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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:Monday's Trip to Newport
« on: September 03, 2003, 02:42:46 PM »
Well, I'm sorry folks did not enjoy the trip to Newport, but it *is* a very long drive from NYC.

However, for me visiting the *real* Collinwood and its grounds is an experience with a unique magic that never fails to leave me spellbound.  It's really uncanny to walk around the house, and then go inside and look out of windows that you looked into so many times as a child.

The walk along the cliffs is breathtaking, too.  If you've seen the 1966 and early 1967 shows, there's an extra layer of associations because of all the filming they did back then on the site.

G.

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Thanks for posting this, Stuart.  I wonder just what Mr. Pierson means by the statement that events will continue to be held "if the support is there"?  On the heels of the announcement that this year's Festival broke all preceding attendance records (despite the difficulties many fans expressed with Labor Day weekend as a date), it would seem obvious that there's a real market for Dark Shadows conventions out there.

I wonder what format the Tarrytown Festival will take?  I know there's no way that Lyndhurst could accommodate more than a fraction of the crowds the Festivals traditionally attact, though, if there's nice weather, fans could have fun outdoors on the grounds socializing and perhaps sharing picnic baskets.  I'm assuming the main base of the event would be an area hotel, with the traditional day trip to Lyndhurst occupying at least one day's events.

I wonder whether there have ever been discussions with the Carey family about having the event in Newport and at least one day spent on the grounds of the *real* Collinwood?  Again, issues of crowd control might make this prohibitive.  The house is already suffering a lot from the wear and tear of the elements.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:RETURN TO COLLINWOOD
« on: September 02, 2003, 08:17:30 PM »
Well, personally, I always thought Quentin and Julia were really hot together in their scenes, especially when she's bossing him around during the Grand Douglas period.  I just love Connie's novel in which she envisions them, very realistically, as a couple.  They both have a certain world-weariness and are beyond the notion of romantic illusions in a way that makes them suit one another (but then, in the episodes currently running on Sci Fi, Quentin displays some phenomenally ga-ga behavior around Daphne).

The other somewhat more negative reason to see Quentin and Julia together is imagining Barnabas' facial expression upon his discovery of the situation.  Knowing his usual degree of self-involvement, it would probably be when they've gone to visit him at the Old House to let him know that they're setting a date.

Oooh, just imagining the scene is sending off vibrations!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:RETURN TO COLLINWOOD
« on: September 02, 2003, 04:04:41 PM »
This sounds like a real hoot!  I did not realize that Jamison Selby was such a fan of DS.  It sounds as if there were a lot of little in-jokes of the sort only a diehard fan would appreciate.

Talking of dying hard, I nauseate at the thought of Ned Stuart getting his paws on Carolyn!  In the immortal words of Lucy van Pelt, BLEAH!

I've been slowly unpacking and trying to organize my new home (something of a nightmare in slo-mo), and have been watching some DS episodes from October 1966 that I taped about 2 years ago on Sci Fi and never had the chance to watch.  It's been a real treat.  I loved Liz's showdown with Burke when he came waltzing in announcing he was going to buy Collinwood.  And Mrs. Johnson's introduction at the Collinsport Inn was a scream!  I'm still guffawing over Clarice's delivery of Mrs J's line about not being able to rest "as long as evil walks the streets of this town."  I think that was a Francis Swann script--great writer.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Another olive, Barnabas?
« on: August 29, 2003, 08:30:00 PM »
Wow, this sounds like a fabulous role for Clarice.  I wish these had been saved, but I think I read somewhere that all the tapes had been wiped.  Maybe some will turn up, somehow, somewhere...

now which was the soap on which Humbert Allen Astredo played an interior decorator?  *that*, I would crawl over broken glass to see.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:BOZO JONATHAN FRID!
« on: August 29, 2003, 08:18:43 PM »
What a hoot!  I hope someone with a laptop shows this to RD this weekend.

The caption should read something like, "Golly, Vicki, when I told Angelique she was making a mistake treating me like some hick bozo who didn't know squat about the law, I never thought it would lead to THIS!"

