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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Photo 5
« on: August 16, 2004, 05:54:23 PM »
I think they're all ghastly.

Despite the wishes of my fellow Grayson fans, I am praying they do not do a Julia bobble-head doll.

If they decide to go ahead with one (and I think they are consider it because they make so much moolah off this kind of thing), I really hope they get an artist who has some modicum of artistic TALENT.

The Clay Doll Julia was witty and charming, so I know it can be done...

G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Samantha Collins - Virginia Vestoff vs. KLS
« on: August 16, 2004, 05:19:10 PM »
A few points...

I think KLS underestimates how good she was in her early DS storylines.  I thought she was wonderful, especially in the Joe courtship storyline, and she really held her own when Maggie has to visit Collinwood for the first time to deal with the flack from "Pop's" dealings with the Collinses.  So many wonderful scenes here... I also thought she was excellent in the early Kitty scenes.

That said, I thought Vestoff was so good as Samantha, and I thought it was better to have a new actress to play the role because that way the writers did not have any subtextual stuff from all the previous work KLS had done on the series.  If KLS had stayed, and if she had played Samantha, I am sure she would have done fine, memorable work in the role.  However, by the time the actual scripts were written, KLS was gone.

There's a wonderful photo essay showing a typical day in Vestoff's working life in 1970 in Stuart Little's book, Off Broadway:  the Prophetic Theatre.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: DS Festival Group Photo
« on: August 16, 2004, 04:12:48 PM »
Hi Cassandra, it was great meeting you!  You are such a cutie-pie!  Thanks for sharing the great photos!

Trip, Eric Gag me--is that with or without a spoon?  With that moniker and my putz, I just hope he does well with his skill at pitching those balls (excuse the bizarre grin that just twisted across my face).

This year's festival was a great time.  There was a wedding party sharing the hotel with us, which gave an extra bizarre twist to the proceedings--I'll spare you all my catty comments about wedding kulchur.

My personal favorite "event" was Darren's presentation of the NoDS footage.  I guess if no one else runs a thread on this, I will start one.  I just have to say that the seance sequence from NoDS was probably the best thing Dan Curtis ever did in his entire career, so I can understand the anguish he must have felt when the MGM bosses made him remove it.  I'll spare you the thoughts I had upon learning that one MGM boss made a point of saying he hated Grayson Hall and wanted her completely cut from the film. At least she got her revenge when SHE toured to promote it, in full Carlotta drag!  oh to have been a fly upon that wall.

G.

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Happy birthday!

I always get such a kick out of your knowledgable, fascinating posts.  Hope you have a day as special as you are!

Steve

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Midnite darling,

Hope your special day was as FABULOUS, GLAMOROUS and TERRIFIC as your sweet self!

HUGS, Steve

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I'm printing the story to read now.  It sounds interesting.  I never watched Beretta and never know Lara had a guest spot on the series.

I personally enjoyed Angelique's Descent, particularly the earlier chapters.  As with Wicked, I think there are weaknesses in the denouement prescribed by the source material for this character--I find both Angelique and Elphaba shrill simulacra of the characters established earlier in their respective stories in those final chapters.  I guess I am a more fastidious reader than is called for by the times in which we live, though (and being old and cranky, I suffer fools with less and less grace).

People point out glaring inconsistencies in how Angelique tells the events of 1795 in the novel; but, given what the series writers did to the original narrative in the later years of the show, I find myself more forgiving about her, um, 'interpretations" of the facts as we see them in her own book.

btw, the picture of Pan on the front page of this site is from the Cosmic Tribe Tarot deck--it's one of my favorite tarot decks, and you can see the other images at http://www.stevee.com  There is *a lot* of frontal nudity (male and female) on the cards--I guess I should warn people who have issues with the human body about that?

cheers, Gothick

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Happy Birthday Bobubas!
« on: August 06, 2004, 04:02:15 PM »
Happy Birthday, Bob!

and from a fellow 40-something--good luck with the Grecian Formula for Men!  lol!!!

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Happy Bday, jase
« on: August 05, 2004, 07:34:05 PM »
Well hey--Happy Birthday!

