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 Grant Harper (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Wesley Harper (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Blair Fenton-Harper (13 episodes, 1984)
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 David Fenton (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Julia Blake (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Racine (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Taryn Blake (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Dinah Caswell (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Laurie Caswell (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Michael Caswell (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Marjorie Harper (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Sara Frank (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Sandy Parris (11 episodes, 1984)
Roscoe Born ...
 Mark Bailey (11 episodes, 1984)
Don Bowron ...
 Chris York (9 episodes, 1984)
Jeffrey Richman ...
 Conrad (8 episodes, 1984)
Joyce Gittlin ...
 Gaby / ... (7 episodes, 1984)
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 Grayson Carr (6 episodes, 1984)
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 Jenna (6 episodes, 1984)
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 Sammy (6 episodes, 1984)
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This series which was initially a television movie about modelling. The character of Racine, the modelling agent, is there. As are the two young models, Taryn Blake, who has been modelling since she could walk and has a svengali for a mother,Julia, who sees her more as a meal ticket than as a daughter, and knows that the day is coming near when all of her daughters payments will go directly to her, and Laurie Caswell, the innocent, who doesn't really want to do it but is being pestered by Racine who sees her as the next hot commodity. Also thrown into the mix are Laurie's parents Dinah and Michael who are at odds over Laurie's modelling. Also added is Harper World Wide, whose perfume company uses Racine's models for their ads. Wesley Harper, who is in charge of that division, is constantly having his head bitten off by his father, Grant, who treats his daughter, Blair quite reciprocally. So Wesley grows to resent his father, and is plotting to not only have his deposed as head of the ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Jennifer Warren was the only major cast member to return from the original TV movie. See more »

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Racine: Those famous Harper family dinners. Forks on the left, knives in the back.
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An engaging look at the dark side of the fashion industry
18 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought Paper Dolls was a pretty entertaining soap opera as far as this genre goes. There were plenty of conflicts and drama to hold one's attention during its brief run. Some big names were featured here such as Lloyd Bridges, Dack Rambo, Brenda Vaccaro, etc. However, some of the characters were fairly clichéd such as Brenda Vaccaro's role as the greedy hard-driving mother. On the other hand, Morgan Fairchild was perfect in her role as head of a model agency and I would put her performance up there with with other notable femmes fatales.

I think the reason Paper Dolls did not last longer than a year was twofold: fashion industry tends not to draw male viewers, and the American public was starting to tire of prime time soaps after Dallas and Dynasty. Even with its shortcomings, it still made for an entertaining hour.


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