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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Had Fun at the Fest
« on: September 08, 2006, 04:08:11 PM »
A couple of my friends and I got to ride in the elevator with them after the skit and I told them how FABULOUS I thought they were.  They seemed like really nice people.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Had Fun at the Fest
« on: September 08, 2006, 03:45:07 PM »
My favorite line in that skit was when Barabas, or Willie, or somebody was saying, a propos of the Betty White character (sorry I don't watch that show very often--please don't make me turn in my gay card), "She will be my/your BEARD... er, BRIDE."  I about bust up every time I think of that.  The humor of this may be lost upon others (I have a notoriously eccentric sense of humor).

Great photos of the actors.  I don't think I had ever met them.  The skit was sooooo much better than I had expected.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Had Fun at the Fest
« on: September 07, 2006, 05:48:52 PM »
Thanks, Midnite, for all you've shared about the Festival.  I am still catching up with your witty and fascinating observations.

I was personally a bit disappointed with the clip selection that preceded Jerry Lacy's Q & A.  Although all three scenes were wonderful scenes (and of course I love that they chose one of his scenes with Grayson--one of my favorites, too, with Jerry doing his wonderful Tony Peterson thing), I felt that none of the scenes showcased Mr. Lacy's wonderful abilities as an actor.  The scenes had great stuff for the actors OPPOSITE Mr. Lacy, but he was either reacting or simply listening in each of the clips.

I regretted that they did not choose one of his amazing scenes from 1897 opposite Joan Bennett.  He was so tremendous in the storyline with Judith.  I also thought that might have given a springboard to his sharing some of his memories of working with Joan.

Just sharing my thoughts.  It was a thrill to see Mr. Lacy.  I unfortunately had to leave the Festival in the middle of his Q & A.

G.

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: The Salem Branch - Your thoughts
« on: September 07, 2006, 03:34:16 PM »
Golly--I gave my copy of Angelique's Descent away to a friend (who I know enjoyed it very much).

I enjoyed reading it--I thought the pre-DS chapters were beautifully written and atmospheric.  Once it got to Collinsport it seemed as if LP had ventured into Twilight Zone territory.  The ending was kind of cool because in some ways it was a paraphrase of an old Sumerian myth about the great Goddess of Sex and Death, Inanna, and Her descent into the Netherworld to visit her dear Sister, Ereshkigal, the Queen of Night.  I know Lara had researched the mythological elements of gothic and horror fiction so I presumed her use of the myth was deliberate.

But I knew I would never need to read the book again, so I gave it away.  I don't think I will be able to read The Salem Branch, but it sounds as if the book is selling well.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Diary of a videotape operator
« on: September 06, 2006, 06:20:50 PM »
Thanks, Joe, for sharing the article.  I found all of it fascinating.

What a treat for the fans back then getting a "preview" of the Pansy Faye arrives episode from 1897!  That's one of the funniest episodes in the history of the show, IMO. From what you said it sounds as if the local fans otherwise did not get to see any of 1897 until some years down the line.

Best, Steve

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Seems to me that the most important behind-the-scenes decision (the actual details of which now seem likely never to come to light) that resulted in DS leaving the airwaves in April 1971.

As Charles indicates, I think the decision of DC to save the tapes was equally important.  It does show just how strong his personality was (I'll phrase it that way for now) that he was doing that while assuring everyone connected with the series that the day to day shows were "kleenex" that nobody was ever going to see again after the date of broadcast... To me, since he was saving the shows from the beginning he must have always had potential syndication in mind (though it's possible he also saved everything because he put so much of his own energy into launching and producing the series).

G.

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: Bloopers DVD
« on: September 06, 2006, 04:37:02 PM »
I really wish someone with the right connections would go through the masters for the 1970 episodes with the original commercials because a number of people have told me that Grayson Hall's Playtex commercial aired a number of times during DS in that year and this may be the only way to get hold of a copy of it--since it has failed to show up on various commercial compilations from the era.

I know it seems really compulsive to devote so much energy to this, but I know for a fact that I'm not the only fan who would really get a kick out of seeing that commercial again.  I have this really vague memory of it and every time I think of GH talking about a really scientific bra for today's woman... well, it gives me a smile!

Best, G.

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I wasn't aware that they were able to get Cobert's music for the project.  That certainly adds to the attractiveness of the recordings in my book.

Thanks for the reviews, Midnite!

G.

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Congratulations, Jennifer!  I can't think of a more sweet-natured Goddess than yourself.

cheers!  Steve

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: Alec Newman as Barnabas Collins
« on: September 01, 2006, 08:22:59 PM »
Those more in the know than I am have reported here previously that legal and professional complications make it highly unlikely that the pilot will ever be released in any format.  (The main reason why I bothered to camp out in the auditorium to make sure I didn't miss it--they schedule was running about an hour behind at that point.)

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Ot Tragic News
« on: September 01, 2006, 05:11:34 PM »
My deepest condolences to you and all who loved her.  I feel from your words that she was a truly shining soul.

My prayer for you is that your memories of her in happier times will bring you comfort and strength.

Best wishes,

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Remembering Grayson Hall
« on: September 01, 2006, 03:28:49 PM »
My Goddess, I'm practically in heat thinking of Matthew's "one woman show" as Grayson!  I just may have to fly in for this!

Can somebody PLEASE keep us informed about this project??

I hope somebody has gotten Matthew copies of the two existing tape recordings of GH talking about her life... I always thought those would make fabulous raw materials for a one woman show...

so excited it's hard to type!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Remembering Grayson Hall
« on: August 31, 2006, 09:43:42 PM »
Thanks, Midnite, for those photographs.  Excellent!

G.

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Thanks, Michael for posting that link.  I was disappointed not to see CURRENT photographs of Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax on the website.

I thought Juliet Landau was so incredibly brilliant in those shows on Buffy.  So far as I was concerned, her episodes with James Marsters (at his most devilishly sexy) were the high point of that series.  I lost interest in season 3 and never could bother with it after that.

It was great chatting wth you at the Marriott.  You're every bit as well spoken in person as you are when presiding at the console!

Best, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Ot Tragic News
« on: August 30, 2006, 03:37:20 PM »
I'm so sorry, Teresalita.  I hope she can manage to get better, no matter what the doctors say.

Best wishes,

Steve

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