Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live

Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live

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by Jeff Giles
     
 

During its more than four decades in the ABC daytime lineup, "One Life to Live" told countless stories, from sensational adventures to thoughtful social commentary. But the tales that went untold -- the experiences of the writers, producers, cast and crew behind the scenes -- are just as fascinating as any kidnapping, baby switch, or courtroom confession.

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During its more than four decades in the ABC daytime lineup, "One Life to Live" told countless stories, from sensational adventures to thoughtful social commentary. But the tales that went untold -- the experiences of the writers, producers, cast and crew behind the scenes -- are just as fascinating as any kidnapping, baby switch, or courtroom confession.

Today, network soaps are struggling for survival against cheaper-to-produce talk shows and reality series, but their cultural impact resonates more strongly than ever -- and a tribute to the work that goes into producing them is long overdue.

To that end, "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live" focuses on some of the most unique aspects of working on a five-day-a-week television series -- from the actors, who had to deal with the daytime stigma and the psychology of living so intimately with their characters for extended periods of time, to the crew, who produced scripts and episodes at a blistering pace while working with a dwindling pool of network resources.

Featuring interviews with more than 50 "One Life to Live" veterans, including Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Robert S. Woods, Hilary B. Smith, Ilene Kristen, Kassie DePaiva, Michael Storm, Judith Light, and Nathan Fillion -- plus many more -- "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live" offers readers a one-of-a-kind perspective on one of television's longest-running shows.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492385646
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
497,609
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For all fans of ANY soap operas of the last couple of decades this is a MUST read book. It details the ups and, inevitable, downs of the genre. It starts at the beginning of One Life To Live (it almost could be any soap( and takes it to its logical conclusion. No dirt. Just some facts and feelings from the folks who lived it.