Take My Advice: The Ann & Abby Story


2h 1999

Brief Synopsis

Television movie that tells the story of identical twins Pauline and Esther Friedman, who became advice columnists Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby") and Ann Landers. The movie depicts the rise of the two advice columnists and how their success led to an intense personal rivalry.

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Location
Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie that tells the story of identical twins Pauline and Esther Friedman, who became advice columnists Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby") and Ann Landers. The movie depicts the rise of the two advice columnists and how their success led to an intense personal rivalry.

Crew

Gideon Amir

Producer

O B Babbs

Assistant

Rose Barclay

Production

Phil Blackburn

Production

Adam Blank

Assistant

Nina Bradford

Set Decorator

Greg Brown

Office Assistant

Howard Burkons

Screenplay

Howard Burkons

Coproducer

Ken Carter

Screenplay

David Cohn

Production

Misty Conn

Boom Operator

Tracy Cutts

Script Supervisor

James Elton Davis

Production

E Larry Day

Makeup

Claude Diaz

Hair

Claude Diaz

Makeup

Patrick Dorman

Costumes

Patrick Dorman

Tailor

Donald P H Eaton

Assistant Director

Heather Elliot

Other

Heather Elliot

Accountant

Ken Erck

Construction Coordinator

Dan Fisher

Transportation Coordinator

Lynne Fisher

Driver

Seth Flaum

Editor

Brian Fleskes

Production

Bruce Fleskes

Gaffer

Sean Fong

On-Set Dresser

Brian Fuller

Assistant Camera

Susan Funk

Stand-In

Adam Gilad

Screenplay

Adam Gilad

Coproducer

Roman Guenther

On-Set Dresser

Mark Haack

Production Designer

Mike Hanauska

Grip

Annette Haywood-carter

Screenplay

Karen Heuval

Production

Katharina Hirsch

Makeup

Doug Hobart

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Hubert

Production

Bob Inge

Other

Brigid Kelly

Assistant

Philip L Keysl

Props

Jim Koral

Camera Assistant

Dana Larson

Other

Chris Lastomirsky

Other

Brian Lawson

Dolly Grip

Bruce Lawson

Key Grip

Ron Leamon

Costume Designer

Earl Lewis

Costume Supervisor

Christina Liczbinski

Makeup

John Mansfield

Production

Marychris Mas

Costumes

Amy Mccain

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joel Mccarthy

Other

Jon Mccarthy

Transportation Captain

Sharon Mccarthy

Driver

Andrew Mcdowall

Assistant Camera Operator

Brendan Mckeon

Driver

Glenn Micallef

Sound Mixer

Tasha Miller

Production

Pam Minty

Set Production Assistant

David M Moir

Photography

Cynthia Nibler

Assistant Property Master

Marienne O'brien

Set Costumer

Dennis Olson

Other

Scott Olson

Grip

Romano Paoletti

Assistant Director

Beverly Pinnas

Assistant Editor

Drew Pinniger

Property Master

Robert Platt

Grip

Tom Platt

Production

David Pratt

Production

Mary Pyanowski

Hair

Mark Rhinehart

Office Assistant

Scott Richmond

Other

Ken Riddle

Production

Jim Rosel

Other

Freyda Rothstein

Executive Producer

Glenn Sabin

Special Effects Coordinator

Doug Schwartz

Camera Operator

Susan Sittko

Production

Kristina Soderquist

Production Auditor

Cory Sorenson

Location Scout

Kris Stack

Other

Debbie Stafford

Production

Chris Steele

Production

Kirk Steppe

Location Manager

Joel Stirnkorb

Dolly Grip

Bernard Szymanski

Other

Albert Tablanza

Other

Teresa Tamiyasu

On-Set Dresser

Eric Van Haren Noman

Director Of Photography

Scott Walters

Best Boy

James Walton

Video Playback

Lynn Wegenka

Assistant Director

Donald Williams

Wardrobe

Eddie Williams

Effects Coordinator

Marvin J. Williams Jr.

Set Production Assistant

Patrick Williams

Music

Patsy Williams

Craft Service

Carl Winter

Production

Harold W Wislon

Foreman

Deborah Wolsh

Associate Producer

Karen Yokomizo

Production Auditor

Naomi Yospe

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Location
Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States July 19, 1999

Began shooting late March 1999.