Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ann Sothern


Enjoy this excerpt about Ann Sothern's 1950s TV show "Susie" or "Private Secretary"  from my book " All the Single Girls


Friday, February 2, 2018



Did You Know? 
Charlie's Angels

Kate Jackson worked as a Page at NBC before she made her television debut in the early 1970s on the supernatural daytime serial Dark Shadows as Daphne Harridge.

 Both Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith guest starred on different episodes of Kate Jackson’s series The Rookies before they both appeared on Charlie’s Angels.



Did You Know?

Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall were working together as writers at Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios when they were asked to appear in the Happy Days episode that would propel them to fame.

Friday, December 29, 2017


#RIP #RoseMarie She was the ultimate TV Single Girl. Here is a clip from one of my favorite Dick Van Dyke Show episodes "Dear Sally Rogers," when she advertised for a husband on a talk show.


Monday, December 25, 2017


I'm very happy to let you know that my first book Retro TV Lover Presents All the Single Girls is now available as an ebook and paperback on Amazon and also on Barnes & Noble.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Retro-Lover-Presents-Single-Girls/dp/0999642901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514208901&sr=8-1&keywords=all+the+single+girls

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/retro-tv-lover-presents-all-the-single-girls-jeanine-furino/1127678186?ean=9780999642900


A few years ago, I started a Twitter site devoted to vintage movies and television shows. Using the handle Retro-TVLover @RetroTV_Nerd     By the time I started the Twitter site, I had researched TV shows about single women through the 1980s. I decided to take all the research I had done and put it into a book. Fast-forward a “short” 2 more years and here it is!

136 TV series are discussed in-depth, including:
·       Our Miss Brooks
·       That Girl
·       The Mary Tyler Moore Show
·       One Day at a Time
·       Cagney & Lacey (with an interview with Sharon Gless)
·       Ally McBeal
·       Sex and the City
·       Being Mary Jane
·       Mom
·       New Girl

     I hope you will enjoy All the Single Girls. I had a blast writing it!
      -Jeanine

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Did You Know? 





Eve Arden’s real name was Eunice Quedens. She took her last name from the cosmetics business owner Elizabeth Arden.

From my forthcoming book "All the Single Girls."


Enjoy this clip from the Christmas episode of "Our Miss Brooks" with Eve Arden and Robert Rockwell.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Did You Know?



Fred MacMurray, born 8/30/1908, was reported to have been the inspiration for the cartoon character Captain Marvel.