Tag Archives: 1975

Cher! By Vicki Pellegrino

The child bride turned vamp! Unlike the last week’s quickie celebrity biography, in which the subject had not yet done much of note, the author here has to contend with a subject that might just be (GASP!) washed up. With … Continue reading

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Truth And Consequences By Miriam Young

Kim finds out fast that when you insist on speaking the ugly truth, the consequences can be disastrous! Scholastic Book Services titles can range from the weird to the weirder, but at their best they showcase relatable, kid-centric stories. So … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Owned A City By O.T. Nelson

Having things is something, but not everything. Earning the values for your life is more than just something, it is everything. The Plot: This book starts with your classic post-apocalyptic survival premise: at some point before the story begins, a viral … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Cooley High (Michael Schultz, 1975)

American Graffiti (1973) was the breakthrough film for its 29-year old writer-director, George Lucas: a nostalgic into-the-night film, set in the recent past against the background of car culture in Modesto, California, which launched the careers of a half-dozen of … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Stepford Wives (Bryan Forbes, 1975)

(Click here for information on the 2013 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  As three of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. This … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Smile (Michael Ritchie 1975)

Michael Ritchie’s Ford-era satire of beauty pageants, consumer culture, and suburbia as a Teenpic? Well, the so-called adults come off as deluded, lecherous, ineffectual, or just plain buffoons, while the audience’s sympathy is with the awkward teenagers, so I’d say … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2012 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century, But Published Before 1980, Because I Have To Put Some Sort of Guidelines … Continue reading

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