The Bold and the Beautiful’s Most Excellent 7000th Episode Celebration

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman I remember it well.  It was in early March 1987 and I was visiting the office of the late Bill Bell Senior, the stupendously successful executive producer/headwriter of the The Young and the Restless at CBS Television City in Hollywood.  Mr. Bell (“call me Bill”) was gloating because the … [Read more...]

Sunday Reflections 16: Divine and Not So Divine Moments from The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman For Marlena, this week wasn’t about the shows or the storylines.  It was about individual moments, some divine, some not so... Divine:  Nikki and Victor’s long embrace, promising each other to rebuild among the ruins of the Newman ranch, all set to The Young and Restless theme (Nadia’s … [Read more...]

Ten More Marlena Summer Questions

Thinking Fans' summer thoughts on this, that and the other: Esther is happy Holly is making an appearance on Guiding Light, and wishes Monti Sharp would come back, too ... Steve finds, "The acting from the new younger set on General Hospital is good, but I'm horrified by the misogyny and thug worship in their stories" ... while Roger Newcomb is … [Read more...]