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memories of the ’80s – Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins

In the follow-up to Hollywood Wives, author Jackie Collins turned her to the men with the salacious novel Hollywood Husbands. Published in 1986 three years after the first book of the series, Collins turned her pen to four main characters: … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

In 1976 the last Agatha Christie mystery was published: the Sleeping Murder. Posthumously published in October 1976  by Collins Crime Club in the UK and Dodd Mead and Company in the US, the Sleeping Murder starred a popular Christie lead, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Candleshoe

In 1977, Walt Disney Productions brought a book to the screen for the holiday season: Candleshoe. Based on the novel Christmas at Candleshoe by Michael Innes, the screenplay was written by David Swift and Anne Marie Sisson, with director Norman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Somewhere in Time

Science fiction and romance collided in this film that had a man searching for his ideal woman in the time travel movie Somewhere in Time. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, the screenplay was written by Richard Matheson, based on his science … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

A first novel that brought a new player to the legal thriller category of book publishing: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. Turow is a lawyer and worked in the legal system, based in Chicago and in the district attorney’s office … Continue reading

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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 ’80s – The Lonely Guy

The early 1980s proved another rom-com penned by Neil Simon could become a big screen hit with The Lonely Guy. Based on The Lonely Guy’s Book of Life by Bruce Jay Friedman, the screenplay was written by Ed Weinberger and … Continue reading

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