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Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway is a dramatic made-for-television movie, which premiered on NBC on September 27, 1976.
The story follows a 15-year-old girl named Dawn Wetherby (Eve Plumb) who runs away from home to Hollywood and becomes a prostitute to support herself. Dawn finds herself taken under the wing of a tough-talking pimp named Swan. The film’s soundtrack features the song “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways.
In Randal Kleiser’s telemovie Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch) stars as Dawn, who leaves home at 15 for the glamour of L.A. Friendless, she is taken in by the smooth line of Swan (Bo Hopkins), who offers to be her protector. Before long, Dawn has become a streetwalker, with Swan taking a sizeable chunk of her earnings.
She finds true friendship in the form of another runaway, male hustler Alex (Leigh McCloskey) — whose own story would be delineated in a 1977 sequel, Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn. Having learned a lesson with its controversial airing of Born Innocent, NBC preceded the September 27, 1976, premiere of Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway with a “parental discretion” disclaimer.
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Marvin J. Chomsky directs this drama about a young girl (Linda Purl) who escapes her oppressive mother only to wind up on the lonely streets of Hollywood. Broke and with nowhere to turn for help, Hailey becomes trapped in the service of a pimp (Clifton Davis). With the help of his partner Russ Garfield (Louis Gossett Jr.), can detective Lyle York (David Soul), a former pimp himself, get Hailey off the streets?
The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young runaway Hailey Atkins has been turned out. Down deep she wants to go straight but has had great difficultly escaping her pimp and doesn’t even have a place to go. York and Garfield go out on a limb to try and help.
Actors: David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr., Linda Purl, Clifton Davis, Carolyn Jones, Kathleen Quinlan, Lana Wood
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Writers: Hal Sitowitz, Ted Morgan
Producers: Aaron Spelling, Hal Sitowitz, Leonard Goldberg, Shelley Hull
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
First Broadcast: Jan 16, 1977 (ABC TV movie of the week)
“Well, it was an eye-opener for me. I went with a male friend—a large male, physically strong friend—and we hung out in Hollywood and met and talked to some young prostitutes. Oh, the vacant stares in their eyes; the hopes for who they wanted to become. They wanted to become actresses. They had come to Hollywood, and they were sure that they could succeed. This was Hollywood Boulevard. You didn’t have to go far to look for this stuff going on” – Linda Purl on “Little Ladies of the Night”
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Black Flag Kills Ants On Contact
“British ex-punk rocker Adam Ant planned an autograph signing at Tower Records in Hollywood to promote their new album. There to welcome him were dozens of fans; also there were The Connected ( the movie Suburbia was based on the TC), and we came armed with a handful of stickers from Black Flag and a carton of eggs. (I vaguely remember that he had been talking down what was a tight-knit Hollywood punk community, and we took that personal.) Anyway, while the kids with eggs took positions on the hill, other TC caused joyful havoc in the parking lot, and Mark Alva and I interviewed both loyal fans and confused passersby.. Members of the TC were also in several L.A. punk bands, including The Oziehares, Black Flag, Red Scare, and Twisted Roots. The Connected were: Malissa, Maggie, Emil, Mark, Layne, Gloria, Ricky, Critter, Rachel, Brian, Stephanie, Joanie, Judi, Tova, Drew, Stewart, Bobbi Brat, Leslie, and Amie. I’m sorry if I left anybody out. Lighthearted fun for the whole family.”
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