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The Flying Nun is Finished

Sally Field coverSally Field: A Biography
Bonderoff
1987

Submitter: Here’s a 1987 biography of Sally Field that is being weeded from our library (mostly for condition). I love that she’s rocking the jean jacket and feathered hair on the cover – it’s very 80s. Included are photos featuring her “They like me…they really like me” Oscar speech and her “happily ever after” (at least until 1993) marriage to Alan Greisman. There’s not really a newer biography of her, but a lot has happened to her in the last 30 years, most of which people can find online or in magazines.

Holly: Someone needs to write a new biography of Sally Field. She’s an icon! This book does not do her justice.

 

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Advice from Zsa Zsa

Zsa Zsa Gabor - cover

How to Catch a Man
How to Keep a Man
How to Get Rid of a Man
Gabor
1970

Youngsters, you probably don’t remember the Gabor sisters. They were kind of like proto-Kardashians. Zsa Zsa and her sister Eva were Hollywood glitterati from the old days. Both sisters racked up quite a few husbands and had minor acting credits. (Eva, probably the best known from the show Green Acres, and both showed up on the old Hollywood Squares occasionally.) Zsa Zsa gives all her womanly advice in this rather uninteresting book of quotes. I get the feeling this was more publicity stunt than actual book. She even states on the inside flap that the advice is “inconsistent” and “not logical.” No argument here.

Excuse me while I retrieve my feather boa from the dry cleaner.

Mary

 

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Mary’s Pal Rhoda

All About Rhoda coverAll About “Rhoda”
Herz
1975

It’s another blast from my TV past everyone. Sadly, I was probably the target market for this gem from 1975. I am/was a huge Mary Tyler Moore fan and as far as I was concerned, Rhoda was the coolest. As I sit here in my rocking chair lamenting the golden days of television, I keep thinking that the Friends or How I met your mother couldn’t hold a candle to the Mary Tyler Moore show and its lesser (but still pretty good) spinoff, Rhoda. (The funeral for Chuckles the Clown will be forever a great moment in TV. Click here to see a clip.)

Mary

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