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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss: '91 Series - Pilot - Part 2
« on: September 26, 2008, 08:38:34 PM »
My roommate's view was that Carolyn had already had an illustrious career working the street out in WeHo before she "welcomed" Miss Winters to Collinwood.  He almost literally fell out of his chair and rolled around the floor laughing at some of the fashions Miss Stoddard sports in later episodes.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: vicki and jeff.the end
« on: September 26, 2008, 07:57:47 PM »
Hoo boy, Liz and Sam!  Why am I imagining Liz pursing her lips into a thin, bloodless line and informing whomever was inquiring, "HELL would have to freeze over first!"

I really need to lie down ....

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss: '91 Series - Pilot - Part 2
« on: September 26, 2008, 06:41:50 PM »
I agree with Cassandra Blair that Julia's braid always, to me, gives her that certain dominatrix air right from the get-go.  Too bad Barbara wasn't allowed to stalk through Collinwood in leather catsuits and stiletto boots for a special West Hollywood look *cheeky grin*.

I'm laughing out of my ... uh, face, at the notion of Julia being "right onto Barnabas like frosting on a cupcake."  Thanks, MSC.

It's too bad they didn't pursue defining Carolyn as a predatory bisexual minx.  After all, Amanda Donohoe had done her fabulous thing on LA Law just a year or two before this.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: vicki and jeff.the end
« on: September 26, 2008, 06:14:14 PM »
Very interesting!  I had no idea she was interested in going back after her son's birth.

This more than ever makes the re-write of Victoria's fate during that stupid subplot in Leviathans look like a posthumous punishment of the character by her irate creator.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: vicki and jeff.the end
« on: September 26, 2008, 04:51:29 PM »
I don't think the original plan was for Vicki and Jeff to marry.  I have no idea what DC was cooking up for Vicki.  If the statement in KLS's first book, in which it is said that DC wanted to try playing out a Rosemary's Baby ripoff with Vicki in the Mia Farrow role, is true, perhaps the original idea was for Jeff to be in Nicholas's thrall and make some kind of deal with Diabolos for that to play out.  Unless Jim Pierson finds and releases minutes from writers meetings from the mid 1968 period, we will never know what direction was being envisioned for the plot.  As it was, some people who were on the show then always spoke of 1968 as "that year of insanity" and for good reason.

I agree that Alex would have made a fabulous villainess.  However, I think that she had zero interest in returning to the show once she managed to leave.

G.

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Heavens!  So the 2004 Collins were living without Mrs Johnson?  I feel faint ... 

Who on Earth provided their traditional New England Boiled Dinners (tm)???

G.

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Gads, I did see a screening of the 2004 pilot at one of the Festivals, but have no memory of anyone named Sophia.  Was she Willie's girlfriend?

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Question For DS Viewers who watched first run!! :)
« on: September 24, 2008, 04:34:44 PM »
I think I must have read in 16 magazine (it was my religion back then, lol) that Jonathan Frid was taking a vacation to Barnabas would be "absent."  Even so, the staking was SHOCKING, particularly given how gruesomely they staged it... at least, by the standards of 1969 television, it was an extreme sequence.

The scene the next day where Pansy staggers into the Blue Whale and confesses what she's done rates as a high point in Nancy Barrett's work on the series, IMO.

Congratulations to Taeylor on 800!

cheers!  G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Ou Grayson?
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:50:18 PM »
Good news!  The title of the movie, btw, is Who are you, Polly Maggoo? (Qui etes-vous, Polly Maggoo?)

There is a topic in the archives with some fabou screen-captures from this movie...

G.

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How exciting!  If any fans go, I hope at least some of them will take photos--maybe even video if she gives a talk. 

I wonder whether the restored DVD of Nightmare Castle (or whatever it's called now) will be out in time for this appearance?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Our Newest God!
« on: September 22, 2008, 07:44:09 PM »
Heavens to Murgatroyd! 

At least this explains that persistent odor of Frankincense and Myrrh I've been noticing today.

Thank you all!  May you all continue to love and adulate and enjoy Dark Shadows, the best TV show of all time!

cheers!

Gothique

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I was there too and am IN AWE of David Selby's integrity, creativity, energy and passion!  He more or less acted out the entire story of the novel, from start to finish, with observations interspersed about American history, racism, the meaning of liberty, the current political situation, theatre, and other topics beyond my ability to recall.

I bought a copy of the novel to give to a friend whose son is struggling with sophomore English classes, and David revealed that he flunked an English qualifying exam twice!  I responded, "But you wound up getting a Ph. D., didn't you?" and he confirmed that that had indeed been the case.

It was a wonderful, memorable evening with a true gentleman.

G.

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What fun!  I was staying with a friend in Connecticut last weekend and she has a cable tier that includes something called "The Chiller Network," and we watched a recording she had made from it of House of DS, followed by some Kolchak episodes the following morning.  Excellent stuff!

I've had the Kolchak DVD set on my shopping list for years now.  I loved Ruth McDevitt's character on that show.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss: '91 Series - Pilot - Part 1
« on: September 17, 2008, 08:13:00 PM »
I just loved MB's comments about the clothes.  The idea of Liz wearing Bea Arthur's wardrobe from the Golden Girls is a hoot.  I really hated how they dressed Jean Simmons in that role.

Maybe Victoria's extra shoulder pads were a case of proactive defense against psychotic children of rich, isolated New England families?

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Lawn Jockey??
« on: September 17, 2008, 04:43:25 PM »
It's on the hall table in the foyer.  So, it's indoors.

G.

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