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Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! “Brady Bunch & More: Eve Plumb’s ‘Jan Brady’ Career Archives” Heading to Julien’s Auctions



It’s a sunshine day as Julien’s Auctions presents Brady Bunch & More: Eve Plumb’s ‘Jan Brady’ Career Archives taking place online Monday, October 2nd, 2023.

The exclusive auction celebration of the career of the beloved television star and artist, Eve Plumb, most famous for her iconic role of Jan on The Brady Bunch will showcase a “very Brady” collection of her career archives and personal memorabilia, such as Plumb’s and the cast autographed original teleplays of some of the most famous Brady Bunch episodes, early career photographs, documents, personal items, as well as jewelry, a vintage Barbie watch and other Brady ephemera from the classic television series and enduring pop culture phenomenon that spawned a franchise that included spin-off series, feature films, an animated series, television specials, soundtracks and more.

At age six, Plumb began her career with appearances in commercials and on some of television’s most popular TV series, such as The Big Valley, Gunsmoke, Lassie, and Family Affair. In 1969, she landed what would become her most famous role, Jan Brady on the series The Brady Bunch, that made Plumb a household name. In the sitcom about a blended family of six children, Plumb’s portrayal as the middle child of three daughters was a standout and became the focus of many of the series’ most iconic episodes. Plumb appeared in the series that aired from 1969 to 1974 which enjoyed even greater success in the show’s syndication run starting in 1975 with Brady mania spawning several television reunion films and spin-off series that featured Plumb reprising her role such as The Brady Girls Get Married, The Brady Brides, A Very Brady Christmas and The Bradys. Plumb voiced Jan in an animated spinoff series The Brady Kids and joined her sitcom siblings to form the Brady Bunch musical group where they released many popular albums and performed in numerous sold-out concerts around the country. Plumb’s other notable television work included her searing portrayal of a young prostitute in the controversial 1976 made-for-television movie Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway and its sequel, Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, her role as Elizabeth March in the TV miniseries Little Women, and guest appearances in popular series, such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Murder, She Wroteand Law and Order: SVU. She’s appeared on the silver screen such as in Keenen Ivory Wayans’ I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, Gregg Araki’s Nowhere, the critically acclaimed independent film Blue Ruin and in stage productions of Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage, Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore and Same Time, Next Year. Plumb has been painting for more than two decades where her paintings have been exhibited at prestigious galleries across the United States. On the 50th anniversary of the Brady Bunch series, Plumb reunited with her sitcom siblings to renovate the iconic Studio City, California house that was used as the exterior shots of the Brady family home on the HGTV series, A Very Brady Renovation. The series’ debut episode on September 9th, 2019 made HGTV history as the network’s most watched season premiere and went on to become HGTV’s highest-rated series delivering more than 28 million total viewers.

Highlights of the auction include:

A pair of signed The Brady Bunch original pilot teleplays with autograph book and ephemera(estimate: $500 – $700) titled “The Honeymoon” by Sherwood Schwartz, the creator and executive producer of the series and signed by Eve Plumb with “Role of Jan” written on the earliest draft. The lot is accompanied with a book of autographs and inscriptions Plumb collected from the cast and crew after the pilot’s production and before the pilot was sold to series and ephemera related to the pilot. The first script, dated September 19th, 1968 is titled The Brady Brood(the show’s original title) and the second script, dated October 2nd, 1968, has “BROOD” crossed out on its cover and replaced by “BUNCH” in red marker, likely in Plumb’s hand. The autograph book is signed by Sherwood Schwartz, the episode’s director John Rich (who writes “I hope you never have to carry Fluffy’s cage again!…Loved your work in the picture–and you’re a sweet girl, too!”), Martin Landau (whose series Mission: Impossiblewas also a Paramount Television production at the time of the pilot’s production), Susan Olsen (who has also doodled a bug), Barry Williams (who writes “It has been a lot of fun and a lot of work too but after all it was more fun. I know that the series will sell and that we will all be working together again…”), Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick (“Your the nicest and sweetest sister I’ve had. I’m sure you will go far in acting. Best of luck…See you when we start shooting the shows), Florence Henderson (“You’re a doll! Keep sweet / Love, Mommy”), Mike Lookinland, Christopher Knight, Robert Reed (“To dear Eve…from her father”), Billie Hayes (who played “Witch” on H.R. Pufnstuff[NBC, 1969-70]), Ronald Reagan, and others. Ephemera includes stills from the pilot episode of the series, a Los Angeles Times article calling The Brady Bunch “the worst” of a slate of new series and more. The episode aired on ABC on September 26th, 1969.

