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Was Quentin supposed to have a scar already in this scene? It's so long since I last watched the film I can't recall.

cheers, G.

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I'm probably misremembering, but I recall that the FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND "filmbook" of this movie which had nearly the entire story set out in text and photos (so why bother to go see it, some may have asked) ended with the scene of Tracy screaming in the basement room.

I assume those captures are from the "blu ray."  I have to admit they look awesome.

G.

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I didn't read the article, and believe it or not, I was pretty much oblivious to that series when it was on.  I was living in a dorm room with no television set and pretty caught up in other things.  So, I had never heard that it was "based on" two real cops.  I kind of wonder to what degree it was "based on" anything since shows involving two cops on their beat seem as if they had already been with us a really long time--DRAGNET, ADAM-12 etc etc.

I presume Selby was a guest star on one of the shows and I would bet you dollars to doughnuts that whoever did that graphic is a DS fan...

G.

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Just catching up with this thread... that's a very cool capture of Carlotta hiding in the Tower, several entries back now.  I wish they had styled her hair to look really "wild" but for whatever reason she looks as composed as if she had just gotten up from her escritoire to check the day's menu.

Of course it takes A LOT to rile the hair of someone as hardcore as Miss Carlotta Drake...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: What the...
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:29:53 PM »
The nun vaguely recalls a character in another horror series or film but can't recall which one now.  I notice the Priest is wearing some kind of medallion that does not look at all like something the Church would hand out though, admittedly, I wasn't raised Catholic and a lot of the paraphernalia is simply out of scope for me.

Quite bizarre...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: OT: CHILD OF GLASS (1978)
« on: November 26, 2016, 03:55:24 AM »
As I said, I had never heard of it, so I found what he had to say about it interesting.  I'll have to let him know about David Hurst.  I don't know if the Conjure Doll has ever seen PT 1841. 

I was living in a dorm room without a television set in 1978 and had to walk all the way across campus if I wanted to see anything. So, I saw very little television that year, or generally during the period from 1976 through much of the 1980s.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: Selling Out
« on: November 26, 2016, 12:45:29 AM »
Hi Patti,

I checked google and found this page, which looks helpful:

http://www.skipmcgrath.com/articles/eBay-Frequently-Asked-Questions.shtml

Best wishes,

Gothic

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / OT: CHILD OF GLASS (1978)
« on: November 25, 2016, 07:38:44 PM »
Fans, a friend sent me the short review pasted in below of the DS TV movie CHILD OF GLASS earlier today.

I had never heard of the film, and I thought what he had to say about it was quite interesting.

If nothing else, worthy of note since Denise Nickerson was involved.

Best,

G.

Review by the Conjure Doll:

A couple of days ago I revisited the Walt Disney made-for-tv movie CHILD OF GLASS, with an eye toward the elements it shares with DARK SHADOWS.  Shot in late 1977 and released in 1978, the film is nominally based on Richard Peck’s book THE GHOST BELONGED TO ME (but the adaptation is an extremely loose one).  The production is by no means a Disney version of DS.  However, I am of the firm opinion that its screenwriter, Jim Lawrence, was aware of DARK SHADOWS, and scavenged bits and pieces of it while crafting his adaptation of Peck’s novel.  In particular, he borrowed liberally from Sam Hall’s presentation of Sarah Collins. [Note by Gothick:  I think the ghost of Sarah character was originally created by Malcolm Marmorstein--I just wrote to the Conjure Doll and explained about this.  Sam did write some or all of the episodes involving Sarah as a little girl in 1795.]

CHILD OF GLASS begins with a family moving into an old plantation house, and the ghost in the production is a young girl who died during the house’s glory days.  She implores the son of the new owners to help her break the curse which binds her to the house, so she can move on.  Obviously, she dresses in period costume, but she also carries a doll, and her appearances are typically marked in the musical score by a signature tune – Frer Jacques (not the same as Sarah’s London Bridge, but certainly quite close).  The film also features a drunken caretaker (in the mold of Matthew Morgan), a party which everyone attends dressed in garb from the time in which the house was first built, and a teenage girl played by DS’s Denise Nickerson (she’s actually the first person to utter a line in the film).  If the connections to DARK SHADOWS in this film are coincidental, they certainly are striking ones.
 

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: <OT RWTD/ebay
« on: November 21, 2016, 05:03:39 PM »
I am so sorry to hear you lost your job.  Sending prayers that you can find something new that is BETTER and better paid!!

Take good care,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / KLS holiday sales
« on: November 21, 2016, 03:23:15 AM »
KLS is again running a holiday book sale on her website and facebook pages.  This time around, she's doing three different book combo sales.  This one includes a personalized photo and card:

http://kathrynleighscott.com/products/kathryns-super-secret-backstage-holiday-gift-bundle

She appears to have phased out the special offer which included her phoning you a personal holiday message.  That was a feature of at least one of her packages last year.

G.


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That's very cool.  The writer/filmmakers are obviously big fans.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: The 13 Best TV Vampires, Ranked
« on: November 07, 2016, 10:36:09 PM »
That's a really silly list.  I also don't understand the omission of Nicholas de Brabant/Nick Knight, as portrayed by Geraint Wyn Davies on FOREVER KNIGHT which was a 1990s series that lasted three seasons.  In some ways, Nigel Bennett's Lacroix on the same show was even more significant since he was really scary in a coldly calculating way.  Brilliant acting...

I could mention a lot of other vampires.  Several of the ones that were included were just plain silly or only a blip in their respective series. 

Still, I'm sure most of the readership found the feature entertaining...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Halloween in Hollywood
« on: November 05, 2016, 02:01:01 AM »
Her most important roles were in plays by writers who I think are now considered to be "classical modernist" figures.  Schnitzler, Genet, Brecht, Tennessee Williams (she did El Camino Real on stage in addition to playing in the film of IGUANA), etc.  But in an interview once, she said she wished she'd been able to do more Shakespeare.

I think in general Grayson liked work that was a mixture of fun and challenging.  At one point right after DS it looked as if she was going to be in a new Neil Simon comedy (PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, I think) and that certainly would have been "mainstream."

xo  G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / 1968 DS View Master set
« on: November 05, 2016, 01:50:49 AM »
Fans,

This is a pretty cool presentation of the 1968 View Master set.  (I think the set may actually have come out in 1969, but the storyline shown was originally aired in the Fall of '68.)

Too bad the drawings in the "folio" were not included by whoever did this.  After all, the drawings were characterized by "many somber colors."

http://viewmasterworld.blogspot.com/2012/05/dark-shadows-b503.html

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Halloween in Hollywood
« on: November 03, 2016, 05:20:50 PM »
That's another interesting coincidence, Midnite.  I've been fascinated by the Caffe Cino for years now.  Maybe I talked to you about this once upon a time.  My memory gets very patchy now--fine for certain things but other stuff--it's like it never happened.  Of course I remember your smile, warmth, and inexhaustible sense of elegant chic!

For what it is worth, there is a novel called Temple Slave by Robert Patrick.  It is a roman a clef about Caffe Cino--which is to say, it is a memoir of his time there, but the names have been changed to protect guilty and innocent alike.  It's pretty obvious if you know even a little about 1960s NYC theater and counter culture who is who.

I've often wondered whether Grayson and Sam attended any of the performances at the Cino.  I have the feeling Grayson would have been fascinated.  She did do some other avant-garde underground stuff in the 1960s and 70s so who knows.

G.

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