A Prime-Time Life an autobiography by Aaron Spelling

I have been very into 1970s lately – guess I’m reliving my childhood. Watching The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman and now binging Charlie’s Angels. So I thought now would be a good time to read Aaron Spelling’s autobiography that I have had for years. Plus one of my favorite shows in Beverly Hills 90210 and Aaron had some Elvis connections. I remember in one Elvis book I read Elvis was on Aaron Spelling’s place or Aaron was on Elvis’ and I never knew how they knew each other. Now I know. Aaron was married to Carolyn Jones while she was costarring with Elvis in King Creole. And later he dated Mary Ann Mobley, who costarred with Elvis in Girl Happy and Harum Scarum.

Aaron Spelling is know to the world for producing hits such television hits as The Mod Squad, Charlies’s Angels, Family, Vegas, The Love Boat, Dynasty, TJ Hooker, Hotel, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, 7th Heaven and Charmed just to name a few. Spelling wrote his autobiography in 1996. It is an entertaining quick read about the heyday of television. Growing up a poor, Jewish, sickly kid in Texas, Aaron was very progressive with his television programs in having black and gay characters before anyone else – as well as having female leads carrying the show. Aaron ended his memoir with these beautiful words “Without dreams, there can be no reality. Reality without dreams is a harsh world indeed.”

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