I raise a toast to your most cordial returns from the bar at Thorne's.

astrally,

Steve

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: The Divine One Strikes Again
« on: August 04, 2004, 05:31:29 PM »
Wow--another post-birthday treat for me with this thread.  Heather, those snaps are GORGEOUS!  I agree about Intrator's use of close-ups--one of the *many* reasons why I adore this movie!

Believe it or not, the filming happened around November 1960 (which made Meg Myles' swim sequence a frosty event for the actress).  That means GH was 37 when she did this.

There's a video kicking around fandom of an episode of an early 1950s TV show, Lights Out, in which she had a non-speaking role (but got some good close-ups).  She more than once described herself as a teenager "longing to play the ingenue but stuck with a whiskey-baritone voice... no boobs, no bottom" (I'm only half paraphrasing here).  Even in the early 1940s when she was doing summer stock, she was playing vampy, older woman roles.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Happy Birthday, Gothick!
« on: August 04, 2004, 04:16:30 PM »
Wow!  I'm ba-ack from a 10 day vay-kay (yes, tis true--the DNC drove me out of town--though I had actually planned the trip months ago).  Thank you all very much for your hearty, generous wishes!  On my birthday, I was at an idyllic farm in Ontario.  We had wonderful weather and I cooked a lasagna dinner, with chocolate cake for dessert, for a lovely group of people I adore.  It's a Philippine custom to cook dinner for your friends on your b-day--I'm not Filipino but I have fun with this custom on certain years... I ended the evening with a romantic, HOT (in EVERY sense of the word) wood sauna with my hunky boyfriend... mmmrrrrrowrrrr... (happy contended purring from Gothick).

While we were playing, I did hear an odd, echoing SHRIEK of indignation coming from far, far away... and I wondered just what it was--a wet kitty in a state of barely contained fury???  And now, looking at Connie's GENIUS artwork, I know who was haranguing me--Miss Judith Fellows, Chaperone Extraordinaire!

I'll make sure there's nothing sharp and pointed in reach on my next visit to tea with Our Judith!

Heather, you should write the Judith/Pepe story!  I LOVE IT!!!

And I want to see it SOON... you know what I mean, Missy... DON'T MAKE ME TAKE STEPS...

cackling yet again with delight,  Steve

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Episodes #77 and #78
« on: July 23, 2004, 08:56:28 PM »
Sally's Shadowy Secrets!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Review of DS Reunion DVD
« on: July 23, 2004, 08:43:33 PM »
Hey Jennifer!

Me in the shower with Don--I drop the bar of soap, yell "oopsie!" in a high squeal, and turn around and bend down very s-l-o-w-l-y to pick it up.

Evil cackles,

Steve the Incorrigible

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I don't know whether your computer allows you to listen to music on the Web, but on this website there used to be a couple of songs from Emerald Rose available for free download:

http://www.witchvox.com

Look around the busy and crowded front page for the link to the music section.  If I find a better link at some point, I'll send it to you in a message.

I love their song "Freya Shakti"--it makes a wonderful alternative to the standard Goddess chant most Pagans use at open rituals. Unfortunately not enough people really know it well enough to use it, but people always appreciate it whenever I sing it.

G.

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These are all great shows, but my top favorite scenes are the ones with Mrs Johnson in the diner.  Clarice projected such realism in that part.  I'm older than Mrs J was supposed to be at this point, and she looked and talked like such an "old lady"!  It's really too bad that that character was watered down so much in the later years.  I always love it when I play the episode when Cassandra is asking her about her dreams and she snaps:  "I'm too BUSY for dreams!"

Great coments, Emerald Rose! (btw, do you own or have you ever heard any of the songs by that band, Emerald Rose?  They're really fabulous if you like good Celtic music, with a hearty Pagan edge.)

Best,  Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Review of DS Reunion DVD
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:52:54 PM »
Thanks for that great review, Midnite!  Congrats to David!

As a closet Dody Goodman groupie, I'm pretty excited about the extras on this disc.  I just wish they had included Grayson's Playtex bra commercial.  MPI still doesn't give the Grayson fans much respect, it seems.  *pout*

Steve

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