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Title: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Midnite on June 27, 2006, 03:33:33 PM
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Number 152. June 26, 2006.

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Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following breaking news.

**** DARK SHADOWS 40TH ANNIVERSARY - NEW GUESTS & MORE

Tomorrow - June 27, 2006 - marks the exact 40th Anniversary of the broadcast of the debut of "Dark Shadows": On June 27, 1966, ABC-TV aired Episode #1, showing Victoria Winters' arrival in Collinsport and introducing viewers to Collinwood and the Collins Family.

SG here updates the latest news for the official DS 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, NY, August 25-27 (exactly 2 months from now). The hotel is located at 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 1-718-246-7000.

See SG #107 and SG #108 print issues and recent SG Online Updates for more details about Fest guests and programming.

---- SG Premiere Announcement:
New guests: Actors LISA RICHARDS (Sabrina Stuart) and CONARD FOWKES (Frank Garner), plus the original ABC-TV publicists for DS, LES SCHECTER and JAMES BUTLER. More guests to be announced. All guests are subject to professional and personal commitments. Fest proceeds benefit the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Previously-announced Festival guests: DAVID SELBY, LARA PARKER, JOHN KARLEN, NANCY BARRETT, JERRY LACY, KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT, MARIE WALLACE, DIANA MILLAY, DONNA McKECHNIE, BETSY DURKIN MATTHES, CHRIS PENNOCK, STUART GOODMAN, and MARILYN ROSS.

The Dark Shadows Festival reports its website - www.darkshadowsfestival.com - now has been updated to include 40th Anniversary information. It is recommended that fans pay for their memberships in advance to ensure attendance at the gathering.

SG previously reported the Brooklyn Marriott has sold out of discounted DS rate sleeping rooms - although they do have rooms available at a higher rate. The nearby NY Marriott Financial Center in lower Manhattan, just 2 subway stops or a 5-minute taxi drive from the Brooklyn Marriott, now is offering discounted sleeping rooms for Fest attendees. Call 212-385-4900and mention Dark Shadows to receive the special reduced room rate.

**** NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS - DS PERSONNEL

--- LARA PARKER'S NEW DS NOVEL
SG print issues and Online Updates have reported Lara's new novel "Dark Shadows - The Salem Branch" will be published on July 11 by Tor Books. Lara shares these upcoming personal appearances and more are being planned. Scheduled appearances are:

Book signing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego on Fri., July 14, at 7:00 pm. The store is located at 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 302, San Diego, CA 92111. 858-268-4747.

Comic Con - San Diego: Panel appearance 12:30-1:30 and book signing 1:30-2:30 on Sat., July 22. The world-famous convention at the San Diego Convention Center draws approximately 100,000 exhibitors, guests, artists, vendors, and attendees spanning virtually every science fiction/fantasy/horror/entertainment industry interest.

Book signing at Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank, CA, on Sat., July 29, at 2:00 pm. The store is located at 4213 W Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505. 818-556-6660.

--- DONNA McKECHNIE'S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY
The book about this award-winning international actress, dancer, and singer is in production and due to be released Aug. 29.

--- ALEXANDRA MOLTKE ISLES NEW DOCUMENTARY
Over the years, SG has shared about filmmaker Alexandra's documentary movies. Her new documentary, "The Healing Gardens of New York City," is slated for broadcast on PBS on July 27. Syndicated columnist Liz
Smith says the film is "so incredibly lovely that it gives a person hope for the human race.... Who knew that NYC is dotted with plots of deserted land from Harlem to Rikers Island, from the Conservancy to the Labyrinth downtown, and that all sorts of citizens, high and low (some actually still incarcerated for crimes), have come to love and tend these gardens. There is even a small garden in Times Square, lovingly taken care of in the midst of car exhaust and noisy traffic. This is an unusually tranquil film experience with wonderful music. It will take your mind off a lot of nasty things. Don't miss it!"

*** "KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER" TV SERIES ON SCI FI CHANNEL

Published SG newsletters detailed the late DAN CURTIS' last project as Consulting Producer on the 2005 ABC series that was based in part on his original cult favorite films "The Night Stalker" and the sequel "The Night Strangler." The network cancelled the series in Nov. and Sci Fi Channel plans to show all episodes - including those not aired by ABC - starting Fri., July 28.

