GREAT ICONOGRAPHY: The Farrah Fawcett-Majors Poster, 1976

6 months before the premiere of the series, Charlie’s Angels, and just weeks after the surprise success of the March 21, 1976 television movie of the same name, ABC hired photographers to shoot images posters of the three new sensational angels in bikinis. Only Farrah Fawcett-Majors accepted, but with a demand for complete control and absolutely […]

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The Haircut Episode, Peyton Place – February 11, 1966

In 1964, ABC launched the first successful prime time soap opera with Peyton Place. Airing twice a week, the TV show was part of that year’s famous lineup, along side Bewitched and The Fugitive, that financially saved the long-embattled network. The show implemented many proven soap opera staples, including extra-marital affairs, murder trials, and illnesses, […]

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS: Angel’s In Paradise, September 14, 1977

In the spring of 1976, a new television genre was officially launched. A jiggly television movie starringFarrah Fawcett, Jacqueline Smith, and TV series veteran Kate Jackson (Dark Shadows, The Rookies), surpassed anyone’s expectations, scoring a staggering 55% share of the TV audience. Naturally, ABC, under new leadership from TV programming genius Fred Silverman, scheduled the […]

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