Mostly moved over from the thread about Kathleen's book.
Bob was very hurt over Dorothy Jo's passing, and I'm sure that he was vulnerable and Dian may have wooed and cooed him
Dorothy Jo died in 1981 and it was more than a decade later that Dian pursued him. Throughout that time Barker was involved in a longterm relationship with Nancy Burnett and was not “vulnerable”. Barker wanted a little “hanky panky” and got it. Dian wanted to pose nude in Playboy, which CBS and Mr. Goodson had forbidden. After she had sex with Barker he arranged permission for her to pose in Playboy. Both Dian and Barker got what they wanted.
Dian thought that since she didn't get what she wanted, she left and filed a lawsuit. Talk about immature?! I mean, come on now...
Dian didn’t leave, she was fired.
What did Breslow do to Bob that made Bob fire him?
On the subject of Barker and Breslow, I asked around and no one really knows what the exact cause of the problem was between the two men, but they all recall that it seemed to escalate in the early 80s around the time that Barker elevated himself from being the host of the show to being the star
of the show. However Breslow continued to direct Barker just as he always had, like he was talent, as opposed to a “star
”, and that irritated Barker.
Also, I thought one of the rumored reasons Holly was fired was because she refused to recount the story of how Marc Breslow was fired the way Bob wanted it to be told.(and the "banned episodes") http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,14175.msg301641.html#msg301641