*** NEW DS MERCHANDISE TO DEBUT AT 40th ANNIVERSARY SG has announced and reported about the following new DS collectibles and keepsakes expected to make their first appearance at the Fest convention in August.

--- DARK SHADOWS AUDIO DRAMAS #1 - House of Despair and #2 - The Book of Temptation will debut at the Fest. These original CD stories from Big Finish Productions feature original cast members re-creating theirTV roles: David Selby, Lara Parker, John Karlen, and Kathryn Leigh Scott. Portraying the new character "Ed Griffin" is newly-announced guest actor Jamison Selby, David's son. He was the playwright/director of the first DS sequel audiodrama, "Return to Collinwood," recorded live onstage with 11 original cast members at the 2003 DS Festival.

Note: "Return to Collinwood" CDs are available from MPI and Jamison's actual script is available exclusively from Marcy Robin/ShadowGram.

To note tomorrow's actual 40th Anniversary date, Big Finish Productions will post the cover image for CD #1 on the official CD website - www.darkshadowsreborn.com It shows Quentin and Angelique flanking a mysterious silhouetted figure who is set against a darkly-eerie backdrop of the Collinwood tower.

--- DARK SHADOWS BLOOPERS & TREASURES DVD, new from MPI, will premiere at the Fest. It features a collection of the inadvertent mistakes that occurred when the original DS episodes were "produced live in sequence." There are "dozens of...hilarious mishaps" and "several outtakes." MPI will post information about the DVD later on its website -www.darkshadowsdvds.com - and the DVD should be available in stores in September.

--- DARK SHADOWS - The FIRST YEAR and the DARK SHADOWS 2007 CALENDAR
are slated to be available at the Fest. The book summarizes each individual pre-Barnabas episode and the Calendar features specific photos for each month. SG will update more about these releases as details are confirmed.

--- SG previously announced and now notes other new releases due for the Fest: Books by Kathryn Leigh Scott, Donna McKechnie, and Betsy Durkin Matthes, plus titles by DSOnline writer Craig Hamrick and a Grayson Hall biography by Rebecca Jamison.

*** SG invites all fans attending the Fest and Lara's signings to please share their photos and reports with SG so all SG readers worldwide can enjoy the events with you. Please also send all articles, reviews, and publicity material you may find about the different book, DVD, and CD releases. A Contributor's Copy SG print issue is given in thanks for major sharing.

Thank you.
Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher
Marcy Robin, P.O. Box 1766, Temple City, CA 91780-7766
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Midnite on June 27, 2006, 03:36:11 PM
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New guests: Actors LISA RICHARDS (Sabrina Stuart) and CONARD FOWKES (Frank Garner)

Cool!
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Charles_Ellis on June 27, 2006, 03:46:00 PM
The more the merrier, but what about the legendary 'holdouts' (Henesy, Jackson, Moltke) and Jonathan??  After all, it IS the 40th Anniversary!!
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Midnite on June 27, 2006, 04:10:26 PM
ShadowGram wrote:
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It is recommended that fans pay for their memberships in advance to ensure attendance at the gathering.

Seriously, don't wait to send your payment.  Attendance for Saturday and/or Sunday may reach the event room's maximum occupancy (since, quoting Charles, "it IS the 40th Anniversary!!"  :)), so ticket sales could be cut off for specific days, and only a limited number of banquet tickets are sold each year.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Midnite on June 27, 2006, 04:12:59 PM
One more thing...  ::)

ShadowGram wrote:
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To note tomorrow's actual 40th Anniversary date, Big Finish Productions will post the cover image for CD #1 on the official CD website - www.darkshadowsreborn.com It shows Quentin and Angelique flanking a mysterious silhouetted figure who is set against a darkly-eerie backdrop of the Collinwood tower.

Really looking forward to that!  :D
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: ClaudeNorth on June 27, 2006, 04:31:00 PM
The more the merrier, but what about the legendary 'holdouts' (Henesy, Jackson, Moltke) and Jonathan??  After all, it IS the 40th Anniversary!!

I suspect that if they do manage to get any of those four to attend, they won't announce it until the Fest weekend.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: ClaudeNorth on June 27, 2006, 05:01:47 PM
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New guests: Actors LISA RICHARDS (Sabrina Stuart) and CONARD FOWKES (Frank Garner)

Cool!

