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Stories From The Twilight Zone By Rod Serling

Watch Rod Serling’s exciting series THE TWILIGHT ZONE each week on the CBS television network. So, one of my OTHER projects this summer was to watch or re-watch all five seasons of The Twilight Zone, a series that has loomed large … Continue reading

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The Brady Bunch In The New York Mystery By Jack Matcha

Don’t miss this exciting, thrill-filled Brady Bunch full-length paperback written especially for Tiger Beat readers by Hollywood mystery writer, Jack Matcha. I am notoriously bad at solving mysteries. Even as an adult, I’d get to the dénouement of the average Trixie Belden … Continue reading

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Ode to Billy Joe By Herman Raucher

Now, years after the whispers and rumors, the muddy Tallahatchie River gives up its secrets- the secrets within the haunting ballad that swept America. This week, another case of “What the hell did I just read?” Background: Well, to start … Continue reading

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Dirty Dancing #1: Baby, It’s You By N.H. Kleinbaum

Could there ever be a future together for Baby and Johnny? Background:  Does Dirty Dancing NEED any introduction? Well, I like this one, which really highlights the minor characters of Robbie the Evil Waiter, and Neil the Smarmy Schmuck:

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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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Agnes Nixon’s All My Children Book I: Tara & Philip By Rosemarie Santini

An Annoying Autobiographical Pause: For years I was fascinated with every aspect of daytime soaps, except actually watching them: the visual grammar (Everyone has a hair-halo!) the narrative constructs (Why does a single conversation take all week, while a transatlantic … Continue reading

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Pretty In Pink: A Novel By H.B. Gilmour Based On The Original Screenplay By John Hughes

Is there anything less promising than the phrase “A novel based on the original screenplay by…”? Perhaps even less so when that phrase is followed by “John Hughes”? Let me get my personal bias out of the way: these are … Continue reading

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