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Great selection of links, Retzev!

Did you see this music video from the early 1980s with Steele photos and footage to the song "The Eyes of Barbara Steele" as performed by a New Wave Munich band Boom-Boom Chuck and the Psychedelic Berrys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3ZHLYOVPVM&feature=related

There are more fabulous Barbara Steele clips that come up if you explore further, as well!

G.

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It only "popped up" because I was looking at Peter Vaughan's page on IMDB and Vaughan was among those cast in that ill-fated venture.

I believe Peter Vaughan is retired now, although he may occasionally do roles in television projects done in London studios.  I just enjoyed his bravura performance as the treacherous Horace Dorrington in two episodes on a greymarket set of Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971-73) DVDs I acquired from a dealer in England.

G.

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Here's a trailer for The Crimson Cult (aka Curse of the Crimson Altar--search "Crimson Altar" for more clips) with a couple of glimpses of Barbara Steele in her green Witch costume--garish and fab!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6PI13Tus8U

Other links for great 1970s movies such as The Blood on Satan's Claw and Dracula A. D. 1972 pop up on this page, too, for those in a mood for some Halloween diversion.

G.

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Oops!  I double-checked that IMDB clipping and it proved to date to 8 years ago and a Terry Gilliam movie that Depp was involved with back then.  So sorry for any confusion I may have created.

Interestingly, Dark Shadows is now on Depp's main page on the site with a projected 2011 release date listed.

G.

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I'm really surprised not to see Barnabas and Josette listed as a couple in this survey.  If you look back at the early to middle years of organized DS fandom (I'm thinking 1970s-1980s-into the early 1990s here), B & J meant Barn/Josette, PERIOD.  People made and sold a number of Barn/Josette accessories--I think one enterprising fan had bought up a bunch of little pink heart shaped pillows and embroidered them with lacy frills and the linked names of the happy couple.

It's nice to see that Langley and Phoebe were remembered.  I never got to see any of that, but I know that was a wonderful time for both Louis Edmonds and Ruth Warrick, judging from interviews I have read with both.

As I write this post, I'm recalling one of my favorite scenes in all DS, when Mrs. Cassandra Collins is paying a friendly neighborhood call to dear cousin Barnabas (*wry grin*) and finally blurts out to Barnabas:  "Oh, why couldn't you ever love me?"  He tells her flatly:  "I loved Josette!"  Her riposte:  "I hate you!"  And his reply:  "You've proven that!"

cheers, G.

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Thanks to Jimbo for the wonderful account of your meeting with Barbara Steele.  I would love to hear more, but I imagine that you've already pretty much shared all there was to share.

The timeline she gives for the shooting and distro of Depp Shadows sounds realistic to me. 

I came to look at this thread because I saw a news item somewhere a couple of days ago about a movie that Johnny Depp "and his girlfriend" (I'm not sure what was meant by this, since I thought that Depp lived with his wife of many years in France) have been working on has been delayed due to an injury suffered by a cast member.  I happened to see this because an elderly British character actor I admire is in the cast and there was a link to the item from his IMDB page.  It sounds as if Johnny Depp's schedule may be on the verge of further re-arrangement.

Although I am not a fan of 1991 Dark Shadows, knowing that Barbara Steele was going to attend a DS Festival would make that event much more interesting and attractive to me.  As I have stated a number of times in the past, I enjoyed Steele's work on the 1991 Shadows enormously and have a huge admiration for her verve and artistry as an actress.

G.

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What a wonderful short portrait.  I've read many interviews with her over the years, so am well aware that this one is just glancing over the surface of the very complex entity that is Barbara Steele.

Interestingly, Grayson Hall made almost the same comment about "duality" in a fan interview in the early 1980s when a fan was asking her about Julia's complicity in the murder of Dave Woodard.

I wish that Barbara's 1966 film An Angel for Satan would get a proper DVD release.  Sinister Cinema or one of those firms has a version that is Italian-only.  A small firm that specializations in exploitation titles is working on a restored release of Nightmare Castle which will be great if they can pull it off.  The complete print was found in a vault in Italy--very appropriate for a Barbara Steele film.

Another one that is little known and I think has some surprisngly effective and even touching moments is The Crimson Cult, filmed in 1968 but delayed in release for some years. 