Very cool, indeed.  I've always had a soft spot for Lisa Richards, and it will be fun to see dreamy "Frank Garner" make his first Fest appearance,
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Charles_Ellis on June 27, 2006, 05:25:16 PM
Actually, it's his second- a very nice man indeed.  It'll be interesting to see both "Frank Garner" and fellow Collinsport lawyer "Tony Peterson" together- Conard had already left the show by the time Jerry Lacy first appeared.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 27, 2006, 06:18:38 PM
I get more excited about the Festival every day!!!   [banana] I've been trying to get Lisa Richards in my book and on a photo I have been taking to festivals for years. I either miss her or she get work, lol. By the way, I hope you do mean Conrad Fowkes. Conrad Brooks shows up at pretty much every convention.  :o He's a friend of logtime DS fan John Link. Anyway, other than that, he wasn't on the show. (Okay, inside humor for people who know Conrad Brooks.)  ;)  Can Elizabeth Eis be next?

Michael   [thumb]
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: jennifer on June 28, 2006, 05:50:15 AM
wow this is great news!!

jennifer
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Charles_Ellis on June 28, 2006, 01:02:36 PM
CryrusL, it's spelled Conard Fowkes- actually, he is a descendant of the notorious Guy Fawkes who plottted to kill King James I by blowing up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_fawkes

As to the late Conrad Brooks, here's another DS factoid- he was briefly a brother-in-law to Grayson Hall!
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 28, 2006, 02:25:14 PM
CryrusL, it's spelled Conard Fowkes- actually, he is a descendant of the notorious Guy Fawkes who plottted to kill King James I by blowing up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_fawkes

As to the late Conrad Brooks, here's another DS factoid- he was briefly a brother-in-law to Grayson Hall!
And its spelled Cyrusl like, well, Dr. Longworth. Anyway...
You are correct on Conard. I was afraid I might spell canard.
Now, more importantly, when did Conrad Brooks pass away???? I never new him to be late to lunch, much less dearly departed?
And now, please tell, when was he brother-in-law to our dear Grayson????  Inquiring minds want to know! :o

Michael  
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 28, 2006, 03:19:52 PM
The more the merrier, but what about the legendary 'holdouts' (Henesy, Jackson, Moltke) and Jonathan??  After all, it IS the 40th Anniversary!!

Would be fantastic if any or ALL of these ppl showed up, but I ain't holdin' MY breath!  ;)  Conrad Fowkes btw is VERY sweet!  Met him at his first Fest which I *believe* was 1997.  He was a very nice and cool gentleman so it will be nice to see him again.  ;)
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 28, 2006, 03:21:54 PM
Quote from: ShadowGram
To note tomorrow's actual 40th Anniversary date, Big Finish Productions will post the cover image for CD #1 on the official CD website - www.darkshadowsreborn.com It shows Quentin and Angelique flanking a mysterious silhouetted figure who is set against a darkly-eerie backdrop of the Collinwood tower.

Really looking forward to that!  :D

Well, while I'm not all that interested in the audio dramas, I must say that the picture IS very cool!  Wonder who drew it.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 28, 2006, 03:25:36 PM
The more the merrier, but what about the legendary 'holdouts' (Henesy, Jackson, Moltke) and Jonathan??  After all, it IS the 40th Anniversary!!
I suspect that if they do manage to get any of those four to attend, they won't announce it until the Fest weekend.

For real!  Hey, that's what they did in 1994 when Selby attended HIS first Fest.  ;)
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 28, 2006, 03:30:16 PM
I get more excited about the Festival every day!!!   

Me too!  Especially since I now know I'll be seeing Sweeney Todd the Thursday before and have SECOND ROW, CENTER seats!  Whoo-hoo!   [banana] [banana2] [a_monkey]
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Midnite on June 28, 2006, 04:01:39 PM
I must say that the picture IS very cool!  Wonder who drew it.