The Brady Bunch original “The Not-So-Ugly Duckling” teleplays (estimate: $500 – $700) from episode 34 of the series including call sheets and three set photographs from the episode. Plumb has written “druggist” on the first teleplay, which is missing a scene between Jan and a druggist which appears in the second script and the final episode where she asks him for advice on how to remove her freckles. The scripts include Plumb’s written inscription of “sunglasses / bathing suit” and several drawings by Plumb. In Jan’s first iconic episode, she is devastated when the boy she has a crush on takes an interest in her older sister Marcia. To cheer her up, the family decides to throw a surprise party for Jan who invents a fictional boyfriend (the infamous George Glass), and nobody can find him to invite him to the party. This episode establishes Jan’s insecurities and her competitiveness with her older sister, two of the qualities for which the character is most remembered and beloved.

An original teleplay for episode 40 of the series The Brady Bunch, “Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?” signed and lightly annotated by Eve Plumb(estimate: $500 – $700) with call sheets from the production of the episode, two prints of a publicity still from the episode, and a Varietytear-sheet with an advertisement for the episode. In the episode, one of the show’s most famous, Jan is angry that Marcia accidentally received her invitation to a classmate’s birthday party. Feeling that people consider her indistinguishable from her sister, she buys a curly black wig to become “the new Jan Brady.

A pair of original teleplay drafts from the iconic The Brady Bunch episode “Her Sister’s Shadow,”(estimate: $500 – $700) with one signed on the cover by Eve Plumb with items from the production of the episode including a sheet of notepad paper with directions for Eve Plumb’s cheer routine from the episode, call sheets, a shooting schedule, and extra script pages. The teleplays labeled “FINAL DRAFT” and dated June 14th, 1971 include Plumb’s sketches of Jan haunted by her sister’s shadow and a small animal. “Her Sister’s Shadow” became Eve Plumb’s most famous episode in her role as Jan Brady and produced one of the most iconic catchphrases in television history when she uttered the dialogue, “All I hear at school all day is how great Marcia is at this – how wonderful Marcia is at that! ‘Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!'”

Signed The Brady Bunch original “The Not So Rose Colored Glasses” teleplay and ephemera(estimate: $500 – $700) (photo left)from the production of episode 62 of the Brady Bunch, signed on the cover by Plumb with call sheets, a shooting schedule, and extra script pages. In the episode, Jan has trouble with her vision and is mortified when she has to wear glasses. She refuses to wear them, resulting in calamities including an accident with her bike ruining a portrait of the kids which Mike planned to give Carol for their anniversary.

An original teleplay from the production of the Brady Bunch episode “The Subject was Noses,” one of the most iconic of the series (estimate: $500 – $700), signed by Eve Plumb with call sheets, extra script pages, and a shooting schedule. In the episode, Marcia cancels her date with nice guy Charlie when popular hunk Doug Simpson asks her out on the same night, telling Charlie that “something suddenly came up.” When brother Peter throws a football that accidentally hits her nose, Marcia utters the character’s most famous line, “Oh, my nose!” When Doug sees the swelling, he cancels their date using Marcia’s earlier line, sending her back to Charlie. TV Guide ranked “The Subject was Noses” as one of the 100 Greatest Episodes in 2009.

The Brady Bunch Christmas scripts, mug, and ephemera(estimate: $500 – $700) (photo right)including the original Christmas episode “The Voice of Christmas” and the blockbuster 1988 reunion made for TV movie A Very Brady Christmas.

The iconic Hawaiian adventure teleplays and ephemera from the production of the episode series:episode 73, “Hawaii Bound!,” episode 74, “Pass The Tabu!,” and episode 75, “The Tiki Caves” including call sheets, candid photographs most from the production, travel information, xerographs of maps, TV Weeklyissue dated August 13th, 1972 with a color caricature drawing of the Brady Bunch in Hawaii on the cover, memo from Sherwood Schwartz announcing a screening of the rough cut of episodes and more (estimate: $500-$700). In the series of episodes, the family goes on vacation to Hawaii and Peter and Bobby find an ancient Tiki Idol rumored to bring bad luck to all who encounter it. Guest stars included David “Lippy” Espinda, Patrick Adiarte, Don Ho, and Vincent Price.

Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway script and its sequel Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn T-shirt with scripts and ephemera related to the television movies which both starred Eve Plumb (estimate: $500 – $700).

Photo-matched Erte Mouvement sterling silver art deco earrings (estimate: $1,000 – $2,000), with onyx and coral stones, first designed by the artist for a series of 1924 fashion drawings, in a red velvet jewelry box with “CPA” and Erte’s signature debossed in gold on the inside. Together with a photograph of Eve Plumb wearing the earrings and a collector’s receipt signed by Plumb.

