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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: August 10, 2009, 11:17:04 PM »
The still of Diana Millay you chose to illustrate this scene is simply ravishing, MB.

I wish Diana's dialogue track had survived.  I can really hear her saying these words.

I loved the piano sequence when I had the chance to see it at Darren's presentation some years ago.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Re: It's Midnite's Special Day!
« on: August 10, 2009, 02:58:45 PM »
Happy, happy birthday, darling!

May you welcome a year filled with blessings of health, prosperity, joy, and children who don't hassle you over-much.

hugs,

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Re: Where is Alex Stevens?
« on: August 09, 2009, 12:42:02 AM »
Interesting.  I remember Alex appearing at a DS Festival sometime in the 90s, if I'm remembering correctly.  Great guy and he shared some great stories with the crowd.

Then a few years later one of the DS actors said something implying that Alex had fallen on hard times.  I really hope that is not the case.

G.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Ironic Comic Book Panel
« on: August 08, 2009, 11:49:31 PM »
What a hoot!

The hysterical thing is ... I can imagine our very own Barnabas saying that line--with a completely straight face!

Hopefully Julia would then chime in with one of her icicle-dripping comments:  "REALLY, Barnabas."

G.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Today's Capture: August 7
« on: August 08, 2009, 12:03:28 AM »
And tonight's new capture from 1967 has an eerie ring to it, given that it's still August 7, the day Grayson died:  Julia, in her nightgown, facing a dark caped figure whom she tells "I've been waiting for you for a long, long time."

I also think of Grayson with all the hype around the new Meryl Streep movie about Julia Child--Grayson herself loved attending cooking classes at the Culinary Institute, and I can imagine what a kick she would have gotten out of the new film.

Rest in Peace, sovereign among ladies.  We'll never forget you.

G.


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I wonder what the one-hour Friday night slot labelled "Surprise Dark Shadows screening" portends?

Hope anyone who's there can post a review.

G.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Quentin's Boudoir Eyes (August 6 NoDS capture)
« on: August 07, 2009, 09:17:27 PM »
In the script, [spoiler]if memory serves, it simply refers to Carlotta lying on her bed, one hand on her locket (the same locket A had given Sarah which had been passed down from Mother to Daughter and was supposed to contain the spiritual link to A), her face suffused with a blissful expression--Grayson's notes help explicate what is going on, and explain that Carlotta is meant to be the physical link through whom Q and A are able to have their trysts. [/spoiler]

It's an intriguing idea--too bad it was almost completely cut out of the existing edit, because a lot of the story fails to make sense unless you understand the specific nature of Carlotta's role in the "haunting."

G.

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Great news, and richly deserved!

I'd never heard of his appearance on Look up and live, a show of which I have very vague memories.  Interesting!

And that's a lovely photo of him, Nancy.  Congratulations!

Best,

G.

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Frid's appearance for a question put to Mama Cowsill on The Generation Gap (circa 1969?) is one I remember particularly vividly.

Grayson Hall was on an episode of Girl Talk in 1970 to promote hoDS... I think the episode no longer exists, but it's one of the Holy Grails for Hall fans.

G.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Quentin's Boudoir Eyes (August 6 NoDS capture)
« on: August 07, 2009, 02:12:00 PM »
I wish they had kept the scene that's in Grayson's copy of the shooting script of [spoiler]Carlotta lying on her bed having an orgasm while Quentin and Angelique are making love in the Tower. I think Grayson had a note that Carlotta, being the link that kept Angelique's spirit alive in the present (not something that was ever explained or even touched upon in the existing print apart from one line of dialogue that, as it stands, makes no sense), experienced physically the love that Q & A shared because of her connection to A. I thought that was a very cool concept ... and you know how we Grayson fans are about seeing our lady gettin' her groove on!  I don't know whether Sam Hall did this deliberately, but I am always struck by the fact that Carlotta is a female form of the name Charles, A's original lover in 1810; and Drake refers to dragons, to cthonic underworld energies, to things potent yet unseen...   [/spoiler]

Nothing like it was included in the footage Darren showed at the one Festival presentation I was able to attend, so I'm presuming that either they never shot it, or the footage failed to survive.

G.

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I don't recall having seen this posted here before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVnQa09_VEk

Great appearance by JF.  I always loved Arlene Francis.

G.

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Current Talk '09 II / Quentin's Boudoir Eyes (August 6 NoDS capture)
« on: August 06, 2009, 02:17:28 PM »
Whoa!  Is it just me or does Quentin have MAJOR boudoir eyes in today's photograph?

I expected the capture to read:  "Carlotta, you're one red-hot mama, and I've had enough of your coy ways in those batwinged gowns.  Let's find a room and get to WORK, Woman!"

Maybe somebody can re-edit Grayson's scene from END OF THE ROAD with Selby instead of Jack Horner?  *wink*

G.

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Games / Re: The Signs That You Might Be Addicted To DS
« on: August 05, 2009, 08:16:45 PM »
Goll-eee! It's the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate and it's wearing Barnabas' ring!  *faints*

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Re: I think it's time to ask...
« on: August 03, 2009, 09:47:39 PM »
Hey Borgosi,

I also donated a ponytail some years back to Locks of Love.  They're a wonderful group of people.

I was in NJ the weekend before last and the experience of attempting to navigate around on NJ Transit and PATH confirmed for me that I don't think I can manage the Festival this year.  I would love to have come to see my DS buddies.  It's too bad the people running the Festival decided they couldn't afford the Brooklyn hotel which was relatively convenient.

Have fun!  btw Seaview would be a long hike from there--getting there and back would be a very full day.  You might want to think about spending the night in Newport.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Re: It's Official!
« on: August 03, 2009, 02:13:21 PM »
I think the original film of "The Night Stalker" represents DC's original vision of how he would have liked the vampire on DS to have been.  Since that movie was a huge hit and may even have been nominated for an Emmy (I honestly can't recall), there's no disrespect in stating this.  The vampire on "Stalker" does seem a lot closer to the image conjured up by the material I have read over the years about how Dan wanted the vampire on DS to be.  The reason why he did not wind up having more personal input on the original realization of Barnabas is that he was in England for some months in the late Winter and Spring of 1967, so the writers, for once, were left to do their own thing.

Writing the above, I wonder whether the way Tom Jennings was portrayed in the 1968 storyline showed some of Dan's influence.  I don't know how closely he was keeping tabs on the show at that time.  The hairpin twists and turns of the storyline during that period, to me, has Dan's name written all over it.

G.

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