1970s - 1980s ORIGINAL GROUP OF MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOKS [3] HANDWRITTEN BY A WORLD FAMOUS SYNDICATED COLUMNIST AND ASTROLGER AND PERHAPS THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOVIE 'STAR WARS' SUCCESS

By: JOYCE JILLSON

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On offer is an interesting group of three notebooks that offer an insight into the thoughts of a famous astrologist and syndicated columnist. The group consists of 3 wire-bound notebooks, each 9 3/8 inches by 6 inches. Each contains 150 pages and are 47%, 34% and 31% complete, respectively. The covers and all pages are intact. There are numerous notes clipped into pages at varying places. The handwriting is legible and all three are in good condition. Joyce Jillson styled herself as the "Hollywood Astrologer". saying she decided such show business milestones as advising George Lucas to open his genre-launching "Star Wars" on May 27, 1977. She began her career as an actress in the 1960's, staring in The Man From U.N.C.L.E and most famously, Peyton Place. In 1973, she starred in Superchick. She also had guest appearances on Columbo, Lou Grant and Police Woman. Her real strength however was her regular appearance on television talk shows such as Good Morning America, The Tonight Show and The Merv Griffin Show. In addition, she also hosted her own syndicated program The Joyce Jillson Show. Jillson had been reading about and studying astrology since she was a little girl. By the 1970's, she was firmly in the astrology 'business', as noted above. She garnered some big-name corporate clients such as 20th Century Fox, Ford Motor Company and the LA Dodgers. Most famously, she claimed in 1988 that she had provided astrological advice to President Ronald Reagan and his wife. She wrote an astrology column that was syndicated to about 200 newspapers. She published several books including The Art of Flirting. Some of her notes in these notebooks clearly refer to her work in television. She is very aware of communication strategies, especially as it intersects with body language: "body language is a symphony.... there is a feedback factor between a person's body and self-esteem". She notes the use of tried and true sales techniques such as: "We know that people are more readily presumed to change their attitudes when they perceive the communicator as being a person like themselves i.e. someone they can identify with and therefore trust. Also, the higher the communicator's social status (why ads use celebs) + supposed expertise, the more credible his message becomes. ..." There are brief or cryptic references to Pete Rose (baseball player), Willie Wilson (baseball player), George Brent (actor), George C. Scott (actor), Michael Jackson (entertainer) and others. Other entries appear to be notes preparing for interviews or personal critiques of her performance in interviews: "RADIO emphasis patter .... downward inflection gives relief to audience - relax gossipy over the back fence - they want to believe … looked stiff and neck turned stiffly ... too harsh lighting ... apparently after an appearance on an NBC program"

Title: 1970s - 1980s ORIGINAL GROUP OF MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOKS [3] HANDWRITTEN BY A WORLD FAMOUS SYNDICATED COLUMNIST AND ASTROLGER AND PERHAPS THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOVIE 'STAR WARS' SUCCESS

Author Name: JOYCE JILLSON

Illustrator: /

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: U. S., 1970

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008113

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