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Robservations / Re: Robservations 10/9/02 - #682/683 - Beth Gives Amy a Gift
« on: September 02, 2004, 09:15:03 PM »
These are *beautiful* captures for these two shows.

I really need to get these out of the vault and watch them again.  I'd forgotten about Mrs J attending the seance.  I just watched the shows about the seance in the Laura Collins '67 storyline and Mrs J's disapproving comments about the whole thing had me in stitches!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: OT - Citizen Buzz
« on: September 02, 2004, 03:25:48 PM »
How wonderful for Mr. Buzz.  The Yardley bit makes me feature him in a trench coat, slouch hat, and perhaps a pipe.  Tail wagging occurs discreetly off camera.

My cat Simona holds the title Plump Princess of Boston Ave. She was not awarded it, however--she simply seized it, slashing into ribbons with a casual paw anything or anyone that got in her way, as she has since time began.

That's my gal.

cheers, G.

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Robservations / Re: Robservations 10/4/02 - #676/677
« on: September 02, 2004, 03:21:18 PM »
Strangely, one of my all-time favorite moments on DS is the series of shots establishing Julia's time waiting in the cottage at the start of this second episode.  It's just so well done, with such simplicity of methods.  And Grayson is quietly brilliant, too.

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Hi Rainey Park, oh, there were lots of computers on TV in the mid to late Sixties.  They were huge, clunky affairs--a single one could fill a decent sized room.  They were regular props on shows such as The Time Tunnel, The Girl from UNCLE, Lost in Space, Mr. Terrific, and many others.

What I can't understand is the strange spelling of Mr Juggins name on this entry.  Is it so folks won't get confused and think Robin is really talking about Tim?

G.

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Darren, did you ever turn up any more leads on the stories of home movies taken by a fan on the set of hoDS?

I was wondering whether the fan(s) who did those movies might have been the same folks who had the home movie footage of Grayson that was used in the DS 30th anniversary tape from MPI.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a shot of Denise and David at the filming of the party sequence in that footage?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Awesome Dark Shadows Site!
« on: August 27, 2004, 08:30:10 PM »
Hey, DStoDA, yeah, Nancy looked old when they were in 1995 because she was supposed to be old and "half-mad" (an expression I adore--I could swear I've been at least HALF-mad most of my life).

In 1840 when she played Letitia, they went back to the very theatrical make-up they had used on her in 1897 when she played Charity, possessed by the ghost of Pansy Faye.  I don't know whether you ever got to see 1897.  It's really great!

I recently watched the one episode long 1680 flashback and I thought Nancy's look in that was really stunning.  Very glamorous.

Good luck finding a new home for your site.  I did get to view the BAJ magazine cover this a.m.--great job!

G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: The Divine One Strikes Again
« on: August 27, 2004, 07:30:46 PM »
Sing your prettiest!

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Nice photo!  I just had one of those taken for my new Passport photo.  I've gotten a fair bit of sun this summer, so I'm a bit more brown than you!  I'd guess that with your complexion, you need to avoid the sun as much as possible.

cheers, Gothick

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Writers naming of Barnabas?
« on: August 27, 2004, 04:41:49 PM »
Sorry Joey, I misunderstood what you wrote in your initial post.

That's interesting about those synopses.  I don't collect the scripts (a costly undertaking) and didn't know about the materials you mentioned.

The version of how they got the name I have always heard is the one Terry reports.  There was another thread a while back where people were debating how much of the initial Barnabas storyline (including his name) could be attributed to Art Wallace; apparently, there's an interview where Wallace claimed the credit for creating the character of Barnabas.

G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Writers naming of Barnabas?
« on: August 27, 2004, 04:05:10 PM »
Joey, I don't know why Barnabas' name was not given in those old summaries.  My guess is that they had not seen the actual episodes of the storyline prior to the episode before Barn's release because that was where the old syndication package *started*.  I well remember tuning in in 1976 at the start of syndication with tremendous excitement to see an episode that started with Willie staring at Barnabas' portrait.

IIRC, Liz names Barnabas and gives Willie, or somebody, a sentence or two of family lore about him being buried with his jewels, approximately one week before his release.

btw, I also remember that 16 Magazine back in the late Sixties ran a feature called "The Whole True Story of DS" that was based on somebody reading through old scripts, or outlines, and writing up some of the stories.  Seems as if in some cases the info on which these articles was based was a bit shakey, to say the least.  I remember reading in the very first installment about the beginning of the show that David played in the ruins of the Old House and met the ghosts of Josette and Barnabas there.  Although David and Vicki visited the Old House in episode 70 and he showed Vicki Josette's portrait, and her ghost did come and dance after they left the house, so far as I know, Barnabas was never mentioned before late March or early April of 1967.

I cite this because it goes to show that you can't always rely upon old fan produced (or even commercially published) materials in researching the history of DS.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Awesome Dark Shadows Site!
« on: August 27, 2004, 02:53:24 PM »
HI there,

definitely agree with you about Willie and Carolyn... I thought John Karlen and Nancy Barrett had fantastic chemistry together when the series finally paired them at the very end as Melanie and Kendrick.

It must have been an arrangement that worked well all around since they played a husband and wife writer team, Claire and Alex Jenkins, in the second movie, Night of Dark Shadows.  If you haven't seen this, keep an eye peeled around Halloween--it runs sometimes on USA, or one of those channels.  I just watched the movie recently, and I *loved* the look Nancy had in it.  Karlen looked great too, with longer fluffier hair--he was so hot back then *sigh*

Grayson Hall has one of her best Shadows roles ever, as the "sinister" housekeeper, Carlotta Drake.

Best, Gothick

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Jean-Claude, mon cher, YOU are a Divine One in your own handsome right!

Many thanks for sharing these *gorgeous* images!  I can't wait to get hold of this.

Worshipping at the Shrine,

Go-thick

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Awesome Dark Shadows Site!
« on: August 26, 2004, 05:17:03 PM »
Midnite, many thanks for posting this update.  I played the "Collinsport Serial Killer" promo, and it's excellent.  Of course, it helps that this is one of my personal favorite DS storylines!

I also had a wonderful time with "Mangelique."  I had similar thoughts about what one could do with the scene involved when I first played that video (a very happy day in Gothickland).  I had forgotten about Angelique's body movements which certainly do look, um, very sensuous.

I wish she would do a Hoffman/Angelique video!

Steve

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Screen Caps From Episodes #654 & #673
« on: August 25, 2004, 07:58:03 PM »
Gawd.

Don, when I come to your pad, I'll definitely bring my jar of Crisco with me...
for culinary purposes, *of course.*  Why, whatever else did you think it was for?

*batting eyelashes innocently,"

Go-thick

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Bear up, darling, I *love* your eyelashes!

FABULOUS!!!!!!

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