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Clearly, someone who works for TV Guide understands that the true signature personage of DARK SHADOWS is The Pen.   This is why the show is usually described in web blurbs as "DARK SHADOWS, the Gothic soap opera featuring the exploits of that legendary villain, The Pen, who terrorized the residents of an isolated mansion in Maine."

In many middle and high schools, there was a telephone tree where kids would phone one another around 4:02 p.m. to inform everyone "make sure to turn it on, gang!  The Pen showed up in the opening monologue!!!!!!!!"

G.

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That's an excellent description of the play from Prof. Stokes.  I probably read it at the time, but as I've been complaining, my short term memory has become quite unreliable (and at times, nonexistent).

I have been seeing cast photos on the Book of Face today, and tonight, one was posted that was actually a fairly decent photo.  It looks as if John Karlen was able to attend after all.  I saw someone in a wheelchair who looked like a skinny version of an older Karlen.  Everybody looked quite happy to be there.

G.

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I wish I could remember if the surviving footage of this sequence was among the bits screened by Darren Gross at a DS Festival I attended sometime around 2005.  (I think that was the same occasion when I saw the existing cut of the rejected WB pilot.)  I remember a scene where Carlotta brings a breakfast tray to Quentin and Tracy's bedroom (which obviously follows on a scene that's in the regular release cut), the piano scene, and the seance scene. Don't recall this one.

Holding onto the ever more unlikely hope that someday we'll all get to see the restored cut.

G.

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For what it is worth, I thought KLS had some great stuff in her pre-Barnabas episodes.  I'm particularly thinking of the ones where Joe comes over for dinner, and where Maggie goes up to "the big house" in an attempt find out what was going on with her Dad.  Maggie had good scenes in the diner at the start of the Laura storyline and of course, with Mrs. Johnson.

IMO KLS had weak material until she came back from Europe to play Kitty.  And unfortunately, we all know what happened with that character.  But until the unfortunate events began, Kitty had some really sharp, good writing and KLS played it really well.

I'm not all that big a fan of KLS but when she was "on," she really did shine.  I thought it was really disappointing for the actress that she got stuck in yet another kidnapping storyline as late as PT 1970.  I bet that had a lot to do with her decision to walk away from the show.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: It’s called Relationship
« on: June 24, 2016, 12:56:39 PM »
It seems very stream of consciousness.  I couldn't tell if she wanted to change the channel TO or FROM DS.

To quote a certain governess, "I don't understand."

G.

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Oh yes Barnabas FIRST APPEARED talking to MAGGIE in that dear old diner set... just as the very first episode of the show opened with Maggie turning to the camera and saying "You are a jerk, J E R K!"

You really need to brush up on your DS history dear...

*wink*

G

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / June 27: Shirley Jackson Day
« on: June 24, 2016, 12:46:24 PM »
Fans,

This is an interesting article with several implicit DS connections.  DS made use of plot elements from both "The Lottery" (in the final PT1841 storyline) and the original novel (and film adaptation) THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE.  I never knew that June 27th was the date Jackson gave for the titular lottery in her short story.  That's really rather uncanny.  The 68th anniversary of the publication of "The Lottery" is Sunday June 26.

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/looking-for-the-lottery-author-shirley-jackson/Content?oid=3404873

Best,
G.

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Bella appears in her interview (only really short clips, alas) in the video featurette wearing a fab flower-power styled top/blouse that makes me think that she has a personal love of Sixties fashion. It's decidedly NOT the type of thing featured in the Refn film.  She looks fab in it.

Maybe Refn will cast Eva Green in Suspiria. Eva deserves better than Tim Burton.  Just my personal opinion,, of course.

MB darling, BVOTD is a HOOT!  The movie was scripted by the late Roger Ebert who actually spent a lot of time in a video he did for the DVD release some years ago talking about how GREAT the movie was.  The songs by the band in the film, the Carrie Nations, actually include some cool numbers.  The Strawberry Alarm Clock do perform to Incense/Peppermints in a party sequence early in the movie.  The 1967 studio recording was used, though--it wasn't a live performance.

G.

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Reading my weekly issue of the DigBoston paper over lunch today, I was surprised to see Bella Heathcote mentioned in a villainous role in the new film by the latest hot auteur, Nicholas Winding Refn, The Neon Demon:

https://digboston.com/staring-contest/

Bella is featured in this video showcasing the director and some of the stars, including Christina Hendricks, alumna of the cult series Mad Men, a Sixties themed show which referenced DS in one episode.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/697593-neon-demon-cast#/slide/1

Another DS related note about Refn is that reports were posted a month or so ago claiming he is planning a remake of Suspiria, the Dario Argento cult film which was Joan Bennett's last feature film.

G.




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That's a beautiful photo of Angelique from this scene.  Thanks, MB!

G.

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Wow, that would be fab if "The House" screening actually happens this time.  I would love to see this included as an extra on one of MPI's releases.  The other one I would love to see is the 1966 CRUCIBLE with Thayer and Clarice.  That was supposed to be shown at one of the Festivals long ago, but I think I heard that the screening failed to materialize.

Nice to see Nick Besink and the others attending, too.

Hope it is a great time for all who are attending. I am unable to make it.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Was There a Library at Collinwood?
« on: June 19, 2016, 02:33:50 AM »
Oh yes.  The good Professor was keen to see a rare early edition of THE FEDERALIST in Liz's private library.  No doubt a family heirloom... Joshua's conversations with the Countess leave one in no doubt whatsoever that he was well read in such matters as were discussed in the pages of that publication.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Aquarius
« on: June 18, 2016, 12:42:09 PM »
Although this isn't directly DS related, this newish series about the Manson Family begins with episodes set in 1967. The themes include the Summer of Love, San Francisco hippies, and a lot of things we were hearing about when DS hit big.  The show also stars David Duchovny who I think has a following here.

http://artsfuse.org/146755/fuse-tv-column-watch-closely-charlie-manson-is-my-boyfriend/

I haven't watched the show, but my friend who wrote this review said it's available through the Flicks of Net.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Was There a Library at Collinwood?
« on: June 18, 2016, 12:36:26 PM »
It's not surprising that they never showed the library.  I mean, they never even showed a washroom, and I'm sure there were several.  Sometimes I think of Liz's personal powder room as being very dainty, French Regency, afloat in shades of lavender and blue.

G.

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Fans,

Thayer David's future wife, Valerie French, is featured in this 1959 B-movie thriller, THE FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGqUl7qB-z0

Valerie reminds me a little of Alexandra here.  Her marriage to Thayer happened around ten years after this picture was released. Legendary character actor Henry Daniell is also on hand in a minor supporting role.

G.

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