Yep, gorgeous.  Englarging the image reveals:  "Cover Artwork by Stuart Manning"

I'm excited about seeing his cover on a certain book I'll be purchasing at the Fest.   8)
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Charles_Ellis on June 28, 2006, 04:09:21 PM
Major oops- Conrad Brooks is still alive- it's Paul Marco (another Ed Wood alum) who died last month.  Grayson Hall was briefly (apparently for 5 minutes) to Conrad's brother Ted Brooks, a fact unearthed by biographer Rebecca Jamison in her forthcoming book on the Divine Grayson.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 28, 2006, 04:17:55 PM
I was just speaking to my wife and she has the answer. I had no idea that Grayson had been married to Ted Brooks. I'm stunned. What you must realize is that Conrad is at every show in the Virginia/Maryland area, as well as many others. He is a real character, as befitting a man who was part of the Ed Wood circle. I have met Ted a few times, usually when he goes to a show with Conrad. Both appeared in the wonderfully awful amateur shot direct on video in and around Baltimore, and direct by David "The Rock" Nelson , the latter of which aspires ti the "new Ed Wood." Anyway, I bought this video and I've had many hours of laughter, most especially from the outtakes. In one scene, Ted was supposed to say, "I'm looking for the werewolf," while brandishing a baseball bat. Instead Ted speaks, "I'm looking for Batman." I asked Ted what happened, and he replied very dryly, "It was hot and I became disoriented." Anyway, I wish I had known Ted had been married to Grayson. I would like to know what he had to say. Its possible Grayson may have met Ed Wood, but unlikely as the Brooks brothers work with Ed was after their divorce.  To my knowledge, both are still around. Ted was living near Baltimore and Conrad over across the West Va line, although he commutes to LA often. A footnote, when Diane and I were at the DS Festival in 2001, Conrad included us in some footage he was shooting for another Shot on video feature. He later claimed, "It would be the last unauthorized film shot in the Trade Center."  This is amazing to me, as I once noted I see Conrad almost more than my own uncles most years.I'm beginning to think I may title my autobiography, "One Degree from Conrad Brooks."  ;)

Michael   [eek]  
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 28, 2006, 04:55:50 PM
 Now, I hadn't heard Paul Marco had passed. Even Conrad said he was "a little wacky." Tim Burton shot scenes with both as cameos in "Ed Wood", but allegedly Paul drove him so crazy his scenes were cut.  Most likely I will run into Conrad at "Horrorfying"  [frankie]  in Baltimore the week before the DS Festival. Rutger Hauer and George Romero are Guests of Honor this year. I'm now looking to inquire about Grayson with Conrad. I'm still a little stunned.

Michael   [spin]  
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 28, 2006, 04:59:22 PM
Major oops- Conrad Brooks is still alive- it's Paul Marco (another Ed Wood alum) who died last month.  Grayson Hall was briefly (apparently for 5 minutes) to Conrad's brother Ted Brooks, a fact unearthed by biographer Rebecca Jamison in her forthcoming book on the Divine Grayson.
IMDB shows Grayson marriage to Ted Brooks lasted about 3 years. I wonder where they lived at that time. I now have a larger if not already big interest in reading Rebecca's biography on Grayson.

Michael   [happy2]

Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Gothick on June 28, 2006, 06:20:10 PM
I'm not sure that "your" Ted Brooks is the same bloke to whom Grayson was hitched. 

Hopefully Julia will be able to clear this up for you.

G.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 28, 2006, 06:57:36 PM
Me too!  Especially since I now know I'll be seeing Sweeney Todd the Thursday before and have SECOND ROW, CENTER seats!  Whoo-hoo!   [banana] [banana2] [a_monkey]

Um, make that FRONT row center!  Just looked at the seating chart for the Eugene O'Neil Theater and we are actually in the first row.   ;D
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 28, 2006, 07:01:45 PM
Most likely I will run into Conrad at "Horrorfying"  [frankie]  in Baltimore the week before the DS Festival. Rutger Hauer and George Romero are Guests of Honor this year

Michael, who else is on the bill for Horrifying in Baltimore?  Is there a web link you could provide?  I may check that out, maybe get Selby D. Pearson to go along too.  ;)
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 28, 2006, 07:05:50 PM
I now have a larger if not already big interest in reading Rebecca's biography on Grayson.

