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When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff
Subject:
History, Cultural History

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be … You and Me—the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. ... More


Marlo and Me

Becky Friedman

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.31
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the time when Marlo Thomas came into the author's home every day and sang to her about the wonder of being a kid in the world, what it meant to be a good friend, and the ... More


Mommies and Daddies

Carol Hall

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.9
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses a newly conceived project by television star Marlo Thomas. Thomas felt passionately about gathering together a group of writers who would create a new kind of album of songs ... More


A Thousand Fond Memories and a Few Regrets

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.8
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Gloria Steinem and how she arranged for the author to have lunch with Marlo Thomas. In those days, Gloria was one of the few women doing serious advocacy journalism. She was ... More


The Foundations of Free to Be … You and Me

Lori Rotskoff

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.6
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how Marlo Thomas was involved in the burgeoning women's movement both before and after she decided to create a new kind of children's entertainment. Thomas was fully supportive of ... More


Thinking about Free to Be

Alan Alda

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.11
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter tells the story of how Marlo Thomas phoned the author, told him about her idea for a children's record, and asked him to take part. They had worked together on a movie, Jenny, and had ... More


Where the Children Are Free Free to Be … You and Me, Second-Wave Feminism, and 1970s American Children's Culture

Leslie Paris

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.15
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter talks about a group of fifth-grade girls in Torrance, California, south of Los Angeles, who spent their “free period” at school writing to actress and feminist Marlo Thomas. The girls ... More


Can William Have a Doll Now?: The Legacy of Free to Be in Parenting Advice Books

Karin A. Martin

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.25
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how growing up in a working-class town in Massachusetts in the 1970s shielded the author from the fact that a feminist movement was afoot across the country. Despite the fact that ... More


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