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Calendar Events / Announcements '02 II / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN!!/OT
« on: December 17, 2002, 07:15:34 PM »
Belated birthday greetings to you Robin dear!  May the coming year be the best ever!

xo  Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '02 II / Re: OT-Luciaphil, M.L.S.
« on: December 17, 2002, 07:08:55 PM »
Congratulations, dear lady!  I am so proud for you.  Perhaps some day I shall consider following in your estimable footsteps and have a chance at freeing myself from Library Assistant hell.

Best of luck with the job search!

And in case I don't get to say it ... Happy Holidays!

xo  Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: DARK SHADOWS and S-E-X!
« on: December 13, 2002, 09:18:14 PM »
Hi Julia,

I believe the episode I mentioned is on MPI tape 149.  If I have time I can double check over the weekend.

xo  Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: DARK SHADOWS and S-E-X!
« on: December 13, 2002, 12:23:06 AM »
It's funny you should mention that now, Julia.  Lying awake at 3 a.m. with a light fever last night, I found myself running an outline for a brand new article:  "The Eroticism of Grayson Hall."

A lot of fans might be surprised to learn just how much material there is on that topic.  From the actress every college boy dreamed of getting stuck on a desert island with in 1951, to a very urbane and sophisticated courtesan in a 1955 production of "La Ronde,"  to a wildcat "beatnik poetess" in an "off Broadway movie" in 1957,  to Stacey Keach's playmate in those X-rated scenes of End of the Road in 1968, to Warda the Queen of the Whores in 1971's The Screens.  And all of that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Then there's the semi-orgasmic moment on DS during the Parallel Time 1970 storyline when button-down prim and proper Hoffman flings open the drawing room doors, sees what she thinks is her long lost love Angelique Collins, and all but melts into an incandescent puddle.   It's a really shocking scene.  Must be why I always feel compelled to rewind and replay it so many times every time I watch that tape.

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Relatives that make fun of you
« on: December 11, 2002, 07:10:27 PM »
Oh, my family thinks my DS obsession is for the birds, but they do their best to ignore it.  My Dad thinks it's kind of cute, but my Mom has hated DS since the Sixties.  They came up to Boston for a visit and were shocked by my Avengers collection--thankfully they never saw the DS tapes!  My sister is basically oblivious to all of it, although Cassandra gave her nightmares in the Sixties, so she does vaguely recall it.  I watch it sometimes when I'm at home and Sci Fi runs it, especially if it is a good Grayson or Thayer show.  They have to put up with it then.

I'm still waiting for a storyboard featuring Tim Shaw, the most luscious male of Collinwood in my book.  How about fitting him in somewhere below or on top of Quentin on "98 bottles of beer on the wall"?  Yeah, Tim helps his old buddy Quentin out.  That's the ticket.

Just trying to see how sick we can make this topic,

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Cassandra's Wig Sighting
« on: December 11, 2002, 07:00:27 PM »
Dear Fans,

At home with a touch of flu yesterday, I was watching that phenomenally silly show Gomer Pyle on TV Land (I checked Sci Fi, thinking DS should be back on by now, and they're STILL running back to back X Files episodes sans David Duchovny--what IS the point???).  

Anyhow, it was a 1967 episode where Gomer and Sergeant travel to Washington DC so GP can perform in some military talent show (now there's a scary concept).  The Sergeant's ulterior motive is to reunite with his old flame Rose Pilchek, played by none other than still stunning B movie heroine Allison Hayes.  I was stunned, delighted and thrilled to spot Miss Hayes wearing what I think must have been either the wig used a year later for Cassandra Blair on DS, or the sister to that wig!  It was even "styled" (I use the word loosely) in a manner similar to Cassandra's.  

I checked on IMDB and it appears that these episodes (there was a second part) was Ms. Hayes' last documented appearance on film.  Perhaps the ordeal of having to wear "The Wig" was the last straw in her waning show biz adventure.

Ms. Hayes is best known to some of us as the star of such classics of B cinema as The Unearthly, The Undead, The Hypnotic Eye, Zombies of Mora Tau, and her best known role.  Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman!

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: STILL BORED  (uh oh...)
« on: December 09, 2002, 11:04:35 PM »
Wow, Connie, I have to watch the Girl in Blue again; I don't remember that scene where he is dancing around in the bath towel at all!  My question is, why the h e double hockey sticks is that man wearing trousers in that scene?  ah well...

