Before there was Mary Richards, there was Marlo Thomas’ Ann Marie in That Girl. The 1966-71 ABC sitcom made Thomas America’s chaste dream girl who showed her independence by — imagine! — having her very own Manhattan apartment. A perky pre-feminist who giggled her way out of situations, Ann Marie never ever had a man in her bedroom (she and sports-coat-sporting doofus Donald always embraced outside her apartment). This collection includes Ann Marie and Donald’s meet-cute and several guest stars, like dad Danny Thomas. What makes this dated fluff still work is Marlo’s comic flair — and that pre-Lewinsky, pre-Aniston flipped coiffure. B
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