Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Midnite

Criseyde's David Selby site provides information about his appearances with Eric Stoltz in LA Theatre Works' Cainey Mutiny Court-Martial.  Locations are Tucson, Gainesville, and Miami in October, and the Univ. of Maine in November.  Check out the News section of under Upcoming Appearances for details plus links to each venue's page about the performances.

NOTE: I attempted to post this to the group Tuesday night, but Yahoo seemed to be "down". I'm trying to send this post again now.

ShadowGram Online Dark Shadows News Updates List
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Update List
An Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

Number 156. August 22, 2006.


Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following breaking news.

**** ShadowGram Premiere Announcement:


Jonathan (Barnabas, Bramwell) has created a special 40th Anniversary Video that will be screened at the DS Festival this weekend. The video was conceived by Jonathan and his webmaster Mark Lawrence over the last couple of weeks, and was recorded only a few days ago.

Jonathan describes this special video project as follows:

"Guess Who's Still Around? And The Miracle of the Digital Camera

"Jonathan Frid sends greetings to all of you at the 40th celebration of Dark Shadows. Get a look at how this `living-dead' guy of ours is getting along. It seems he's discovered a new medium for drama...the sound, look, and amazing clarity caught by, of all things, his own digital camera.

"Upon seeing this technology for the first time, it was a revelation of how I think I actually look these days. I was more convinced by that than any reflection of mine¢â‚¬¦well, I was going to say¢â‚¬¦ in a mirror¢â‚¬¦ha ha ha".

The actual reading will be a selection from The Wooing of Lady Anne¢â‚¬¦ second of four episodes from Jonathan Frid's Evil Incarnate¢â‚¬¦from William Shakespeare's King Richard III."

Plans call for the video to be available on his official website after the Fest. Website:

Jonathan's dramatic reading is one of many selections he included in his various one-man Readers Theatre shows. He developed and performed these programs at auditoriums, theaters, libraries, universities, and other venues across the US and around Toronto, starting in the mid-1980s. His last engagement was in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, in late 2003.

Jonathan uses only the power of the written words, his own vocal talents, and his interpretive body language to create characters, settings, and moods. The dramatic and humorous selections range from Shakespeare through Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, Eve Merriam, and other authors, all laced together by his own perceptive observations and commentary. As a trained and experienced Shakespearean actor, he has a keen interest in the playwright's works.


The 40th Anniversary Celebration is this Update is this weekend, Friday-Sunday, August 25-27, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. 718-246-7000.

Memberships can be purchased at the door at the following rates:

$25 for all 3 days (Children 6-12 are half price).
$15 per day (Children 6-12 are half price).

These are the same rates that were available to advance memberships. (Advance membership reservations via postal-mail reached the cut-off date a few days ago.)

Hours of operation:
Fri., Aug. 25: Registration opens at 4pm. Convention hours: 6pm - 12 Midnight.
Sat., Aug. 26: Convention hours: 11am - 12 midnight.
Sun., Aug. 27: Convention hours: 11am - 6pm.
Banquet With the Stars Dinner: 7pm - 10pm.
This is the traditional closing event for the Fest, with DS guests randomly seated at the tables with the fans, special video screenings, and door prizes. Some tickets will be available at the door.

Additionally, the convention needs a few more volunteers to help in various capacities. Those who can serve 4+ hours are invited to a private party with DS stars. To volunteer, please * immediately * contact Volunteer Coordinator Nina Johnson at: :

For a complete schedule of Fest events, go to Fest details also were announced in recent SG Online Updates to this List.


Just confirmed is a special West Coast event with the DS stars to be held on Thurs., Oct. 26, at the beautifully-restored historic Vista Theatre in the Los Feliz area of Hollywood, CA.

The evening will include autograph signings, memorabilia sale and auction, plus surprise screenings. More details will be announced soon on this ShadowGram Updates News List, in the upcoming SG #109 print issue, and at

--- FAN SHARING: All fans attending the Brooklyn Fest and the Halloween-in-Hollywood Party are invited and encouraged to please send their reports and photos, plus media publicity, interviews, and articles, to ShadowGram at SG's postal- or e- mail addresses below. These will be shared with SG readers - including the DS cast and crew and fans worldwide - in the published SG newsletters. A complimentary Contributor's Copy SG print issue is given in thanks for major contributions.

This SG Online DS News Updates List will update all this news and print issue SG #109 will have the latest complete developments, photos, reports, and additional information.

Thank you.

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher
Marcy Robin, P.O. Box 1766, Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Today's Birthday-- CyrusL!
« on: August 21, 2006, 03:14:30 PM »
CyrusL,   [occasion1]

Wishing you a delightful birthday!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Happy Birthday, VAM
« on: August 20, 2006, 05:11:17 PM »
Happy Birthday to VAM      [occasion13]

tripwire   [a345]
CandleLighter   [Candle]

Have a very happy birthday!

