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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / DS on Jeopardy!
« on: June 02, 2018, 02:58:42 AM »
On tonight's Jeopardy!, under TV & Movie Common Bonds for $800, the answer was:

CARMILLA
DAMON SALVATORE
BARNABAS COLLINS

Of course a contestant guessed the question correctly!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / ShadowGram Update #406
« on: May 31, 2018, 04:49:55 AM »
SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS (DS) NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 406
MAY 30, 2018
 
**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT #1:
LATEST INFO:  FULL-LENGTH DARK SHADOWS DOCUMENTARY & DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL UPDATE
 
**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT #2:
EXCITING NEW DS MERCHANDISE COMING SOON
 
**** KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT TO APPEAR AT TEXAS CONVENTION
 
**** LYNDHURST ESTATE:
# 1 ON AOL.COM LIST: “THE GRANDEST HISTORICAL HOMES IN AMERICA”

 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

**** PREMIERING  LATEST NEWS #1:
FULL-LENGTH DARK SHADOWS DOCUMENTARY & DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL UPDATE
 
After nearly two years in production, SHADOWGRAM is pleased to report that the new documentary, titled “MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS,” is in the final stages of completion.
 
The documentary explores and chronicles all aspects of DARK SHADOWS and the life and talents of its creator, DAN CURTIS. It also examines the background history, creation, production, impact, and ongoing appeal to original, rediscovering, and new fans of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. There are many new and perceptive interviews, personal reminiscences, and commentary from those involved with the show then and now, industry and media personnel, and more.
 
As recent SHADOWGRAM Updates previously announced, the MPI-Dan Curtis Productions-Severin Films project will receive special screenings. These will be held in Los Angeles and New York later this year in association with the Dark Shadows Festival. DARK SHADOWS cast/crew members and other participants will be in attendance. SHADOWGRAM Updates will announce details as they are determined in the coming weeks.
 
“MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS” also will receive a BluRay and DVD release from MPI, in addition to other distribution platforms in the future.
 
 
**** KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT TO APPEAR AT TEXAS CONVENTION
 
KATHRYN (Maggie, Josette, Rachel, Kitty) shares: “I will be at the Greater Austin Comic Con June 16-17. See you there!”  www.greateraustincomiccon.com
 
 
**** PREMIERING LATEST NEWS #2: NEW DS MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE SOON
 
SHADOWGRAM provides the latest confirmed news about exciting, upcoming DS merchandise:
 
---- The long-awaited, first-ever “MUSICAL DS COLLINWOOD SNOW GLOBE” from MPI is currently in manufacturing. It features a detailed model of the iconic Collinwood mansion and will play “Quentin’s Theme” / “Shadows of the Night.” The finished product is expected to be available this summer. SHADOWGRAM will report developments as they are set.
 
Among other new DS items also underway:
 
----- Recent SHADOWGRAM UPDATEs reported there will be “Talking Barnabas Collins” ceramic figure which will “speak” dialogue from the original daytime TV series. The words will be spoken by Jonathan Frid in character as the iconic vampire. SHADOWGRAM will update about the figure and provide ordering details once they are finalized.

 
---- HERMES PRESS DS COMIC STRIP BOOK
 
After publishing 6 deluxe volumes of the vintage 1968-76 Gold Key/Whitman DARK SHADOWS color comic book and Story Digest reprints, Hermes Press now will be offering a new, special hardbound book with the complete 1971-1972 DS daily newspaper comic strips, including full-color reproductions for the expanded Sunday editions. The strip ran for a year in newspapers across the country.
 
The strips, beautifully drawn by Kenneth Bald, feature high-quality artwork drawings of Barnabas Collins with a perfect resemblance to Jonathan Frid.
 
Advance copies of the DS comic strip book will debut at Comic Con in San Diego, CA, July 19-22. These will contain bookplates autographed by Lara Parker, who appears as Angelique in the strips. Other DS TV series characters depicted are Elizabeth and Carolyn, along with a number of characters unique to the strip. A new historical essay by longtime fan and comics expert Dr. Jeff Thompson is included.
 
General ordering information will follow soon in upcoming SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DS NEWS ONLINE UPDATES.

 
**** LYNDHURST ESTATE (DS FILMING LOCATION) TOPS AOL.COM LISTOF “AMERICA’S GRANDEST HISTORICAL HOMES”
 
During this final week of May, AOL.COM headline news stories featured striking color photos illustrating an appreciative listing of “The Grandest Historical Homes in America.”
 
