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Release Date:
11 January 1973 (USA) See more »
Plot:
This was the original "Real World". The show was a weekly documentary which followed the real life travails of the Loud family... See more »
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Cast

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Patricia Loud ... Herself (unknown episodes)
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Series Produced by
Jacqueline Donnet .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Craig Gilbert .... producer (unknown episodes)
Susan Lester .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Pat Cook (unknown episodes)
Eleanor Hamerow (unknown episodes)
David Hanser (unknown episodes)
Ken Werner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Hal Hutkoff .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1973)
Michael Podell .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Walsh .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Thomas Halpin .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Pilafian .... additional sound (unknown episodes)
Dick Vorisek .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joan Churchill .... additional photographer (unknown episodes)
Thomas C. Goodwin .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Levine .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Peter Smokler .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Joanna Alexander .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Robert Alvarez .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Hal Hutkoff .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Janet Lauretano .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Elinor Bunin .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Alice Carey .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Kristin Glouer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Henry .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Best"Realty Television" show of them all, 19 October 2006
Author: cllrdr-1 (cllrdr@ehrensteinland.com) from Los Angeles, Ca.

I saw it when it was first ran and taped it when it was repeated during the first Gulf War.

Despite all the pontificating and finger-pointing the Louds come off as quite a nice family. Divorce didn't "tear them apart" at all. They're still connected to one another to this very day.

Lance was of course the breakout 'star" of the show, thanks to episode for. The critics claimed he "came out" in this episode. But Lance was never "in," and his whole family adored him. Bill's disapproval had less to do with Lance's sexuality than the fact that he was goofing off too much and should set some goals in life. Lance tried a number of them, with mixed success, but he remained a terrific guy. (I got to know him personally as we were both writing for "The Advocate" and had many mutual friends.) His memorial service (captured in the documentary sequel "ADeath in An American Family" ) was quite an occasion, bringing together all manner of people in the arts and all the Loud family to celebrate Lance's life.

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