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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / OT: CHILD OF GLASS (1978)
« on: November 25, 2016, 08:38:44 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, 06:03:39 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, 04:23:15 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, 11:36:09 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, 03:01:01 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, 02:50:49 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, 06:20:50 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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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Halloween in Hollywood
« on: November 03, 2016, 03:32:00 AM »
That's fascinating about Suicide Notations.  I wonder if that videotape still exists.  And I wonder if director J. S. Hall was identical to actor James Hall.  Taylor Mead, Ronald Tavel, and legendary Jackie Curtis were all part of Andy Warhol's circle.  Grayson acted in two plays by Ronald Tavel.

I did think there was something very "different" about James Hall when I finally got to see his episodes at some point in the 1990s... and that's very much born out by your notes and research. Again, thanks!

G.

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We might have.  The scene is in a shop for devices used by stage magicians, as I recall.

I think I did have a videotape that had some Thayer David bits and pieces on it, but I might be misremembering...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Halloween in Hollywood
« on: November 02, 2016, 09:10:37 PM »
Wow, Midnite.  This is awesome!  One of the fascinating aspects for me is that I read references to Grayson studying with Uta Hagen back in the early 1950s, I guess--and if I remember correctly, Grayson (then billed as Shirley Grayson) was Uta's understudy in the critically acclaimed play THE MAGIC AND THE LOSS, around '54 or thereabouts. Uta Hagen didn't do too many films, so far as I am aware.  She made a huge impression on me when she appeared on one of the talk shows (Mike Douglas, I think?) to promote that Tom Tryon film, THE OTHER.

Wonderful write-up! 

Thanks again,

G.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you MB for those gorgeous shots of Carlotta from that scene!

G.

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That's one of my favorite Thayer scenes from his non-Shadows work.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Halloween in Hollywood
« on: November 01, 2016, 11:33:30 PM »
That's awesome reporting, Midnite.  Thanks so much!

xo, G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: October 30, 2016, 09:43:26 PM »
Hilarious.  Craig Slocum always seemed to be in a completely different show from everyone else.

G.

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