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Just to chime in that I LOVED the re-styling of the sets and look in PT 1970.  Quentin's orange jacket WAS a major faux-pas but did underline the character's emotional instability.  Alexalique's Peter Max dress puts me into a trance on the DVDs!

G.

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There's an old saying--once a Witch, always a Witch.

Maybe Julia could treat Angelique to a double martini and some no-nonsense advice on "working through and overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder."

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0596
« on: August 12, 2008, 03:13:12 PM »
The idea that a supernatural being always has to choose an anagram of her (or his) name in her new "incarnation" dates back to J. Sheridan Le Fanu's classic 1860s novella, Carmilla.  Carmilla has had other lives as Millarca and Mircalla, if memory serves.  The author of Rosemary's Baby very cleverly recycled this idea in that nove and, of course, in the popular film which was making headlines in 1968 when these shows were written.

This episode includes one of my all time favorite DS lines:  "Danielle Roget was perhaps the most EEE-vil woman the Eighteenth Century ever produced!"  There's something so deliciously camp and over-the-top in that line.  And of course, Thayer delivered it with superb aplomb!

G.

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MSC, clearly, Jackie was a GENIUS far in advance of his own time!

I do hope you have been able to see the YouTube clip of Jackie performing "I enjoy being a girl."  Truly priceless material!

Jackie should have been on DS!  He could have started up where Hannah Stokes left off!

G.

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Wow, I wonder whether some families wiill be suing for residual psychic damage suffered from view that "toxic shock" orange monstrosity!

I mean, this pretty much blows Janet Jackson's breast RIGHT out of the water!

I am LOL over Magnus' comment about the ABC dumpster.  Maybe somebody rescued one of Cassandra's wigs and those awful sweaters they made poor Julia wear over her first months from there...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Happy Birthday Midnite!
« on: August 11, 2008, 05:23:41 PM »
Midnite you FABULOUS gal, have a Grandly Divine Birthday!  Here's to all the things you love for your special day!

I'm presuming that MB did not deliberately choose today's hysterical quote about the Madhouse aspect of it all in honor of your birthday--I have to confess I am laughing my ass off about it!

hugs, G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0595
« on: August 11, 2008, 03:28:45 PM »
I think Eltridge was Sam (or somebody) having a bit of fun with that luscious bit of Lovecraftiana, eldritch.  The bit with the letter-set that comes up in an episode or two comes straight out of Rosemary's Baby.  "The name is an anagram!!"  (I saw a theatrical screening of RB recently and was amused to note something I had never remarked upon before--in the world of the Witches of RB, 1966 is Year One!)

I've always thought that Erica was a drag queen who had fairly recently decided to go 24/7.  Check out the movie The Queen from 1967 to get the period context for transgender culture of the late 1960s.  Erica seems just a bit less "real" than Christen Jorgenson, the first public transsexual who was on a lot of talk shows in the 1960s and early 1970s.  Things were a lot different back then than is the case in today's trans world.

Since Leona is a spirit who has become embodied for just a few hours through an rite of Black Magic, it makes a weird kind of sense to me to cast someone who was still in something of an in-between state in terms of gender.  Even if Erica was female-born, she had an edge that made her VERY compelling in the role of Leona.  I know whenever I screen this episode, I can't take my eyes off Leona whenever she's on camera.

cheers, G.

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You mean Keith Prentice.  Boys/Band was filmed, I think, sometime in 1969 with a 1970 release date.  While the original cast was filming the movie, Don Briscoe was playing in it on Broadway (this was while his 1897 character Tim was "away").  Interestingly, Christopher Bernau who later appeared on DS as Philip Todd was also in the 1969 replacement cast in the B'way production of Boys/Band.

I think there may be other links between DS and Boys/Band, but I can't recall offhand.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: 6 degrees od Dark Shadows
« on: August 08, 2008, 03:51:41 PM »
Well, sometimes unlikely as it seems, you're not reaching.  A fun example is in the Dan Curtis ca. 1974 TV movie The Great Ice Rip-off (Grayson was in the cast, so there's already two DS connections there), there's a scene where the characters are having coffee in a diner, and you can hear the popular 45 rpm version of "Shadows of the night" playing on the diner radio (of course, Bob Cobert did the score for the movie).

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Missing Grayson
« on: August 07, 2008, 07:44:43 PM »
Taeylor, that's a superb shot of her in your new avatar! 

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Missing Grayson
« on: August 07, 2008, 03:36:51 PM »
Dear Fans,

Today, August 7, is the 23rd anniversary of Grayson Hall's passing.  If you think of her at some point during the day, lift your glass and wish her spirit honorable repose!

"They speak of the divine discontent of the artist ... well, let me tell you, darling ... it's not so divine ..."

Here's to one gutsy broad (as I think Bob Costello once described her)!

G.

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She pulls a Divine Brown... does that mean her character performs oral service upon his??? Lucky, LUCKY Lady!!!!!

TV Guide long ago slithered  into the same cesspool of misbegotten stupidity as has the vast majority of the rest of the Mass Media... Hard to believe that they used to have people like Cleveland Amory writing for them ... Soooo distasteful!

G. (a sexy, if curmudgeonly Fifty)

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I just copied-and-pasted the copy from the theatre's office.  As I said, I'm not really a fan, although I've heard she is a very nice lady and still a phenomenal dancer.

G.

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Dear Fans,

I'm not really a worshipper at the Shrine of Donna, but those in New England might want to consider seeing her in this production being staged in Waltham, Mass.:

Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie, is Lucille in Nanette!
 (To order tickets Call 781-891-5600 and mention code TMNANETTE)

Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie,
is Lucille in
No, No, Nanette!

Tony Winning Best Actress in colorful 20's song and dance extravaganza!

Broadway's own, Donna McKechnie, headlines as Lucille in the joyous "I Want To Be Happy" musical!

Vincent Youmans' "Nanette" serves up plenty of comedy, romantic misunderstandings, 1920's Manhattan, breezy
Atlantic City, sea side fun, bathing beauties and even - "Tea for Two!"

Watch for Donna's song and dance turns in "Too Many Rings Around Rosie" and the delightfully syncopated Castle
Walk choreography of "You Can Dance With Any Girl!"

Featuring: Jessica Greeley as Nanette, Mary Jane Houdina as Sue, Waltham Mayor Jeanette McCarthy as Pauline, Jerry
Walker as Jimmy, Russell Rhodes as Billy and Jason Michael Butler as Tom.

Directed by Robert J. Eagle - Choreographed by Eileen Grace

Professional sets-costumes! Full pit orchestra! Air conditioned! Plenty of free parking!

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: polyester lovetowel
« on: August 06, 2008, 04:17:05 PM »
I thought that as time went on, Adam smouldered with barely repressed sexual rage. 

I think that if the character had managed to figure out what we're discussing here, he might have been able to relax a bit and stop yelling all the time.

Perhaps Barnabas needed to take the role that Father Hermes did with His Son Pan in Greek myth, when Pan was weeping because the Nymph had denied Him.  It's a thought...

One thing I've appreciated about these boards is the fact that we can enjoy the occasional bit of adult humor without the need to tsk-tsk over it.  I hope that that tradition can continue.

winking lewdly, G.

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