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This is an ORIGINAL SuperMag Magazine, similar to the DYNAMITE and BANANAS Magazine that was sold through scholastic book school services, in the 1970s. This one is from XEROS, it measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2." It is Volume 4 No. 3.

It is 48 pages, and features a lengthy article and centerfold poster featuring th ABC comedy series stars CINDY WILLIAMS and PENNY MARSHALL along with Lenny & Squiggy, when they starred in the classic Spin-off Series to HAPPY DAYS, the long-running ABC Comedy series,

Laverne & Shirley

Creators:

Lowell Ganz

Garry Marshall

Mark Rothman

The misadventures of two single women in the 1950's and '60's. Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney were best friends and roommates coping with dates, neighbors, and each other During the late 50's and early 60's they worked as bottlecappers for Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee. They moved to Burbank, California in 1965 to start a new life when they got replaced at the brewery by an automated bottlecapper.

The entire cast included:

Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Cindy Williams ... Shirley Feeney (159 episodes, 1976-1983)
David L. Lander ... Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman (155 episodes, 1976-1983)

Michael McKean ... Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski / ... (149 episodes, 1976-1983)

Eddie Mekka ... Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa (147 episodes, 1976-1983)
Phil Foster ... Frank DeFazio (147 episodes, 1976-1983)

Betty Garrett ... Edna Babish / ... (96 episodes, 1976-1981)

This magazine is complete slight cover wear and has great photo images from the show and stars! Nice unique item from this classic show recently shown on MER TV and the HUB network!

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MORE INFO ON CINDY WILLIAMS: Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Williams (born August 22, 1947) is an American actress best known for starring in the television situation-comedy series Laverne & Shirley, in the role of "Shirley Feeney"

Williams was born in Van Nuys, California, to John and Lillie Williams. She has a sister, Carol Ann Williams. She graduated from Birmingham High School. Among her classmates were philanthropist and financier Michael Milken and fellow actress Sally Field. Cindy also attended Los Angeles City College and went on to become a movie actress in the early 1970s. She has appeared in 19 movies, but is best known for starring in the television series Laverne & Shirley.

After college she began her professional career by landing national commercials, which included Foster Grant sunglasses and TWA. Her first roles in television, among others, were on Room 222, Nanny and the Professor and Love American Style.

Williams picked up important film roles early in her career: George Cukor's Travels with My Aunt (1972); as Ron Howard's high school sweetheart in George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973); and Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation (1974). She auditioned for Lucas's next project, Star Wars, but lost the role of Princess Leia to a younger actress, Carrie Fisher.

She became best known for her portrayal, from 1976 until 1982, of loyal and fun-loving brewery worker "Shirley Feeney" in the sitcom Laverne and Shirley. She left the show after she became pregnant with her first child. Later, she would star in the short-lived 1993-1994 sitcom Getting By. She also guest starred on several shows, including two episodes of the sitcom 8 Simple Rules.

Williams made a guest appearance on illusionist David Copperfield's first CBS TV special in 1978. She assisted Copperfield in the Zig Zag Girl and a length-wise sawing-in-half illusions.

Williams was executive producer on the successful Steve Martin comedy film Father of the Bride and its sequel.

In January 2007, her 2002 appearance on the Opie and Anthony radio show was replayed on XM Radio in a bit called has-been corner. According to the interview, she apparently was not aware of the title of the segment and was blindsided and annoyed by the "has-been" reference.

She has performed onstage in the national tours of Grease, Deathtrap and Moon Over Buffalo, and a regional production of Nunsense. She reunited with her L&S co-star Eddie Mekka in a November 2008 regional production of the Renée Taylor-Joseph Bologna comedy play It Had to Be You.

Williams made her Broadway debut as daffy "Mrs. Tottendale" in the cast of the award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre on December 11, 2007. Williams succeeded JoAnne Worley in the role originated by Georgia Engel.

A reality show called Penny and Cindy was in the works for TV Land. Gay Rosenthal Prods. is producing the project while Jim Vallely (The Golden Girls, Arrested Development) is the writer and executive producer.

Williams was married to Bill Hudson of the musical trio Hudson Brothers in 1981, but the marriage ended in divorce in 2000. Together they have two children: Emily Hudson (born in 1982) and Zachary Hudson (born in 1986). She and her family reside in Los Angeles.

