Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai

Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai

by Jim Colucci

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Overview

New York Times bestseller

The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more.

They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof in Miami—smart and strong Dorothy, airhead Rose, man-hungry belle Blanche, and smart-mouthed matriarch Sophia. They were the Golden Girls, and for seven seasons, this hilarious quartet enchanted millions of viewers with their witty banter, verve, sass, and love, and reaffirmed the power of friendship and family.

Over thirty years after it first aired, The Golden Girls has become a cult classic, thanks to fan fiction, arts and crafts, podcasts, hundreds of fan blogs and websites, and syndication. Now, Golden Girls Forever pays homage to this wildly popular, acclaimed, and award-winning sitcom. Drawing on interviews with the show’s creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members, Jim Colucci paints a comprehensive portrait of the Girls both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.

Illustrated with hundreds of photos, including stills from the show and a treasure trove of never-before-seen and newly rediscovered photos, Golden Girls Forever includes:

• Girls and Their Guests: short profiles of the show’s most famous guest stars

• Why I Love the Girls: Lance Bass, Laverne Cox, Ross Mathews, Perez Hilton, Zachary Quinto, Chris Colfer, Jason Collins, and many, many other celebrities share their love of the Girls

• Exclusive interviews with ninety-four-year-old Betty White; the famously private Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan, before their deaths; and fan-favorite actors who appeared on the show

• Harvey Fierstein's tribute to his close friend, Estelle Getty

Bursting with fun facts, anecdotes, reminiscences, and insights, Golden Girls Forever is the ultimate companion to the show for fans old and new.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062422903
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 398,621
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jim Colucci is a freelance entertainment writer whose work has appeared in such publications as TV Guide, Inside TV, Quick and Simple, The Advocate, Next, and CBS’s Watch! magazine, where he serves as a deputy editor. For over a decade, Jim delivered a weekly on-air report, Must Hear TV, as a correspondent for The Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius XM. His previous books include the authorized companion book Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored. Originally from Wayne, New Jersey, Jim now lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Frank DeCaro, and their mischievous Boston terrier, Gabby.

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Babygreens4 More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! It is extremely detailed, well-researched, and a great read. The only reason why I am not giving it 5 stars is because several episodes were skipped. When I looked into buying the book, it seemed like every episode was analyzed and summarized, but that is not the case. If every episode were given such treatment, the book would be pure perfection!