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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Thayer David Question
« on: August 29, 2003, 02:30:35 PM »
Hi Patti, just a line to let you know that besides the roles he plays in the 1840 storyline, Thayer David also appears in a few key episodes as the redoubtable T. Eliot Stokes.

Heck, even Cassandra gets mentioned again.

G.

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Hey Barry, sorry to hear that you weren't able to connect with Bob and his friends.  Yes, folks, the traffic here in Boston really is horrifying, much more so than any episode of Dark Shadows.

Enjoy your trip to NYC. I'm sure you know about the cheap buses available out of Chinatown, and are choosing to take the train because it is more comfy.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:GOING OUT ON A LIMB
« on: August 27, 2003, 10:11:47 PM »
Well, I for one will be happy to help dear Quentin out with his burgeoning twig... er, branch, er... STAFF!!!

That reminds me of this weird dream I had the other night that I was watching DS, and Selby was on screen, and the camera panned down to his crotch, and well... respect for the children who may be reading these boards forbids me to go any further, but, let's just say, it was a feast for the eyes.

that devil Gothick "the DEVIL made me do it!!!"

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Barnabas is head over heels again....he thinks
« on: August 27, 2003, 08:00:02 PM »
I love how Frid plays Barnabas' reaction to Roxanne in this episode.  It's so genuine.  If I had been JF, my temptation would have been to just walk through this stuff.  Instead, he gave it his all.  A real trooper.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:BOZO JONATHAN FRID!
« on: August 27, 2003, 07:48:59 PM »
Darling MB, these are marvelous!  I don't recall having seen the one with cub scouts and kiddies before.  Those kids must have thought they had died and gone to Heaven!

Joe, I was in NYC a few years ago when a Generation Gap episode was aired.  David Henesy and his Mom were both contestants.  I was disappointed that the Barnabas episode was not chosen, but as usual, time at the Festivals is limited, and seeing David Henesy in a non DS context is a much more unusual experience than seeing something involving a Jonathan Frid publicity appearance.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:BOZO JONATHAN FRID!
« on: August 27, 2003, 02:10:06 PM »
There are a couple of publicity photos from this appearance taken in the Barnabas Collins Personal Photo Album book published ca. 1969.

Perhaps a kindly Benefactor will be so generous as to arrange for one to be displayed here?

My favorite Barnabas appearance of the era was when he appeared as a question on the now-forgotten series, the Generation Gap.  Mama Cowsill correctly identified him as Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows.  His appearance was marvelous... spooky set with a lifetime supply of dry ice, and Barnabas prowling around... does anybody else remember this?

G.

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Well, this is starting to sound excellent!

maybe we could do the Halloween parade in Greenwich Village!

Sat. before H'ween is likely to be a good one for me.  I'm in  Canada the weekend of Columbus Day, and am helping to run workshops the following weekend.

I'm feeling very excited at the thought of being once again in the company of the legendary Marginalia du Pres!  Not to mention the handsome and mysterious Claude North ... and the Legend That Is Connie!

Jennifer, would be great to have you come too!  maybe we could do the bus from Chinatown together.  Having a companion would make the time on the road pass more pleasantly.

G.

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Hey Brocman, that all sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you are able to hook up with Bob and his friends.

I am having a stressful, hectic week--I just moved a week ago--and am not going to try to meet up with you guys.  I hope you enjoy the baseball game.  I've never understood baseball, alas.  I get skittish in stadiums.

Have fun!

G.

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Hi Love at First Bite,

at this point, I'm feeling more negative than positive about going to the Festival.  I just had another harassing weekend of dealing with stuff connected with my move, and I'm just not sure I have the stamina for a day trip into NYC next Sat.

I am asking folks who live in the area whether we might be able to meet up in NYC later in the Fall, if I can't make it to Brooklyn for the big whoopsie.

Is your Mom back online now?

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Hallie's Hand
« on: August 25, 2003, 07:56:15 PM »
I always think whenever I watch that show, "Oops, Grayson nicked herself shaving again."  I know it's hateful but I *always* think that (those episodes are among my favorites of the entire series).

That was in December and I think what really might have happened is that she skidded on a patch of ice and banged her chin. She used to walk the short distance between her apt and the studio, and she was just a bit accident prone.

Her own son used to refer to her distinctive gait as a "duck walk," back in the day.  *My* Mom would have brained me senseless if I had ever said something like that to her face.

G.

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I'm still on the fence, too, though I would love to come and visit with my friends, plus any new folks who can find me.  Just bear in mind that the crowds are HUGE, especially in the main rooms--you'll be amazed that there are that many Dark Shadows fans who live and walk the earth.

John, hope I can see you there!

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Another olive, Barnabas?
« on: August 22, 2003, 03:48:05 PM »
Hi Cassandra,

sad to say, I believe Mrs. Johnson only appears in one episode during this storyline--Clarice Blackburn's final appearance on the series.

Clarice was such a wonderful actress. At the time I didn't appreciate the quality she brought to the shows in which she appeared.  I hope to have time to watch some of her 1966 episodes, as I have heard they are so wonderful.  I about died watching this one a couple of years ago where Mrs J had come to Maggie's coffee shop, told her she was a good girl and gave her a dime for her trouble.  The expression on both actress' faces was to die for!

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Guest Stars?
« on: August 22, 2003, 03:35:52 PM »
I would have loved to have seen Gale Sondergaard appear in DS, hopefully in a role that would have required her to have had some juicy scenes opposite Grayson and Joan.  According to KLS, not a terribly reliable source, Gale visited the set one day and DC talked about wanting to have her on the show--it may have all just been a joke.  Gale did play a wonderful DS-esque part in one of my favorite 70s telefilms, The Cat Creature, directed by queen bee Curtis Harrington.  (WHEN will it be released on home VHS???)

A lot of the Forties horror stars would have been great guests on DS.  Think of Elizabeth Russell, for example--"moya sestra" in Cat People.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:She Will Die??
« on: August 19, 2003, 10:03:24 PM »
I agree with what has been written, though there are a couple of possibilities...  It seems as if Daphne knows that Barnabas and Julia have the power to change what happened, which is why she is trying to help them.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:OT--Wicker Man film is a go!
« on: August 19, 2003, 03:28:37 PM »
Thank you for posting this, Luciaphil.  I am excited by this project.  Today's Pagan community is divided on evaluations of the original Wicker man.  Some regard it as a blasphemous caricature of Pagan spirituality; others regard it as a fascinating artistic exploration of light and dark aspects of surviving Neolithic religions in a modern context.  I saw the restored DVD a few months ago, and was impressed by it.  As I see it, the point of the original film was a critique of "varieties of religious experience" and the role of religion in human social life.  I really loved the music, especially the Maypole song.  There's an interesting new book out by British scholar Miranda Green, Dying for the God, about human sacrifice amongst the Celtic peoples.  It is very difficult to document the practices, role, and beliefs around human sacrifice. Green points out that the Roman writers, who were so critical of the "barbarism" of Druid sacrifices, had their own skeletons rattling around in their closets on this issue.  In the Wicker Man, Robin Hardy makes a similar kind of statement by presenting the *symbolic* sacrifice of the Mass at the beginning of the film, counterpointed with terrible irony by the literal sacrifice at the end.

Having said all that, "May Day" could be just plain awful, but I'm hoping it will be done with wit and intelligence.  There was talk of Ewan Macgregor participating in it.  He would look beautiful clad in nothing but a stag-horn headdress.  sigh.

G.

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