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Hi Doombuggy,

Just to be clear .... GH's BACK is nude in this scene, but you don't see the derriere of the Divine One.  You do get to see just how freckled she was!

I think Grayson's TONGUE is the most amazing thing about this scene.  

Also, the movie was filmed in 1968.  The director was a former film editor and he spent one year editing his first movie.  Sadly, two of Grayson's scenes got left on the cutting room floor, and the director is now dead, so ...

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / That Groovin' High Priestess
« on: November 12, 2002, 11:19:57 PM »
To the Mysterious Artist,

Wow, what a GORGEOUS piece of art.  Though the idea of Angelique as the HPS makes me giggle... she's certainly not one to sit quietly on her throne and contemplate the inner pools of wisdom!

I just love the expression you gave her face, and the inclusion of the Moon, friend to Witches everywhere, and mighty relevant to the story we're all following so eagerly.

Please do continue!

Love, Steve



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Calendar Events / Announcements '02 II / Re: ** It's Official! **
« on: November 12, 2002, 09:08:35 PM »
Marsha doll,

Just have to rave over how much I luRVe (pronouncing it in Cilla-ese) your new avatar!  Stop! in the Name of Love! before you STAKE my Heart!  

Sounds like something Barnabas SHOULD have sung to Julia.

EMI has a new series called "Sixties" that is CD reissues of the original LPs in the original mono mixes.  I just got that Cilla one, with Cilla's first 2 albums.  It sounds simply gr-rand!  I'm casting covetous eyes upon the Lulu one.

Hope your day is groovy, hon!  

xoxoxo  The Tuftress

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: The Education of Judith Collins
« on: November 12, 2002, 08:50:00 PM »
I must once again bow before the awesome powers of Luciaphil, She Who Must Be ... Read!  I was literally spellbound (Grandmama did her work exceptionally well) flipping the pages of the printouts on Saturday morning.  I just couldn't stop until I had read all available 13 chapters!

Sadly, the last chapter was dated July, and it's now November, so....

I'm just imagining certain developments that I see coming up in this story.  Hope the Muse visits you again soon, Madam Luciaphil!

Of course I have a fanfic of my own that I haven't written anything on since last Spring, so I can't bellyache too loudly...

xo  Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Quentin's trip to Egypt
« on: November 12, 2002, 08:38:50 PM »
On the topic of Leviathan:

I was intrigued recently while watching a video that included a clip from a 1967 underground film about the Church of Satan, "Satanis," to learn that in the liturgy of that church, the Evil One was addressed as Leviathan in their invocations.

Perhaps one of the writers actually saw that film at one of the art film festivals in NYC and that is where this came from?  

I've always wondered where they got from the Leviathan of the Bible to the notion of DS of an ancient race that once held mastery over the Earth, nomenclature wise.

As for originality, I think the Dream Curse was fairly original, though you may not care for it very much!  I've wondered, though, whether the idea for it may have been suggested by E. F. Benson's wonderful tale, The Room in the Tower.

And Count Petofi is a pretty original "creature" although presumably suggested by tales of such magicians as Cagliostro, the Comte de Saint Germain, and Ally (NOT McBeal) Crowley.

Gothick

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Thanks for posting this here, Julia.  Grayson looks DIVINE, a glam avatar of the Crone Goddess.  From what I can recall of my reading of the play, Grayson's role was that of Warda, Queen of the Whores.  It's a very long play and for about 2 hours she wasn't even on stage.  In the earlier part of the play, the village women impale her with their knitting needles.  This picture is Warda returning as a ghost to harangue the audience in a dramatic sequence ... very Dark Shadows if DS had ever been R rated!

GH's costume is by Willa Kim, who I believe is a Tony winnner, and the play was translated and directed by Minos Volonakis, who instantly became Grayson's favorite director after this experience of working with him.  She and Matt later visited him in Greece.

To say The Screens is a difficult play is putting it mildly. I was discussing a recent Canadian production of it with a couple of friends who attended, and they mentioned that people started leaving the theatre about half an hour into the play.  I said "Oh, because it was so shocking?" and Claude said, "No because it was BORING."  Apparently the topical political references to the Algerian crisis and French colonialism haven't aged well...

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '02 II / Shadows on the Wall
« on: November 09, 2002, 02:04:27 AM »
For those who haven't read it before, a talented group of my friends have been writing their very own version of how the 1897 storyline COULD have gone as part of that continuing daytime drama, Shadows on the Wall.  This is another great source of stimulation during the dry season Sci Fi is imposing upon us for the holidays (don't they know about the tradition of Christmast ghost stories???)  The URL:

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/1/1231

There's an archive that goes back to episode 1 of this series, but I don't have the URL handy.  Maybe someone else will be kind enough to post it.  It is a WONDERFUL series that I can't recommend too highly.

