Eight Years in Another...
Harding Lemay
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Eight Years in Another World

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An account of writing "Another World", a popular soap opera, during the 1970s which exposes problems and dissensions between writers and actors, producers, directors, sponsors and networks. And how that affected the writer’s personal life.
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published February 1st 1981 by Atheneum Books (first published 1981)
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I've been a soap fan since childhood and Another World was my favourite until it went off the air in 1999. Harding LeMay was the head writer of AW in the mid to late 70s and brought the soap up to the number 1 soap and was the author of it's "glory days".

The author was a playwright and had also written a book and admits he scorned the soap genre yet he, out of financial necessity, took on the job of head writer and immersed himself into it so totally that it took over his life for the 8 years h...more
Marcia Carrington
Playwright Harding Lemay became the headwriter of popular (now defunct) NBC daytime television soap opera ANOTHER WORLD in 1971, and this book follows his journey as headwriter until his exit from the program in 1979.

This is a fascinating, absorbing account of Harding Lemay's headwriting stint on ANOTHER WORLD, whereby he lays bare everything about his life during this period. He examines in great detail his uncertain beginnings writing the show, his tutelage under Irna Phillips, queen of soap o...more
I read this book YEARS ago and now 30 plus years later I am re-reading it... It is not currently in print except in KINDLE version.
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