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Current Talk '03 I / Re:e true hollywood story
« on: May 19, 2003, 06:57:10 PM »
Connie's DS tabloid trash has this tired puppy rolling in the aisles.  What a hoot!

This is one fan who devoutly prays that A & E and E! stay well away from DS.  The accounts of the Sci Fi Sciography tape and the sordid sensationalism of its tone made me shudder but I frankly expected nothing but the worst the moment I heard about that project.  Anything produced by the other two networks mentioned would be bound to be even more lacking in taste than the lamentable video rubbish-heap spooled together by Sci Fi.  I've suffered through some of these productions in the past and they are an embarrassment to behold.

If you want good stories from behind the scenes at DS, get the MPI tapes such as DS: 25th anniversary and 30th anniversary or DS: behind the scenes.  There are also some good fan video compilations of Festivals way back when (going back to the Eighties thanks to the late Dave Brown).  Watching these is a lot more fun and informative than giving DS the kind of Whacko Jacko treatment that is the fare meted out by the cable networks these days.

Just MHO,

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Brian Sturdivant
« on: May 19, 2003, 03:49:20 PM »
Thanks, John, for this tribute to the delicious Brian Sturdivant.  I'd certainly enjoy meeting him and finding out what happened to him in his life after he gave up acting (as I presume must have happened).

Thanks too for telling me about his brief appearance in Diary of a Mad Housewife.  It's still on my list of films I look forward to viewing, some day.

Just got back from spending a week in heavenly Sonoma County, Cali.  Heavily jet lagged and sleep deprived, but purring contentedly nonetheless.

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:DVD Set 5 flaw on disc 2?
« on: May 08, 2003, 07:27:38 PM »
Hi Joe, gaol is the British spelling of jail.  In the 1790s I believe Americans were still using the British spellings for most words.  I forgot when the whole thing with adopting American spellings came about; it was a govt response to actual practice, obviously.  Noah Webster (now when did he live?) was an advocate for it, I believe.

Just another bit of trivia on an otherwise very dreary rainy afternoon here in Boss-town (heh, heh).

Goth

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:DVD Set 5 flaw on disc 2?
« on: May 08, 2003, 04:06:34 PM »
Yes, Richard, and a lot of people who should know better are BARELY literate today...

I'm waiting for the first tombstone inscribed "Hear lI's the dearly departed, dont w8."  Ah, the wonders of our technical age!

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Grayson Hall, Glamour Goddess!
« on: May 08, 2003, 04:03:27 PM »
Homepage for the Julia List (the name was changed a couple of years back to Julia B and J list, an unspeakably cumbersome locution the point of which I find strangely elusive)--fans refer to it as the J List for short, and please, no comments about J-Ho:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Julia-B-and-JList/

It is mainly fanfic and chatter; only occasionally does a post touch upon Grayson and other aspects of her career beyond her roles in DS.

John, do you have the audio tape of Grayson performing in Happy End?  She did sing a Bertolt Brecht song in that, The Ballad of the Lily of Hell.  It's more Lotte Lenya than Dietrich.  And she is FABULOUS in it.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:TAKE A VIDA VITA VEGAMIN
« on: May 07, 2003, 11:05:10 PM »
Connie, you minx!  I'm dying here!

I never saw the one of David in the Jacket of Death (from PT 1970) sacked out on that couch!  good work!

Your fan,  Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Grayson Hall, Glamour Goddess!
« on: May 07, 2003, 04:03:29 PM »
Well, this a.m. I had the show on again while getting ready for work.  I turned around to see Grayson come in the room and my jaw dropped.  That black coat with the black fur collar and the little touch of color with the scarf has got to rate as one of Julia's most fabou ensembles to date!  She simply SCREAMED glamour!  The coat had kind of a Weimar look to it... the hair of course was the summit of Sixties glamour.

I love the scenes between Julia and Stokes in these episodes.  What a pity Thayer had to take time off again to make a movie (I think that's why he disappears for a couple of months around this point).  I always thought Grayson and Thayer played off one another so beautifully.

Also LOVE the actress who played Mrs. Hutchins.  What was her name?  This is the first of 3 roles she played on DS.  I believe she was in hoDS as Mrs. Pettibone, too.  (One of my pal Nicky's fave characters!)

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Barnabas' Change of Heart
« on: May 06, 2003, 08:45:27 PM »
Barnabas' true change of heart is still to come.  The whole Leviathan dream sequence episode was something they threw in literally at the last minute (as I recall it, the episode was taped very close to air date) because so many fans were writing in and complaining that they were having difficulties with "evil" Barn.  (As an adult viewer, at least, I find him a lot more compelling than "good" Barn.)  The episodes that follow that big dream sequence show don't really follow up the theme of Barnabas having a change of heart because they had already been scripted and taped BEFORE the episode chronicling Barn's encounter with Adlar and Marshina, Queen of Darkness.