The overall headline read “Experience the Grandest Historic Homes in the U.S.” Cited as #1, the opening photo on the AOL news page was Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY.
 
http://definition.org/grand-historical-homes-america/?spadid=703376&utm_source=aol&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=def_us_d_aol_42212_18601&utm_content=703376&spcid=86dca9262f90919edaf6ecaf386b3380

The impressive mansion’s interiors, exteriors, outbuildings, and the estate’s sprawling landscaped grounds were used as “Collinwood” for on-location filming of both DS major motion pictures: MGM’s 1970’s HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS and 1971’s NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS. Each marked the first times any theatrical movies were based in a daytime TV series.
 
AOL Lyndhurst description: “Lyndhurst mansion, also known as the Jay Gould estate, was built in 1838 in the style of Gothic Revival along the Hudson River. Lyndhurst has been occupied by notable New Yorkers since its construction, and today visitors can stroll through the estate’s gardens and halls…. Photo A1. Lyndhurst: Tarrytown, New York”
 
The photo, taken 9-26-17, shows Lyndhurst in autumn with lofty, full trees cloaked in shades of green and brilliant fall colors bracketing the mansion’s iconic front entry.
 
Lyndhurst has also been a filming location for various movies and more. The mansion, grounds, outbuildings, and local area are open to the public. The mansion itself is open for interior tours that showcase 19th century tycoon Jay Gould’s original furnishings, art collection, and special features. In addition, Lyndhurst hosts many historic, local history, creative arts & crafts, educational, music, gardening, seasonal, and other events held virtually year-round.
 
Official website:  lyndhurst.org/
“Lyndhurst Mansion: Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America's iconic Gothic Revival mansions.”
 
Tarrytown is about 25 miles north of Manhattan, easily accessible by train from NYC direct to the Tarrytown train station (a short taxi ride to Lyndhurst), and also by car on North Route 9.
 
Over the years, a number of DS FESTIVAL fan/cast/crew convention events have been held in Tarrytown, focusing on Lyndhurst, which is within walking distance of the center of town. A short drive away is historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in the town of Sleepy Hollow, also a filming location for both DS movies.
 
AOL explanation: “These informative, entertaining, and downright awe-inspiring buildings are an easy and stunning alternative to other expensive family vacations…within driving distance” of cities across the U.S. “Seeing historic American homes is a great alternative to boring, cliche family vacations. Why spend your time off observing an unimpressive geyser when you can walk through the halls that once housed Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and Cornelius Vanderbilt (among many others)...?. We put together a list of the grandest historic homes in America.”

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Happy Birthday
victoriawinters!


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Happy Birthday
Uncle Roger!!


           

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / RIP casper_collins
« on: May 06, 2018, 07:39:49 PM »
Learned some terrible news this afternoon.  Yesterday, DS fan and Forum cousin Henry Peck passed peacefully in Los Angeles from a silent, fast-moving cancer.  Safe journey, my friend.


(showing his wicked sense of humor at the Vista Theater in 2006)

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Rebecca Staab (Daphne: 1991 TV series and very recently in our slideshow) has a role in "The Miracle Season", the [true] story of a high school girls' volleyball team as they rally for the state championship.  The movie opens next week.  Staab, according to the trailer, plays the mother of one of the many blonde teammates. [easter_wink]

A photo from last night's premiere

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Don Arneson was head writer for the first half (#1-17, #19) of the Gold Key DS comics series.  He passed away on February 1 in Connecticut at age 82.

Obits:
https://www.newsfromme.com/2018/03/21/don-j-arneson-r-i-p/

http://www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com/notices/Don-Arneson

With thanks to Kosmo!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Happy Birthday to Aristia!
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:08:51 PM »
Belated Happy Birthday to Aristia!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Greystone Tour June 10
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:39:28 PM »
A rare opportunity to get inside the mansion and see the upstairs and even the bowling alley, and for only $20!

https://nebula.wsimg.com/d20f61e827fda16e7ab75762e57ab2ee?AccessKeyId=9C4C2A3CF9D243364BC0&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Buy Tickets

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The 1977 episode "Kojak's Days Part I" featuring Virginia Vestoff is scheduled to air on COZI TV on 3/24 (next Saturday) at 3 PM ET/6 PM Pac.  It's a great opportunity to see her in a contemporary role and showing off her beautiful natural hair that even David Selby has publicly commented about.  Vestoff is a hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold and displays wonderful chemistry with Telly Savalas.  Maud Adams, who previously starred opposite Selby in The Girl in Blue, has a small role as Kojak's girlfriend.

