Days Of Our Lives - A Nostalgic Look and New Book


The lines at the Grove’s Barnes and Noble snaked all through the third floor where fans of the NBC soap, Days of Our Lives waited in line to meet with some of their favorite actors.  Some of the stars there were Shawn Christian, Kristian Alfonso, James Scott, and Melissa Reeves.  

I, too, was a fan.  I recall that my mom used to watch the show regularly and when I stayed home from school I would watch it, too.  I remember calling home from College and asking her what was going on with Bo and Hope.  

Days Of Our Lives: cast members


It was November 8th, 1965, when the Horton medical family- Alice, Tom, Maggie, Mickey, and Tom -- and the quaint town of Salem first came into our lives.  

Days Of Our Lives


It’s now been 45 years since Days of Our Lives first came on the air.  To celebrate and honor the loyal fans, Greg Meng, the executive in charge of production, and famed art director, Eddie Campell released a culmination of photos in their new book, Days of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos (Source Books).


A beautiful hardcover coffee table book brings us memories of the various couplings on the show --Marie and Craig, Bill and Laura,  Stefano and Marlena, Bo and Hope, Roman and Marlena, Roman and Kate, Kimberly and Shane, Jennifer and Jack, Nicole and Victor and characters like Patch and  Kayla and many others.  The book traces the history of the families as well as exploring behind the scene events and reminisces about shows many firsts that it brought to the air including talking about date rape( when Bill raped Laura.)

Days of Our Lives: cast members autographing


The release of the book was timed in conjunction with the new social media platform to connect with fans, www.days45online.com. This provides fans with video chats with the cast members, never before seen footage, contests, give aways, and promotions.  It will become a place for fans to connect with their favorites though groups as Facebook and Twitter.  Fans will also get a chance to be interactive and express their views on plot lines

Despite the demise of other soaps, NBC is still behind Days and it remains the longest running scripted program on that station.  It has garnered numerous Emmy Awards and nominations as well as many People Choice Awards. Days of Our Lives is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television.  

The price of the book is $29.99 and was released on November 8, 2010.  It will be available in Canada and Europe, as well, where many fans reside.  

In addition, at the autographing was Sheri Anderson with her book, A Secret In Salem. 
For more information about the show, go to www.daysofourlives.com.


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