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With foreword by Noel Neill, When Teens Were Keen by
Pam Munter is an intriguing little book boasting an incredible
amount of research into the lives of these stars, their films,
and our society in the late 1940s.
From the inside cover:
They were aguably the most talented song and dance troupe ever to come out of Hollywood in the 1940s.
In three short years, from 1946 to 1948, this team of five veteran musical performers -- Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Frankie Darro, Warren Mills and Noel Neill -- produced eight wildly popular "B" features for Monogram Pictures.
They were The Teen Agers, in the first series of films to capture the idealized spirit of clean-cut post WWII high school youth.
Their real lives, however were very different from their screen personalities. Only one member actually graduated from high school. There were rivalries and stage mothers, culminating in spousal abuse, alcoholism, multiple marriages, depression, and suicide. All but one died tragically and she became Lois Lane.
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Foreword By Noel Neill
"Like The Only Real Magic -- The Magic Of Knowledge"