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The Group


Eight (or was it nine?) young women graduate from Vassar (or something like it, anyway) in the 1930s and we follow their lives up until near the start of the War. The acting talent here comprises most of the most talented young women just starting out in Hollywood in the ‘60s, including Candice Bergen. It all felt a little rushed to me, because there were too many stories to tell and not enough time. I didn’t read the book, but I’m betting that many of the characters got pretty short shrift. They weren’t doing it back then, but it might be interesting if it was re-made as a television mini-series.