Me too, on my list of things to buy!  Got to have a biography on the Divine One.  Now if I could ONLY find my copy of Tales of Hoffman and The Grayson Hall Tribute 'zine.  They are SOMEWHERE in my parent's attic, Dad put them up there W/OUT my permission years ago!  Was NOT happy about it either.   [8311] [angry1] [82b5] [Rant_Emote] [madan]
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 28, 2006, 07:45:26 PM
Most likely I will run into Conrad at "Horrorfying"  [frankie]  in Baltimore the week before the DS Festival. Rutger Hauer and George Romero are Guests of Honor this year

Michael, who else is on the bill for Horrifying in Baltimore?  Is there a web link you could provide?  I may check that out, maybe get Selby D. Pearson to go along too.  ;)
 Perhaps I need to go to a spelling bee, lol.  Its Horrorfind. Here a link www.horrorfindweekend.com/state/maryland
Dates Aug 11-13. Some other guests include Denise Crosby, Priscilla Barnes, numerous zombies from the Romero films, Tony Todd, and Michael Rooker ("Henry:Portrait of  Seriel Killer") among others.   [grim]

Michael    [Ghost00]
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Julia99 on June 28, 2006, 10:24:30 PM
CryrusL, it's spelled Conard Fowkes- actually, he is a descendant of the notorious Guy Fawkes who plottted to kill King James I by blowing up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_fawkes

As to the late Conrad Brooks, here's another DS factoid- he was briefly a brother-in-law to Grayson Hall!


I must correct this error before it grows too huge in fandom.  Ted Brooks, brother of Conrad, was not Grayson's Ted.  This is directly from Conrad.  Grayson's 1st husband was reportedly from Philadelphia.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 28, 2006, 11:49:30 PM
Hi Julia99, thanks for clearing that up. I had begun to have my doubts by dinner time tonight. The big clue was the Ted Brooks on Grayson's listing did not link to Ted Brooks, Conrad's brother. Also, its a common enough name. make sure to plan to give Charles a spanking at the festival for running me in circles today. [-forgottosave-]

Michael   
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Julia99 on June 29, 2006, 12:36:29 AM
Hi Julia99, thanks for clearing that up. I had begun to have my doubts by dinner time tonight. The big clue was the Ted Brooks on Grayson's listing did not link to Ted Brooks, Conrad's brother. Also, its a common enough name. make sure to plan to give Charles a spanking at the festival for running me in circles today. [-forgottosave-]

--the imdb.com is put together by people and has errors--e.g. the listing for Sam Hall with the note "aka Sam M Hall?"--when, where?  his birthname is Allison Samuel Hall--

as for there not being a relationship link with Conrad--that would also have been created by someone "in the know" and not necessarily indicative of there being (or in this case NOT being) a relationship.  One of the links of Ted Brooks for the film When Nature Calls is actually for a black actor with the same name--
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 29, 2006, 01:10:23 AM
Again Julia99, while it was exciting piece or trivia at first, I had begun to come back to reality. The next thing you know a certain someone on here may have started claiming the boys were also the founders of Brooks Brothers suits! On the other hand, all the stuff I did post about Conrad himself and myself is true. All too true.

Michael    ;)
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Julia99 on June 29, 2006, 02:50:14 AM
Again Julia99, while it was exciting piece or trivia at first, I had begun to come back to reality. The next thing you know a certain someone on here may have started claiming the boys were also the founders of Brooks Brothers suits! On the other hand, all the stuff I did post about Conrad himself and myself is true. All too true.

 ;D  Thanks Michael--fun fun fun with the Brooks brothers. . i hope you'll be sportin a suit in August! hot hot hot!
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Charles_Ellis on June 29, 2006, 12:43:23 PM
Looks like I have to defend myself against possible slander here.  When Rebecca first told me about Ted Brooks on this forum, I naturally assumed it was Conrad's brother the actor-she did not tell me otherwise.  Therefore I didn't intentionally mislead anyone regarding this story.  So there.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: CyrusL on June 29, 2006, 01:55:21 PM
Charles my good fellow, I have hired Barnabas Coillins,   [blackbat] well known attorney to defend your right to be shown innocent until proven innocent. I'm sure this is a difficult concept for some, but it is a specialty peculiar to his practice.   [deal2]

Michael  [walk] "Brooklyn is just a few miles and days away..."

