Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Watch 'The Young and the Restless' Cast Read The Show's First Script at Paley Center Event

As part of the CBS Daytime "#1 for 30 Years" celebration, The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is currently running an interactive exhibit of one-of-a kind memorabilia and original set pieces from the network's daytime series. The exhibit honors the five current shows, as well as beloved classic soap operas As the World Turns and Guiding Light. Special programming has also been added to help pay homage to the CBS lineup. On November 9, the current cast of The Young and the Restless gathered for a reading of the show's very first script, which was broadcast on March 23, 1987. Like sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful, Y&R was co-created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell.

Y&R star Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) played patriarch Stuart Brooks (originally Robert Colbert), owner of the Genoa City Chronicle and father to four daughters. Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) read the role of Leslie Brooks (Janice Lynde), while Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) took on the part of Chris Brooks (Trish Stewart). Greg Rikaart played Snapper Foster (William Gray Espy), a med student and the oldest of the working class Foster siblings. Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair Williams), daughter of the show's creators, read the role of waitress Sally McGuire (Lee Crawford). Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) played the mysterious Brad Eliot (Tom Hallick). Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) read the roles of the truck driver who picked Brad up, and a police officer. Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) played Barbara Anderson (Deidre Hall). Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) played Pierre Roulland (Robert Clary). Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) narrated, reading the stage directors for the episode, which was taped on March 12, 1973, and aired 11 days later.

You can watch the reading for yourself in the video below.

Some of the items on display at The Paley Center for Media can be found on the following list:

From The Young and the Restless
Set replica of Victor Newman’s office
Chancellor Park set
Original scripts with show creator and head writer William J. Bell’s handwritten notes

From The Bold and the Beautiful
Fashion runway from the show open
Set costumes including memorable wedding gowns
A 24 ft Family Tree

From The Price is Right
The Wheel!
Original podiums
Original Bob Barker microphone

From Let's Make a Deal
Original #3 from the first stage door
The Car Pong Game
Mascot costumes: Zonko, Zurtle, and Zonkey

From The Talk
An original host table
The costumes each host wore for the 2015’s Daytime Emmy-winning episode “Rocktober Halloween Spectacular.”

The CBS Daytime exhibit runs at The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) from October 12 to November 27, and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12-5 p.m. Admission is free.

The cast of The Bold and the Beautiful read the show's first script at an event held on November 3 at The Paley Center.  Watch it here.

Watch Y&R's first episode below.

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