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:That Darn Cat...
« on: August 29, 2003, 03:59:02 PM »
She was really wasted in it.  She should have had a scene with Elsa Lanchester.  A more imaginative director would have gotten rewrites in once the cast had been assembled.   There were several missed opportunities in it.

Her good scenes are in the beginning part.  When she slips her wristwatch onto D. C., you can tell in the closeup of the cat that those hands AREN'T Grayson's.  Watch for the manicure--GH kept her nails clipped very short.  I guess she really was not a cat person--plus I doubt whether the kitty would have tolerated very many people putting something like a wristwatch over him.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Thayer David Question
« on: August 29, 2003, 02:30:35 PM »
Hi Patti, just a line to let you know that besides the roles he plays in the 1840 storyline, Thayer David also appears in a few key episodes as the redoubtable T. Eliot Stokes.

Heck, even Cassandra gets mentioned again.

G.

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Hey Barry, sorry to hear that you weren't able to connect with Bob and his friends.  Yes, folks, the traffic here in Boston really is horrifying, much more so than any episode of Dark Shadows.

Enjoy your trip to NYC. I'm sure you know about the cheap buses available out of Chinatown, and are choosing to take the train because it is more comfy.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:GOING OUT ON A LIMB
« on: August 27, 2003, 10:11:47 PM »
Well, I for one will be happy to help dear Quentin out with his burgeoning twig... er, branch, er... STAFF!!!

That reminds me of this weird dream I had the other night that I was watching DS, and Selby was on screen, and the camera panned down to his crotch, and well... respect for the children who may be reading these boards forbids me to go any further, but, let's just say, it was a feast for the eyes.

that devil Gothick "the DEVIL made me do it!!!"

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Barnabas is head over heels again....he thinks
« on: August 27, 2003, 08:00:02 PM »
I love how Frid plays Barnabas' reaction to Roxanne in this episode.  It's so genuine.  If I had been JF, my temptation would have been to just walk through this stuff.  Instead, he gave it his all.  A real trooper.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:BOZO JONATHAN FRID!
« on: August 27, 2003, 07:48:59 PM »
Darling MB, these are marvelous!  I don't recall having seen the one with cub scouts and kiddies before.  Those kids must have thought they had died and gone to Heaven!

Joe, I was in NYC a few years ago when a Generation Gap episode was aired.  David Henesy and his Mom were both contestants.  I was disappointed that the Barnabas episode was not chosen, but as usual, time at the Festivals is limited, and seeing David Henesy in a non DS context is a much more unusual experience than seeing something involving a Jonathan Frid publicity appearance.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:BOZO JONATHAN FRID!
« on: August 27, 2003, 02:10:06 PM »
There are a couple of publicity photos from this appearance taken in the Barnabas Collins Personal Photo Album book published ca. 1969.

Perhaps a kindly Benefactor will be so generous as to arrange for one to be displayed here?

My favorite Barnabas appearance of the era was when he appeared as a question on the now-forgotten series, the Generation Gap.  Mama Cowsill correctly identified him as Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows.  His appearance was marvelous... spooky set with a lifetime supply of dry ice, and Barnabas prowling around... does anybody else remember this?

G.

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Well, this is starting to sound excellent!

maybe we could do the Halloween parade in Greenwich Village!

Sat. before H'ween is likely to be a good one for me.  I'm in  Canada the weekend of Columbus Day, and am helping to run workshops the following weekend.

I'm feeling very excited at the thought of being once again in the company of the legendary Marginalia du Pres!  Not to mention the handsome and mysterious Claude North ... and the Legend That Is Connie!

Jennifer, would be great to have you come too!  maybe we could do the bus from Chinatown together.  Having a companion would make the time on the road pass more pleasantly.

G.

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Hey Brocman, that all sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you are able to hook up with Bob and his friends.

I am having a stressful, hectic week--I just moved a week ago--and am not going to try to meet up with you guys.  I hope you enjoy the baseball game.  I've never understood baseball, alas.  I get skittish in stadiums.

Have fun!

G.

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