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Retzev, the final clause of your last post completely sums up my feelings about the new Depp/Burton film project.

Still, I wish everyone involved all the best.

G.

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I would have to say Don Briscoe.  Beautiful eyes, gorgeous smile, great tits *wink* the man simply had it all!

I know this isn't what was intended in the thread, but I would have crawled over broken glass to have joined Louis Edmonds and Thayer David for drinks one evening at the Brittany du Soir.  Those two were so sophisticated, literate, wonderful gentlemen, and from what I have been able to determine, in real life were perhaps even more fascinating than the characters they played with such poise on the show.

G.

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It'll be interesting to see how they work in the inevitable (given that all movies today seem to be made for audiences aged 13-17) toilet humor, given that the original series never even had so much as a hint of a washroom.

G.

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Hi Taeylor, I think I once had a look at the Lara Zine and gave it to a friend of mine who's a huge Angelique fan.  If it's the zine I am recalling, you included a great shot of Cassandra in the zine.   Cassandra is my personal favorite Lara Parker role.

Hope you continue to enjoy DS.  The original show has a very different flavor from the 1991 remake.

G.

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My initial response to this topic is "Are you kidding?  Julia worked her ASS off at Collinwood!"  The favorite episode that comes to mind is the one towards the end of December of '68 when Carolyn is having an emotional meltdown over her mother's precipitous decline in health, Liz is on the brink of total catatonia and a deranged Joe Haskell is roaming the corridors plotting to kidnap Amy.

At one point, practically everyone in the house is whining for Julia, and the poor woman obviously doesn't know who to try to bitch-slap back to reality first! 

There's also the fact that she kept Barnabas on course everytime they were struggling to save the whole family from the latest supernatural menace and Barn kept going googly eyed over the latest faux-Josette ingenue... Julia really did have her work cut out for her!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: July 03, 2008, 12:05:52 AM »
What a cool new development.  I've been mostly offline (and a travellin' man) for the past two weeks, but look forward to catching up with the new slideshow soon.

cheers, G.

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Thanks for posting that.  Marie Wallace is a living doll--and you're both fabulously talented people!

G.

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Current Talk '08 I / Re: New Dark Shadows Book
« on: June 18, 2008, 07:27:41 PM »
Hey Garth, I saw Frank's page on amazombie too and thought those previous pubs of his could put a few more curls into our own beloved Count Petofi's wiglet!

The comments regarding the content of same, in fact, were of a tone that reminded me of none other than ... the *original* Garth Blackwood!  Holy Hecate!

Still, it's all part of life's rich tapestry, eh?  (yes, I *am* going to Ontario soon)

Oh, as to time travel via the I Ching--it had nothing to do with physics, but everything to do with mysticism and eclectic 1920s occult explorations--I found the source for the notion in a book about Aleister Crowley (one of the inspirations for the Count Petofi character, btw) and some experiments he did with the I Ching and a form of "time travel" that was more like past-life regression.

cheers! GotheeeeEEEK

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Thanks, MB, for that link!  That magazine looks fascinating.

I always wonder if "staple holes" along the lines of those poor Maggie Evans had to endure in hoDS appear in the neck of somebody out in H'wood who's been "attached" to a project.  We live in perilous times!

G.

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Current Talk '08 I / Re: Which Bitch?
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:23:44 PM »
I have to confess that I adore that "insane chartreuse caftan thing" with the utterly weird rolled collar that Liz wore periodically from 1966 to 1971.  I really wonder why they made her wear it again in hoDS.  Was DC trying to scrimp and save that heavily on the wardrobe budget for the movie?  She looks like Lady Bird Johnson in that thing...  During 1968, I kept hoping for a scene where Cassandra was wearing the demented purple butterfly housedress while Liz was stalking around in the chartreuse caftan.  But as Sandor said so eloquently in 1897, "What might have been ... will never be!"

And yeah, Laura vs. Angelique has to be the most compulsively watchable catfight on DS because both ladies were so evenly matched.  With Julia's epic slap in the face to Cass, you felt that Julia could have left Cass a trashed, sobbing wreck had she chosen to do so ... but she, unlike the Witch Bitch, was too much of a lady to take things to that level.  I love how Julia smirks ever so slightly as she walks away and Cass vows vengeance...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 I / Re: a "drag" of a reference.
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:12:06 PM »
In this delightful Youtube clip from '74, Jackie Curtis appears to be wearing one of PT Angelique's peignoirs as she performs "I enjoy being a girl":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UuD-M3p3zU

Lots of other Jackie clips on the Tube--take a look!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 I / Re: Happy Birthday to Nancy!
« on: June 13, 2008, 11:42:59 PM »
Hmmm, Mysterioso Darling ... I keep seeing the words "hard" and "head" ... I just can't IMAGINE what the significance of all of it could be!  *bats eyelashes*

And, if you believe that, I've got some PRIME real estate on the Brooklyn Bridge to offer you...

winking, blinking and nodding

G.

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Current Talk '08 I / Re: barnabas and jeff clark
« on: June 13, 2008, 09:50:16 PM »
Hmmm.... crotch police needed for that disreputable Lieutenant Nathan Forbes?  I"m soooo THERE!

cheekily(!)

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 I / OT: History of Amicus Studios
« on: June 13, 2008, 09:46:51 PM »
Fans,

many of us who grew up loving Dark Shadows also grew up watching some of the fabulous films of Amicus studios either in the movie theatre or at home on afternoon and late-night showings.  Now the legendary Hammer film fanzine, The Little Shoppe of Horrors, is publishing a book-length history of Amicus as their 2008 issue:

http://www.littleshoppeofhorrors.com/

Some of Amicus' more celebrated productions include Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, the film version of Dr. Who and the Daleks starring Peter Cushing, Torture Garden, The Skull, the House that Dripped Blood, and many others.

I ordered some zines through the website earlier this year and the service was prompt and efficient.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 I / Re: Happy Birthday to Nancy!
« on: June 13, 2008, 09:42:57 PM »
Happy, Happy!  Joy! Joy!

It looks as if our Darling Mysterioso is being extra naughty again...

hugs, Steve  PS.  I humbly request you to eat EXTRA cake on my behalf!!!

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