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Ah, dear Stanley Adams.  I'll never forget his portrayal of a giant talking carrot who ruled "the Vegetable Planet" in one of the most surreal (and to my taste, inspired) episodes of Lost in Space.

I very vaguely remember watching the Norless tapes way back when.  I think the evil demon in that one is named, strangely, after Sargon of Agade, an ancient Mesopotamian ruler!

G.

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: maggie-at-the-diner
« on: September 24, 2006, 11:04:48 PM »
I think my favorite Maggie scenes ever are when she's hooking Joe in the 1966 storyline.  She gets those devious little looks on her face whenever Joe's back is turned, rattles off a spree of naturical slang without turning a hair, shows him what having a girl who's genuinely interested in him is like, yet remains spirited and perky throughout.  I'm really sorry the character got slammed into permanent victim mode once Barn hit town.

Rainingwolf, Maggie's blonde phase only lasted for the first couple weeks of the show.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Craig Hamrick
« on: September 24, 2006, 09:14:24 PM »
Craig was a wonderful generous man.  My condolences to his husband and all those who were close to him.

Blessings,  Steve

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Great review!  I love the photo chosen for the article on the web version.  Was the same one used for the print paper?

Let sales ring out merrily over autumn skies!

G.

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: The Salem Branch - Your thoughts
« on: September 21, 2006, 09:25:11 PM »
Hi Brian,

the scene you mention with [spoiler]Julia slitting her throat so Barnabas can drink her blood[/spoiler] is a steal/paraphrase of a scene in Dracula where [spoiler]Dracula slits open his chest and has Mina drink from his blood--from this point on, there is a psychic link between the two, which is eventually exploited by Van Helsing.[/spoiler]

Also, I seriously doubt whether Parker did much in the way of being a hippie, dropping acid and turning on back in the Flower Power era (btw, the phrase Flower Power was completely passe by 1969) since she was raising two small children and, in between working on DS, pretty much being a "homemaker" (a word I always found intriguing).

Best, Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Looking for the review of...
« on: September 20, 2006, 06:24:30 PM »
Here's my review from amazombie.

If you're at all interested in Grayson Hall, you really do need to get this book!

Best, G.

My review:

Cult actress Grayson Hall has been best known to students of Tennessee Williams through her larger-than-life performance as the 'butch choir-mistress' in John Huston's film of Night of the Iguana, a role for which she received an Academy Award (tm) nomination. The actress is also fondly recalled for her yeoman work as a scheming gypsy tarot card reader, a French countess, a devious housekeeper and the ever-faithful 'Physician to the Vampire' on television's Dark Shadows. Now independent scholar RJ Jamison reveals the very complex woman behind the legendary, iconic, eyebrow-raising actress. Jamison's diligent spadework and spot-on reporting uncovers a wealth of hitherto unknown detail about Hall's life. The author situates her subject in her various contexts, illuminates her art and life, and most important of all, shows us what fun she had living Off and On Broadway as a 'gutsy broad' who gave her all to the Theatre but who remained powerfully devoted to her family, her kitchen, and those to whom she gave her heart. R J Jamison's book is a riveting read. You won't soon forget Grayson, or this book about her.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Craig Hamrick - prayer request
« on: September 20, 2006, 03:16:29 PM »
Connie, this is a WONDERFUL idea.  I know many folks who have been greatly helped by such prayers.

hugs, Steve

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: Episode 584-Dress Rehearsal
« on: September 19, 2006, 04:28:49 PM »
Hi Jackie, there are two radio interviews (where Thayer was on the phone, but his voice is quite clear) that Ron Barry did for his show.  I believe Bobubas sells them--doesn't he have a website now?  If you look around you can find transcriptions, too.  A transcription was published in Stuart's old DS fanzine in England.

He covers the same ground in both interviews.  I think the second one was done because of a technical problem in recording the first one.  They obviously date to around April or May 1969.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: Episode 584-Dress Rehearsal
« on: September 18, 2006, 08:25:57 PM »
How interesting, Doctor!  (btw--another Who fan here)  I've always wondered how they handled the taping schedule in scenes where elaborate makeup and costume changes were called for, such as the episodes where [spoiler]Cassandra ages, or where characters appear in sharply different makeup as Parallel Time alter egos.[/spoiler]

It's interesting to learn that they sometimes videotaped "before lunch"--according to one of Thayer David's interviews, the "lunch break" normally fell around 10:30 in the morning, which makes one wonder just how"before lunch" was to be interpreted in these cases.

