June of 1966, it was a fairly conventional soap opera, with some Gothic trappings that borrowed heavily from Jane Eyre and Rebecca. The initial storylines dealt with the 20 year old … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Halloween Edition, Featuring A Giant Monster-Head Nightclub

In celebration of Halloween, today we are looking at two movies featuring go-go dancers performing inside of Giant Steam-Breathing Monster Heads, a standard nightclub fixture of the 1960s… Ok, actually these movies were both filmed in the same nightclub,  The … Continue reading

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Silent Partner: A Kim Aldrich Mystery (#2) By Jinny McDonnell

Time to wrap up this year’s month-long look at vintage girls series published by Whitman in the 50s, 60s, and 70s; and once again we will conclude with the oddball Kim Aldrich Mystery series. Background: As far as I have … Continue reading

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Ginny Gordon and the Missing Heirloom (#2) By Julie Campbell

This week we’re continuing the series on girls’ series books published by Whitman in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Background: We last left teen girl-sleuth Ginny Gordon basking in the glory of having apprehended the criminal mastermind who was using … Continue reading

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Donna Parker, Special Agent (#2) By Marcia Martin

This week we’re continuing the series on girls’ series books published by Whitman in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Background: We left Donna Parker at the conclusion of the season at Camp Cherrydale, where she and her BFF Fredericka “Ricky” … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Co-Ed, April 1964.

Published by Scholastic between 1959 and 1985, Co-Ed’s somewhat confusing tagline was “The High School Magazine For Homemakers and Career Girls”, which covers pretty much every group of young women except collegiate co-eds. The content isn’t all that different from the … Continue reading

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Meg: The Secret of the Witch’s Stairway (Meg Duncan #2) By Holly Beth Walker

Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless hard covers, separately targeting boys and girls. Some of these were based on TV shows, some were based on celebrities having imaginary adventures and … Continue reading

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