"Your teacher is correct," Pamela Sue Martin told a fan back in 1977, "hair will only grow to a certain length! The growing phase of each hair lasts about 3 years, and during that time the hair grows about a half an inch a month. After the 3-year period the hair goes into a kind of resting stage for a few months and then falls out! As for trimming your hair to make it grow faster, it's only real purpose is in making your hair healthier and better looking!" 

Musician Taylor Martin's daughter, Pamela Sue was 24 in 1977 when she played Nancy Drew who was 19. Pamela left the series in 1978 because "I want to play older characters . . . If I'm still playing high school girls I won’t be able to express myself. That's why I quit 'Nancy Drew.'" It was also reported the network had decided to "drop the 'Nancy Drew' show and to integrate the character into 'The Hardy Boys.'" Pamela was reportedly offered $20,000 per episode to stay. 

Of music, Kenny Loggins made the comment after receiving the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) award in 1984, "Video is changing the way younger, newer writers are writing. They're writing visually, conceiving the video as they conceive the song. When I learned the trade, all I vsualized was a piece of vinyl." Between 1981 and 1984, Pamela played John Forsythe and Joan Collins' on-screen daughter on 'Dynasty'. Nolan Miller recalled, "Everybody that you talked to about 'Dynasty' said 'Oh, it's our fantasy'. But the interesting thing - everybody working on 'Dynasty', it's their fantasy also." However Pamela stressed, "It's important to distinguish between reality and fantasy. The 6 o'clock news is reality sometimes. What we do on 'Dynasty' is fiction all the time."

Of high school, Pamela told fans, "I wasn't there that much, and when I was in high school right in the middle of the '60s (Pamela was born in 1953) and there was so much anti-establishment sentiment that nobody really cared about that kind of stuff (being a cheerleader) much." Pamela was not in high school very much because "I was in New York, starting to model (around 1969) and I did my first film (in 1970) when I was in high school."

At the time, "Only 2 of the films I've done have really meant something to me, 'To Find A Man' and 'Our Time'. They were commercial, but they were a little bit more personal and about people. I want to go back to feature films . . . What got me into modeling? Money! I wanted to get money, and I had this summer job in a hamburger place (in Westport, Connecticut) for whatever the minimum wage was then, and a friend of mine was making commercials and making money, so I thought I'd give that a try! I did that during the summer. I got on a train to New York, walked into a modeling agency with a few pictures of myself, and I was signed."

In the 'Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries', originally shown before 'The Six Million Dollar Man' on Sunday nights, Parker Stevenson played Frank Hardy. He said, "My age isn't specified, but I'm supposed to be a year or 2 older than Joe." Parker also mentioned, "Pam Martin is a very old friend. We do things together. She's a very accomplished scuba diver. We get together for a day every now and then or go off weekends with friends. But she's not my girlfriend. Despite the fact that we've been to bed together (on screen in 1974), we're not romantically involved."

On reflection, "Actually, that scene in 'Our Time' was anything but risqué. Pam and I played students at different schools who sneaked off to spend a weekend together. Both were very unsure of themselves and nervous. She came out of the bedroom, in a negligee, but under it she wore a white turtleneck sweater and although we were shown in bed together, even in bed she wore the sweater. I was surprised by the PG ratings."

Pamela told fans, "I'm not a person who goes 'out on the town' but I do like to go out. I mean, I like sports, I like to travel and be in beautiful environments – that's the kind of 'going out' I like to do. And if I'm not doing that, I'd just as soon stay home." Parker continued, "In 'A Separate Peace' (1972) one interpretation could be that my character had homosexual tendencies, but I saw it as just a close relationship, the kind I've had with a lot of friends, whatever their sex. Maybe it was PG because I ran around a lot in boxer shorts. 'Lifeguard' (1976) had very limited frontal nudity – one scene, a girl, but the rest was so honest about relationships between the people. The film dealt with growing up in terms that people of all ages could relate to that I'm glad I was in it. As a lifeguard, I did walk around in bathing suit, but I'd hardly call that provocative."

Pamela remembered, "I grew up on TV as a child in Connecticut. I watched all the kid shows – Donna Reed, Disney and the rest. Finally I couldn't take it any more. I just tuned out . . . I read a few of the Nancy Drew books and loved them when I was youngster. So I can identify with the part. When you read things at a young age they are implanted in your mind forever." Of 'Nancy Drew', Pamela maintained, "Because we filmed so fast I had to do something very quickly but still make sure it was professional. It was a technical exercise in trying to be good, fast. It was a worthwile lesson for me. "

After 'Nancy Drew', Pamela participated in the campaign to save the whales and seals which was sponsored by the Greenpeace Foundation. Around 1976, "I was doing a lot of scuba diving, so I began to learn about the world around us. Very few of the areas I dived in had remained untouched by man . . . It's very frustrating to worry about problems in the world, yet not be able to do anything to improve the situation. To be able to act upon that situation was a very gratifying experience."

Of diet, Pamela told fans, "You can still eat out even though you're watching your calories. If you order meat, just have them broil it – it's not as fattening. And stick with salads, just be sure you order the dressing on the side so you can put on the right amount. Restaurants sometimes tend to drench salads with dressing. And if you absolutely have to have a dessert, get fresh fruit. Hope that help!"

In 1980, filming of the TV pilot, 'Dynasty' commenced. It was reported 7 years later, "The pilot had been filmed at the historical Filoli House in Northern California, but then George Peppard, who was originally cast as Blake Carrington, left the show and the company ran out of time to reshoot in the house." Tom Trimble informed the Los Angeles Times, "In order to use the original footage, we had to copy the floor plan of the house and reconstruct the house on-stage." It was pointed out, "Since the first season, the Carrington house has gone through some changes to facilitate filming on a sound stage."

'Dynasty' was one of television's most popular night time drama series. Tom was art director for Aaron Spelling Productions. It was understood, "Ideas for decorating the rooms come from the script and from consultations with the producers and writers." Tom made known, "The set decorator (Brock Broughton) and I discuss the character we're doing the set for, the general color we want to use to enhance this character and the type of furniture which should be involved."

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