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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Julia Hoffman
« on: May 15, 2006, 05:59:40 PM »
Midnite and all,

It's http://www.juliahoffman.com.

I love the Julia scraems wav, and the intro with that floating hypo... I don't remember when Julia said "I don't know the truth and I never have."  Funny thing for HER to say...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Roger Davis Alert?
« on: May 12, 2006, 05:30:41 PM »
That sounds as if it may be the episode in which Davis and Lara Parker were guest stars.  I thought it was a two-parter, not a three parter, but I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to the "Galactica" Universe.

You may get to see Lara modelling her Vampilique fangs in this one.   I think she's on her way to a Halloween party and she's going as a vampire.  Cute!

G.

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Oh, I just have to ask whether you ever saw George Michael's "Too Funky" video with Linda Evangelista and a bunch of other supermodels (Tyra Banks, I believe, was another one)?  It's a real hoot and underlines the "drag queen" aspect of what supermodels do by mixing up some actual drag queens with the gals.

It would be fun to have a Dark Shadows version with footage of Cassandra swanking through the drawing room in her butterfly caftan, Julia swinging her purse in her latest mod tweed ensemble, Carolyn working it in the Blue Whale, etc.

Best, Steve

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The note on #4 sounds as if these were tapes used in the 1980s WorldVision syndication.

[spoiler]I wonder whether this could have been the episode where Barnabas and Chris dig up a coffin containing a baby in the woods?  In one of the Edward Gross books there was an episode guide that mentioned that that episode had been skipped in WorldVision syndies in the Eighties.[/spoiler]

Interesting!

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: episode #490
« on: May 11, 2006, 03:57:57 PM »
Thanks for pointing this out--I think you must be right!  The sight of those old books certainly does take me back.

Since both Julia and Mrs Johnson were on set that day, I really think it's a shame that they didn't do a shot of Grayson and Clarice together for one of the books.  Maybe Ross could have rewritten the plot of Arsenic and Old Lace with GH and CB as, I don't know, Delia and Adelaide Collins, the genial spinsters who rack up an impressive line of lonely old bachelors in their sitting room down at "the Cottage."  I can just see GH rhapsodizing about the rare vintage of her elderberry wine... *smirk*

I just love the snapshot of Julia "at the console" as the experiment starts to go wrong.  Great stuff!  My warped brain suggests a caption: "Was that a double cheeseburger, no pickle, no special sauce, WITH extra fries???"

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: A View of South Wales
« on: May 10, 2006, 11:07:37 PM »
Hi Connie!  Sorry, I just saw this question from you today.  I'll check and let you know.

cheers, Steve

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Joan Bennett
« on: May 10, 2006, 10:58:01 PM »
"The PAHHHSST."

Whenever Liz uttered those words, a whole world seemed to form around them.  Reminding me once again why Joan Bennett was worth every cent they paid her on Dark Shadows.

G.

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Very interesting.  I'd never heard such frank quotes from Dan Curtis about how desperate he was to wind up Dark Shadows during the final year.  It really seems to support the theory I've promoted for years that Dan himself was being DS's cancellation.

The reviewer doesn't say so, but in my opinion John Llewelyn Moxey was a very gifted, highly imaginative director.  He also directed The House that would not die--an unusual vehicle for Barbara Stanwyck, based on the Barbara Michaels novel Ammie come home-- for the ABC Movie of the Week series, among several other films.  Horror hotel is one of my desert island films; it's so stylish, and has fabulous, idiosyncratic performances.

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Bizarre DS Fest Dream!
« on: May 08, 2006, 12:37:39 AM »
I've dreamt of her too on a number of occasions.  I can confirm that even on the Other Side, Grayson is still a sophisticated, somewhat tart-tongued, "gutsy broad" with extremely well-defined opinions!

Let's hope your dream bodes well for plans for Julia99's panel in honor of the Divine One.

cheers, Gothele

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Question--Josette's first appearance?
« on: May 05, 2006, 08:41:33 PM »
Thanks, MB!

Apart from that episode, she was pretty much invariably called Josette Collins in the '66/'67 shows.  I don't think we found out she was originally Josette du Pres until the 1795 storyline.

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Out of Sight, But in Mind
« on: May 05, 2006, 05:02:14 PM »
Jean-Claude,

I know it's absurdly romantic of me, but I always thought that handkerchief Vicki found belonged to Flora Collins.  The initials on it do work, presuming Flora had a Scots maiden name (I always thought the Collins ancestral home was Scotland or Ireland, btw).

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Question--Josette's first appearance?
« on: May 05, 2006, 03:51:02 PM »
It was episode 70.  Her maiden name was not du Pres originally--I've been wanting to look this up for you. It was something like Franiere, I think?

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I know a couple of people who watch DS via Netflix.  It would seem that the 1966 shows won't be available via Netflix?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Vampires in 1902?
« on: May 04, 2006, 09:01:01 PM »
Patti, vampires were big business in 1902.  I believe the first stage dramatization of Dracula was around this time; Melies made some vampire themed films, and of course, the novel Dracula, originally published in 1897, continued to sell briskly.  Vampires figured in the early 19th century paintings of Henry Fuseli, and a big bestseller during the "penny dreadful" craze of the 1840s was the very long thriller, Varney the Vampire (which includes some themes familiar to DS viewers, such as a mysterious old portrait to which the vampire bears a curious resemblance).  Moving forward a bit, some readers feel that the best vampire tale of all remains the novella, Carmilla, by the Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu.  It has been filmed several times and was first published in 1871!

Arencha glad ya asked!

G.

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Hi Fans,

for anybody who didn't find it--our local Tower Records has it on sale this week for $14.99!  I just purchased it!

Check the Tower (maybe Virgin too) in your area to see if you can get a deal!

Good Luck,

G.

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