Backstage at the Price Is Right: Memoirs of a Barker Beauty
By Kathleen Bradley
The R Group Publishing
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In the fall of 1990, model/actor Kathleen Bradley broke the mold and became the first Black model to join ranks as one of Bob Barker’s Beauties and for the next ten years, she was seen daily by 16 million viewers as she basked in the limelight as a national figure. After a seven-year gag order from the producers of The Price Is Right, Kathleen discharged her true accounts and experiences behind the scenes on Stage 33 (Bob Barker Studio) at CBS Hollywood Television City.
Written solely by this first-time author, Backstage at The Price Is Right is a racy, jaw-dropping, firsthand account of the often salacious and always fascinating behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the number one game show in television history. This is Kathleen’s story of the exciting chapters leading from the enthusiasm and jubilation embarking upon “The Golden Road” to a rude awakening – an unjustifiable dismissal from her dream job after ten years of devoted service. This page-turning memoir, which reads like a novel, is told with a humorous, entertaining, yet gritty revelation, as she presents an expose’ of hypocrisy, sexism, and racism that she witnessed while working on the show. The catfights, sex scandals, the betrayals, dirty little secrets, the depositions and lawsuits, and the ugly truth are all revealed before and after the cameras rolled.
Kathleen was lauded as the sexy neighbor to Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, as Mrs. Parker in the hit cult comedy “Friday.” She has been described as someone who has never been satisfied with following where the path led but preferred to go where there was no path and leave a trail for others to follow. After a short hiatus, she is making her come back loud and proud with her long-awaited memoir and icing on the cake with “36-24-36” Showtime sitcom.
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Interview at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards Theater Awards. Kathleen talks about her book launching.
It was great being back in my home state of Ohio to jump-start my summer book tour. It was filled with lots of fun and excitement; TV, radio, and newspaper interviews, parties, receptions, and so much more. One of my trip highlights was speaking on Career Day for the 8th-grade class at my alma mater Girard High School.
Thanks to the City of Girard and Mayor James Melfi for the Resolution declaring May 18th – May 24th “KATHLEEN BRADLEY WEEK” in the City of Girard. What an honor!
Thanks to the Barnes and Nobel stores in Boardman/Youngstown, Cleveland/Woodmere, Ohio areas, Pittsburgh/Homestead, Pennsylvania. Also, a big thank to Monteen’s Soul food Restaurant, Martini Brothers, and The Fire Grill for proving food and space for book signings.
I prolonged my trip and took a diversion by venturing on to Portsmouth, Ohio, per the request of Chef Will Robinson and his trusty sidekick Rob Williams. Incredible sites to see, food was terrific, especially at the world-famous RIBBER restaurant. The best steak I have ever had in my life.