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15 September 1971 (USA) See more »
Shirley Logan is a globe-trotting magazine writer-photographer and Dennis Croft, her London based editor.
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Shirley MacLaine ... Shirley Logan (17 episodes, 1971-1972)

John Gregson ... Dennis Croft (14 episodes, 1971-1972)

Series Directed by
Ray Austin (7 episodes, 1971)
Ralph Levy (4 episodes, 1971)
Leslie Norman (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Writing credits
Frank Tarloff (7 episodes, 1971)
Peter Miller (2 episodes, 1971)
Anthony Skene (2 episodes, 1971)
Melville Shavelson (1 episode, 1971)

Series Produced by
Sheldon Leonard .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1971-1972)
Barry Delmaine .... producer (14 episodes, 1971)
Lew Grade .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ray Austin .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Original Music by
Laurie Johnson (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Hume (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Film Editing by
Lionel Selwyn (4 episodes, 1971)
Keith Palmer (3 episodes, 1971)
Series Casting by
Lesley De Pettit (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Production Design by
John Blezard (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Makeup Department
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1971)
Michael Morris .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Production Management
Ray Frift .... production manager (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David C. Anderson .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1971)
Brian Smedley-Aston .... second unit director (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Art Department
Tony Reading .... assistant art director (7 episodes, 1971)
Series Sound Department
Cyril Collick .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1971)
Jack T. Knight .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1971)
Roy Lafbery .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 1971)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John May .... gaffer (17 episodes, 1971-1972)
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1971)
Ricky Smith .... still photographer (6 episodes, 1971)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Powell .... wardrobe designer (1 episode, 1971)
Series Location Management
Brian Salt .... location manager (6 episodes, 1971)
Series Music Department
Paul B. Clay .... music coordinator (7 episodes, 1971)
Laurie Johnson .... composer: theme music / music (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Other crew
Peter Miller .... associate script editor (7 episodes, 1971)
Doreen Soan .... continuity (7 episodes, 1971)

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UK:30 min (17 episodes) | USA:30 min (17 episodes)
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It was reported that Shirley MacLaine was paid $47,500 per episode. It was one of the most expensive television shows on air at the time of 1971, mainly due to the Hollywood star female lead and the shooting on location.See more »


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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
It Was A Good Idea ... At The Time, 23 March 2010
Author: Ras-I Thrill from United States

I'll split the difference of the previous two reviews. "Shirley's World" is awful at times, but not all the time. However, it's never really that good, and that's the problem.

The premise is fine -- a globe-trotting female photojournalist getting herself and others in and out of trouble and experiencing adventure (vaguely) and love (infrequently and incompletely) along the way. It's the type of show which could have appealed to the discerning tastes of intelligent, early-70's TV viewers if anyone with an ounce of talent and/or commitment had written any of the scripts. It got so bad on the "A Girl Like You" episode that the writers just ripped off "My Geisha", the movie MacLaine made a decade earlier (of course, I'm assuming Shirley didn't suggest that story line. If so, she has no one to blame but herself).

The only constant selling point is Shirley, who is such a vivrant thing here, especially considering she was 37 when this series was filmed. She also looks different -- her traditional bob is nowhere to be found as she was in her natural, long-hair period that lasted through this series, the movies "Desperate Characters" and "The Possession of Joel Delaney", plus her stint pimpin' George McGovern as a '72 U.S. presidential candidate.

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