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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Happy Birthday, grayson67!
« on: March 17, 2005, 05:40:22 PM »
Have a great birthday, grayson67

We miss you, M!

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In his DVD Late Show column on Movie Poop Shoot, Chris Mills gives his take on Volume 17.  Halfway down the page, it begins, "And, speaking of vampires and Gothic horror..."

Don't let the logo and heading mislead you-- Mills calls DS "a surprisingly addictive diversion".  And how interesting that MPI provides DVDs for reviewers to sample.  In this instance, that garnered an online recommendation and created a new fan in the process.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Roger Davis on McCloud today
« on: March 10, 2005, 05:32:18 PM »
A friend let me know that Roger Davis' 1973 McCloud episode "Butch Cassidy Rides Again" will air on WGN today (Thursday) at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific.  Check your local listings for the time in your area.  Here's a description from Comcast--

A gang of doddering, Western-style outlaws is loose, holding up everything from banks to commuter trains.

RD aged.  And doddering.  :)

If setting your VCR, record for 2 hours.


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I don't know if it's the same for Comcast customers outside of Southern California, but clicking the Info button on my remote brings up the following Program Information for NBC's "Passions"--

Perhaps the wildest soap since "Dark Shadows" takes place in the seldom harmonious Harmony.

DS wild?  [hdscrt]

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Plagiarism Bad
« on: March 07, 2005, 08:01:38 AM »
... quoting ideally should be done with the author's permission, though it's good that you acknowledged the source and that there's a link to [the] site.  However, the source page is often best ...

... everyone can consider this a reminder.  :)

Copying usually isn't a problem that the mods have to deal with, but in the past several days a message board, an e-list, and a personal website have contained information taken verbatim from posts appearing on DS Forums.  The forum cousins didn't credit the original poster, provide links, nor obtain the permission of the 3 different authors.

To avoid getting into a situation in which you receive a warning from the forum mods for copying, if you're providing information here or elsewhere PLEASE use your own words as much as possible and generously credit your sources.  If you must quote someone, obtain their permission.  But if the information you're providing isn't widely available and you're not giving any credit for it, you are committing online plagiarism.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / New photo on jonathanfrid.com
« on: February 20, 2005, 11:21:47 PM »
A silly side of JF--
jonathanfrid.com


Check out Canadian John Arkelian's DVD reviews below it, too.  (There are other Artsforum  DS articles by the author in the Jonathan At Large section.)  It's great to read reviews by a newbie to DS who understands its many charms.  This [smash] is for Entertainment Weekly.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Upcoming shows on TV
« on: February 13, 2005, 08:05:47 AM »
DS actor appearances:

The Incredible Hulk "The Antowuk Horror" featuring Dennis Patrick
  Monday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. (SF East) on SCIFI

Disraeli (1929) with Joan Bennett
  Monday, February  21 at 6 a.m. Eastern on TCM
* see photo

The Twilight Zone "Spur of the Moment" with Roger Davis
  Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m. (SF East) on SCIFI

The Goodbye Girl (1977) starring Marsha Mason
  Friday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Eastern on TCM


Check your local listings for the times in your area.
* From Entertainment Weekly Feb. 22, 2002

Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Arliss won Best Actor,
and 19 year old Joan is adorable in this film

DS storyline inspirations:

Wuthering Heights (1939)
  Monday, Feb. 21 at 6:15 p.m. on TCM

Rebecca (1940)
  Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 1:15 a.m. (Wednesday morning) on TCM
  Thursday, Mar. 3 at 11:30 a.m. on TCM

Gaslight (1944)
  Friday, Mar. 4 at 4:15 a.m. (Friday morning) on TCM


Check your local listings blah blah.   8)

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Happy Birthday, Annie!
« on: February 12, 2005, 06:38:34 PM »
Wishing you a delightful birthday,

Annie!
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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Hoax PM
« on: February 08, 2005, 05:23:18 PM »
Obviously the PM received by some was not sent by anyone on the forum staff, and therefore nothing contained in it is of any merit.  You may have also noticed that the account is banned.

Please just trash it.  Thanks!

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Late notice, sorry.

Jim Storm's ep of Planet of the Apes called "Tomorrow's Tide" airs today (Monday) at 1 p.m. Eastern on the Sciffy channel.

[The series wasn't bad, really.  And it has the Nexium spokesman, sigh.]

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Caption This! - 1897 / Episode #0822
« on: February 07, 2005, 02:48:44 AM »
(because somebody had to  ;))

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The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood announced its summer schedule in today's L.A. Times:

Playing June 17 to July 31, 2005 -- WICKED

More info here.  FYI, group sales are 15 or more.

The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel (the site of the 2005 Fest) is a block north of Hollywood Blvd. on Highland.  The Pantages Theatre is on Hollywood Blvd. near Vine.  Are you still with me?  The distance from Highland to Vine on Hollywood Blvd. is around 10 short blocks (going East).  Or, it's approximately 2/3 of a mile total from the hotel to the theatre.

