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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 30, 2009, 08:54:20 PM »
Well, thank goodness for that!

I mean, bits of rotted carrion-eaten flesh littering the front lawn are one thing, but any "scandal" in the local press would be absolutely unacceptable.

Once again the Collinses prove their fealty to the family motto--"hypocrisy above all!"

I'm glad it's getting close to the time when I do my annual drive-through of my favorite highlights of the Leviathan story...

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:34:32 PM »
I just have to comment,  as regards the recent grouping of images up to and including today's (Friday 10/30):  who in the right mind has a lynching/hanging in their front yard and then leaves the corpse just hanging there, to rot and moulder, FOR DAYS?  Apart from anything else, the smell, not to mention the slowly dropping body parts covered in maggots and pecked at by carrion, must have been horrific.

Even by the loopy standards of the Collins family (and remember, "hypocrisy above all!" IS the family motto according to Mrs. Carolyn Stoddard Hawkes), this is just way, WAY out there. 

And they were always depicted as being so averse to publicity... whatever passed for the local paper would have had a field day.  Can't you just see the scare quote headlines: "CORPSE OF COLLINS STRUMPET BIGGEST BOOST TO LOCAL TOURISM IN DECADES, MAYOR SAYS."

Ah, the team of Dan Curtis and Sam Hall....

G.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Today's NoDS Pic (127)
« on: October 29, 2009, 03:17:42 PM »
Hi Patti and MSC,

It's not really remotely spoilerish to answer these questions, so, in brief:

Sarah in the NoDS story was Sarah Castle, the daughter of the Collinwood housekeeper in 1810 (a character played by our beloved Clarice Blackburn).  Sarah does not exist as a ghost in the 1971 sequences, but she is linked to the "present day" in a way that's explained at a pivotal moment in the story.

Selby has a dual role in NoDS:  in the present day he is Quentin Collins, an avant-garde Manhattan painter who inherits the Collinwood estate after the death of Mrs. Stoddard.  And in 1810, he is Charles Collins, who was romantically involved with a lovely woman named Angelique (who may or may not have been a Witch).

NoDS is often shown on one of the cable channels at this time of year, so perhaps you can catch it at some point. 

G.

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What fun.  I enjoyed hearing his latest update--there's something very innocent about the idea of Mr. Frid entertaining himself at home paging through his edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica...

G.

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How odd.  It looks from what I can see of your scan as if they're claiming that Christopher Lee did 12 Dracula films.  But from my own knowledge of his work, I make it seven Hammer feature films, plus El Conde Dracula directed by Jesus Franco in 1969 (produced in Spain, with Klaus Kinski a very disturbing Renfield) and a cameo as Dracula in The Magic Christian. 

I'm again very surprised that Barnabas was included at all in such an article.  It's almost starting to remind me of "that year of insanity, 1968"--everytime I turn around, I see Barnabas!  Nice to see this surge in his popularity!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 27, 2009, 12:42:53 AM »
Misterioso darling, YOU are priceless for re-posting that previous day's capture here--I'd missed it as I was not online for most of the weekend.

Poor Clarice!  I could speculate on what hit her, but I won't.  (At least on THIS picture, we know that the infamous Roger Davis and his actress-shoving ways had nothing to do with it!)

G.

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Hey, Birthday Boy!  Here he comes, fiercely rulling the catwalk!

Have a wonderful day full of treats and goodies!

Birthday cheers!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: hoDS/NoDS DVD Release?
« on: October 26, 2009, 03:16:48 PM »
May I just say again that I am LOVING these images.  In the scene shown for today (10/26/2009), I'm seeing people I NEVER saw before, either because my laserdisc print is p & s, or because I was always so focused on Angelique and Sarah when watching this that I didn't get to catch the different expressions of the people around them. 

Love the respective looks on the faces of Clarice and Diana.  And is it just me, or is Selby's pose practically pornographic??

Hats off once more, MB!

cheers, G.

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My copy of The Curse of the Concullens arrived last night and I began reading it on my morning commute today. It's definitely the novel I recall from way back when!  It's a fun read for anyone who enjoys spoofs of the Gothic literary genre.  So far, the character of Dimitri has just come onstage, and seems every bit as Quentinesque as I recalled!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Re: Happy Birthday to marcos1
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:41:22 PM »
Happy birthday indeed to an exceptionally nice guy.

cheers, Gothick

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 23, 2009, 02:58:57 PM »
Hi Lydia,

He was born David Thayer Hersey.  Someone who seems to have known him personally or received personal info (perhaps from a family member?) has written a marvelous short biography of him on the IMDB page for him.  I highly recommend it.  I have long wanted to write a short chapbook about Thayer, and I have lived for some years now in his home town of Medford, Mass., but never been able to track down any members of his family.

There are lots of people with the surname Thayer in the Boston area, and there's even a Thayer Street in Providence.  It's a "big" name out here.

And boy, am I ever loving today's shot of Thayer at his most icy and formidable!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 22, 2009, 12:24:21 AM »
MB, I absolutely agree re Thayer David in NoDS.  I adore Jerry Lacy but Thayer's Rev. Strack characterization is one of his most vivid portrayals!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 21, 2009, 03:48:51 PM »
I agree with Philippe--this is a marvelous image, and so gorgeously painterly.  It really is like getting a look at a vanished era (which 1971 is just as much as 1810, at this point in time).  I think it also captures Pennock's moments of intensity (I wish there were a way for him to see this image) in a brilliant way--and of course, Thayer's earthy rootedness in his character (much better than the likes of Rev. Strack deserved!  I wonder where Lacy was at this time, btw?  seems as if Sam must have written this part for him originally).

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Re: TV Vampire Stakedown
« on: October 21, 2009, 12:46:24 AM »
A few days ago, I read an interview with the guy who plays "Bill" and he expressed interest in doing a sex scene with "Eric Northman" in that show.

I haven't seen it, but if they went THAT route, I just might have to tune in.

Just the fact that Barnabas is in this poll at all is a big surprise, given the fabulous TV vampires who failed to make the, uh, cut (or were edged out by puppets or cartoon characters).  I'm still very surprised at just how much awareness of DS in general there is in the mass media these days.

G.

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Fans of Strange Paradise might enjoy checking out this site:

http://www.maljardin.com

It's maintained by another fan of the series (a friend of both Bryan's and myself) and the guy has provided some really interesting and fun historical features and rare photographs on his site.  Good stuff!

cheers,

G.

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