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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Lloyd Bridges ...  Grant Harper 13 episodes, 1984
Dack Rambo ...  Wesley Harper 13 episodes, 1984
Mimi Rogers ...  Blair Fenton-Harper 13 episodes, 1984
Richard Beymer ...  David Fenton 13 episodes, 1984
Brenda Vaccaro ...  Julia Blake 13 episodes, 1984
Morgan Fairchild ...  Racine 13 episodes, 1984
Nicollette Sheridan ...  Taryn Blake 13 episodes, 1984
Jennifer Warren ...  Dinah Caswell 13 episodes, 1984
Terry Farrell ...  Laurie Caswell 13 episodes, 1984
John Bennett Perry ...  Michael Caswell 13 episodes, 1984
Nancy Olson ...  Marjorie Harper 13 episodes, 1984
Anne Schedeen ...  Sara Frank 13 episodes, 1984
Jonathan Frakes ...  Sandy Parris 11 episodes, 1984
Roscoe Born Roscoe Born ...  Mark Bailey 11 episodes, 1984
Don Bowron Don Bowron ...  Chris York 9 episodes, 1984
Jeffrey Richman Jeffrey Richman ...  Conrad 8 episodes, 1984
Joyce Gittlin Joyce Gittlin ...  Gaby / ... 7 episodes, 1984
Larry Linville ...  Grayson Carr 6 episodes, 1984
Amy Resnick Amy Resnick ...  Jenna 6 episodes, 1984
Mark Schneider ...  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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English

Release Date:

23 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muñecas de papel See more »

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MGM/UA Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Jennifer Warren was the only major cast member to return from the original TV movie. See more »

Quotes

Racine: I think the only time I've ever seen you well-dressed was when you were naked.
Chris York: Yeah, you think about that a lot?
Racine: Not really. One screening of your porno movie gave me the general idea.
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Trashy, glamorous fluff wasn't enough
18 August 2003 | by 15231See all my reviews

From a trashy movie pilot came a series based upon the premise that:

The modeling world can have a dark side. (HORRIFYING!) Parents might use their child as an income source. (SCANDALOUS!) Models can be bitchy. (DEPLORABLE!) Modeling is not all glamor. (SHOCKING!) Not every model is happy. (TERRIBLE!) People can be cruel to each other. (OUTRAGEOUS!)

I think that about sums up the basic themes of the show.

Unfortunately, by the time this night time soap came out, the Ewings of Dallas, the Carringtons of Dynasty, and the Channings of Falcon Crest already had numbed the public to the `glamor' and much more shocking bills of fare than what most considered to be the fluff world of modeling. The movie pilot utilized all the good parts of the story and left little for the series to use.

The show's glamorous spark fizzled out quickly.


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