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Cookies & Milk: Scenes From a '70s Hollywood Childhood (Part 4)

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Shawn Amos

Hollywood in the 1970s was the last place you'd expect to find a store selling cookies and milk. Unless it was a front for a drug dealership.

Cookies & Milk: Scenes From a '70s Hollywood Childhood (Part 3)

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Shawn Amos

Lots of people had the munchies in 1970s Hollywood. My father's cookies were the perfect opener to every pitch meeting, every break in production.

Cookies & Milk: Scenes From a '70s Hollywood Childhood (Part 2)

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Shawn Amos

My father's time at A&M Records was the epitome of show business illusion. Hollywood wasn't bringing him fame or fortune.

Cookies & Milk: Scenes From a '70s Hollywood Childhood

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Shawn Amos

My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness.