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Shirley's World 

Shirley Logan is a globe-trotting magazine writer-photographer and Dennis Croft, her London based editor.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Shirley MacLaine ...  Shirley Logan 17 episodes, 1971-1972
John Gregson ...  Dennis Croft 14 episodes, 1971-1972
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Shirley Logan is a globe-trotting magazine writer-photographer and Dennis Croft, her London based editor.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El mundo de Shirley See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(17 episodes) | (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Apparently Shirley MacLaine and her British crew developed a mutual loathing of each other during the making of this series. All were mutually happy when it was canceled. See more »

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It Was A Good Idea ... At The Time
23 March 2010 | by rasithrillSee all my reviews

I'll split the difference of the previous two reviews. "Shirley's World" is awful at times, but not all the time. However, it's never really that good, and that's the problem.

The premise is fine -- a globe-trotting female photojournalist getting herself and others in and out of trouble and experiencing adventure (vaguely) and love (infrequently and incompletely) along the way. It's the type of show which could have appealed to the discerning tastes of intelligent, early-70's TV viewers if anyone with an ounce of talent and/or commitment had written any of the scripts. It got so bad on the "A Girl Like You" episode that the writers just ripped off "My Geisha", the movie MacLaine made a decade earlier (of course, I'm assuming Shirley didn't suggest that story line. If so, she has no one to blame but herself).

The only constant selling point is Shirley, who is such a vivrant thing here, especially considering she was 37 when this series was filmed. She also looks different -- her traditional bob is nowhere to be found as she was in her natural, long-hair period that lasted through this series, the movies "Desperate Characters" and "The Possession of Joel Delaney", plus her stint pimpin' George McGovern as a '72 U.S. presidential candidate.


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