Press Release from Penny Blood Magazine:

NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 21, 2006:  Dark Shadows, the popular spook show that had kids running home from school to watch has, at last, returned in a new form to thrill its die hard fans, as well as captivate a whole new audience. Penny Blood Magazine has the exclusive story on the return of Dark Shadows to the world of entertainment. 4 all new stories about the Collins Family will be released on CD by Big Finish productions, featuring alumni of the original 1960s television show - David Selby, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott and John Karlen. Penny Blood has the behind the scenes story of how longtime Dark Shadows fan and producer Stuart Manning was able to gather the original cast members and resurrect Dan Curtis's cult classic. Penny Blood is a national print publication focusing on horror in film, literature and entertainment.  It features articles and interviews on genre filmmakers and authors, along with a wealth of movie reviews.[/size][/font]

Use the above link to see the cool cover.  Click to enlarge it.

Congratulations, Stuart!

DS: The Beginning DVDs will be priced at $54.98 for each collection of 35 episdoes.  Alexandra Moltke will introduce the series in Collection 1, which will ship January 2007, with the remaining 5 collections released every other month.  At this time, these DVDs will only be available through the MPI DVD Club.  Benefits of membership include a free 6th DVD purchased through the club, free shipping via US mail, and discounts on specific DS merchandise.

Here is the message sent to club members:

Dark Shadows DVD Club Membership Benefits

The Dark Shadows DVD Collection may have run from 1 to 26, marking the end of the Dark Shadows series, but its true beginning has never before been told. With your existing membership in the DARK SHADOWS DVD CLUB, you'll be the first to have the opportunity to own all 206 never before released episodes of "Dark Shadows: The Beginning DVD Collections." These episodes will not be available at retail outlets at this time.

The pre-Barnabas episodes will begin with "Dark Shadows: The Beginning DVD Collection 1". This Collection will contain the first 35 episodes of the series plus all-new bonus features including a special series introduction from Alexandra Moltke.

Look for shipment of this item to begin in January 2007 with a special club sales price of $54.98 for each collection. A new Collection will follow every other month as before¢â‚¬¦there will be 6 in total for the "Dark Shadows: The Beginning" DVD Collection.

Get Every 6th DVD Collection Free!

As a token of our appreciation for your membership, every 6th Dark Shadows DVD Collection is on the house! After you have purchased 5 collections through the DVD club (1 every other month), your 6th collection will be completely FREE of charge! You'll continue to receive each 6th collection after that FREE of charge after 5 have been purchased at retail price.

Members will continue to receive the following benefits:

¢â‚¬¢   FREE SHIPPING (via US Mail) for all Dark Shadows orders
¢â‚¬¢   Exclusive Discount Offers on limited Dark Shadows Merchandise
¢â‚¬¢   An Exclusive Advanced Shipping of the "Dark Shadows: The Beginning" DVD Collection Release

With these new membership benefits in place, your membership status will be automatically updated to the new offer. You will begin receiving every 6th collection FREE of charge after 5 have been purchased at retail price through the DVD Club. This will be calculated on the overall number of purchases you have made during your membership.

For example, if you are on your 9th club installment, you would now only have to get to your 12th to qualify for the free collection. If you would prefer to maintain the benefits that you are currently entitled to in place of transferring over to the new offer, we ask that you please email to ensure that we can update your club membership accordingly.

Thanks again for your membership in the Dark Shadows DVD Club & please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your membership!

MPI Home Video

The 2nd season of Weeds begins tonight and features Alexander Gould in a starring role and guest stars Martin Donovan (David and Roger in the WB pilot).

Today's LA Times story:  Wild doings in gated America  Season 2 of "Weeds" picks up right where viewers left it -- pot- dealing mom Nancy has just discovered her new flame's a DEA agent.

Donovan plays Nancy's sweet and sexy (at least I think so  :)) boyfriend, whose occupation was revealed to the audience in the fanstastic season 1 finale cliffhanger.  Gould plays her son and is featured in the clip "Family Dinner" from the new episode on this page:

"Corn Snake" airs tonight at 10, 10:30, and again at 12 a.m.  It repeats Wednesday, 8/16 at 10 p.m.

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Happy Birthday to Julianka7
« on: August 14, 2006, 05:42:27 PM »
Circle the caravans!  Today we celebrate Julianka7's birthday   [hello]

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Happy Birthday to doombuggy69
« on: August 12, 2006, 03:47:22 PM »
 [Candle]  Happy Birthday to doombuggy69, who shares his special day with Dan Curtis and James Storm!   [Candle]

Fans in areas serviced by Adelphia or Comcast cable have a chance to see James Storm in a new commercial touting the merge with Time Warner Cable.  The ad just began airing in Southern California; are other parts of the country seeing it?

It's a little strange to hear "Gerard" ask, Why can't my roses look like my neighbor's?   ;)

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Happy Birthday CrazyJenny!
« on: August 10, 2006, 04:10:38 PM »
Have a fab birthday, CrazyJenny!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Happy Birthday to MsCriseyde
« on: August 07, 2006, 04:00:56 PM »
Hope your birthday is special in every way!

Happy Birthday to Bobubas!

Happy 50th to Terry308!

Happy Day,  jase!

T h e  G h [ghost] s t  o f  S a r a h  C o l l i n s
Wishing You a Belated Happy Birthday!
[/size]    [92c5]

So sorry I missed your special day.