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I personally wouldn't care to see Kate cast as Liz.  I would enjoy the idea of her appearing in the film, although I would hope that it would be more than just a cameo appearance. 

I just don't feel that Kate is right for the role of Liz.  It should be someone with a combination of matronly elegance and sharp-as-cut-glass shrewdness.  I have no suggestions to make since for me Joan Bennett WAS Liz, even though I have seen two other actresses play the part.  They are both very fine actresses, but neither of them convinced me for even a second that she was Liz.

G.

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It is really too bad that Barnabas did not have any scenes with Buzz.  Oh, how I would love to see that! and vote for it, of course.

It's too bad Dennis Patrick wasn't included.  I thought his scenes with Barn provided some of the finest moments of 1967.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 I / Grayson Hall - Kojak 1974
« on: June 07, 2010, 04:20:46 AM »
Fans of the Divine Grayson Hall will enjoy the diva's role in this 1974 episode of Kojak:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/44719/kojak-hush-now-or-youll-die

I love it when Grayson's character informs her wayward son:  "I am DOING ... the BEST I can!" And when she takes a call for him:  "Really, I am NOT an answering service!"

This version of the episode is somewhat more complete than the version syndicated in the 1980s and 1990s, with more scenes of Grayson not seen in that previous cut.  This really is priceless stuff.  If I'm not mistaken, this season of Kojak has been released (or will be soon) in Australia but has yet to be released here in the US on DVD, unfortunately.

I would presume that Lara Parker's episode can be found on hulu, too--if I have a chance to look up the title, and I'll check and post the link soon.

Enjoy:

G.


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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: June 07, 2010, 01:28:17 AM »
Taeylor, I also love how Grayson says that line, and that capture of her was such a vivid image of how grandly she played that scene.

I just looked at the Pom Press publication of the screenplay; my, there are a lot of scenes that are missing from the version as we have it, aren't there?  And Barnabas says "You betrayed me!" in the movie twice--first, to Willie, while he is beating him in a rage; and to Julia just before he kills her.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: June 05, 2010, 12:05:30 AM »
Today deserves a special floatie or some sort of hallmark because we finally get Barn saying THE line from the show and the movies:  "You have BETRAYED me!"

For some reason, back when I first saw all of it, it never occurred to me how melodramatic--not to mention self-aggrandizing (lol)--that line was.  It just really seemed to suit the character that he would say such a thing.  Over and over again.  (although I think in practice he only said it a couple of times?)

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 I / Re: Happy Birthday to Sandor!
« on: June 04, 2010, 05:05:27 PM »
Happy Birthday, you fabulous doll!

winking,

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: June 03, 2010, 09:52:39 PM »
Of course, I adore the one from today, too.  Those eyes speak volumes of silent reproach.

G.

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Hi Ronny,

the DS actors don't get paid for appearing at the DS Festival, and I've never heard of any of them charging for an autograph.  It seems odd given the high fees old actors charge at other events I have heard about from friends.  I think Adam West now charges something like $25 per signature, possibly more.  I attended an event at which all the surviving cast members from Lost in Space were present in the mid 1990s and the fee, I think, was $100 to get everyone's signature--you were not allowed to cherry-pick.  The previous year Jonathan Harris sat at a table and charged $20 per autographed photo or item.

The only way Kate could make money is if she created a product to sell, like Roger Davis with his sweat shirts (which seem to have gone the way of all flesh), or Diana Millay with her cookbook.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: June 02, 2010, 07:01:27 PM »
And now comes today's capture--I'm practically in a state of feverish ecstasy at the sight!!! Grayson IS Goddess!!!!

I'm looking at it thinking "You want Miss Raspberry Soda of 1969 instead of this VISION of Divine BEAUTY?"

(Apologies in advance to fans of TLATKLS.  Even if I'm remembering Grayson's crisply-uttered, no-nonsense line in a certain fan interview:  "Katie Scott ISN'T a star.")

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: June 01, 2010, 02:29:52 AM »
A memorable shot indeed, although the shot just before Barnabas enters the room of Julia smoking, having spent herself in rage and frustration, completely exhausted emotionally, was even more unforgettable.

G.

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Mistress Penny, I really wish Tim Burton would hire you as a Creative Consultant on the DS movie set.

Although then we might really get a look at Helena Bonham Carter's claws and fangs... given how superior your own womanly attributes are in every department...

Cordially,

Cousin Gothick of Cadogan Square

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 I / Re: RIP SOAP Net
« on: May 29, 2010, 04:16:45 AM »
I unfortunately don't have the means currently to post the episodes.  Maybe someday...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 I / Re: RIP SOAP Net
« on: May 28, 2010, 03:35:29 PM »
I actually have Grayson's first two episodes on OLTL, and they're great.  I just want more because I am a greedy cuss, and later on she wore these fab Forties-styled turbans... just love the look of Grayson in a turban!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:40:32 PM »
MB, you are truly a DOLL.  thank you thank you thank you!  *swoons*

Grayson and Thayer are on fire together in this scene.  If only, if only, the rest of the movie had been on this level.  I do look forward to the movie being released on disc precisely for this scene and a few other moments, such as the Old House sequence with Julia confronting Barnabas, Grayson and Thayer's kitchen/lab scene, the costume ball etc.

G.

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There's a rather dark, improperly framed (squished, actually) upload of the first six minutes or so of this film available now on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8x40g8bPyg&feature=related

You get to see Grayson's entrance--my favorite entrance of hers in all of her films.  You can't see it due to the poor quality but when she sits down she is holding a packet of Marlboros in her lap.

Frustratingly, there is a clip from the Japanese DVD which is in flawless quality but none of Grayson's scenes seem to have made it.

G.

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