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Peyton Place

Peyton Place is a then-shocking novel 1956 novel by Grace Metalious[?] that was made into a 1957 motion picture. It tells the story of the hidden love affairs that occur in a small New England town. It stars Lana Turner, Lee Philips[?], Lloyd Nolan[?], Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn[?], Terry Moore[?], Hope Lange[?], Diane Varsi[?] and Barry Coe[?].

The movie was adapted by John Michael Hayes and directed by Mark Robson[?].

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Arthur Kennedy), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Russ Tamblyn), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Lana Turner), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hope Lange), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Diane Varsi), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

A sequel, Return to Peyton Place[?], appeared in 1961. In 1964, a television soap opera, Peyton Place, was released. It starred Dorothy Malone[?], Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins[?] and Christopher Connelly[?]. In 1972, another soap opera, Return to Peyton Place, appeared. It starred Bettye Ackerman[?] and Ron Russell[?]. James Lipton[?] was the head writer. In 1977, there was a television movie, Murder in Peyton Place (starring Dorothy Malone and Christopher Connelly). In 1985, another television movie, Peyton Place: The Next Generation (again with Malone and Connelly), was released.

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