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Love, American Style 

An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
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1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stuart Margolin ...  Love American Style Player / ... 29 episodes, 1969-1973
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ...  Love American Style Player / ... 27 episodes, 1969-1973
William Callaway ...  Love American Style Player / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1971
Mary Grover Mary Grover ...  Love American Style Player / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1971
Tracy Reed ...  Love American Style Player / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1974
Buzz Cooper Buzz Cooper ...  Love American Style Player 19 episodes, 1969-1970
Lynne Marta ...  Love American Style Player 18 episodes, 1969-1970
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wo die Liebe hinfällt See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1970-1971) | (1969-1970 and 1971-1974)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Every story in the series, and many of the "blackout" vignettes inbetween, featured a large, brass bed. This is probably an homage to The Bed (1968) by James Broughton, an experimental poet and filmmaker whose works were an influence on the Beat poets of the 1950s. "The Bed" is an award winning twenty minute short that was filmed during the 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco, California. It featured several nude men and women cavorting on a large, brass bed in a garden. See more »

Connections

Referenced in That '70s Show: Streaking (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Love American Style
(Title Song)
Lyrics by Arnold Margolin
Music by Charles Fox
Performed by Ron Hicklin
(Seasons 2-5)
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Love Anthology Format
24 July 2007 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

This series was basically an hour of two or 3 vignettes that were supposed to be comedy about love. Every show would start with phony fireworks & a heart shaped trade mark on screen. The theme song was catchy.

Each show would have a love situation of 20 to 30 minutes. If there were any extra time there would be a 1 or 2 minute comedy blackout. Some of the shows parts were funny & some were not.

The series would vary in quality & sometimes during it's run, pilots for new shows would be put in. Some of them actually made it after into series of their own. Happy Days pilot aired on this program. It had Richie, & Howard, & Marion & the pilot was actually OK.

An animated series called "Wait Until Your Father Gets Home" first aired on Lover American Style too. The great thing about this anthology is you never quite knew where they were going, but you would almost always see well known actors & actresses on the way.

In a way, this series set up the later show "The Love Boat" which basically borrowed this format & moved it too a cruise ship & added a regular crew in addition to the celebrity guests every week. Both shows were ABC so nobody complained.


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