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You're welcome, dear!  I did not realize you'd ever seen Satan in High Heels.  Of course there have been MANY stills from the film showcased here...

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Grayson Hall portrait on website
« on: September 16, 2005, 10:42:48 PM »
Dear fans, earlier today a friend was kind enough to send me this link to a website promoting a show last summer by Pop Artist Glenn Barr:

http://www.mmoderngallery.com/galleries/25_glenn_barr/

If you scroll down the menu on the lefthand side box, look for "Satan in High Heels" and the main panel on the right will disolay a charming, early Sixties exploitation-style portrait of our very own Grayson Hall in her role in the cult 1962 Times Square feature film.

For fans of the movie, the painting titled "Stacey" depicts Meg Myles (later known for her work on soap operas as well) in her role in Satan in High Heels.

Enjoy!

Gothick

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Collinwiki?
« on: September 16, 2005, 09:10:42 PM »
Thanks for those links.  I did check out Memory Alpha and read the entry on Nurse Chapel.  Great stuff!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Collinwiki?
« on: September 16, 2005, 08:12:00 PM »
It sounds to me as if a "wiki" is a combination between a chatgroup or e-list (like the yahoogroups) AND a blog--perhaps like an affinity group on LiveJournal.  From what you're saying, Proudhug, it's as much a social thing, a sharing of fannish enthusiasm, as it is an attempt to create a metatextual artifact focused around a specific topic (Dark Shadows).

I would think that the people who would be into this would be people who do other "wiki" projects.  I'm obviously completely unfamiliar with those.

If you want to post links to other projects to give me a better idea of what you have in mind, that might help!

Good luck!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: ned stuart...make-up artist?
« on: September 16, 2005, 03:41:21 AM »
The Ned and Sabrina storyline is pretty painful, but fortunately, it barely lasts three weeks.  let's all count our blessings.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Collinwiki?
« on: September 16, 2005, 02:46:34 AM »
I am personally not at all enamoured of the idea that I would write something for this, then have some other individual go in and "edit" it with a lot of mistakes and bad writing.  (You have to be aware that those of us who have been here for awhile have seen a lot of misiinformation about this series aired--some of it was in the DS entry in Wikipedia the last time I looked.)

So, this is not for me, but I hope you and your friends enjoy it.  And, obviously, hope to see you posting more on this board.

Long live Dark Shadows!

G.

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This is so cool!  Thanks, Midnite!

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: 1991 Series To Be Released On DVD
« on: September 14, 2005, 11:20:38 PM »
This is just my personal opinion, and I'm not criticizing anyone intentionally by stating it, but I really do not think fans should be expected to purchase sub-par products or deliberately mangled prints of DS material in the altruistic interest of "supporting the DS franchise."

I also want to issue a plea for fans to wait until we get hands-on reviews of the actual product from the trade sites before proceeding to write letters of complaint.

If you want to take the time to write a letter, I suggest sending it via snail mail. It may have changed but I remember being told back in the 1990s that studio offices took snail mail letters much more seriously than stuff received online, for whatever reason.

Finally, I don't see why Warners would take the sales of the itty-bitty 1991 series set more seriously than those of the massively plentiful MPI sets, which seem to be doing very well--or at least getting an awful lot of exposure in trade sites on the Internet!

but then, I do not pretend to know what goes on inside the head of today's studio executive--far from it!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Collinwiki?
« on: September 14, 2005, 09:45:00 PM »
Welcome, proudhug!

I have to admit that I don't really know what the word "wiki" means.  There are exhaustive collections of material relating to DS--episode guides, cast lists (going down to the people who did the "frug-ons" in the 1966-67 Blue Whale scenes), storyline summaries, set blueprints, original taping and broadcast schedules, etc etc available both in the many publications of the "Pomegranate Press" founded by one of the actresses, AND online via hundreds of websites, Yahoogroups, the "Robservations" series showcased here, the DS FAQ site curated by Mr Juggins, and on and on.

All that said, there's always room for a new DS fan/discussion group.  Please do post a link to yours if you decide to start one.

Best wishes,

Gothick

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Oh, THAT scene!  Thanks, Midnite!

xo G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Episode #57
« on: September 14, 2005, 12:00:05 AM »
"Burke is shocked to see Vicki in a dress with sleeves..." Oh, Mysterioso darling, this is TOO rich!

chuckling merrily away,

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: 1991 Series To Be Released On DVD
« on: September 13, 2005, 11:50:08 PM »
This is definitely one of those situations where the prudent will wait and read the trade reviews before purchasing.

I wonder whether Barbara Steele had any scenes in the deleted sequences from the 1990 pilot?  Maybe *I* should invest in some of those MPI tapes...

G.

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Ye Gods, what kind of fan am I?  I don't remember that scene with the "my own innocence" line.

Any hints as to where I would find it in my MPI tapes?

Thanks,

Steve

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Ian, it's very studly!  beautiful work!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Peter and Vicki--Maybe some spoilers
« on: September 12, 2005, 04:17:44 PM »
The whole thing about Jebez's life in the 1790s was never properly fleshed out.  The appearance of Peter Bradford's ghost happened very last-minute.  It was supposed to be the ghost of Paul Stoddard, but Dennis Patrick had another commitment and wasn't available for those shows.

I always thought Dan insisted on the story snippet cited above out of sheer spite because Alexandra had defied his wishes and refused to come back to the series.  Dan did sometimes dictate specific story developments, according to interviews with the writers.  They'd protest that the developments conflicted established continuity or simply made no sense, and he'd say something like "I can always get somebody else to write this show, you know."  I think this kind of thing explains why the series got more and more chaotic over time.  Lela Swift began to play this game when she became producer in 1970, too.  The final Angelique/Barnabas storyline was supposedly her idea.

G.

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