Satirical look at a world where women rule and men are objectified.
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Credited cast:
...  L.W. Carruthers
...  Ma Packer
...  Peggy Horner
...  Steve Norlinger (1977)
...  Nancy Langston
...  Linda Murkland
Jim Greenleaf ...  Jeremy Stockwood
David Haskell ...  Michael McFarland
...  Bert Stockwood
...  Christina Stockwood
Wes Parker ...  Glenn Langston
...  Dan Kincaid
Louise Shaffer ...  Andrea Martin
Marte Boyle Slout ...  Grace Smith
...  Sonny Packer
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The world was exactly like ours EXCEPT that women were the dominate gender. Women were the captains of industry and men were household workers, secretaries and waiters trying to attract attention with their sexuality. To add some additional twists to that twist there were characters into dominance/submission, a woman who had been a man (played by Linda Gray) and, of course, women CEOs having affairs with their secretaries. Written by <linda_ball@lbffp.com>

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18 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'Evo di Eva  »

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"All That Glitters" was a five night series which aired on the local Los Angeles Channel 13 television station, weekly. The entire series ran all the shows taped in the schedule. After Norman Lear canceled the show, the scenery was dumped. All permanent (which had been purchased) set dressing furniture pieces were divided up and relocated in the Lear Office empire. See more »

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I remember this TV gem too!
30 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

All that Glitters was short lived, but WAY ahead of its time as Norman Lear who's the "king of controversial sit com television" placed this out there for audiences to see. As I was a female young kid at the time, and "women's lib" was supposedly established, here Lear brought it to fruition. A women run society. And the women were as ruthless, sexual and cut throat as men. Boy, did people have a major cow. This show as very short lived.

Between this show and another short lived network show I liked called "Executive Suite", America - even a very small portion of it - wasn't ready for things like women executives, heterosexual male secretaries & interracial pairings, abortion issues. "All That Glitters" focused on the woman dominated society. But that is the history of early television and the masters, male and female, behind it all. And Norman Lear was one of the leaders.

One that that is important to note: there wasn't such thing as "syndication" as we all know it back then. Syndication didn't come into play until the 1980's -- with a block of shows like "Small Wonder", a new life to "It's a Living", "Out of this World", "The New Gidget", etc. that were being packaged and sold to fill time -- and networks were poo-pooing the concepts, but an audience was out there for these shows....AND 50's & 60's actors realizing that their shows were being played ad-nausea on UHF, local channels and the new medium Cable-TV and its "Superstations", and they weren't getting paid! That's when everyone realized that syndication became ... lucrative - but the whole point of this is that Norman Lear took advantage of the medium way early of this to express a broader artistic view of programming. I'm sure he knew the networks were having a cow. But even back then, "All That Glitters" is one of the most controversial programming of that time, even light-years more than his "All In The Family".

But it was brilliant, it was inspired. It was very short lived but again...the talent! Linda Gray, Gary Sandy, etc. Now that DVD and Blue Ray is alive and well, I hope audiences can take another look at this. I'm not sure if it will "hold up through the years" with HD, etc. but the theme and genius of the concept is there.

And I am still waiting to see "that show" and "that acceptance" in which female executives and CEO's run the country ...


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