Even if you're unsure that WICKED is your cup of tea, the Pantage's interior makes it the grandest of all the old Hollywood movie palaces, and the theatre is a stone's throw from Joan Bennett's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Thanks for the heads up, Bette!  :D

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Current Talk '05 I / Anthony George interview in 2003 Soap Opera Weekly
« on: January 30, 2005, 12:54:27 AM »
While searching for something else at home recently, I spotted the 2003 issue of Soap Opera Weekly that has an interview and photo of then 83-year-old Anthony George.  As David mentioned in HIS birthday topic (started by dom, it's the 6,000th topic on the forums, woo hoo!), today is Tony George's 84th birthday, so what better time is there to share the article?

BTW, I'm surprised that Checkmate isn't mentioned.  (In my search I also came across his two TV Guide covers for that series.)


catching up with...
By Kathryn Walsh

OLTL'S VERNON FAMILY

BEFORE THE BUCHANAN BOYS RODE INTO LLANVIEW, THERE was a little family in town called the Vernons. Dr. Will Vernon and clan moved to Llanview in 1977 when Will became a staff psychiatrist at University Hospital. Will soon had his hands full with the crazy Cath Craig-- who kidnapped baby Kevin Buchanan-- but storylines soon shifted to Will's kids. Brad Vernon is probably best remembered for raping his wife Jenny's sister, Karen (Judith Light), while Samantha Vernon was Asa Buchanan's first bride in Llanview, and also holds the dubious distinction of being OLTL's only character to give birth while drowning in a hot tub.

Anthony George
(Dr. Will Vernon, 1977 - '84)




ANTHONY GEORGE WAS ALREADY A soap veteran when he joined OLTL as the third actor to play psychiatrist Dr. Will Vernon. Unfortunately, the role was not as satisfying as his other gigs, Dark Shadows' Burke Devlin and Search for Tomorrow's Dr. Tony Vincente.
     His debut storyline was supposed to be a big one: a love triangle with Jenny Wolek and his own son, Brad. "But the lady that was playing the role, a girl by the name of Kathy Glass, came up to me and said, 'I think Jameson (Parker, Brad) is too old for me, let alone you!'" he says with a laugh. "She wouldn't do it, and the storyline went down the drain.
     "But [the producers] were wonderful. They kept trying to find things for me to do," recalls the actor, who is now 83 and retired. "When Judith Light replaced this girl as Karen, they talked about she and I having a romantic liaison, but nothing ever seemed to gel right. I didn't mind, because I was crazy about the people that I was working with.
     "When Paul Rauch came on as a producer," he continues, "I went to him and said, "You know, I love everybody here and I'd like to continue, but there's no storyline for me. And if you can't find something for me to do, I'd rather leave.' And he said, 'Well, let's look into it and see what happens.' Then I left. That was it. I was at Samantha's bedside when she died...that was my last hurrah. But the character didn't die. He just floated away."
     George now lives in the Los Angeles area with his dog, Riley, and spends his time reading and getting together with his L.A. "family," which includes former OLTL castmates Brynn Thayer and Julia Montgomery (Jenny and Samantha) and their families. "We're very close. Julia's children are the most beautiful things you've ever seen. I had an 80th birthday a couple of years ago, and they all sat around and gave these remembrances of things we had done together, and I sat there listening to it all, crying. It was so moving. I realized then that I've really had a very successful life with regard to friendships. They're wonderful people."
     He's also proud of his acting career, which includes guest-starring roles on dozens of prime-time series. "I feel fortunate to have had a long, long career. I started when I was quite young, so I worked for about 50 years. I did a lot of stuff. I didn't become Paul Newman, but I didn't have his looks either!"

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In a topic about an article by Chris Pennock that details his experiences in a disastrous 2004 production of Hamlet, Gothick asked:

I wonder whether Clooney will end up using the footage for that HBO show?

Wonder no more, G.  ;)  The footage is in parts 03 and 04 of the HBO series "Unscripted".  As you can see if you follow the links, both can be seen via HBO on Demand through March 27.

Bette has seen them and says that Pennock, though uncredited, is shown very briefly in the background.  But it sounds worth checking out to see Francesco Vitali in rehearsals as Hamlet.   ^-^

Thanks, Bette!  [wavey]

About "Unscripted"--  http://www.hbo.com/unscripted/

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Monday, Jan. 24Lara Parker"Sleight of Hand" ('75)
Friday, Jan. 28Dennis Patrick, Dana Elcar"The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company" ('75)

 [tr] [td]Thursday, Feb. 3[/td][td]Wayne Tippit*[/td][td]"The No-Cut Contract" ('76)[/td] [/tr] [/table]

The Rockford Files airs weekdays at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern on WGN.  Check your local listings for the time in your area.

*Dr. Hiram Fisher in the 1991 DS