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Sex, Laughs, and Television: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Jacqueline Susann’s Love Machine, and the Sexual Revolution

April 13, 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Sex, Laughs, and Television: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Jacqueline Susann’s Love Machine, and the Sexual Revolution

On December 29, 1969, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In bade farewell to “the sexy sixties” with a musical salute that singled out author Jacqueline Susann, whose "sexy," "trashy" books--most recently The Love Machine--were breaking publishing records. The nation’s bestselling author bore a kinship to network television’s top-rated program, both products of the sexual revolution that, in very different ways, yielded laughter from sex. Author Ken Feil discusses this topic drawing context from his books.

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Lorenzo Cultural Center