This is an ORIGINAL Script Direct from PARAMOUNT PICTURES, for the old ABC anthology series,


Love, American Style is an hour-long television anthology which was produced by Paramount Television and originally aired between September 1969 (see 1969 in television) and January 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222, and The Odd Couple.

Each week, the show featured different stories of romance, usually with a comedic spin. All episodes were unrelated, featuring different characters, stories and locations. The show often featured the same actors playing different characters in many episodes. In addition a large and ornate brass bed was a recurring prop in many episodes. Charles Fox's delicate yet hip music score, featuring flutes, harp, and flugelhorn set to a contemporary pop beat, provided the "love" ambiance which tied the stories together as a multifaceted romantic comedy each week.

For its first season, the theme song was performed by The Cowsills. Starting in the second season, the same theme song was sung by John Bahler, Tom Bahler, and Ron Hicklin, (billed as "The Charles Fox Singers"), and was carried on for the remainder of the series, as well as most episodes in syndication.

In many ways the show initiated the "mini comedic soap opera" form used and "perfected" later on by Spelling for The Love Boat. While it lacked the connective threads that The Love Boat used, it generally told the same sort of "cotton candy" light emotional stories about underlying aspects of love, romance, and human relationships.

The title is loosely derived from a 1961 Italian comedy film called Divorzio all'italiana (Divorce, Italian Style), which won Academy Award nominations in 1962 for Best Director for Pietro Germi and for Best Actor for star Marcello Mastroianni. The film was later spoofed in 1967 by Divorce, American Style, starring Dick Van Dyke. The term "(xxx), (nationality) Style" became a minor cultural meme as the sixties progressed.

The original series was also known for its 10?20 second drop-in silent movie style "joke clips" between the featured segments. This regular troupe featured future Rockford Files cast member Stuart Margolin, future Vega$ leading lady Phyllis Davis, and a young character actor, James Hampton (F Troop, The Longest Yard). These clips allowed the show to be padded to the required length without padding the main segments. They generally consisted of then-risque, burlesque-style comedy of manners visual jokes.

The show subsequently became a daytime standard in syndication, since it was readily edited down to a half-hour by the proper interweaving of the clips with a main segment, allowing for heavy stripping. By this technique five years of shows became effectively ten as far as stripping went.

A decade after it went off the air, a new version premiered on ABC's daytime schedule in 1985 entitled New Love, American Style but was canceled after a few months due to low ratings against The Price Is Right on CBS. A third edition, starring Melissa Joan Hart among others, was shot as a pilot for the 1998?1999 television season but was not ordered into a series. Nevertheless, ABC aired the pilot on February 20, 1999.

This script is for the episode

Love and the Generation Gasp

it has the original title LOVE AND MY THREE SONS on it.

Directors: Norman Abbott, Jerry London


Stars: Susan Bjurman, Beth Brickell, Joyce Bulifant


Susan Bjurman ... Nurse (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
Beth Brickell ... Margaret (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
Joyce Bulifant ... Linda (segment "Love and the Awkward Age")
Oliver Clark ... Josef (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
Henry Gibson ... Arnold Arnold (segment "Love and the Spendthrift")
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Jim (segment "Love and the Awkward Age") (as Jonathan Lippe)
Jim Henagan Jr. ... Young Father (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
Art Metrano ... Paul (segment "Love and the Awkward Age")
Stewart Moss ... Francis (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
E.J. Peaker ... Christie (segment "Love and the Spendthrift")
Thelma Pelish ... Elsie (segment "Love and the Awkward Age")
Nehemiah Persoff ... Carl Colbert (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")
Susan Stafford ... Gladys (segment "Love and the Awkward Age")
Garry Walberg ... Mr. Borg (segment "Love and the Spendthrift")
John Williams ... Gorum the Butler (segment "Love and the Generation Gasp")

Nice Original SCRIPT over 45 YEARS OLD!

Great collectible on this series you don't find every day.

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