Hello, Angels!

Charlie's Angels coverCharlie’s Angels
Goff and Roberts
Spelling -Goldberg Production
1977

“Once upon a time there were three little girls who went to the police academy…”

Time for some more Friday Fiction Fun!  Holly and I keep finding some of these things that are simply to awesome to ignore! Yes, kids we are going to travel back to my TV era and enjoy some Charlie’s Angels.  NOT that movie stuff with that youngster, Drew Barrymore, but the original ladies: Kate Jackson, Jacklyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett. Even more awesome is that Farrah is on the cover this title.  (Those in the know, remember that Farrah left early in the series to be replaced by Cheryl Ladd and a string of others) There isn’t a man alive, in my age group, that doesn’t remember THE poster of Farrah in the red bathing suit.

Of course this book would have been snapped up by both adults and teens in the 1970s and although I am sure my high school librarian or my mother would have labeled it junk. It is still pretty cool. Sadly, this copy is a bit shop worn and smells like 1977, but I am sure it was well loved many years ago.

Stay groovy everyone,

Mary

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13 comments

  1. This reminds me of when I was a red-blooded young male in the late 70s and my mom made me take down my copy of the (in)famous Farrah poster. Ah, those were the days…I probably would have snapped this title up!

  2. I have this book! There were five books issued (I have 4 of them), three from the first season, and two with Cheryl Ladd from the second season. Badly written, but what a pop culture example.

  3. Novelizations were usually bad if I remember correctly. I think we still have Space: 1999 episode 1 novelization. Quite bad and may have a bookworm hole in it.

  4. I actually wish I had all these tv tie in books in our branch, but in better shape. I could totally do a “Remember when” display around them!

  5. Mary, I want to see pictures of the completed display and hear how it went over when done!

    I’m currently in charge with coming up with displays for adult fiction. This month I’m doing authors born in November. Boss liked the idea so much she thinks I should just do birthday displays every month because it gives me a variety of books to pull from. Only problem is, while there’s a lot of sites that list living celebrities birthdays by month, very few seem to list living authors. Most of the ones I have up are people who died such as Bram Stoker!

  6. I remember Sabrina being my least favorite and thinking she was the least attractive, but on this cover she looks the best to me. anyway, “bravura?” Great word!

  7. Ah, the good old television spin-off novel! I remember getting a couple of these as Christmas presents many years ago. One was for the British cop show *The Bill* while the other was for the Aussie soap opera *Neighbours*. I’ve still got the first (though have yet to read it even after all these years), but threw the second one out in disgust when I discovered that most of the characters in it were cast members who’d left the show in question long before I started watching it myself.

    I also used to devour the famous Target novelizations of *Doctor Who* stories as a child. At the time, I felt so grown-up reading them, but when I flick through the odd one now, I realize they were very much children’s literature. Unfortunately, they were probably the only way I’ll ever get to enjoy a lot of the old William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton stories, given the BBC’s regrettable decision to destroy many of those stories back in the ’70s.

  8. moklspa, have you ever heard that famous quote from movie star Hedy Lamarr (ALGIERS, SAMSON & DELILAH, etc.)? “Any girl can look glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

  9. The greatest thing about this cover is how the natural wear and tear has made Sabrina look like she’s wearing a clerical collar and crucifix. It looks like she’s undercover as a priest in some unorthodox, hip 1970s congregation!

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