The Press: Soap Operas Take to Print

There is the Pearl of the Piedmont, a wide-eyed innocent come to seek her fortune in bustling Charlotte, N.C., and living with her pal, the cheerleader Sis Boombah. There is Mary Ann Singleton, newly arrived in San Francisco and immediately caught up in that city's often kinky lifestyles. In Des Moines, the heroine is Farm Girl Probity Prisswillow who, knowing not what she does, takes a job in a massage parlor. Baby Jill

Sloane is another naif who leaves her West Virginia home for Washington, D.C., and some fast lessons about drinking, men and...

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