Best wishes,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Lara Parker's 71st bday
« on: October 27, 2008, 08:27:45 PM »
My Dear!  How very KIND of you to wish our dear Lara a happy 71! *wink*

My own Mom was born in Nov. of 1937, about one month later than Lara.  It's very weird to think of my mom as a month YOUNGER than Angelique Collins!

Happy 71 to Lara! 

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Today's capture, ep #347
« on: October 27, 2008, 03:12:00 PM »
Julia darling, you are truly incorrigible!  One of the many reasons why I adore you.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Happy Birthday Taeylor
« on: October 27, 2008, 02:36:29 PM »
Happy Birthday Taeylor Collins!

I keeping seeing reviews of Madonna's show (I think she just came through Boston), and the photos of her on the tabloid covers this week have her sporting a circa. 1971 Nancy Barrett/Carolyn Stoddard Hawkes kind of look!

Hope you have a grand time for your special day, and at Madge's big show!

cheers! Gothick

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Current Talk '08 II / Today's capture, ep #347
« on: October 25, 2008, 07:59:41 PM »
And in today's capture, perhaps the sound track should be Julia struggling to get out the words to that song "T-T-T-Touch me" from Rocky Horror Show!

Creature of the night, indeed!

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Today's capture, ep #608
« on: October 24, 2008, 10:42:10 PM »
LOL!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / DVD Sales through Amazon vendor
« on: October 24, 2008, 07:32:49 PM »
Fans,

an occasional Friday pastime of mine has been scouting around Amazon to see what latest sales are available on the DS DVD sets through Amazon vendors. 

Amazon is being undersold sometimes to the tune of substantial amounts of money for NEW (not used) sets of these discs.  Today I found set 22 being sold NEW for around $17 plus postage.  This is around half of what it would cost during a Deep Discount annual sale.

For those who are afficionados of horror films generally, they have loads on sale on a Halloween sale page that's on their main "Movies and TV" page on their site.

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0615
« on: October 24, 2008, 04:01:30 PM »
As Taeylor Collins pointed out, there's a huge whackin' cut in act one of this episode. Obviously one of the rare bloopers that HAD to be removed was excised after hours.  Maybe Julia dropped an earring?  (j/k)

I wondered whether today's Sheriff Patterson was one of those last-minute re-casts.  This happened more than once on DS when the actor originally signed for the role simply failed to show up for the 5 p.m. read-through the evening before. It would explain why the actor seemed barely to know what he was doing or saying in the role.

It was interesting how they did this episode where Sheriff Patterson seemed to be starting a fullblown investigation into Joe's near-poisoning and all the other odd happenings around town.  And then so far as I am aware, this subplot is simply dropped.  Maybe Nicholas made one of his late-night visits to the dear Sheriff and gave him his special "memory treatment."

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: a lavender menace
« on: October 24, 2008, 02:55:07 PM »
Hi MSC, and anyone else who's still reading this topic,

I did watch the episode in question last night (and then wound up watching most of the following episode as well--but if I decide to comment on the latter, I'll do it in the appropriate thread).  I think the highlight for me was the scene between Mrs Johnson and Harry.  (Ironically, a few evenings before, I had been test-driving the Collectors Series second set which had just arrived, and happened to view the scene where Carolyn first suggests to Liz that Mrs J would just love to work at Collinwood; I'd forgotten what a delicious scene it is when Liz arches her eyebrows, quirks her lips and says "Sarah JOHNSON?" as if she were the last person on earth she'd want to have underfoot at the Great House!)

I recently watched a Something Weird twofer (She-Man and The Sins of Rachel) and something about Craig Slocum's acting really evokes the atmosphere of sleaze and moral decay (maybe decay isn't the right word--think a stained sofa with sagging upholstery and tattered fabric) a lot of those late Sixties miniscule-budget productions radiate in spades.  But in this scene with the brilliant Clarice Blackburn, Slocum's shifty-eyed equivocation actually works really well.  I thought again there was a slashy subtext when Sarah was quizzing Harry about why Joe would be living at Collinwood since he has "his own place to live."

My roommate was watching when Joe was wandering the woods semi-barechested and speculated that he was probably out there looking for action...

cheers!  G.

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