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Thanks for sharing that, Robot Quentin.  That's a really cute story.  You know I love it that Grayson gets the most calls...

Best,

G.

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: Dark Shadows remembered
« on: April 02, 2010, 04:34:04 PM »
I was waiting for the bus this a.m. thinking April 2... the day we lost DS ... sigh.

I can still remember that day, and my disbelief as Thayer David's closing narration was heard. I did think it was *very* cool that Thayer was chosen to end the show.  I found out a few years back that they wanted Jonathan Frid to read that closing narration, but he refused.

I also remember, as I've wearied you all recalling many times, tuning in the following Monday just in case it was still there and finding the indignity of Password in its place--and up until then, I had actually enjoyed Password!  Ugh.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 I / Semi OT: The Lair season 3
« on: April 02, 2010, 04:28:58 PM »
Fans, the discs for season 3 of "The Lair," here!TV's velveetaesque gay vampire soap opera, are now available on Netflix and I have been catching up with the latest antics.  Creator/director/writer Fred Olen Ray (a friend of Barbara Steele's, btw) continues to show his appreciation for DS and Hammer vampire movies.  In the new season, not only is there a character who talks to a ghost on a disconnected candlestick telephone (and there's even a tracking shot showing that the phone wires aren't connected to anything that mimics a similar shot from a 1969 DS episode), there's also a character who represents a palpable nod to a storyline from the 1991 series comic books (published by the shortlived "Innovation comics").  Not bad, eh?

Sybil Danning is a guest star on the new season, but does not appear until episode 8 so I have yet to see her.  Can't wait!

G.

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Fans, anyone in Providence and related areas of Rhode Island (or adjoining states) affected by the flooding, please do check in.

I live in Boston and all we got was a little water in our cellar, praise the Gods.

Hope everyone is OK and safe.

Best wishes,

Gothick

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: March 31, 2010, 02:54:25 AM »
Damn, but today's portrait of Hoffman laying down the law fiercely, epically RULES.

Way to go, MB! 

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: March 30, 2010, 02:59:02 AM »
Thanks, Midnite!  yes, they screen some material over and over and over again, but can Pierson be bothered to take the time out to return Grayson's Playtex commercial to her eagerly awaiting fans?  Aber nein!  *sobs*

I was thinking about Grayson's One Life to Live episodes this morning, for some reason, and wondering whether I'll ever get the chance to see more of them.  I just love how grandly she chews that rather threadbare scenery as Euphemia Ralston.

MSC, I am dying here from your descriptions of Ruth Warrick (who earns an honorary place in DS heaven since she played Big Lou's spouse on another soap) and Anna Lee, especially the glazed architectural hairdos!  LOL!  I think there's something distinctly Lady Bird Johnson about Joan's later (circa 1970) do.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: March 29, 2010, 06:45:29 PM »
MB, honey, you really and truly blow my mind!  I loved the Governor and JJ, one of those forgotten series, but to actually be able to remember what Joan wore... I must have missed her appearance on the show because I am sure I would have remembered at least the fact of her being on it.

If she wore it on that show, presumably it was from her personal wardrobe. 

G.

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Wow, Jerry Lacy still has the mojo, doesn't he?  He evokes the true essence of Dark Shadows as we knew it way back when.  Fabulous.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: March 29, 2010, 05:49:12 PM »
The ensemble you mention for Julia was new, and never worn by her on the series.  I think the other clothes she wore were recycled from the show.  I still don't understand why they made Joan wear the infamous lurid chartreuse shroud dress--it dated to 1966!  I would have thought she would have put pressure to get it changed but perhaps at that point in the proceedings she no longer cared.

hoDS set flunky to Joan:  "Hey, aren't you Joan Bennett?"

Joan:  "I used to be."

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: March 28, 2010, 04:09:28 AM »
Just a comment to acknowledge the luminous, quietly stunning beauty of today's shot of Grayson.

Many thanks for this, MB.

cheers, G.

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Wow, that's cool.  Also in the 1950s and 1960s there were isolated cases of cemeteries being vandalized, reputedly by Satanist cultists digging up skulls for use in the Black Mass--this in England rather than Scotland.

G.

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A new tribute to Grayson was added to YouTube a few days ago, featuring some unusual images (mostly screen captures from DVDs, I think):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJkim9ZhuEA

The soundtrack is an aria from some opera not known to me... sounds vaguely like Engelbert Humperdinck...

G.

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Superb work.  A really excellent re-design for the site!

An interesting snippet of Grayson news:  Grayson's episode of Kojak (episode three from season 2 of the series) is finally going to be available on DVD, albeit from a company based in Australia. The set is being released in April.  Check out www.amazon.co.uk for details.  Unfortunately, that wreteched Universal has stated they have no interest in releasing the remainder of the series here in the US.

The overseas companies such as Network really do justice to these classic series much better than most of our domestic firms (I will make a strong exception for MPI, which not only did wonderful work with their DS sets, but has kept them in print--hooray!).

G.

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0951
« on: March 25, 2010, 04:15:16 AM »
I guess I am the only one here who thinks the grey streaks make Barn suddenly bear an uncanny resemblance to Grandpa Munster.

cheers,

G.

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This is very cool!  I am thrilled to see the Klein film getting this kind of exposure.  And, of course, our beloved Grayson.

Thanks, Julia!

G.

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