MORE INFO ON PENNY MARSHALL: Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1943) is an American actress, producer and director.

After playing several small roles for television, she was cast as Laverne DeFazio in the sitcom Laverne and Shirley. A ratings success, the show ran from 1976 until 1983, and Marshall received three Golden Globe award nominations for her performance.

She progressed to directing films such as Big (1988), the first film directed by a woman to gross in excess of $100 million at the U.S. box office, Awakenings (1990), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and A League of Their Own (1992). In more recent years, she has produced Cinderella Man (2005) and Bewitched (2005), as well as episodes of According to Jim (2009) Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in The Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Marjorie Irene (née Ward), a tap dance teacher who ran a dance school, and Anthony Wallace Marshall, a director of industrial films and later a producer. In the 1950s, she grew up in an apartment on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx on a block that also spawned Neil Simon, Paddy Chayefsky, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. She is the sister of actor/director/TV producer Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin, a TV producer. Her father was of Italian descent, his family having come from Abruzzo, and her mother was of English and Scottish descent; her father changed his last name from "Marsciarelli" to "Marshall" before Penny was born. She is a graduate of Walton High School in New York City and attended the University of New Mexico. In 1967, she moved to Los Angeles to join her older brother Garry Marshall, a writer whose credits at the time included TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)& "Princess Diaries".

One of her first jobs was for a TV commercial for a beautifying shampoo. She was hired to play a girl with stringy, unattractive hair, and Farrah Fawcett was hired to play a girl with thick, bouncy hair. As the crew was lighting the set, Marshall's stand-in wore a placard that read "Homely Girl" and Fawcett's stand-in wore a placard that said "Pretty Girl". Farrah Fawcett, sensing Marshall's insecurity about her looks, crossed out "Homely" on the Marshall stand-in placard and wrote "Plain".

Marshall first gained prominence as a television actress with a recurring guest role of Myrna Turner on The Odd Couple (1971–1975), and made two guest star appearances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Paula Kovacks, Mary's neighbor in her new apartment building.

In 1974, her brother Garry Marshall was the creator and part-time writer for the hit TV series Happy Days with Ron Howard and Henry Winkler. For an episode that aired November 11, 1975 titled "A Date with Fonzie", he hired Marshall and actress Cindy Williams to play dates for Howard's and Winkler's characters, LaVerne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, a pair of wise-cracking brewery workers. The pair were a hit with the studio audience and Garry Marshall co-created and starred them in a hit spin-off, Laverne and Shirley (1976–1983). The characters of Laverne and Shirley also appeared in five more episodes of Happy Days. In 1983, while still filming Laverne and Shirley, she guest-starred on another popular sitcom, Taxi, in a cameo appearance as herself. In the Taxi episode "Louie Moves Uptown", Marshall is turned down for residency in a new high-rise condo in New York City. The Laverne and Shirley episode "Lost in Spacesuits" is referenced in the scene.

Because male actors such as co-star Ron Howard and husband Rob Reiner later became directors, and at the encouragement of her brother, Marshall became interested in directing. She directed two episodes of Laverne and Shirley and other TV assignments. She soon moved on to theatrical films, her first film being Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) starring Whoopi Goldberg. Marshall has directed several successful feature films since the mid-1980s, including 1988's Big starring Tom Hanks (the first film directed by a woman to gross over US$100 million), Awakenings (1990) starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, and A League of Their Own (1992) with Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell. She has also lent her voice to Ms. Botz, the evil nanny, on the first produced episode of The Simpsons, and played a cameo role as herself in HBO's series Entourage.

While attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Marshall met Michael Henry, a football player. She quit college after three years, married him in 1961, and they had a daughter, Tracy, who later guest-starred on Laverne & Shirley opposite Marshall. Marshall worked as a secretary and later as a tap dance teacher. The marriage lasted two years. On April 10, 1971, Marshall married actor/director Rob Reiner, and her daughter took the name of Tracy Reiner. The marriage would last until 1981. Marshall is an avid collector of sports memorabilia and a season ticket holder for the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. She is also a diehard fan of the New York Yankees and the Boston Celtics.

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

This item is part of Backlot Movie Memorabilia and collectibles in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood, where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!!!

LAVERNE & SHIRLEY SuperMag MAGAZINE Cindy William PENNY MARSHALL Lenny Squiggy
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