Barbara Eden`s memoir, “Jeannie Out of a Bottle” will be published in 2011

July 1, 2010  
Filed under Movies/TV, Music

Well, Barbara Eden`s memoirs will be out next year, Jeannie Out of the Bottle, where Barbara will reveal many of her closest kept secrets. I Dream of Jeannie, created by Sidney Sheldon, ran on NBC from 1965-1970. I was a devoted fan and watched it every week, along with Bewitched, an ABC competitor. Both series were Screen Gem productions.

One clear memory I have is during the first season (1965) it changed from black and white to ‘living color.’ This was also the time when my family first got color TV. This is no big deal today, but at the time it was ‘keeping up with the Jones’ in suburban America.

The theme song for the zany series was written by Hugo Montenegro. Larry Hagman looks mighty young in this show. This must have been before he let the booze devastate him. That must have happened with Dallas. I Dream of Jeannie experienced only moderate success for NBC during its original run. It was only when it ran as repeats on cable that it was a smash hit.

Did Barbara Eden once have an affair with Elvis Presley? We`ll wait for her memoirs next year.

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