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Love to Love You Bradys

The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Ted Nichelson Susan Olsen Lisa Sutton

352 pages
Ecw Press
After decades under lock and key, Hollywood’s best kept secret is about to be revealed. Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour is an in-depth look at the most disastrous offering in television history brought to you by Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. In this colourful, glitter-filled retrospective Susan and co-author Ted Nichelson investigate in very Brady detail how and why the rarely seen Variety Hour was conceived, produced, and ended up ranked in TV Guide’s top five “Worst Shows of All-Time.” Behind the scenes, this production was chock full of very serious human conflict: drug addiction, sexuality, weight issues, religion, and heated power struggles — all ultimately shattering the Bradys’ perfect image and forever scarring the legacy of TV's favorite family. Featuring hundreds of never-before-published photos and interviews with cast, crew, and production staff, including the Brady Bunch, Sherwood Schwartz, Sid and Marty Krofft, Bruce Vilanch, Paul Shaffer, and Rip Taylor.
Author Bio
Ted Nichelson is a writer, musician, scholar, business entrepreneur, and pop culture historian. Susan Olsen is internationally recognized for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch. She is an actress, writer, artist, producer, and radio personality. After The Brady Bunch ended, she became a successful graphic artist working for fashion designers and serving as art director for a Malibu-based clothing company. Appearances on major talk shows led to her own daily radio show on KLSX-Radio in Los Angeles with Ken Ober. She most recently toured the country for three years as the national spokesperson for migraine awareness. Lisa Sutton is a graphic designer and art director in the music business. She has designed hundreds of CD packages with artists ranging from George Lopez and the Dead Kennedys to the Monkees and David Cassidy. 2008 marked the debut of her weekly "Collectiblog" for TVLand.com, a column dedicated to TV and pop culture memorabilia collecting. All three contributors live in Los Angeles, California.