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That lucky sod! I wonder if Mrs P shared the story of the latest "doozy" she'd spotted on the highway from her front window.

G.

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That's a fun movie.  Grayson has around 4 scenes which isn't bad, considering.  And she gets to play comedy. She had a marvelous flair for that.  I think this is the only film or TV thing she ever did where that talent of hers was at all showcased.

G.

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How amusing. Of course, the reporter who wrote that had no idea of the irony of this situation, given the infamous role of Password in the history of Dark Shadows, and the fact that Michelle's best known work in certain circles was her portrayal of the Mistress of Collinwood.  In a film, incidentally, made sometime after the period 1980-99.  So much for the notion that her career can be summed up in the trite phrase, "queen of 1980s and 1990s movies."

Kyle MacLachlan used to be very pretty.  I haven't seen him recently.  (I didn't play the clip because they take far too long to load on that site for me, and their adverts are INTERMINABLE.)  I might have been tempted to let him win a few points, although his pout in Dune was so very fetching.

G.

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Thanks, MB, for that quote from the Dan Ross book.  That FINALLY makes sense of Barnabas's telling Maggie that even David wants her to stay, in that scene in the film as we have it now.  I always find myself waiting for her to snap-turn and ask him, "Bitch are you for REAL?" when he says that. Of course that would be the Burton/Depp remake version...

Your costume selection is awesome! I hope the party happens this year!

Best, G.

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Current Talk '17 I / Re: DS episodes online
« on: May 13, 2017, 03:59:55 AM »
This news report explains DCP's "strategy" for continued streaming of DS episodes on Hulu.

The good news for my friend is that later in 2017, the entire first year (roughly 200 episodes) are to be made available on the web channel.  Gratifyingly, the story notes that some of the best episodes of our series aired during that 1966-67 year.

http://www.collinsporthistoricalsociety.com/2017/05/hulu-to-receive-dark-shadows-transfusion.html

Best,  G

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Wow, MB that is a truly excellent gif!  John had great eyebrows and clearly, great hips.  It looks as if he's trying to start something funky with that other dude, another unknown. 

You wonder if the scene behind what's in the script with the woman getting excited by John's news was somehow scripted and blocked by Lela (who was actually doing a lot of the hands-on directing, while DC was working on shot set ups and tech stuff, from what I have read) or if it just somehow happened.

If you have any theories about where Barnabas and Jeff had met previously, would love to hear them!

G.


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Anthony George got some good material in the early 1960s series CHECKMATE, which also starred Sebastian Cabot (ever a joy) and a handsome, very young Doug McClure.  I do not know if it ever airs on any of these vintage channels.  The distinguishing feature of this show was its array of big name guest stars--even Charles Laughton appeared in an episode.

It's worth checking out.

G.

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I don't think Carolyn looks anxious or frightened.  Just jealous as hell.

Nancy is a brilliant actress and deserved more opportunities in her career.  Grayson said more than once that she thought Nancy was the best actress, bar none, in the group.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: May 05, 2017, 11:32:06 PM »
MB, I just noticed the new 04 pilot background montage, and I LOVE IT!  FABULOUS!

I also have to comment what a joy it is to have even part of Michael T. Weiss's shirtless physique on display for the duration of this month in the 1991 background.  Really helps keep me smiling.

cheers, G.

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Oh yeah MB "John" has gotta be one of DC's crushes!--er, I mean, guys he liked to hang out with. LOL!

When I learned of his huge "admiration" for Roger Davis, it suddenly explained a lot.

Is John the guy seen doing the twist when the dance had gone out of fashion about five years before?

Nancy was so brilliant in this sequence.  I loved how they did her hair for it, too.

G.

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Those Lyndhurst behind the scenes photos are awesome!  Brilliant finds!  Congratulations, MB! I would love to know who played "John"!

And what a laugh that KLS described the show as a "put-on"!  Clearly, that was before she realized her life's work was going to be serving as professional Queen of Dark Shadows!

I wonder if copies of the hoDS novelization ever show up at less than extreme prices?  It would be fun to read it again.  His descriptions of those scenes are such a camp hoot!

cheers, G.

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Some of his 1970s TV guest roles weren't all that great in terms of making proper use of his incredible talent.  I did finally get to see his work on the short lived David McCallum series, THE INVISIBLE MAN a year or so ago.  That was a good part for him. 

G.

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That was a really fun role for Thayer.  I like it the best of the two episodes he did on WEST.

Hope you enjoy it!

G.

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That's a very cool gif, MB.  Fabulous work!

This scene was shot in such a cinematic, fluid way, and the music used counterpointed what was happening beautifully.

G.

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