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memories of the ’70s – Scruples by Judith Krantz

Using the old adage of an ugly duckling becoming a princess, Judith Krantz penned a fave mass market book of 1978: Scruples. A magazine journalist for several years, Krantz decided to try her hand at a novel, finishing this first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rich Girl by Hall & Oates

The late 1970s brought success to already popular Hall & Oates with the song Rich Girl. Although rumoured to be about always-in-the-news heiress Patty Hearst, the song written by Hall was about a man. He was an ex-boyfriend of Hall’s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Goodbye Girl

Neil Simon’s words were the key to this rom-com of the late 1970s: The Goodbye Girl. Directed by Herbert Ross and produced by Ray Stark, the film starred Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss. Paula (Mason) is a dancer who is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Pumping Iron

The late 1970s brought a docudrama film to the big screen about men, muscles and competition in Pumping Iron. Focusing on the world of body building competitions, Pumping Iron was produced and directed by photographer/filmmaker George Butler. Butler had first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – ABBA The Album

In December 1977, Swedish pop group ABBA released its fifth album and its first film, showcasing their style in ABBA The Album. Recording from May until November, this studio album included songs from the mini-musical The Girl with the Golden … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

A bestseller that became a film and the story of two women whose lives are tied together because of love and loss during World War II: The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. Sheldon, a successful writer of television … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again by Dionne Warwick

At the beginning of the 1970s, singer Dionne Warwick kicked off the decade with one of her most memorable hits: I’ll Never Fall in Love Again. Composed by Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David, the song was written for the … Continue reading

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