The Bradys finally come out of the closet…
After decades under lock and key, Hollywood’s best kept secret is about to be revealed. Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour is an in-depth look at the most disastrous offering in television history brought to you by Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. In this colorful, glitter-filled retrospective Susan and her co-author Ted Nichelson investigate in very Brady detail how and why the rarely seen Variety Hour was conceived, produced, and ended up ranked in TV Guide’s top five “Worst Shows of All-Time.” Behind the scenes, this production was chock full of very serious human conflict: drug addiction, sexuality, weight issues, religion, and heated power struggles – all ultimately shattering the Bradys’ perfect image and forever scarring the legacy of TV’s favorite family.
“You just have to get stoned and watch The Brady Bunch Variety Hour because it all makes sense when you’re stoned.” – Emmy winning writer Bruce Vilanch
“I think it’s definitely an important part of our history because it was so campy. It was so kitschy, and unbelievably unforgettable!” – Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady)
“When The Brady Bunch gets together and does a variety show, because of how strong the sitcom was, that made it even more noteworthy. You didn’t expect to be seeing the family of a man named Brady doing a musical.” – Paul Shaffer, Late Show With David Letterman
Featuring hundreds of never-before-published photos and interviews with cast, crew, and production staff, including The Brady Bunch, Sherwood Schwartz, Sid and Marty Krofft, Bruce Vilanch, Paul Shaffer, and Rip Taylor.