Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

by Ted Nichelson
     
 

After decades under lock and key, Hollywood’s best kept secret is about to be revealed. Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour is an in-depth look at the most disastrous offering in television history brought to you by Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. In this colourful, glitter-filled retrospective Susan and co-author

Overview


After decades under lock and key, Hollywood’s best kept secret is about to be revealed. Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour is an in-depth look at the most disastrous offering in television history brought to you by Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. In this colourful, glitter-filled retrospective Susan and co-author Ted Nichelson investigate in very Brady detail how and why the rarely seen Variety Hour was conceived, produced, and ended up ranked in TV Guide’s top five “Worst Shows of All-Time.” Behind the scenes, this production was chock full of very serious human conflict: drug addiction, sexuality, weight issues, religion, and heated power struggles — all ultimately shattering the Bradys’ perfect image and forever scarring the legacy of TV's favorite family. Featuring hundreds of never-before-published photos and interviews with cast, crew, and production staff, including the Brady Bunch, Sherwood Schwartz, Sid and Marty Krofft, Bruce Vilanch, Paul Shaffer, and Rip Taylor.

Editorial Reviews

Bizarre Magazine
With insights from Susan Olsen (AKA Cindy Brady), [this book] pushes past the showbiz exterior to reveal a writing team who turned to drink and drugs in a bid to cope with production schedules . . . and cringe-worthy sets that made Liberace look dowdy.
From the Publisher

"[Susan Olsen] bravely relives this disco-era cautionary tale while dissecting the singing-and-dancing Brady's pop culture impact in her new behind-the-scenes tell-all."  —Retroality.tv

"Undeniably, a head-scratchingly hilarious celebration . . . Love to Love You Bradys is the Wisconsin Death Trip of the disco era—strange, awful and utterly, guilt-inducingly fascinating."  —Salon.com Critics' Picks

"An incredibly detailed account of exactly how this TV debacle came to be be."  —AfterElton.com

"Full of photos, the book is a colorful document of a television show so bad, it's legendary. Most good shows don't get treatments this detailed."  —Bookgasm

Salon.com Critics' Picks
Undeniably, a head-scratchingly hilarious celebration . . . Love to Love You Bradys is the Wisconsin Death Trip of the disco era—strange, awful and utterly, guilt-inducingly fascinating.
AfterElton.com
An incredibly detailed account of exactly how this TV debacle came to be.
Bookgasm
Full of photos, the book is a colorful document of a television show so bad, it's legendary. Most good shows don't get treatments this detailed.
Retroality.tv
[Susan Olsen] bravely relives this disco-era cautionary tale while dissecting the singing-and-dancing Brady's pop culture impact in her new behind-the-scenes tell-all

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550228885
Publisher:
ECW Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,136,533
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ted Nichelson is a writer, musician, scholar, business entrepreneur, and pop culture historian. Susan Olsen is internationally recognized for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch. She is an actress, writer, artist, producer, and radio personality. Lisa Sutton is a graphic designer and art director. She writes a weekly television and pop-culture memorabilia column for TVLand.com. They all live in Los Angeles.

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