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memories of the ’70s – House Calls

The end of the decade brought a sitcom to the airwaves that relied on the day to day of life in a hospital with House Calls. Created by Julius Epstein and Max Shulman for NBC Universal Distribution, the premise was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Real People

At the end of the 1970s, tv talk show, news and reality tv combined in a popular television series called Real People. Debuting in 1979 on NBC TV, the series was the idea of producer George Schlatter, who had previously … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Caddyshack

The beginning of the 1980s brought a memorable sports comedy to the big screen that showcased comedic talents of new and established stars in Caddyshack. Directed by Harold Ramis, and written by Bryan Doyle Murray, Douglas Kenney and Ramis, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Foul Play

The late 1970s bought a comedic small screen tv star to the big screen with the comedy/mystery film Foul Play. Written¬† and directed by Colin Higgins, the film was the movie debut for actor Chevy Chase, who had made his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Heaven Can Wait

The late 1970s brought a unique drama/comedy to the big screens with Heaven Can Wait. Directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, the story was based on the book of the same name by Harry Segall. Elaine May and Beatty … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Kate & Allie

In the 1980s, a sitcom focused on the reality of the changing families came to the small screen with the series Kate & Allie. Created by Sherry Coben, the TV series focused on two women who are recently divorced and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Operation Petticoat

A 1950s movie that was a box office success was not as successful when transformed for the small screen – Operation Petticoat. Released in 1959 as a big screen film starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, Operation Petticoat was a … Continue reading

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