Many thanks for sharing.  I really wondered just what treasures would come to light in that grey box...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Craig Hamrick - prayer request
« on: September 18, 2006, 07:54:52 PM »
I am very sorry to hear about this.  (just now seeing this because I have been offline for the past five days)  My prayers are with Craig, Joe, and their loved ones.

Heartfully, Steve

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Happy Birthday Grayson!  We cherish every moment of the beauty, wit, cussedness and compassion you shared with us.

Here's to our fave "gutsy broad"!  (quoting one of her friends who was also a coworker on DS)

cheers, Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: an amusing reference
« on: September 12, 2006, 01:45:45 AM »
I don't think I know Jane Forth, unfortunately.  I've seen some fascinating screen captures recently from the Olga films of the mid Sixties (available, of course, through Something Weird)--deliciously sleazy stuff.

You might enjoy Liz Renay's autobiography.  She was in one or two of those John Waters films--Desperate Living, I think, was one of them?  It's called something like "My Face for the World to See."  Such drama!

I've heard of quite a few celebs from the Sixties, both mainstream (like Jackie O) and counterculture, who were fascinated by Dark Shadows, particularly around 1968 and the whole Dream Curse period.  Quentin and the 1897 storyline mirrored a certain fetishism for Victoriana that one finds in the lyrics to some of Donovan's songs, album art of some bands of the then-nascent acid-folk genre, the whole tea-granny trip, etc.

G.

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Polls Archive / Re: So you want a remake?
« on: September 12, 2006, 01:33:03 AM »
I feel indifferent at this point to the idea of a remake, although as a rule, I hate remakes.  I don't think it breaks down to those who were "original broadcast" fans (we used to use the term Ancient Blood, which I quite like) being anti and those of more recent vintage being pro.  The people I know who have been enthusiastic about the remakes come in various generations as to whether they were fans in the Sixties, started watching in 1970s or 1980s syndie, or first saw it on the Sci Fi channel in the 1990s.

I think one's reaction to the intrinsic notion of a remake has to do with a certain attitude towards culture in general.  I'm WAY too frazzled right now to articulate this, and in any event, it's not really germane to the topic of this thread.  I guess what I'm saying here is that I think you're going to find that people are all over the map in terms of Sixties fans/recent generation fans, and where they come down on remakes.

I still think the WB show's approach of having Barnabas be a very different character from the original portrayal worked much better than the DC 1990s version where they gave him a look and (attempted) feel that seemed patterned on the original.  It seems to me that the performances in the original, from the likes of Frid, Hall, Thayer David, et al., were so extremely idiosyncratic that you're dooming yourself to failure if you try to imitate--much better trying to take something from the original CONCEPT and making something aesthetically new from that.  Just my two drachmae.

G.

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: The Salem Branch - Your thoughts
« on: September 11, 2006, 10:09:08 PM »
Glorioski!

But this isn't the first tale I've heard with this theme.  There was one in the old Grayson Hall tribute zine, A Gift of Memory, that was both poignant and rather harrowingly told.

Nevertheless, the way Parker handles this sounds beyond absurd, particularly the final punchline.  Bleargh!

Thanks, Arashi, for sharing.

G.

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What has never been "officially" discussed is what I see as by far the most plausible scenario--that Dan Curtis himself pulled the plug.  The timing makes particular sense because they were gearing up to make movie #2 and I think DC simply did not want the bother of keeping the series going simultaneously once again.

In official histories, the event is always presented as ABC honchos pulling the plug on the series.  I believe MB found an article about the surprise and concern the trustees or other suits expressed when the cancellation was announced at the March 1971 board meeting in NYC.

It would be interesting to have seen DC write his own account of what he recalled from that period, but he and Norma are both gone now and that is why I feel the details will never be revealed.

Mods, if this post is inappropriate for board regs, please delete it.

G.

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