Includes 30 pages of bonus material! The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more. They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof in Miami—smart and strong Dorothy, airhead Rose, man-hungry belle Blanche, and smart-mouthed matriarch Sophia. They were the Golden Girls, and for seven seasons, this hilarious quartet enchanted millions of viewers with their witty banter, verve, sass, and love, and reaffirmed the power of friendship and family. Over thirty years after it first aired, The Golden Girls has become a cult classic, thanks to fan fiction, arts and crafts, podcasts, hundreds of fan blogs and websites, and syndication. Now, Golden Girls Forever pays homage to this wildly popular, acclaimed, and award-winning sitcom. Drawing on interviews with the show’s creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members, Jim Colucci paints a comprehensive portrait of the Girls both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Illustrated with hundreds of photos, including stills from the show and a treasure trove of never-before-seen and newly rediscovered photos, Golden Girls Forever includes: • Girls and Their Guests: short profiles of the show’s most famous guest stars • Why I Love the Girls: Lance Bass, Laverne Cox, Ross Mathews, Perez Hilton, Zachary Quinto, Chris Colfer, Jason Collins, and many, many other celebrities share their love of the Girls • Exclusive interviews with ninety-four-year-old Betty White; the famously private Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan, before their deaths; and fan-favorite actors who appeared on the show • Harvey Fierstein's tribute to his close friend, Estelle Getty The ebook also feautures 30 pages of material not inlcuded in the print edition, such as 17 Golden Episodes, a piece on Estelle Getty's make-up, the Rue LaRue Cafe, and additional fan art. Bursting with fun facts, anecdotes, reminiscences, and insights, Golden Girls Forever is the ultimate companion to the show for fans old and new.
A deluxe boxed set of four hilarious yet heartwarming autobiographies from your favorite Golden Girls. Celebrate The Golden Girls with this handsome set, including four hardcover books, each with 48 pages of content and featuring full-color photos, packaged in a slip-cased box. Each book reads as an autobiography as told from your favorite Golden Girl, alongside fun sidebars (think Sophia's secret Sicilian family recipe) and funny quotes (Rose: "As they say in St. Olaf, Helgenbargenflergen"). The 4 hardcover books include: Pray for Brains by Dorothy Zbornak As They Say in St. Olaf by Rose Nylund Picture It: Sicily by Sophia Petrillo The Curse of Being a Devastatingly Beautiful Woman by Blanche Devereaux
Filled with innovative recipes by renowned chef Christopher Styler, and beautiful photos by NYT food photographer Andrew Scrivani, plus fun quotes, info, and photos from the show. There will be Italian meals like Clams Fra Diavlo in Sophia's chapter, and Southern food like honey-bourbon glazed carrots in Blanche's, and of course some amazing cheesecakes. And what Golden Girls cookbook would be complete without Rose's favorite Scandinavian dishes, like St. Olaf Friendship cake, a simple, buttery treat. From drinks and appetizers, to salads and mains, there is something to delight every fan in this witty and approachable cookbook.
Bring your favorite foursome to your fridge, office, or any magnetic surface with The Golden Girls: Magnet Set! The Golden Girls follows the irreverent stories of four young-at-heart friends and housemates -- Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia -- in their Miami home. Bright, bold, and hilarious, these lovely, mismatched ladies form the perfect circle of friends. This kit includes: Dozens of illustrated magnets featuring Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia, and all their favorite accessories A two-sided illustrated backdrop to build your favorite Golden Girls scenes, including the lanai and kitchen 32-page book featuring character profiles, fun facts, and quotes, complete with full-color images
Let your spouse, sister, mom, or best friend know, "you're my Golden Girl" with this charming DIY gift book, inspired by everyone's favorite foursome from The Golden Girls: Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. Whether your recipient is a Rose or decidedly a Sophia, this is the perfect way to let her know how you feel about your friendship. Once you fill in the prompts, this book becomes a personalized gift full of funny, memorable, and sweet expressions of appreciation that your loved one will cherish for years to come. This gift book features full-color photography from The Golden Girls throughout.
