New Golden Girls Book Offers a Peek "Behind the Lanai"
The last episode of The Golden Girls aired over 20 years ago, but the passion of its fans is as strong as ever. Mashable reports that a newly published book, Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai, digs deep into the culture and history of the show. (For the uninitiated: A lanai is essentially a porch, and we have the girls to thank for introducing non-Floridians to the word.) Author Jim Colucci interviewed over 250 people who worked on set to create what is being advertised as the "complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective."
Harper Design released the 368-page book earlier this month. On top of numerous first- and second-hand accounts, there are interviews with celebrities and pop culture personalities about how the show affected their lives, hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, and interviews with stars Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Bea Arthur (Rose, Blanche, and Dorothy). The book is a must-have if you're the kind of fan who already owns custom dolls, prayer candles, and other Golden Girls-inspired merch.
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