Those Liberated Angels

How Farrah and her friends made me a feminist

The first letter I ever wrote was a fan letter. I was six years old. I don't remember what the letter said, but I remember the envelope. It was addressed to "Farrah, Hollywood." My mother yanked it out of the mailbox, explaining the concept of the street address. We lived on what the Post Office called a "rural route"--a dirt road in Oklahoma that had no house numbers. But I still think that letter would have reached its addressee. In 1976 one couldn't avoid knowing who the Farrah in Hollywood was. Charlie's Angels was my favorite television show. And, with apologies...

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