HERE'S THE REAL STORY

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour was one of most hallucinogenically bad variety shows to have ever aired on television. Part Donny & Marie, part H.R. Pufnstuf, the 1977 show continued the Brady Bunch story into the disco era, with the premise that Dad quit his job as an architect so the family could star in their own Sid & Marty Krofft–produced TV show. As absurd as that sounds (and if you know Krofft classics like Lidsville or Land of the Lost, that's pretty absurd), it's nothing compared to the goings-on behind the scenes. Susan Olsen, better known as Cindy, the littlest Brady, tells all in Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour — including how Maureen McCormick was constantly coked up and why Robert Reed was totally okay with dressing up as Carmen Miranda. Olsen appears in person to sign the book, along with co-authors Ted Nichelson, webmaster of BradyHour.com, and Lisa Sutton, a world-renowned "Bradyologist."
Sat., Sept. 26, 1 p.m., 2009


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