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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Marsha Mason - BRIGADOON (1966)
« on: October 03, 2017, 03:32:40 AM »
Marsha Mason, remembered for her memorable appearance in one episode of DS in 1970 as "Audrey the Leviathan Girl," appears in this 1966 TV version of the classic Lerner & Loewe musical BRIGADOON.  This was one of the more memorable TV events in my family during the period when DS was on.  The broadcast was repeated in 1968 and I watched both times.  I never understood why they didn't put it on again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW5N7K1gFiw&t=235s

Best, G.

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I'm afraid I almost literally laughed out loud when I read today's script excerpt.  First I imagined Roger delivering the line while literally fondling his own hair.  Then I wondered about the appropriateness of a grown man "rumpling" a fourteen year old's hair.

An interesting moment... well, that's one way to describe it... in our journey through this beleaguered screenplay.

Thanks, MB!

G.

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That still is an amazing find, MB.  Maybe that was the day when as KLS was riding home, she was writing in her diary about all the pastry she was going to start eating because DC had said he thought she and Davis had great chem together and he was going to put them together on the show again...

Uncle Roger, LOLOL!

Best, G.

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I'm intrigued by the thought of a world where Jeff Clark is an up and coming young artist. And vampire Barnabas Collins, who at this point has barely been out of his coffin six weeks if that, is somehow in a position to "recommend" an unknown artist to a prestigious gallery.  I suppose he could have done it if he had made a trip to the gallery, dropped a huge amount of money on a few pictures, and then told the amazed owner that he knew of a young painter who was going to be "hot."  I'm still having trouble envisioning this.

I'm quite sure however that you are bang on the mark in your scenario regarding the great director's thought process in chopping this scene.  I've wondered how long the cut he originally delivered to MGM was.  My impression is that material such as the current scene wasn't even in the original delivered edit, but doubtful we will ever know for sure...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / OT: Celebration of Elstree Studios
« on: September 29, 2017, 09:34:47 PM »
Fans,

This article alludes to a number of TV shows that were popular with those of us who watched DS way back when, including THE AVENGERS and THE SAINT.

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/what-s-on/reviews/dame-diana-rigg-iconic-television-shows-elstree-studios-1-5214591

Best,

G.

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I don't remember having any real sense of what Barn had done FOR Jeff in my viewings of hoDS over the years.  What I do remember is that I figured that part of the story out thanks to the Dan Ross book.

Evidently there was another earlier scene involving Jeff and Barnabas which hasn't survived in ANY existing recension of the screenplay.  Jeff mentions that the two had already met when they're introduced to one another at the Ball.

Researchers have attributed Roger Davis's abrupt departure from the daytime series to all the material he had in the movie that was cut. Reportedly, Davis tossed his head, cocked his chin, snapped at Dan:  "Well, if that's the way you feel about me... GOODBYE."  And, as the saying goes today, flounced dramatically from the room, to a scattering of applause, while a certain ingenue blew kisses. 

G.

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I love it that the one theatre ran the movie with FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS which was 3 years old at that point as a co-feature.  I'm very fond of FVK.

G.

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I remember it having been an even smaller ad than that, but yes, those were the images on it.  I think it was edited so you just saw Nancy's face, not the stake (possibly due to how graphic the image is--it was somewhere in the Deep South, for sure, and in 1970 there were more stringent rules about what could be shown in various places, as you recall...).

If you own the hoDS pressbook--which I have never seen--I would think the ad would have been in there. 

Best, G.

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My memory of the very first newspaper ad I ever saw for hoDS is pretty dramatic.  What I recall is that we were on a holiday trip to Florida and somewhere along the way, one of my parents picked up a paper.  I was looking through it and there was this tiny ad for the movie.  It just showed the faces of Barnabas and Carolyn running with blood.  (I think the Barnabas shot was from his second attack on Maggie, and the Carolyn shot was from the post-staking set-up.)  Maybe it's a false memory but I just remember bouncing up and down with excitement, no doubt while my mother rolled her eyes--she hated DS.

I'm sure I clipped this and later pasted it in one of my scrapbooks when I got home.  But all my scrapbooks got tossed when Mom cleaned out my bedroom one day some years after I had left home. 

G.

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Interesting to reflect that at this point in the story, Julia is completely misinterpreting Barnabas's behavior with her, while Barnabas himself is not really comprehending the nature of Maggie's "interest" in his company.

And it all ends in tragedy...

I definitely don't feel that AS FILMED, Maggie is in Barn's thrall at this point.  It's just a replay of the material from the original 1967 storyline with Vicki.  She is fascinated and charmed.  And she has not a clue that he's romantically hot for her.  Between that and her choice of Jeff Clark as a boyfriend, you really have to wonder about this version of Maggie...

G.

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Strangely, I did not see a director listed. 

I wasn't able to get through the "sizzle" reel.  Maybe post-production will improve it...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: Karlen on Mannix
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:27:39 PM »
Sorry about the goof--the quoted post was written by Mad Margaret.  Somehow, her name got cut off when I copy & pasted.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: Karlen on Mannix
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:22:40 PM »
This is the post about John Karlen's health.  "Mad Margaret" is a fan who is close to the Karlen family.

G.

Johnny's nurse Tammi called. He was in the hospital twice last week, had a tumor removed from his bladder and is on a catheter. JK always sounds happy when I call but he's actually pretty miserable right now and often feels ready to cash in his chips. Doesn't even feel like watching TV anymore. Tammi plans to watch Daughters of Darkness (I sent him a copy for his birthday last May) in hopes of cheering him up a bit. It might be nice if you sent our guy some love (get well card, maybe any pics of you with Johnny from fests, etc.). Here's the address:
John Karlen
404 Allen Avenue.
Glendale, CA 91201
Feel free to share to other DS group pages. Thanks.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / OT: Children of the Stones (1977)
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:13:27 PM »
This is a very cool 30 minute radio show about the cult phenomenon around CHILDREN OF THE STONES, a 1977 serial shot at a village inside the stone circle of Avebury in England.  There are a number of themes DS fans would find of interest, including how occult themed TV shows you watched as a child can change your life (for the better, IMO).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n1rbx

I think the recording will only be available for a month or so.  I found it really fascinating.  The entire serial was on Youtube last time I checked.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: A Darkness at Blaisedon
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:01:41 AM »
Hi Michael, I think this must be included as an extra on one of the current MPI releases, but I'm not familiar enough with their catalogue to know where to look.

I was watching the night it was first shown in one of those summer failed pilot slots, and it's always had a bit of magic for me.  Sad to know Cal Bellini is no longer with us.

MB, thanks for clarifying that the bust showed up on NoDS.  Great shots!

G.

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