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memories of the ’80s – Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch by Alannah Nash

In the late 1980s, biographer Alannah Nash wrote the first story on the life of a noted TV journalist: Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch. Savitch was only 36 when she died in mysterious circumstances, and Nash, a writer … Continue reading

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A Roman in Istanbul

As spotted in Istanbul:

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memories of the ’70s – Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

In 1978, the adopted daughter of Hollywood A lister Joan Crawford exposed her horrible childhood in the memoir A True Story: Mommie Dearest. Published by William Morrow & Co. in October, the hardcover memoir was the talk of the town … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Well known in the 1970s for their animated specials, Rankin/Bass completed their last holiday special in 1985 with The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Based on the 1902 book by L. Frank Baum (best known as the author of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – War Games

In the early 1980s, the Cold War was shown on the big screen as seen through teenagers in the film War Games. Written by Walter F. Parkes, Walon Green and Lawrence Lasker, the film focuses on David (Matthew Broderick) a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Coming Home

In the late ’70s, a quiet film addressed the hard part for many war veterans in the film Coming Home. Based on an original screenplay by Nancy Dowd commissioned by Jane Fonda, the film was directed by Hal Dowd and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The first novel published by Toni Morrison, this tale of children dealing with racism, incest and violence is one that has become noted as one of the top 10 most frequently challenged books. The Bluest Eye focused on three little … Continue reading

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