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / The Education of Judith Collins
« on: November 08, 2002, 11:15:30 PM »
Wondering what to do during the weeks Sci Fi won't be airing Dark Shadows?  Hitting the MPI sales is one option. Another one (even better because it is free and just a click away) is our very own Luciaphil's stirring saga, The Education of Judith Collins.  Go here to read Chapter One:

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/1/1645/72

I love the story, and Luciaphil's version of mid Victorian Collinwood is wonderfully sinister AND extremely well researched!

Hope All Who Live Within the Great House enjoy this story as much as I'm doing.

Cheers,

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Blue Sheets & Green Blankets
« on: November 08, 2002, 11:02:20 PM »
Luciaphil darling, I started the story, and I think it is superb!  I just finished Chapter 2 on my lunch break.  Can't wait to read more!

Of course, you realize you are going to start receiving serious nagging emails from me when I get to the last cliffhanger!  

Your mention of a Temperance Meeting at Collinwood still has me cackling.  Where on Earth would they hide all the brandy, the sherry, the cognac, Quentin's whisky, etc. etc. etc.!!!

I can just see one of the Temperance ladies going over to admire a cabinet and have a load of bottles come crashing out before her horrified eyes!

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Blondie Raises the Dead and other Strange Things
« on: November 08, 2002, 10:57:50 PM »
With this part of the new storyline, Angelique is well on her way to becoming Superwitch.  If you think you've seen some strange things now, just wait until Laura shows up.

Happy Friday!

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: 1969 DS "green" bubblegum cards!
« on: November 08, 2002, 06:14:11 PM »
Hi Ron,  We never got the green cards in my town.  If they had appeared anywhere in the area, I"m sure I would have snapped them up, since I collected ALL of the pink ones and just about anything that had Dark Shadows written on it.

I bought all the pink ones at this little store owned by my great aunt.  At some point she closed the store, and the building wounded up being demolished.  I wonder now whether that might have happened in 1968 or early 1969, which is why I never saw the green cards. I don't remember the DS bubble gum cards showing up in other stores, which is strange, because we lived a little over an hour's drive away from Philadelphia in Maryland (Harford County).

Best wishes,

Steve

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Jenny's Song
« on: November 08, 2002, 12:43:01 AM »
Well, I like her singing, myself.  There is something so unbearably poignant about these scenes.  Jenny and her babies ...

The character was supposed to have had something of a career as an entertainer before a certain dark eyed stranger walked fatally into her life, and I'm glad that Marie made Jenny's backstory so believable in this respect.

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: The Queen
« on: November 07, 2002, 11:52:52 PM »
Talking of strong younger women--I think Carolyn did a wonderful job running the house in 1968 when Liz was confined to Wyndcliffe.  Those scenes with Harry, in particular, are just priceless.  Contrast how Carolyn dealt with Harry, with how intimidated she was by shifty, sexy original Willie Loomis in 1967, and it shows just how much she had grown up (of course, she DID pull a pistol on Willie, which showed just what grit that gal had).

Alexis Stokes (I mean the real Alexis) also seems to be a young woman with a decent head on her shoulders.

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Blue Sheets & Green Blankets
« on: November 07, 2002, 11:45:00 PM »
Thank you, Luciaphil, for that delightful comment. You read Judith the same way I do (and I think that NOW is the time for me to read your fabou fanfic, that I've heard so many people raving about--The Education of Judith Collins--care to post a link here?)

Raineypark, I have been having my most intense Samhain ever, but I thank the gods I have not yet (may it please Her Croneship) suffered a bereavement, as many people of my acquaintance have done this season. I do feel that Samhain is still going on. The veil feels very thin these days; there's a crispness in the air borne not only of the chilly weather, but of the whrring of the Reaping Crone's scythe along the fields in which we dwell.  Everybody has been feeling the energy around here.  It seems to extend to England, too--She suddenly appeared in the midst of a tarot reading a friend of mine was doing yesterday, "disrupted all transmissions" as he phrased it, whirled cacikling around the room, and then was gone.

sorry if that was more than you bargained for--life is often like that ...

Blessings,  Steve

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Blue Sheets & Green Blankets
« on: November 07, 2002, 08:47:13 PM »
Hi RP,  I'm not familiar with that Sicilian saying or custom.  Whenever the topic of "red is the DEVIL's color!" comes up, I always remember the hysterical sequence around that line in Die, Die, My Dahling with the immortal Tallulah Bankhead tormenting poor feckless Stef Powers.

So, RP, what do you make of Judith's abrupt wardrobe switch today?  I can't wait to see Luciaphil's comments about that dress!

Steve

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