‘Marcia Brady’ makes Atlanta stop

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imageOne of the stars of the hit 1970s TV show “The Brady Bunch” stopped in Atlanta on Monday to pitch her new tell-all.

Maureen McCormick, who played Marsha Brady on the show, spoke to more than 150 fans packed inside Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, answering questions about her time on the show, the new book and whether she would want her daughter to play her if “Here’s the Story” is turned into a movie. (Her answer: no.)

Brady seemed surprised by the size of the crowd, commenting in her opening remarks that it was the largest of any stop on her week-old book tour. McCormick also admitted to a fan waiting as she signed his copy of the book that she didn’t know she had a large gay following.

In the book, McCormick reveals she’s lived quite an un-Brady life:

  • In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the former Brady Bunch star said she picked up a cocaine habit that included trading sex for drugs.
  • She botched an audition with Steven Spielberg for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
  • In the 1970s, she hung out with the Jackson family, bonding more with LaToya than Michael.
  • She had a date with Steve Martin, but her drug problem caused her to be a space cadet. Result: no second date.
  • She was ashamed of her mom for many years because she had syphilis and had been institutionalized for a time. McCormick’s own depression was mollified in the 1990s by Prozac.
  • View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event.


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