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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Soap Dish #8 (in which we celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Bold and the Beautiful)

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful, which is still centered around the Forrester family and their Los Angeles fashion house business. Created by William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, the show's original cast included Joanna Johnson, Ronn Moss and Katherine Kelly Lang (in the above photo) as well as Carrie Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's granddaughter), Ethan Wayne (John Wayne's son) and Stephen Shortridge (who previously played Beau De LaBarre on the sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter). So sit back and enjoy B&B's first 14 episodes from March-April 1987 (click here for previous Soap Dish posts).

Rocco Carner - Bryan Genesse
Eric Forrester - John McCook
Kristen Forrester - Teri Ann Linn
Ridge Forrester - Ronn Moss
Stephanie Forrester - Susan Flannery
Thorne Forrester - Clayton Norcross
Beth Logan - Judith Baldwin
Brooke Logan - Katherine Kelly Lang
Donna Logan - Carrie Mitchum
Katie Logan - Nancy Sloan
Storm Logan - Ethan Wayne
Margo Lynley - Lauren Koslow
Dave Reed - Stephen Shortridge
Alex Simpson - Rosemarie Thomas
Bill Spencer - Jim Storm
Caroline Spencer - Joanna Johnson
Conway Weston - Jerry Ayres

Below are three promos for the show from March 1987.

Episode 1: Monday, March 23, 1987
Bill Spencer demands that Ridge stop dating his daughter Caroline or he will expose Ridge's playboy reputation. Ridge then proposes to Caroline. Eric Forrester puts on his latest fashion show. Detective Dave Reed questions Brooke Logan about the two men who tried to rape her.

Episode 2: Tuesday, March 24, 1987
Susan Flannery makes her first appearance as Stephanie Forrester, who refuses to discuss with Eric the serious problems within their marriage. Ridge informs his parents that he and Caroline are engaged.

Episode 3: Wednesday, March 25, 1987
Bill is shocked when Caroline and Ridge inform him of their wedding plans.

Episode 4: Thursday, March 26, 1987
Dave wants to use Brooke as a decoy to catch her attackers. Thorne suspects Ridge is only marrying Caroline to spite Bill. Bill tries to convince Caroline that Ridge is no good for her.

Episode 5: Friday, March 27, 1987
Storm asks Donna to set Katie up with a date. Bill hires a private detective, Conway Weston, to dig up dirt on Ridge.

Episode 6: Monday, March 30, 1987
Dave proposes to Brooke, but she asks for time to think about it. Storm and Dave argue about using Brooke as a decoy to catch her attackers.

Episode 7: Tuesday, March 31, 1987
Stephanie calls her daughter Kristen in New York, and later she receives a mysterious phone call. Donna meets another student, Rocco Carner, at the library and convinces him to ask Katie out.

Episode 8: Wednesday, April 1, 1987
Rocco takes Katie out on a date. Caroline convinces Kristen to come to her wedding.

Episode 9: Thursday, April 2, 1987
Ridge receives a call from his old flame, Alex Simpson, who convinces him to go out for a drink. Realizing that his daughter is happy, Bill stops his investigation of Ridge.

Episode 10: Friday, April 3, 1987
Ridge ends up in bed with Alex in her hotel room, and Conway takes a picture of them.

Episode 11: Monday, April 6, 1987
Ridge suspects that Bill is behind the photographer.

Episode 12: Tuesday, April 7, 1987
Kristen arrives in Los Angeles and meets with Caroline. Bill tells Ridge that he now supports his marriage to Caroline. Conway later gives Bill the photograph of Ridge in bed with Alex.

Episode 13: Wednesday, April 8, 1987
Caroline asks Kristen to be her maid of honor. Bill is furious when he sees the picture of Ridge and Alex.

Episode 14: Thursday, April 9, 1987
Beth tells Brooke that she went to college with Eric Forrester. During his engagement party for Caroline and Ridge, Bill tells Ridge that he wants to talk to him later.

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