Other highlights include: a vintage Barbie wristwatch (circa mid-1960s) with a light blue leather band; a script and call sheets for the 1964 pilot of The Barbara Rush Show; a script for The Smothers Brothers Show and a letter to Plumb signed by Tom and Dick Smothers; a group of black & white and color headshots and photo proofs; scripts for television commercials (including a scene guidesheet for a talking Barbie commercial); a storyboard for a hair color commercial; photographs of Plumb’s commercials taken by her father on his television set; behind-the-scenes photographs of Plumb filming commercials; a printing stamp with the words “EVE PLUMB”; a signed Screen Actor’s Guild contract from 1967; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) membership cards, circa 1968; a temporary work permit, circa 1964; three 33 1/3 recordings of Plumb’s voice tracks from commercials; early resumes; and more.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


New York Film Festival to Host Cinephile Game Night



The New York Film Festival is proud to welcome back Cinephile for a second year of Cinephile Game Night events during the festival at the EBM Amphitheater.

Featuring a mix of movie trivia and other popular Cinephile games like Six Degrees, Filmography, and Inglorious Basterd, Cinephile Game Night is a trivia night like no other. Featuring Cinephile: A Card Game creator Cory Everett and Cinephile Game Night co-hosts Jordan Raup and Conor O’Donnell, along with other special guests to be announced, the events will feature multiple trivia rounds including NYFF history and beyond, with chances to win tickets to this year’s edition and more prizes. Come meet and mingle with your fellow movie buffs for an evening of festival fun. There’s no need to bring Cinephile to participate––only your movie-loving brain is required. And all is free!

Cinephile Game Night is the ultimate trivia night for film nerds, movie geeks, and cinephiles. Since 2019, Cinephile has brought their one-of-a-kind live events to the Academy Museum, New York Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Museum of the Moving Image, Alamo Drafthouse, and more. Cinephile: A Card Game will also available for purchase at the Alice Tully Hall merch booth during the festival.

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33 Seaport Hotel Hosts Artistic Nights with Paint and Sip Monthly Event



An unforgettable evening of creativity, camaraderie, and relaxation was found this week at 33 Seaport Hotel. Guided painting was hosted along with a lovely paint-by-numbers kit. Ticket included two drinks of your choice from a curated selection of  fine wines, crafted cocktails, and refreshing beers. The event will take place again in November ($65/person).

33 Seaport Hotel, a new boutique property managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, has opened in the heart of New York City’s Seaport District amidst the revitalization of the historic Lower Manhattan neighborhood. The 66-room hotel will be operated under the Latitudes: Lifestyles by Crescent brand of luxury hotels and joins more than 100 hotels and resorts in its U.S. and Canada portfolio. Featuring lavishly appointed rooms in an intimate, cozy atmosphere, 33 Seaport Hotel is designed for the modern, experienced traveler seeking a departure from the saturation and bustle of Manhattan’s more well-trodden neighborhoods.

“The Seaport District has a completely unique character that you won’t find in any other part of the city. It is rooted in the earliest period of Manhattan’s history and yet is constantly changing and being reborn.” said Michael George, President and CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “For visitors who are familiar with New York and are looking for a fresh, more authentic experience enhanced by personalized service, luxurious comfort and elegant style, 33 Seaport Hotel is a welcoming escape”


While the hotel’s name is derived from its address, the number 33 is rich in symbolism befitting both the hotel’s and the neighborhood’s sense of renewal. The number is said to signify new beginnings, creative talents, growth, and abundance.


33 Seaport Hotel’s guest rooms are adorned with thoughtfully curated, European-influenced design elements inspired by the history of the surrounding community that reflect the youthful energy of the neighborhood’s rejuvenated spirit. Design details include handcrafted teak millwork, white marble, rain showers and handcrafted Italian furnishings. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, along with an array of amenities including a 24/7 fitness center, concierge services and signature amenities such as locally made chocolates and welcome drinks.



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Barry Manilow’s and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony Meets The Press Part 2



Yesterday we told you how the cast and creative’s met the press

The cast and creatives

In today’s edition hear director Warren Carlyle, Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman describe their show.

The it was a treat as the cast sang 5 songs from the show. Including “Harmony,” Hungarian Rhapsody,” “Where You Go’ and “Stars in the Night.”

Hear The Harmonists Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman and Steven Telsey, along with Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess and Julie Benko.

The hit song of the show will be the gorgeous ballad “Every Single Day” sung by Danny Kornfeld.

Harmony begins previews at the Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night.