 
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: BuzzH on June 29, 2006, 02:44:42 PM
as for there not being a relationship link with Conrad--that would also have been created by someone "in the know" and not necessarily indicative of there being (or in this case NOT being) a relationship.  One of the links of Ted Brooks for the film When Nature Calls is actually for a black actor with the same name--

Boy is that ever the truth!  You really *do* have to take the IMDb w/a grain of salt since it seems probably at least 50% of the info on there is 'fan contributed' and we do tend to get things wrong at times.  Case in point, there are at least 2 Richard Lynch's on there (I think even a third now) and one is the great B and C movie icon from Brooklyn, NY and the other a younger Brit.  There have been errors in both of these actor's listing for some time now.  Can't tell you how frustrating it is to *finally* track down 'Brooklyn's' movies, only to discover it's the OTHER RL instead.   [8311]
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Julia99 on June 29, 2006, 07:15:29 PM
Looks like I have to defend myself against possible slander here.  When Rebecca first told me about Ted Brooks on this forum, I naturally assumed it was Conrad's brother the actor-she did not tell me otherwise.  Therefore I didn't intentionally mislead anyone regarding this story.  So there.

Here is a copy of my original announcement. I did not say nor did I infer anything about Mr. Brooks other than that was the name of her first husband.

"Ms Hall (1923-1985) was a widely acclaimed New York Theatre actress, 1964 Academy Award nominee and co-star of the 1960s-70s iconic Gothic television serial, Dark Shadows. Research into her career has uncovered reviews of Grayson's earliest stage appearances as a teenager on Long Island and includes material on her extensive stage work in New York City; Spoleto, Italy; and the Hedgerow Theatre outside Philadelphia. Rare, previously unpublished documentation of her television and film careers will also be presented

The biographical project's goal is to provide a comprehensive, candid view of Ms Hall's professional achievements, persona and legacy for her admirers, the theatrical community, and students of the history of the American media arts.

The book contains excerpts of interviews with Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby, Nancy Barrett, Alexandra Isles, Marie Wallace, Diana Millay, Sylvia Miles, John Guare, Ted Mann, Arthur Penn, and Sam and Matthew Hall.   It will also include several privately, unpublished photos of Grayson's early life, including a photo of her first husband-Ted Brooks, and her theatrical endeavors.

The book is scheduled for publication in August 2006.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Charles_Ellis on June 29, 2006, 09:48:03 PM
True.  But the only Ted Brooks I found on IMDB was the actor related to Ed Wood regular Conrad Brroks.  Were you aware of this confusion- I certainly wasn't!
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: arashi on June 30, 2006, 03:00:40 AM
Charles my good fellow, I have hired Barnabas Coillins, [blackbat] well known attorney to defend your right to be shown innocent until proven innocent. I'm sure this is a difficult concept for some, but it is a specialty peculiar to his practice.

::laughing out loud:: Oh my God, I love it.  ;D
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Julia99 on June 30, 2006, 01:41:07 PM
True.  But the only Ted Brooks I found on IMDB was the actor related to Ed Wood regular Conrad Brroks.  Were you aware of this confusion- I certainly wasn't!

As stated earlier, IMDB is not the gospel.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Charles_Ellis on June 30, 2006, 01:51:18 PM
Well, as her boigrapher, I think you should straighten out those folks at IMDB and perhaps Wikipedia so no misconceptions are made.  That way Grayson's good name will be protected.
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Midnite on June 30, 2006, 04:02:08 PM
Well, as her boigrapher, I think you should straighten out those folks at IMDB and perhaps Wikipedia so no misconceptions are made.  That way Grayson's good name will be protected.

My concern, naturally, is with what's posted on these boards.  From the Forum Guidelines:

You agree, through your use of these forums, to not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate...

It's the poster's responsiblity to clearly label speculation as such.  Thanks!
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Julia99 on June 30, 2006, 04:17:22 PM
Well, as her boigrapher, I think you should straighten out those folks at IMDB and perhaps Wikipedia so no misconceptions are made.  That way Grayson's good name will be protected.


Neither  Imdb nor Wikipedia say Ted Brooks, 1st husband of Grayson is brother of Conrad Brooks. 
Title: Re: ShadowGram Update #152 / New Fest guests, LP book signings & more
Post by: Gothick on June 30, 2006, 04:37:43 PM
Just chipping in my two drachmae--the fact that he is listed in the IMDB notice on Grayson's page as Ted (Bradbart) Brooks (if I'm remembering it properly) is a tip that he's not the same as the Ted Brooks who is bro to Conrad.

Historical research is largely a wearying process of endlessly taking pains...

G.