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The Official All My Children Trivia Book
by Gerard J. Waggett
Paperback - 240 pages 1 Ed edition (May 1998)
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Packed with little-known tidbits, brain-teasing quizzes, and hundreds of facts found in no other book, this "official" trivia book for one of ABC's hottest daytime soaps is the best source for fans who want an expert's perspective on the sizzling drama--both onscreen and off. Photos throughout.

As the World Turns: The Complete Family Scrapbook
by Julie Poll
Hardcover 40th anniv edition (April 1996)
Our price: $21.00

Since its premiere in 1956, As the World Turns has become a beloved daytime television institution with a legion of intensely loyal fans. Now, with the full cooperation and endorsement of Procter & Gamble Productions, Julie Poll has prepared a complete scrapbook that takes fans from the beginning to the present day in this popular soap opera universe, through 40 years of love and loss, heartbreak and happiness in the fictional town of Oakdale. 200 photos.

The Official General Hospital Trivia Book
by Gerard J. Waggett
Paperback - 192 pages 1 Ed edition (October 1997)
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Crammed with invaluable information, unbelievable details, surprises, and loving commemoration, this connoisseur's guide to one of America's favorite daytime dramas will entertain fans almost as much as the show itself. From Quatermaine and Cassadine family trees to the show's most wanted criminals to the Luke and Laura phenomenon, the full wealth of the General Hospital universe is mined to the core. 25 photos.

Whistling Girl
by Ann Marcus
Hardcover - 320 pages (November 1998)
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As cocreator and writer of the wild, groundbreaking soap Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Ann Marcus didn't hold back--and that's still her style. Her new, ultra-dishy autobiography, Whistling Girl (Mulholland Pacific Publishing), chronicles her years as queen of the prime-time serials--she also wrote for Peyton Place, Knots Landing and Falcon Crest--but what really had us gasping were her no- holds-barred memories of writing Search For Tomorrow, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. It's all here: paranoia, petty jealousies, office politics and angry stars. Marcus says she was verbally attacked in public by SFT leading lady Mary Stuart. She openly blames her firing at Days on the "plotting" of elderly cowriter Elizabeth Harrower, mother of the show's star, Susan Seaforth Hayes. Then there's the 1988 set-side intervention to help an alcoholic GH actress, whom Marcus doesn't name but does say is still on the show, making it very easy to do the math. Ouch! [-- Michael Logan, TV Guide]

Prime Time Network Serials: Episode Guides, Casts and Credits for 37 Continuing Television Dramas, 1964-1993
by Bruce B. Morris
Library Binding - 800 pages (August 1997)
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This reference work details 37 prime-time serials that appeared on network television through 1993. For each show, there is a season-by-season guide, providing start and end of the season, time slot, comprehensive cast and credits, and an episode guide.

The Soap Opera Encyclopedia
by Gerard J. Waggett
Paperback - 608 pages (November 1997)
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A unique look at TV's most successful kind of show, this handy reference book is a must-have for any soap fan. Readers will find the history and stars of all the shows, including character breakdowns, storylines, and a who's who with cast lists of all the featured actors and behind-the-scenes personalities. This is the one and only reference to nearly 100 soaps from the first 50 years of TV.

Worlds Without End: The Art and History of the Soap Opera
by Museum of Television, Radio, Ron Simon, Robert J. Thompson, Robert M. Batscha
Hardcover - 176 pages (October 1997)
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Perhaps when a museum dedicates a three-month exhibit to the subject of soap operas, it's time to hang up our cultural hats and admit that we now occupy a world of overstimulated philistines. With that confession happily concluded, what could we want more than this gorgeous volume documenting the Museum of Television & Radio's soap opera show. Exhaustively chronicling the life of the soap opera, Worlds Without End covers the form from its roots in radio up to the late '90s. It not only reviews the histories of every soap series ever to air (up through late 1996), but also provides a general historical overview of the changes in subject matter, racial casting, and filming styles of the genre as a whole. This heavily illustrated volume features behind-the-scenes production shots and cast photos from current popular soaps alongside cult and long-running serials from the past. A specially created "family tree' of soap creators and their shows and interviews with leading writers, producers, actors, and directors further illuminate the birth and growth of this television staple. 140 illustrations, 60 in color.

The Young and the Restless
by Mary B. Cassata, Barbara Irwin
Hardcover - 304 pages collectors edition (March 1998)
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This star-studded tribute to daytime's top-rated soap opera features the complete, blow-by-blow storyline of the show since its beginning in 1973, actor profiles, a special section of genuine fan letters, and much more. Publication scheduled to coincide with the show's 25th anniversary in March 1998. Hundreds of color photos, many never before published.

The Young and the Restless: Most Memorable Moments
by Mary B. Cassata, Barbara Irwin
Hardcover - 288 pages (November 1996)
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Nominated for sixteen 1996 Daytime Emmy awards, The Young and the Restless is one of the longest running and most popular of the day-time dramas (soap operas). The Young And The Restless Most Memorable Moments is filled with over 300 color and b/w photos and extensively researched and is the only fully authorized coffee-table book that every fan will want to read. Mary Cassata and Barbara Irwin sifted through numerous photo and video archives and conducted interviews with the writers, producers, cast members, production and technical personnel to capture the heart and soul of this favorite daytime drama. The Young And The Restless Most Memorable Moments is a valuable and painstakingly researched contribution to television history and culture.

The As the World Turns Quiz Book:
Celebrating Forty Years of the Popular Soap Opera

by Gerard J. Waggett
Paperback - 133 pages (September 1996)
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The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television
by Wesley Hyatt
Paperback - 528 pages (October 1997)
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Anyone seeking information about daytime television will find it in this comprehensive, five-decade chronicle. This resource covers all the series that aired for three or more weeks on a commercial network between 1947 and 1996, plus 100 nationally syndicated programs from that period. Included are soap operas, women's series, game shows, sports, cartoons, and children's programs. Each entry tells the dates the show ran, who its principal cast members were, and other pertinent information. 100 illustrations.

Beautiful Baby Names from Your Favorite Soap Operas
by Charlee Trantino
Paperback - 285 pages (April 1996)
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Here's an imaginative, one-of-a-kind guide to over 600 personalities and the shows that made them household names. From All My Children to The Young and the Restless, this book reveals the names that are hot and names that are not, the most popular, daring and different names, and the names that are as memorable as the characters themselves. Listing the most popular and image-inspiring names from today's hottest soap operas, a baby name book reveals little-known facts and secrets about names and lists the origins of six hundred favorites.

Days of Our Lives:
A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera

by Maureen Russell
Hardcover (December 1995)
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