Carole Gene Marer spent her girlhood dreaming of meeting Rock Hudson, but when she finally had the chance on her second date with her future husband, television mogul Aaron Spelling ("Beverly Hills 90210", "Dynasty", "Charlie's Angels") she was so shy, she hid all night in the powder room. How Candy morphed from that girl into a seemingly confident and definitely stylish mistress of the largest house in Los Angeles is at the heart of "Stories From Candyland". The life Candy created for her family Aaron and their children, Tori and Randy was fabulous, over-the-top and often magical. "Stories From Candyland" sparkles with glamour and grand gestures. But it also satisfies with more intimate Candy concerns: why being a perfect wife and mother was so important to her, how cooking and cleaning can keep home fires burning, why collections matter, and whether dogs are better judges of people than people are.
CANDY SPELLING, whose husband Aaron produced America's favorite entertainment ("Dynasty," "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat," "Beverly Hills 90210"), is one of Hollywood's most famous women. Her marriage was one of Tinseltown's happiest and most enduring, ending only with Aaron's death in 2006. Since then, Candy began her own entertainment and media career, with a new TV series, "Bank of Hollywood," co-producing "Promises, Promises" on Broadway and writing on a variety of pop culture topics for TMZ.com, The Huffington Post and momlogic.com and as a contributing editor for Los Angeles Confidential Magazine. She is involved with a number of charitable and public service organizations, and is in the process of "downsizing" from Spelling Manor to a 17,000 square foot condominium in Century City.