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Current Talk '05 II / Re: ...Sigh...if only...
« on: November 10, 2005, 03:16:01 PM »
I agree, Frank made a much more plausible boyfriend for Vicki than ANY of the other men with whom the writers involved her.

Criseyde, that's a great snapshot of Conrad F in recent days.  He's aged extremely well.

Thanks,

G.

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Three Girls Three! and what glamorous girls they are!

Edie Adams is a name to conjure with; I'm thrilled she's still with us.  I will never forget seeing her in a touring company of Mame, ca. 1970?  (may have been 1969)  She was dazzlingly charismatic in the role.

That's just horrid about the destruction of those kinescopes.  Yes, we DS fans don't realize much of the time just how incredibly fortunate we are that only ONE episode of our show is missing outright.

Thanks for sharing, Midnite!

xo Steve

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Dark Shadows-one of TV's Best Shockers
« on: October 31, 2005, 04:26:35 PM »
Hi Buzz, my understanding from the dialogue in the shows is that Barnabas "dallied" with Angelique WHILE he was courting Josette.  Behavior that was only slightly less tacky in the world of the upper-class Eighteenth Century landed gentry than it is today...

I attended a Halloween party on Saturday evening and at one point, the hosts (who had the TV on with one of the Donald Pleasance Halloween films rolling) played the infamous "Zuni Fetish Doll" segment of Trilogy of Terror, with the volume off.  Even so the TV became the focal point of the party for those twenty minutes.  People were screaming and carrying-on to beat the band.  It was a hoot!  I'd forgotten just how much eyeliner Karen Black wore in that segment.  And those eyelashes looked like loo-brush bristles!  Talk about a shocker!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Frederick Thorn?
« on: October 31, 2005, 04:22:18 PM »
Hi Andre,

if memory serves, Frederick Thorne turns out to be one of the aliases Quentin had adopted over his century of perpetual youthfulness to forestall what might be called the "Dorian Gray syndrome."  I think Thorn was Quentin's persona during the 1940s.  There's an episode if you keep watching where Julia finds something, maybe a driver's license, that Q had when he was Thorne.

I just love the early Leviathan storyline.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / A Dark Shadows Halloween!
« on: October 31, 2005, 03:54:45 PM »
Hey, isn't a Dark Shadows Halloween the very BEST kind?

I was delighted this a.m. walking past some display windows in Harvard Square to see the annual show of old 1950s and 60s monster-themed LPs that always show up in one of those windows (for fans in the area, I'm talking about the windows in the building that houses Harvard's Holyoke Center, with Cambridge Trust and Au Bon Pain on the street level).  This year I spotted such gems as Boris Karloff reciting Edgar Allan Poe, dramatizations of some Lovecraft tales, a hysterical "Mad Monster Bash" LP featuring Hans Conreid and beloved Alice Pearce (the *definitive* Gladys Kravitz for Ancient Blood fans), some jazz combo thing wittily titled "Songs our Mummy taught us" AND, right there in the mix, the Dark Shadows Soundtrack Album Featuring "Barnabas" and "Quentin"!

It was great to see DS remembered in such a vintage group, and to have it acknowledged for the classic it truly is!

Best Witches to ye all!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: David Selby on DIY Halloween
« on: October 31, 2005, 03:47:25 PM »
Since I live in a cave, I have never even HEARD of the DIY network.  This looks really cute.

In the snapshot where David had his hand clutched on his chest towards his throat, I couldn't help thinking of Grayson.  Some of those "intense" expressions he adopted also made me think of his work as Quentin...

Thanks, Criseyde, for sharing with us these photos of this supremely YUMMMMYEEEEEE man!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Mrs Purdy
« on: October 28, 2005, 10:10:11 PM »
Can someone please help out an aging fan?  I'm totally blocking the name of the fabulous actress who guested as Mrs Purdy in today's 1840 episode (in the slideshow).  She played a couple of roles on DS--mostly day work--and had a marvelous little cameo as Mrs Pettibone in hoDS (the movie).

I'm very annoyed with myself for forgetting her name.  Wasn't she also Buffie Harrington's landlady in PT 1970?

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Nancy Barrett and her wacky dream sequences...
« on: October 28, 2005, 04:01:34 PM »
The Selby/Barrett duet 45 was included on a Dark Shadows CD released, if memory serves, on the Varese Sarabande label a couple of years ago.

G.

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Ah, to paraphrase the metaphysical Mister Malcolm Muggeridge, he is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, swaddled in software... and there are always MORE secrets to be revealed... !

Thanks, Magnus, for commenting on this post.  If you hadn't, I wouldn't have seen it, as I missed it the day MB originally posted it (there are days when I don't make it here, sadly).

Next we need some provocative shots of Nathan Forbes in those tight white trousers of his...

G.

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Isn't this where a certain clever fan speculated Lela's voice coming over the v. o. and saying "OK, Joel, we're ready for the money shot now"??

Thanks again, O most wise, handsome and talented MB!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Episode #89
« on: October 27, 2005, 08:27:36 PM »
This (on today's front page slide show) is one of the shows I have never seen, and I had always wondered how the meeting with the big boys from the office had been staged.

I am about to die from suppressed giggles at that first image, though.  In my mind the same tune keeps playing, over and over again, and the words seem to gibber from the lips of a madman "You put your left hand in, you put your left hand out, you put your left hand in and you shake it all about, Burke Devlin does the hokey-pokey and he turns himself around, THAT's what it's all about!"

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: DS 1990 Without Woodard (Stokes) ? ? ?
« on: October 26, 2005, 02:03:42 PM »
Ha!  Well, if Maggie in the original series could become a governess with no sign of any previous training or the relevant skill-set (gods, I'm getting trendy), why couldn't she replace Professor Stokes at Rockport College as occultist-in-residence?

"Now, recite that passage from the Necronomicon again and get the translation RIGHT this time, Seymour, or I'm slinging this hash RIGHT in your coffee!"

The thought does make me smile.

Steve

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Terry, I'm really sorry to hear about this.  How awful!  Particularly about the poor little fish.

As Denton Welch, one of my favorite authors, used to say--"Life is a raw deal." Indeed.

Best wishes,

Steve

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Current Talk '05 II / Episode #348
« on: October 25, 2005, 09:58:16 PM »
Just doffing my cap once again to that most glamorous and generous of men, the Mysterious Benefactor--I'm about to DIE here over the fabulous captures in today's shows!

It's hard to choose, particularly given the DELICIOUS Louis Edmonds smirks on view in today's 1966 show, but I find it hard to beat the grand, goofy extravagance of Grayson Hall emoting Dr. Hoffman's HORROR at the ghastly results of her experiment!

It's another photo finish moment here on the DS boards!

Many thanks, MB, for making my day yet again.

G. posting from a very soggy New England outpost

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: DS 1990 Without Woodard (Stokes) ? ? ?
« on: October 25, 2005, 09:42:48 PM »
I personally have no speculations, but there is a book that Pom Press published (maybe the title is Dark Shadows Resurrected?) that is supposed to include the notes prepared for season 2 of the show, had it continued.    You can get as good an idea as is available of where the show would have gone from reading those outlines and sketches.

Best wishes,

Gothick

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