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September 19, 1969

Bracken's World focused on the employees of Century Studios, located in Hollywood, California. John Bracken was the studio head, who, for the first season, was heard, but not seen. He was the occasional voice on the speaker phone, either praising or chastizing the studio population, who included his executive assistant, Sylvia Caldwell; stunt man, Davey Evans; the New Talent School head, Laura Dean, and her up and coming students, Rachel Holt, Diane Waring, Paulette Douglas, and Tom Hudson; producer/director Kevin Grant, his alcoholic wife, Marjorie, their 8 year old son, Mark; and Paulette' pushy stage mother, Grace Douglas. Filmed on the lot of 20th Century Fox, the first episode served as an introduction to the ensemble cast, plus featured cameo appearances by Tony Curtis and Raquel Welch. We learn of Sylvia's devotion to the studio, Laura's devotion to her students, Kevin's unhappy marriage and his attraction to Diane Waring; and Grace Douglas' opposition to her daughter Paulet

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