The Soap Opera Book. Manuela Soares, Mark Sherman, photos.
The Soap Opera Book
The Soap Opera Book
The Soap Opera Book
The Soap Opera Book

The Soap Opera Book

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

$25.00

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