New York: Harmony Books, 1978. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, spine and upper wrap lettered in white.
In-depth account of 1970s television soap operas, with overviews of the major shows ("The Young and the Restless," "As the World Turns," "All My Children," "General Hospital," etc.), a who's-who of characters and actors, behind-the-scenes looks at wardrobe and sets, an examination of frequently addressed social problems, and a breakdown of soap opera archetypes, including "the young-and-vulnerable romantic heroine," "the old-fashioned villain," "the suffering antagonist," "Mr. Right," "the career woman," "the former playboy" and "the meddlesome and villainous mother/grandmother." Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos. All kinds of amazing. Light rubbing to joints, creasing to bottom corner of upper wrap. Near fine. Item #229