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One Life to Live: Thirty Years of Memories
If you are a One Life to Live Super Fan, One Life to Live: Thirty Years of Memories is a must-have book, written by Gary Warner. This fabulous fan-favorite look back to the beloved, fictional town of Llanview, and it’s colorful residents over the first 30 years of the show is more than a scrapbook. Boasting more than 350 photos, a wedding album of nuptials through the years, and a genealogy of the show’s iconic families, with coverage of intriguing storylines and shocking plot twists through the years.
The daytime drama debuted on July 15, 1968, featuring the core families of the Lords, Woleks, Rileys, and the Grays, later adding, to fans’ delight, the Buchanans, and the Gannons. One Life to Live became known for its diversity and tackling controversial storylines such as Viki Lord’s split personality disorder, the murder of Marco Dane, the prostitution of Karen Wolek, and the rape of Marty Saybrooke. Displayed in full, beautiful color, the book captures the best of a classic show from its creation.
Highlights include the early television debuts of such greats as Lawrence Fishbourne, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Phillippe, Nathan Fillion, and Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry. The show went off the air of ABC’s network on January 13, 2012, but never left the hearts of fans who watched for generations. This book is a joy and comfort to those devoted to the show, and a keepsake for the avid collector. Get your copy now!
As the World Turns – Christmas in Oakdale
There is nothing like Oakdale for the holidays! No matter what anxiety may have lurked around the corner, you could always count on As The World Turns to keep darkness at bay, at least for the Holidays. As The World Turns – Christmas in Oakdale includes 5 holiday episodes that features some of Oakdale’s favorite residents like the Snyders, Hughes, Walshs, Andropouloss and Stewarts. With this 5 episode DVD set, sink into your sofa, grab your favorite throw and go back in time to revisit precious moments from Oakdale’s past.
The 5 episodes include: Christmas Eve, and a Birthday (Dec. 24, 1985), Margo’s Memorable Christmas (Dec. 24, 1992), Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Dec. 25, 1995), Family Reunions (Dec. 26, 2000), and The Dollhouse, the highly acclaimed episode that first aired Dec. 21, 2007. As The World Turns aired on CBS from April 2, 1956 to September 17, 2010, so the fan base stretched across generations, but it was the holiday episodes that really hit home with strong themes of love, friendship and family that still resonate today.
The As The World Turns – Christmas in Oakdale DVD set is a treasure trove for collectors, an overflowing gift basket for die-hard fans and a great stocking stuffer for soap fans everywhere! Because the show was on the air for so long, it really captures the historical aspect of each time period and the relevant themes of the decades. The storylines press all the emotional buttons to make these classics a keeper!