Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! The now iconic catchphrase has echoed through three generations, yet how has such an innocent, inconspicuous phrase reached legendary status?
What did Chief Eagle Cloud really say to Alice in the Grand Canyon? Were Mike and Carol scripted to have a baby together? How many times was Peter Brady engaged to be married? What if Mike and Carol had adopted a bunch of kids after theirs left home? Why is the theme song permanently ingrained in your psyche?
Discover the answers to these and other equally important matters in the newest, grooviest book about The Brady Bunch. Author Erika Woehlk is no snitcher. She just tells it like it is, from the development of the original series through its long run from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974 and the many spin-offs: The Brady Kids (1972-1973), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976-1977), The Brady Girls Get Married (1981), The Brady Brides (1981), A Very Brady Christmas (1988), and The Bradys (1990).
This most comprehensive reference guide includes:
· A price guide for the memorabilia
· A chapter on the 80+ songs recorded by the Brady kids
· Biographical info on the actors and their families
· Episode Guide
· Character Encyclopedia
· More than 70 photos and illustrations
Slip back into nostalgia within the idealized world of a family that dared defy the stark reality of Vietnam War-torn society with antiseptic depictions of a fantasized suburban blended family and their adjustments, gender rivalries, puppy loves, adolescent self-image crises, and character building with Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd Schwartz, Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, and Allan Melvin.
Find out what was really under Jan’s wig. Snippets of facts in insets called “Tiki Talk” fill in the back stories on many aspects of the series. It’s an easy-to-use reference guide that can answer any question a reader may have about what really went on behind the scenes at Fillmore Junior High. Original script excerpts, plot summaries, production notes, and many heretofore unwritten secrets are revealed.
You’ll find this book interesting because it’s lovely. Lovely. Just absolutely just lovely, revealing further ideas on the path that original creator Sherwood Schwartz wanted for the family after the original series was canceled.
About the author: Erika Woehlk works as an archivist. She is also the author of Kirksville, a photographic history of her hometown Kirksville, Missouri.
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"BRADYPEDIA is a well-researched book that is enlightening for any Brady fan...and enlightening for the people who were there. I found out some things that even I didn't know." --Lloyd J. Schwartz (producer)
"A fun, informative and comprehensive look into The Brady Bunch and its extended afterlife. Through BRADYPEDIA, Erika Woehlk has done an excellent job of chronicling the history of the characters,the actors, the plots: from where they came and where they are." --Barry Williams ("Greg Brady")
"BRADYPEDIA is an enlightening book that all Brady Bunch fans should read. It has many obscure and astonishing tidbits that have never been exposed before now." --Wendy Winans (Brady World)
"The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with six children. "Bradypedia" is the newest book about The Brady Bunch and tells the story of the development of the original series through its end and then delves into the many spin-offs that ensued. There's a price guide for the memorabilia, a chapter on the 80+ songs recorded by the Brady kids, and biographical info on the actors and their families. New revelations abound such as: What did Chief Eagle Cloud really say to Alice in the Grand Canyon?; Were Mike and Carol scripted to have a baby together?; How many times was Peter Brady engaged to be married?; And what if Mike and Carol had adopted a bunch of kids after theirs left home? "Bradypedia" the most comprehensive reference guide to The Brady Bunch ever published making it an absolute 'must' for the legions of Brady Bunch fans and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library American TV History collections and supplemental studies reading lists."
- Midwest Book Review