Walford State of Mind
WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOKEastEnders fans think differently than everyone else. We often live in a Walford State of Mind. That why you need this book, culled from the pages of the first 18 years and 72 issues of the Walford Gazette, the world.s only quarterly newspaper dedicated to EastEnders.
Walford State of Mind . EastEnders As Reported by the Walford Gazette features approximately 60 articles and 36 rare photographs and cartoons that explain why Britain.s favourite soap has endured for the past 25 years.
Interviews with the show.s creative team provide behind-the-scenes insight into such memorable episodes as .Sharongate,. and former EastEnders script writer Andrew Collins tells what it.s like to write the words that the actors say.
Actress Michelle Collins (Cindy Beale, 1988-1998) in her foreword reveals how she is amazed that fans won.t let her character disappear from consciousness, while former BBC honcho Mal Young in his Foreword from the Executive Suite tells of his appreciation for what is not any mere fanzine.
Gazette co-founder Dan Abramson analyzes in detail the classic .two-hander. of Dot and Ethel reminiscing about World War II. Other fans detail why certain episodes and scenes are their favourite.
Walford Gazette Editor & Publisher Larry Jaffee recounts how he was banned from the studio for publishing photos of an American woman who talked her way into the set, how he was eventually welcomed many times, tangled with the powers-that-be over the BBC America cancellation, corresponded with Rupert Murdoch, and led a fan effort to reverse cancellation on the New York public TV station.
There are reviews of EastEnders spinoffs, related TV shows, films, CDs and book. Fans tell how they met the actors behind Alfie Moon, Angie Watts, Pauline Fowler, Cindy Beale, Pat Evans and Peggy Mitchell. Renown musician Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) and his wife Stephanie explain how EastEnders saved their marriage twice!
This book is available only through the Walford Gazette, and not sold via Amazon, etc.
U.S. price $30, includes shipping
|About the author: The Walford Gazette, a New York-based quarterly newspaper published and edited by Larry Jaffee continuously since 1993 with permission from the BBC, is the world's only publication dedicated to EastEnders (online at http://www.wgazette.com). Jaffee is a media professional with more than a quarter century journalism experience. His career highlights include regularly contributing articles to The New York Times at the age of 23, published in Rolling Stone at 24 and editing the prestigious resort newspaper Fire Island News at 25. Since then, Jaffee, now 51, has run various magazines, conferences and websites in the entertainment and media industry. He has taught journalism at Pennsylvania State University (MA, 1986) and Hofstra University (BA, 1980). While the Walford Gazette has been a labour of love, Jaffee ranks the newspaper among his most impressive accomplishments. He lives in New York City.|