History Of The Soaps December 1988
HISTORY OF THE SOAPS
December 1988

Inside Front Cover: Bonus Pinup of General Hospital co-stars
Jack Wagner & Kristina Malandro (Full-Page Photo together)

Each soap on the air is given comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the show's
history beginning with its original airdate and cast to the present
Large Candid Photos featuring

All My Children - Premieres January 5, 1970
Susan Lucci & John Devlin...Susan Lucci & Richard Shoberg...Taylor Miller, Peter Bergman & James Mitchell...Lee Godart & Susan Lucci...Richard Van Vleet & Carol McCluer...Laurence Lau & Kim Delaney...Michael E. Knight & Marcy Walker...Ruth Warrick, Carmen Thomas & Louis Edmonds...Julia Barr...David Canary & Ellen Wheeler...more

Another World - Premieres May 4, 1964
Chris Robinson & Denise Alexander...Susan Trustman & Nicholas Pryor...Liza Chapman, Jacqueline Courtney & Susan Trustman...Robin Strasser & Sam Groom...Victoria Wyndham, Douglass Watson & Beverlee McKinsey...Laura Malone & Kevin Conroy...David Canary & Linda Borgeson...Nancy Frangione & Chris Rich...Pamela G. Kay & Russell Curry...John Hutton & Anna Stuart...Mary Page Keller & Thomas Ian Griffith...Linda Dano & Charles Keating...more

As The World Turns - Premieres April 2, 1956
Neil Maffin & Robin Morse...Helen Wagner & Don MacLaughlin...Henderson Forsythe & Patricia Bruder...James Douglas & Eileen Fulton...Wayne Hudgins & Georgianne Johnson...Eileen Fulton & Barbara Rodell...Anthony Herrera & Zsa Zsa Gabor...Larry Bryggman & Judith Blazer...Colleen Zenk & Hugo Napier...Donald May, Kathryn Hays & Don Hastings...Christian LeBlanc & Breck Jamison...Scott Bryce & Finn Carter...Brian Bloom & Martha Byrne...William Fichtner & Lindsay Frost...more

The Bold & The Beautiful - Premieres March 23, 1987
Carrie Mitchum & Bryan Genesse...Jim Storm & Lauren Koslow...Ethan Wayne, Carrie Mitchum & Stephen Shortridge...John McCook & Judith Baldwin...Lesley Woods...Ronn Moss & Clayton Norcross...Daniel McVicar & Teri Ann Linn...more

Days Of Our Lives - Premieres November 8, 1965
Stephen Nichols & Mary Beth Evans...Frances Reid, John Clarke, Marie Cheatham, Ed Mallory & Macdonald Carey...John Clarke & Susan Flannery...Corinne Conely & Joe Gallison...Bill Hayes & Susan Seaforth Hayes...Peter Reckell & Kristian Alfonso...Michael Leon & Lisa Trusel...Michael Weiss & Elizabeth Storm...more

General Hospital - Premieres April 1, 1963
John Beradino, Rachel Ames & Emily McLaughlin...Ann Helm & Peter Hansen...Stuart Damon & Leslie Charleson...Kin Shriner & Genie Francis...Anthony Geary & Jacklyn Zeman...Chris Robinson & Denise Alexander...Tristan Rogers & Emma Samms...Jack Wagner & Kristina Malandro...Laura Carrington & David Wallace...Lynn Herring & Brad Maule...more

Guiding Light - Premieres June 30, 1952
Krista Tesreau, Terrell Anthony & Alexandra Neil...Stephen Yates & Lenore Kasdorf...John Wesley Shipp & Kristen Vigard...Michael Tylo & Lisa Brown...Ellen Dolan & Richard Van Vleet...Krista Tesreau & Mark Lewis...Kim Zimmer & Robert Newman...Michelle Forbes & Joseph Breen...more

Loving - Premieres June 26, 1983
Randolph Mantooth & Roya Megnot...Susan Walters & John O'Hurley...James Kiberd, Susan Keith & Callan White...Victor Bevine & Susan Keith...Linden Ashby & Judith Hoag...Noelle Beck & John R. Johnston...Perry Stephens, Britt Helfer & Lauren-Marie Taylor...more

One Life To Live - Premieres July 15, 1968
Antony Ponzini & Trish Van Devere...Gillian Spencer & Lee Patterson...Joe Gallison & Millee Taggart...Lynn Benesch & Michael Storm...Erika Slezak & Lee Patterson...Margaret Klenck & Robin Strasser...Ted Marcoux & Kristen Vigard...James DePaiva & Andrea Evans...more

Ryan's Hope - Premieres July 7, 1975
Cathy Larson & Jason Adams...Daniel Hugh Kelly, John Blazo, Kathleen Tolas, Sarah Felder & Bernard Barrow...Peter Haskell, Louise Shaffer & Kelli Maroney...Michael Levin, Tichina Arnold & Yasmine Bleeth...Maria Pitillo & Christopher Durham...Grant Show & Yasmine Bleeth...more

Santa Barbara - Premieres July 30, 1984
Marcy Walker & A Martinez...Margarita Cordova, Rupert Ravens & Ismael Carlo...Mark Arnold & Robin Wright...Joel Crothers & Kathy Shower...Lane Davies & Harley Kozak...Margaret Michaels, Linda Gibboney & Charles Bateman...Julie Ronnie & Todd McKee...Suzanne Marshall & John Allen Nelson...Julia Campbell & Robert Thaler...Louise Sorel, Nicolas Coster, Jed Allan & Judith McConnell...Lane Davies & Nancy Lee Grahn...more

The Young & The Restless - Premieres March 23, 1973
Jess Walton & Michael Corbett...Victoria Mallory & Tom Ligon...Jerry Douglas, Terry Lester, Beth Maitland, Deborah Adair, Andrea Evans & Eileen Davidson...Brian Matthews & Eileen Davidson...Thom Bierdz & Tricia Cast...Lauralee Bell & Rebecca Street...more

Gone But Not Forgotten - A Look Back At 8 Of Your Favorite Soaps

  • The Edge Of Night
  • Dark Shadows
  • The Doctors
  • Texas
  • Search For Tomorrow
  • Capitol
  • The Secret Storm
  • Love Of Life

Premiere dates and final airdates for all listed above with candid photos featuring
Tony Craig & Terry Davis...Lori Loughlin & Charles Grant...David Selby...Jonathan Frid...Elizabeth Hubbard...Frank Telfer & Dorian LoPinto...Carla Borelli & Chandler Hill Harben...Kin Shriner & Randy Hamilton...Jane Krakowski, Matthew Ashford, Terri Eoff & Lisa Peluso...Nicholas Walker & Deborah Mullowney...Sachi Parker & Jess Walton...Lori March & Alexander Scourly...Peggy McCay & Dennis Parnell...Birgitta Tolksdorf, Lloyd Battista, Rick Weber & Amy Gibson

... AND MUCH MORE!!!!


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