I do remember that the Leviathan sequence all made perfect sense to me at the time because I followed the show so obsessively.  So I was a little surprised when a voiceover began playing over the end titles of the show informing the audience at home that "major information regarding the nature of the Leviathan plot will be revealed on this coming Friday's show, so be sure to tune in!"  The "revelations" consisted of a celebrated clip show (maybe the only one in DS' history, now that I think of it) that summarized what had happened up to that point.  I'm not sure when that episode will be aired, but I think it's coming in a week or two.

Gothick

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John darling, THESE ARE GORGEOUS!

You go to the head of the class of Grayson Hall devotees!  Thank you for this beautiful shrine to our beloved Goddess of Chic!

I'm delighted, too, that you have a copy of the trailer and included a snap of her from that!  I was under the impression that it wasn't included on the DVD release--hope I was wrong about that.  I don't have a DVD player but have been thinking I should get the DVD of this movie since it is such a favorite.  I play the tape at least once every six months.

Thanks again,

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re:TLAKLS Speaks re Fest
« on: May 05, 2003, 05:22:42 PM »
Jenny, thanks for letting us know that the decision to make this year's event a "Farewell" was the decision of a few (or perhaps only one?) member(s) of the Festival committee.

Just thinking of all the flak the rest of you are catching from upset fans and celebrities makes my head ache!

Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of this beleaguered event.  It's obviously one that means a great deal to a great many people.

Sincerely,

Steve (Gothick)

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Congratulations, Kuanyin!  that's beautiful news.  And what a blessing for you that he relates so well to your child.  He sounds like a real treasure for both of you!

I wish you and your intended every happiness.

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re:TLAKLS Speaks re Fest
« on: May 05, 2003, 03:04:29 PM »
Well, I don't shock easily, but I must say that as someone who plans a lot of events myself in my own community, I'm simply staggered that nobody on the Festival committee had the courtesy to call or email the actors and let them know ahead of time about a decision of this magnitude.

I had also always thought that the actors were kept in the loop of the date planning for each year's Festival.  Another illusion shattered.

Given these revelations, I'm starting to think it might be just as well to say "Farewell" to the current Festival committee and let folks who know how to do their jobs take over.  (Just my opinion, quite honestly... I know it's been a thankless job for years, but if you're not going to do it right, why bother?  which presumably is the line of thinking that led to declaring this year the "Farewell" Festival.)

I do like KLS' spin on it as being like when a character would say "farewell" on the series and then the same actor would reappear shortly thereafter in a new role!

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Born to Diva
« on: May 02, 2003, 04:22:11 PM »
You're the REAL Diva in that photo, Midnite!

I notice how tightly gritted Dear Donna's teeth are in that smile.  She's fighting with every inch of ladylike self-control not to shove you out of the camera frame at the last second!

Baseless canards, I'm sure.  I'm glad that you and the other lovely ladies had such a great evening!

Goth

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Secret Closet?
« on: May 02, 2003, 04:17:53 PM »
John, doll, YOU ARE A GOD!

thankyouthankyouthankyou for that FABOU link.

You and I are SO on the same page about The Divine One.  One of the oldtime fans recalled on one occasion that her Dad also worshipped at the Shrine of Grayson and used to say:  "There's God the Father, God the Son, and Grayson Hall ... and the first two better watch Their Step!" (my apologies if this offends any individuals in the audience)

Gothick
A Senior Officer of Hall-o-holics Anonymous

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:The Horror of the SPOON
« on: April 30, 2003, 09:17:01 PM »
I actually thought the whole thing with the spoon worked, *in the context of the episode*.  I did think that DP was chewing up the scenery there and not just a bit, which did give it a camp edge.

I agree with Luciaphil; what we're seeing now is more of the "inner Liz" than we've seen since around Spring 1967.  Remember how when Liz came back from her Laura-induced illness, she gave Roger a dressing down about minding his own business?  She was so icy in that scene I had to pour antifreeze over the TV set after I played the tape (OK, I'm exaggerating, but not by much).

She could also mete out some pretty brutal fare to Burke Devlin in the early months... entirely understandable since he was plotting to destroy Collinwood and everything the family stood for.

I often find myself snapping my fingers a lot during Joan's scenes in this storyline.  Just love my LeviaLiz!

Gothick

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