I have a caption for panel # 2 (captioned 98 bottles of beer on the wall) but it's absolutely filthy so I will spare you all.  I do have to wonder whether there was somebody else in that scene originally ...  hee hee hee!

Happy Holidays,

Gothick

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Polls Archive / Re: Favorite 1897 Moment - Poll #6  (Final poll)
« on: December 09, 2002, 08:57:20 PM »
I wound up choosing "Meet Magda and Sandor," just because it set the tone for all that was to come, and Grayson and Thayer did such a brilliant job that day playing people so utterly different from any of their preceding roles on the series.

It's interesting to note that of these ten "favorite moments," Barnabas was only featured in 3.  It's nice to see fans acknowledging that the greatness of Dark Shadows extends above and beyond the appeal of Barnabas, wonderful though Jonathan Frid's performance has been throughout the 1897 storyline.

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: I am SO bored...(as you can see)
« on: December 09, 2002, 06:35:33 PM »
Connie, I love this, and I love it even more that in one of the photos, Magda is obviously standing, hand on hips, hurling disdainful abuse in the direction of that stoop-eed, gadjo, QVENTIN!

xo  Steve

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: abc soaps...I THINK I'VE GOT IT...
« on: December 06, 2002, 10:23:46 PM »
Marsha dolling,

I'm sca-REEEAMING right now!!!

got your earplugs in???

*smooches*

la Tuftress

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: WE'RE BACK!
« on: December 06, 2002, 10:21:11 PM »
Mysterioso darling,

Great news.  Now do tell us about your new Avatar.  I'm *very* curious and I'm convinced there's a story behind it!

That pushy queen in Boston,

Gothick

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Wow, Victoria, I'm impressed.  That collage is beautiful!

I hope that Jonathan gets to see it.  I wish I could see his face when he spots that you included one of the "fanging" pictures.  I of course love it that you put that in the lower right hand corner, but it does put me in mind of a tape compiled by the late Dave Brown of highlights from Festivals of yesteryear. There's one where he caught Jonathan's reaction to a "fanging" clip one of the Festival organizers sprung on him.  As I recall, his reaction was to roll his eyes, put his hand over his face, and then glare and say with mock-indignation in that exquisite bass register of his voice, "You PROMISED!"

Beautiful workmanship.  Please do let me know if you ever decide to do a Grayson Hall collage.

Gothick

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Happy 78 Jonathan!  I guess those who wish to send birthday wishes in a place where he may actually see them can try writing in the guestbook on his website.

There are far too many favorite scenes for me to choose just one--I'm not good at choosing "a favorite" anyway--but one that really sticks in my memory is, I believe, the last scene of his first complete episode on the show, where he stands in the ruins of the Old House and claims his own life back from the ghosts.

It's such a powerful scene, and the way his voice cracks could very well have been nerves, but if so--stunning how the crack came at the apposite moment, emotionally.

Another one that I have to mention is how beautifully he played the scene in the short lived 1995 sequence where he tells Julia, who has a brief moment of clarity under Gerald's thrall, that he won't leave her--"Not without you.  Never without you."  The quiet dignity with just an edge of pathos in his voice gets me every time I play the tape of that scene.

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '02 II / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONNIE!!!
« on: December 02, 2002, 10:25:17 PM »
Well, Connie, if I shared your technological genius (instead of being the pathetic old Luddite I am in reality), I'd place a pretty, full color photograph of Willie Loomis, ca. 1967, posing provocatively in a festival red ribbon bow and nothing else, with a big smile on his face and a "Happy Birthday to Connie, My Favorite Gal!" caption over his head.

Instead, I can wish you all the best for a year of health, happiness, and prosperity.  

Your admirer,

Steve

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Polls Archive / Re: Favorite 1897 Moment - Poll #5
« on: December 02, 2002, 06:48:28 PM »
Hi sweetie,

Thanks, these were fun.  My one caveat is that I wish "Laura and Minerva talk shop" had been on a separate poll from all the Magda scenes.  I voted for "Sandor, my big fat hero" (that scene always makes me scream) but the Laura/Minerva scene is definitely among DS' finest moments as well.  Clarice is too delicious in that scene, and Millay is glacial enough to give one frostbite just from looking at her.

Thanks again,

Tuffie

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