My Summer With Dolly Parton

The Dolly Show was an attempt to revive television variety shows.

In 1987 I was going through a painful breakup. Combined with my wicked weed addiction and a propensity for depression, I was having a tough summer. My friend Julien, a television producer, threw me a lifeline. He was working on a new show called Dolly starring Dolly Parton. He offered me a production assistant gig. I leaped at the opportunity. The long hours would be a welcome distraction from the breakup blues. He gave me the address of a…



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Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.