Photo’s by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


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The Glorious Corner



G.H. Harding

JESSE L MARTIN — We caught the debut of Jesse L. Martin’s The Irrational Monday night and really enjoyed it. I’ve been aware of Jesse since his role in Broadway’s Rent and he’s really tremendous. He was great on Law & Order as Ed Green (10 years and 9 seasons); and his role on the CW’s The Flash (as Joe West) was simply terrific.

The show, based on the book by Dan Ariely and created by Arika Mittman, certainly reminds one of The Mentalist or Instinct. This first case isn’t wondrous by any means, but Martin’s charisma carries it all through.

Lauren Holly (NCIS) is in it too, thought her one-scene was over and out in a flash.

I hear the third episode of the show is magnificent, so stay tuned. Don Johnson said many years ago that Don Johnson was made for TV … so is Martin!

Will Swenson and Neil Diamond

SWENSON OUT — (per Deadline) Will Swenson will play his final performance as Neil Diamond in Broadway’s A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical on Sunday, Oct. 29, producers announced today.

A replacement for the starring role will be announced at a future date.

“It’s been the thrill of a lifetime to get to stand in Neil’s shoes,” Swenson said in a statement. “It’s been such an incredible honor to get to know Neil, to tell his powerful story, and bring his amazing songs to Broadway audiences every night. I’m immensely proud of the moving, beautiful show we made. I will miss it very much.”

A reason for Swenson’s departure was not disclosed, but his planned departure date suggests a year-long contract coming to a close: He and the bio-musical began previews at the Broadhurst Theatre last Nov. 2 (official opening was Dec. 4).

“Making A Beautiful Noise with Will Swenson was a deep and wonderful experience,” said director Michael Mayer. “The true affection he has for Neil’s work and life is palpable in every aspect of his tremendous performance. I will miss him terribly, of course, but will always treasure our time together, and very much look forward to the next show we do.”

Swenson has been one of Broadway’s go-to leading men since his breakthrough performance in 2009’s Hair, and he has since starred on the New York stage in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Little Miss Sunshine, Waitress and Assassins, among many other shows.

In addition to Swenson, the cast of A Beautiful Noise features a principal cast of Mark Jacoby as the aged Neil Diamond, Robyn Hurder and Shirine Babb.

The musical includes a score of Diamond’s hits, a book by Anthony McCarten, direction by Mayer, and choreography by Steven Hoggett.

He’s pretty tremendous as Diamond. I didn’t see the show straight away, but absolutely loved it when I did. His exit of kind of short notice … but let’s see what happens.

SHORT TAKES — How about those snappy new graphics for NBC’s Today Show. Introduced a week ago, they certainly look more relevant and certainly more fun. They did the same for Nightly News a week ago. Per TVNewser:The network said the decision to unveil a new logo and graphics for Nightly was made as a way of appealing to younger viewers who primarily consume news using digital media. It’s safe to assume is true for Today, the youngest-skewing of the linear morning shows that boasts a robust digital presence. Here’s their whole story:,effects%20as%20the%20previous%20design%20%E2%80%A6

The Rolling Stones

The next Rolling Stones single, “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” is tremendous. Mick hasn’t sounded this good in years and Lady Gaga is an added treat. Magnificent! Take a listen:

Donnie Kehr

Donnie Kehr and Cori Gardner’s Rockers On Broadway (their 30th edition) is coming up on Monday, October 16 at SONY Hall. 

Debbie Gibson

Joining honoree Melissa Etheridge will be KT Tunstall and Debbie Gibson, Simon Kirke, Dan Finnerty and Ty Taylor … Happy Bday Chuck Taylor!

NAMES IN THE NEWS –— Anthony Noto; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Paul Lester; Ian Harrison; Magda Katz; Pete Townshend; Miko Blanco; Brad LeBeau; Mal Evans; Derek Taylor; Andrew Sandoval; Rick Rubin; Bill Adler; Cory Robbins; Manny Bella; Race Taylor; Scott Shannon; Buddy Blanch; Steve Walter; Benny Harrison; and BELLA!

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Barry Manilow’s and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony Meets The Press



Harmony, has been in rehearsals for 3 weeks and yesterday morning, they meet the press.

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow, wrote the original music.

Bruce Sussman

Bruce Sussman, who wrote the book and lyrics

Warren Carlyle

Warren Carlyle

director/choreographer Warren Carlyle

Ken Davenport

and producer Ken Davenport started the show off to a harmonious roll. Harmony begins previews Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night.

Many of the cast are making their Broadway debuts with Harmony, including 5 of the 6 actors playing the Harmonists.

The Harmonists, along with Chip Zien finished out the morning with a performance of the song “Stars in the Night.”

Chip Zien

The production also stars performers Sierra Boggess and Julie Benko.

Sierra Boggess

Julie Benko

Tomorrow meet the men of Harmony

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