Sunday, June 14, 2015

“In the Nostalgia District”

Mike Brady has been out looking for Marcia’s diary, which little Cindy donated to a book drive. Oops. But Mike is making progress: “It’s at one of the used-book stores downtown,” he says. ”I don’t know which one. I’ve checked a number of them.” And he still has “a handful,” as he puts it, to go. Such a handful that he and Carol divide them up to continue the search.

Where do these people live? Their townful of books reminds me of Roz Chast’s cartoon “In the Nostalgia District.”

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[Dialogue from The Brady Bunch episode “The Possible Dream,” February 27, 1970.]

comments: 2

Pete said...

Maybe he's conflating used book stores with charity thrift stores - I have yet to see a book drive that was undertaken to benefit a for-profit used book store. Still, that sounds like a lot of thrift stores, even for the downtown of what was presumably Los Angeles of the late 60s and early 70s.

Michael Leddy said...

It is a charity drive, and the books are then sold to some bookstore. (Just as in real life, right?) The show has a brief exterior shot of Gilbert’s Book Shop, which stood on Hollywood Boulevard.