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American Playhouse; Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss


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American Playhouse
Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss
Series Description

Weekly series of drama, comedy and musical productions. See individual titles or press kit for more info. or description. First production: John Cheever's "The Shady Hill Kidnapping." AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE productions have included filming stage presentations; theatrically released films; produced for television dramas. Series release date: 1/1982

Program Description

The third in a series of Jean Shepherd stories about a typical American family and its not so typical adventures. In this story Ralph gets his first job and the family dog temporarily runs away to a better home, both of which threaten to cancel the annual summer vacation to a cottage on a lake but in the end the family goes on their trek to Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss. Directed by Dick Bartlett.

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Chicago: “American Playhouse; Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss,” 07/06/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9D3206E44AC649F289831D882B126143.
MLA: “American Playhouse; Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss.” 07/06/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9D3206E44AC649F289831D882B126143>.
APA: American Playhouse; Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9D3206E44AC649F289831D882B126143
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