Posted June 18 2009 - 06:33 AM
That courtroom scene has one of my favorite lines" "It is a Peyton world". Guess who said it!
I just loved that Martin of all people had respect for Rita, who had been looked down on by Leslie, among others. I think it was because she was the one person who could give Norman purpose in life. Also, she was no golddigger, she loved Norman, not the grandson of the mighty Martin Peyton. Let's face it, he was very much a momma's boy when the show premiered. After Catherine died, he was a bit aimless until- but why get ahead of myself? Volume 2 of the DVDs will be out soon, and you can see for yourself!
As for the daytime spinoff: it was a coproduction between TCF and writer-producers Don Wallace and James Lipton (yes, that James Lipton!). There was supposedly a national search for a new Allison a la Selznick's search for Scarlett for GWTW. And yet, they wound up with Katherine Glass, an actress who was in the previous Wallace/Lipton soap The Best of Everything. She didn't last long on the spinoff, and was replaced by Pamela Susan Shoop, who played the role for the rest of the show's run.
PP did have some pretty amazing writers at its peak, like Ann Marcus, who later wrote for several daytime soaps and won an Emmy for writing Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and the late Carol Sobieski, who wrote the screenplays for Fried Green Tomatoes, Annie, and the teleplay for Sarah Plain and Tall. Rita Lakin wrote some of the most popular TV movies of the 1970s like Women In Chains, as well as the 1985 reunion movie. Lionel E. Siegel later did shows like The Waltons and The Six Million Dollar Man.
Malcolm Marmorstein was the DS veteran who wrote during PP's final year. He later wrote both Pete's Dragon and Return from Witch Mountain for Disney.
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