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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Attention Kathy Cody Fans
« on: April 06, 2006, 03:22:26 PM »
How unutterably groovy, darling!  A hot chick like Kathy Cody and a cast of Disney's best scrubbed!  I can't wait!

I wonder whether they also have copies of the "Golden Age of Leather" set with Cody's potboiler Girls on the Road (1972), which also features Ralph Waite and Michael Ontkean.  I heard a trailer for "Girls" on luxuriamusic.com the other day and nearly died laughing.  Cody's signature line, "WHUUUUUU ARE YUUUUU?" was inexplicably NOT featured in the clip.

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Only On A Show Like DS!
« on: April 05, 2006, 04:17:34 PM »
FWIW: there's a great scene in the 1968 storyline (I think from some point in the Vampilique era) where Stokes and Julia are sitting at the chessboard in the drawing room and she asks for his help and he deftly, quietly, and definitively tells her off for all the times she's asked for his help, promised to explain, and NEVER followed through.  Great scene, and deeply satisfying on a certain level for the audience.

"Watering the monkshood"?? Rainey, I'm dying here!

G.

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Luciaphil's Idle Thoughts '06 / Re: A Son's Love - Episodes 129 & 130
« on: April 04, 2006, 10:43:18 PM »
Just a line to say how much I'm enjoying these--and how pleased I am that you decided to continue!

*doffs cap*

g.

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Caption This! - 1970 Parallel Time / Re: Episode #0982
« on: April 03, 2006, 04:05:04 PM »
I just love this scene!  Great capture from it.

G.

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Glorioski, was it really 35 years ago?  Damn, I'm OLD!

As I've shared many times before, I'd read the show was going off the air.  That didn't make the indignity of the final episode any easier to bear.  I so desperately wanted one final glimpse of Barnabas, Julia and "today's" Collinwood before they rang down the curtain.   Sadly, it was not to be.

It was really bizarre when I tuned in at 4 p.m. the following Monday and in place of my beloved series was PASSWORD. Ugh!

Typing this now, I'm realizing just how much I've changed even though my love for the series has remained a constant.  I've lost all interest in current television.  I missed the final season of a show I had been following, Queer as folk, and I'm wondering whether I'll even bother watching the season when it is released on DVD eventually.  I heard the last season of that show really stank.

Although the final year of Dark Shadows had its dodgy moments, there were also some wonderful things.  I particularly loved the storyline involving John Karlen, Nancy Barrett, and Grayson Hall in the PT 1841 story.

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Old Soaps
« on: March 31, 2006, 05:34:14 PM »
Constance Ford's performance in The Summer Place holds up a mirror to America's neurotic demonization of sex.

It is a movie and a performance that still has relevance, if you read the headlines particularly on what some religious groups advocate in our schools, I am sorry to say.

And Sandor, the thought of Grayson and Constance Ford playing scenes together (especially if their characters were at odds) has me in a SWOON!

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Old Soaps
« on: March 30, 2006, 05:02:26 PM »
Ooh, Constance Ford!  I always regretted that she did not appear on Dark Shadows.

She's so deliciously baroque in the 1950s potboiler, The Summer Place--sort of a Donna Reed gone over to the Dark Side type of character.  Brilliant work.  I always wondered whether she knew Clarice, Grayson, Louis et al socially.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Post office nostalgia
« on: March 29, 2006, 11:14:20 PM »
Great!  I had a similar experience a few months ago wearing a Grayson's Legion T-shirt (with a screen shot of Barnabas and Julia on the cover) in the grocery store.  The clerk at the cash register, a lady around my age, recognized it and we talked about the show for a bit.  The bagger, a young man around 20, found the whole thing baffling, but I did mention that it used to be on Sci Fi so that gave him a bit of a frame of reference for it.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: New York Times Obit for DC
« on: March 29, 2006, 10:27:13 PM »
Interesting paragraph about "Supertrain."  I completely missed it--apparently as did much of the rest of the nation.

I remember first hearing about it when I read a transcript of the 1982 fan interview with Grayson in which they asked her what she thought of the show.  She said something like "Well,I like the TRAIN."

Best, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Dan Curtis Has Died
« on: March 27, 2006, 11:18:00 PM »
Thanks, Criseyde, for posting the obituary.  All very sad.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Dan Curtis Has Died
« on: March 27, 2006, 09:08:45 PM »
My condolences to his kin.  He was one of the originals--a real maverick.

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Old Soaps
« on: March 24, 2006, 08:59:37 PM »
I would love them to air All my children from '73, and OLTL from '82-'83, so I could finally get to see some of my beloved Grayson's most elusive performances!

I read somewhere that Humbert A. A. played an interior decorator on Secret Storm or Search for Tomorrow--I'd LOVE to see that! Also, I think Clarice was on Storm.

Marie Wallace had a great role as a classic soap opera bitch on one of those shows; India something-or-other was her name. I"ve heard some fun stories from fans reminiscing.

So yeah, bring on the vintage soaps!

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Captures from Episode 193
« on: March 23, 2006, 08:37:20 PM »
That is fascinating, Petofi! Thanks for sharing.

More on the "networking front":  I'm intrigued by the fact that Jerry Stiller appeared in Grayson Hall's very first film, the now apparently irrecovably lost "Run across the river," filmed in the Summer of 1957.

Best wishes,

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Captures from Episode 193
« on: March 23, 2006, 04:16:24 PM »
Lovelady Powell totally rocks the house, as far as I am concerned.  I really wish Portia had become a recurring character on the series.

G.

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Just found my old scan of it... I'm emailing it to you.  but I don't think it is 300 dpi *frowny face*


G.

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