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  1. Gene Belflower Gene Belflower says:

    I have been in to soap operas for quite a few years now My primary focus has been towards the prime time ones, such as Dallas and Knots Landing my favorites , as well as Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Party of Five In the early pages of this book, we get an introduction written by author Marcy Walker and a foreword by Macdonald Carey star of Days of Our Lives This book was written in the early 1990s around 1991, I believe , and therefore many of the shows I mentioned above, such as BH 90210, Melrose Place, and Party of Five aren t mentioned At the time of this book s publication, Dallas and Knots Landing were still on CBS, although Falcon Crest and Dynasty had both just ended their runs.Soap Opera History has something for everyone, from the die hard soap fan to the casual viewer It is, indeed, a great collector s item Among the soaps mentioned are Guiding Light, General Hospital, All My Children, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, One Live to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, and many, many others The majority of the ones mentioned are from the day time category, which is the predominant haven for soap operas The four major prime time ones Dallas, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, Dynasty have pages dedicated to them We get information on some of the lesser known and perhaps forgotten soaps like Bare Essence, the early 1980s tryout starring Genie Francis, and the critically lauded prime time flop Flamingo Road, featuring Morgan Fairchild as its vixen And, of course, we get details regarding cult classics like Dark Shadows, and even the genre parodies, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Soap.What I really like about this book is the in depth discussion each show gets Each soap opera gets at least two pages dedicated to them, although some like General Hospital, or Dallas have perhaps ten pages or so set aside for them Exactly how many pages a show gets seems to depend on its reputation and popularity In the pages dedicated to each individual show, we get insights as to the origins of the shows, brief overviews on some of the popular actors, and a pretty lengthy detailing of the show s memorable storylines At the end of the book, in a section titled Flashes in the Pan, a series of pages are dedicated to the soaps that had rather short or almost entirely forgotten runs These soaps don t get as much space in the book, but it s interesting to read about those that could have beenI love this book, and overall, I am very pleased I only wish it was a bit newer By this, I mean, I would like an updated edition of this book that would discuss All My Children and One Life to Live being canceled and then being briefly revived on the internet, and the newer soaps that have came and went since 1991 Highly Recommended.


  2. chinagirl chinagirl says:

    This book is spectacular It has all your favorite daytime soaps that you loved like All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital just to name a few plus soaps way before my time that are really interesting to read about.All the great Primetime soaps are included such as Dallas, Dynasty, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest and even Twin Peaks and many .Several pages are dedicated to each show with many pictures.At the back of the book is a section about famous actors with pictures who started in Soaps like Kevin Bacon.They even included the show, Soap that I loved as a child This book has it all.I only wish there was a streaming channel that existed like Netflix but instead it had all of our favorite soaps that we could watch in order I would definitely subscribe to such a service because I love soaps and really miss them especially the primetime ones.


  3. cap217 cap217 says:

    A great book about classic soaps I purchased this book back in 1992 and loved it In the days before the Internet, this book was full of hard to find, good info and great photos My copy had gotten damaged so I purchased a used copy from , which was in like new condition Anyone who loved the good old days when soaps were GOOD will enjoy this book Me, as an 80 s soap lover and Santa Barbara, in particular , loves this book


  4. Louise Louise says:

    I liked the summary of all the shows daytime and primetime How I miss Dallas


  5. Karen Karen says:

    Great book Tons of information, stories and photos


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Soap Opera History An introduction to the slow moving world of soap operas includes reviews of major storylines, histories of how each show began, cast lists, and other information on both daytime and evening serials

  • Hardcover
  • Soap Opera History
  • Mary Ann Copeland
  • 04 December 2019
  • 0792454510