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This is from a Daily TV Serials from around July 1975 (Lamplight Enterprises, Inc). There's a page with some cast photos, and then the other page has a summary - at first I thought it was all of 1975 but now I guess it's part of 1975? If anyone knows for sure, let me know.

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I don't think I've ever seen WGE smile like that, he's always seemed like Michael Easton before Michael Easton.

"Another un-young resident of Genoa City..." :lol:

I'm trying not to be bothered by the e at the end of Kay's name. For those of you who were around, what exactly did "paid companion" Jill do? How desperate and sad, I would be so embarrassed to put out such a job listing. Did they just like watch TV together, go to the mall together?

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The smile does seem a bit forced.

I think Jill's job was to help Katherine through her drinking bouts and with her screwing around with stablehands.

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For those of you who were around, what exactly did "paid companion" Jill do?

She basically hung out with her (their relationship was a lot like Katherine & Amber's).

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Thanks for all this CarlD2. The synopsis is from 1974 with maybe a little bit of the beginning of 1975 thrown in. Brenda also had that famous picture of her in the bathing suit which I am sure sold well with the men back in the day.

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Thanks. It's so hard to tell sometimes as these magazines are very far ahead.

It was nice to see that photo of the first set of Brooks sisters. Most of the photos I've seen of them together are from later on.

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I only remember because Leslie and Brad got married at the start of 1975 at the same time I almost did. But that is another story. Also Robert Clary and Lee Crawford both left the show in 1974.

One thing I can never remember is when Jeanne Cooper started airing on Y&R. Everywhere it states Nov 1973, but I am sure she came on after Christmas, it could be my memory playing tricks with me. Does anyone know the month she actually started or have the synopsis of the month Kay was first seen.

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That's a good question, I've always wondered that myself.

Were Leslie and Brad a big couple the way that some of the later LLLL combinations were, or do you think they didn't get as much attention? It's always hard for me to gauge what fan reaction was to some of the couples then, like Chris/Snapper.

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Jon-Michael Reed listed his solid gold memories of the year. He praised Janice Lynde, "Daytime Ophelia", very impressed with the work in her breakdown, saying that her scenes in the mental hospital were as frighteningly chilling as any he'd ever seen. He also praised one particular scene in January with Jeanne Cooper where Katherine sat at her dressing table, shaking while trying to control her drinking, and she had an extended monologue about her happy younger years and the bitter woman she had become. She then crawled to her bedside phone, gasping with hopeful resolve. He also praised Jaime Lyn Bauer for how much she had grown as an actress over the year, calling it one of the most astonishing transformations of the year, and praising the writers for the material they had given her. Lastly he praised the gentle breeze of love from William Gray Espy and Trish Stewart.

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Brad and Leslie were definitely much loved. I don't think they were a super couple, though that term wasn't really around. I absolutely loved Leslie and Brad. Both Tom and Janice were very popular, although you have to remember Y&R wasn't that popular in its first couple of years. I remember a lot of positive articles about the cast, which is one reason I think so many of them left. But I was the only person in my circle of friends who watched Y&R in 1974 (I didn't see the first year) a couple of them started watching around 75/76 at my insistence and many not until the early 80's.

I should correct I started watching in the first year, but not until the very end of the year, around Nov or Dec, which is why I am sure Kay was not in the show at that point.

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One of the Digests I have from around this time has photos of Janice and Tom as they were filming their pilots. When I find it I'll post that.

You've probably already seen it but when I watched some of the Time Tunnel episodes, the last disc had the pilot he was in - Time Travellers.

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all control of herself. She spilled coffee all over Peg's dress and dropped a loaded tray of food on the floor.

In the days that followed, Joanne was haunted by Peg's words about Johnny. Joanne harbored no ill-feelings toward Peg for she realized the girl thought Johnny was single. Peg had been drawn to John because he was patient and kind to her and he was willing, as few teachers are, to give a troubled student a great deal of individual attention. Many was the evening he spent with Peg in his office, talking for hours with her - but somehow he never got around to mentioning that he was a marriage man!

It was only a matter of time before John began to care deeply about pretty, exuberant Peggy. But, did he think he could keep Peg from finding out that he had a wife at home? Perhaps he was just attempting to postpone as long as possible relinquishing the pleasure of his involvement with Peg. In this he betrayed an unattractive cowardice, however, and he left himself open to the charge that he was exploiting a student for his own purpose. Peg's father Stuart was furious when he learned that his daughter was spending her evenings with a married professor, and forced John to tell Peg he was married.

Peg's horrified reaction was all he had feared. She insisted that they end their relationship, even though she was completely in love with him. But John was not about to give her up and he pursued the confused Peggy with promises that they could work it out.

Stu could only fume with rage over John's selfish audacity. He was grateful, on the other hand, that the situation had come to light in the first place. For this he had Joanne Cordzinski to thank. Joanne told Peg's sister Chris that she was Professor Curtis's wife, hoping in this way to alert the entire Brooks family to what was going on. Joanne even asked Stuart to help her although he was wary of doing so overtly for fear of upsetting Peg.

Joanne has long been willing to blame herself for losing John's interest because of her excessive weight. Yet, John must take the blame also. As Joanne explained to Johnny, her weight problem began several years ago, right after she had an abortion. She became terribly depressed after the operation and she ate to ease her sorrow. She had wanted the baby even though Johnny had told her he did not want a child. She sacrificed her own happiness to satisfy her husband. Joanne is really hungry for reassurance, and a little moral support may be all she needs in order to diet successfully. John wants her to lose the weight, but only so that she will have enough self-confidence to stand on her own when he leaves her for his new love, Peggy Brooks.

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