Peyton Place


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Peyton Place

New Hampshire town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. [Am. Lit.: Peyton Place, Payton, 523]
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WASHINGTON -- At the outset of the 1998 impeachment hearings, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked a memorable question that could resonate for some lawmakers today: "Is this Watergate or Peyton Place?"
Dorothy, who is known for her roles on Written on the Wind, Basic Instinct and Peyton Place, passed away from natural causes on Friday morning in Dallas, reports Variety.
He became interested in acting when he accompanied a friend to an audition for the ABC prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place" and ended being roped in to read a part.
My notable film roles included Cora in The Postman Always Rings Twice and Constance MacKenzie in Peyton Place.
He played China Smith in the 50s adventure series and was Eddie Jacks in soap opera Peyton Place until his death from cancer in 1968.
We are the state of Saint-Gaudens, Frost, Peyton Place, John Irving and a long list of musicians, artists, watersports, sculpture and more.
on a Mitchell-led tour, you get a riveting, real-life soap opera a la "Peyton Place." (qtd.
I was forewarned by well-meaning friends that I'm joining a company that was called pejoratively as a Peyton Place, an allusion to a Hollywood movie in the 70's that was steamy with sex scenes.
It's an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots and "Peyton Place" adumbrations in which five women are involved with their assorted egotistical aspirations, love affairs, and Seconal pills all a fairly respectful admirer of movies can do is laugh at it and turn away." And on the [non-translatable text]David Frost Show,[non-translatable text] pinched homunculus John Simon queried Susann, "Do you think you are writing art, or are you writing trash to make a lot of money?" Susann answered, [non-translatable text]Little man, I am telling a story.
His first work was in soap operas, and his first break in television was playing Russ Gehring on "Peyton Place" in 1965 and '66.
The worked on shows such as "Dr Kildare", "Peyton Place", "Mod Squad", and "Dynasty", eventually creating her own shows: "The Rookies", "Flamingo Road", and "Nightengales" as well as Movies of the Week and mini-series.
Any history lessons, including a brief account of the Teapot Dome scandal, are a bonus, and there's enough philandering to make the residents of Peyton Place blush.