“This book is about men I have known, in both the Platonic and Biblical senses. Some I knew only slightly, some quite well. Some I’ll love always, some I no longer like very much, and there are a few I’d like to strip naked, tie to a Maypole, smear with sweet syrup near a beehive, then stand back and watch. I’ll describe a goodly number of these hot dudes—and duds—keeping the nicest man for last because—if for nothing else—I’d like to leave you, dear reader, with a good taste in your mouth, and Hubbies #3 and #4 might make you want to rush to gargle. There were times I truly wondered, Lord, will I EVER get it right? Thank God I thrive on variety.” --From My First Five Husbands . . . And the Ones Who Got Away People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, 'Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern Belle from Atlanta -- and I'm not from Atlanta!’” -- Rue McClanahan Who can forget Rue McClanahan as the sexy Southern vixen, Blanche Devereaux, on the Emmy-award winning series The Golden Girls? With her breezy sex appeal and sharp comedic timing, Rue infused her character with a sassy joie de vivre that captured the hearts of women everywhere. Now, the actress behind the magic reveals her life in and out of the spotlight in a laugh-out-loud funny memoir about love, marriage, men, and getting older that is every bit as colorful as the characters she plays. Raised in small-town Oklahoma in a house “thirteen telephone poles past the standpipe north of town,” Rue developed her two great passions—theater and men—at an early age. She arrived in New York City in 1957 with two-weeks worth of money in her pocket, hustled her way into a class with the legendary Uta Hagen, and began working her way up in the acting world against the vibrant, free-spirited backdrop of the sixties. That’s when she met and married Husband #1—a handsome rogue of an aspiring actor who quickly left her with a young son. Still, she was determined to make it on the stage and screen—and in the years that followed, rose to the top of the entertainment world with a host of adventures (and husbands) along the way. From her roles on Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to her first television appearances on Maude and All in the Family, to the Golden Girls era and beyond, My First Five Husbands is the irresistible story of one woman’s quest to find herself. Now happily married to her soul mate, Husband #6, Rue is proof that many things can and do get better with age—and that, if she keeps her wits about her, even a small-town girl can make it big. Told with Rue’s saucy wit and Southern charm, My First Five husbands is a deliciously entertaining take on life and love from an irrepressible star.
Everything you need to know about the enduring hit TV comedy The Golden Girls is in the pages of this book. This is the definitive guide to The Golden Girls. More than thirty years after it first aired, perhaps more than any other TV show, this show's cult fan base continues to grow. It ran for seven seasons (collecting a staggering fifty-eight Emmy nominations and eleven wins along the way) and over the years, this hit comedy about four fierce and sassy roommates in Miami charmed millions of viewers with its incomparable wit. Above all, The Golden Girls celebrated the strength and depth of the friendship between its four iconic characters. The Essential Fan Guide to The Golden Girls brings you everything you need to know about the enduring hit TV comedy. Inside you'll find: overviews of its seven seasons; top episode guides; behind-the-scenes trivia; cast and writer profiles; guides to stand out guest stars; and plenty of deep dives into the unforgettable aesthetic of costumes and set design. Whether you're a new or old fan, this book will satisfy your craving for all things related to The Golden Girls.
More than 30 years after it first aired, the Golden Girlsretains a steadily-growing cult following. The show ran for seven seasons, and over the years, these four fierce and sassy broads charmed millions of viewers with wit and verve, and most of all, the power of their friendship. Thank You For Being a Friend brings you the ultimate wisdom of Dorothy, Rose, Sophia and Blanche, with recipes, quotes sex tips, quizzes, style advice and the secrets to maintaining the lifelong bonds of friends who become family.
Miami can get pretty humid this time of year... It's probably time you put your feet up and unwound with a Golden Girls-centric cocktail. Everybody needs a stiff drink from time to time, be it alcoholic or otherwise. This irreverent book is as close as you're ever going to get to clinking glasses with Rose, Blanche, Sophia and Dorothy, the sassy foursome from The Golden Girls. More than 30 years after it first aired, The Golden Girls retains a steadily growing cult following. The show ran for seven seasons (collecting a staggering fifty-eight Emmy nominations and eleven wins along the way), and over the years, this hit comedy about four fierce and sassy broads sharing a house in Miami charmed millions of viewers with its wit and verve. In this book, there are recipes for frozen belinis, piña coladas, coconut kisses, and other gloriously silly cocktails. There's also mocktails like the nonalcoholic Bahama Mama and Blanche's Punch (that pack's quite the punch). And, because it's The Golden Girls we're talking about here, there are some cheesecake recipes for good measure.