Vestoff also appears in "Kojak's Days Part 2", which is set to air the following Saturday (3/31-- the day before Easter) at 2 PM ET/5 PM Pac.  [In some Southern California areas, Spectrum shows infomercials in COZI's 2 PM slot, so I'll miss out on seeing Part 2.  [easter_sad]]

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Happy Birthday
Patti Feinberg!



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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Marley Shelton in new series
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:30:51 PM »
"Rise" premiered this week on NBC and I was surprised to see Marley Shelton playing the wife of a (really annoying, to me) Pennsylvania HS English teacher [Josh Radnor] who sets out to revamp the school's Drama Dept.  The series will air Tuesday nights in the "This Is Us" spot.

A photo from Ep #1:  https://www.nbc.com/rise/photos/season-1/pilot/3053564

The pilot is available online on NBC.com

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / ShadowGram Update #404
« on: January 24, 2018, 05:33:29 AM »
**** MARIE WALLACE IN NEW PLAY IN NYC – OPENING THIS WEEK
**** DAVID SELBY – RECENT ACTING PROJECTS
**** KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT - NEW BOOKS, MAGAZINE ARTICLES, ACTING ROLE
**** SHADOWGRAM TO PREMIERE-ANNOUNCE 2018 DS EVENTS SOON
 
SHADOWGRAM – DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 404
JANUARY 21, 2018
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for DARK SHADOWS (DS), provides the following confirmed information
 
****MARIE WALLACE IN NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY IN NYC – JAN. 24-FEB. 4
 
SHAODWGRAM thanks and congratulates MARIE (Eve, Jenny, Megan) for her latest acting news, and encourages many fans to attend and enjoy her performance.
 
MARIE shares: “Right now I'm involved in a charming Off-Broadway play produced by American Renaissance Theatre Co.(ARTC) and titled ‘New York Encounter’ by Fran Handman, which is part of an overall production of short plays, poetry, and song.
 
“The entire production is called ‘Look Me In The Eyes.’ It is at the Director's Studio in NYC (Manhattan) the last week of January and first week of February. Performances are Wed. 1/24 through Sun. evenings at 7:30pm, and matinees on Sat, 1/27 and 2/3 at 2pm, plus Sun. 1/28 at 3pm and Sun. 2/4 at 2pm.”
 
Theater Publicity: WinterWorks2018: LOOK ME IN THE EYES: “An engaging observation of couples and coupling taking place at the intimate Directors Studio…. Whether it be old love, new love, borrowed love or blue love, ‘Look Me in the Eyes’ offers a distinctive variety of couples. In an informal ‘up close and personal’ setting, 9 actors, 6 playwrights, and a poet explore the ways in which we stay together – or don't. Their portrayals range from longtime married partners to others on the brink of commitment, from cherished companions to strangers meeting in a park, from couples united by their fears to those whose insecurities make it difficult to trust. All material was developed in the Workshop at ARTC, a professional, intergenerational company of talented newcomers working alongside veterans of stage, screen, and television.”
 
Director’s Studio of the Directors Company, 311 43rd St., NYC. 800-836-3006. The location is near Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.
 
TICKETS by Phone: Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006
 
Fans attending performances are asked to please share with SHADOWGRAM their reports, photos, program books, publicity materials, media reviews, etc. Please send all materials to Marcy Robin at the ShadowGram postal- or e- mail addresses included in this Update. Thank you in advance. 
 
***** DAVID SELBY – RECENT ACTING PROJECTS
 
DAVID (Quentin) and his wife Chip provide news about his 2017 and upcoming 2018 projects:
“David’s work schedule took him to Washington DC for a Gala at Ford’s Theatre; to (his home state) West Virginia for a poignant film, BACK FORK; to the Boston area to shoot a nice scene in an episode of the new Stephen King TV series CASTLE ROCK; and back to Los Angeles late in 2017 for another scene in the 2nd season of the Marvel FX series LEGION.” 2018 will be full also, with his writing and more acting projects.”
 
He and Chip spent time last year in Florence, Italy, and Paris, “as well as our annual visits with friends and family in West Virginia and Virginia.”
 
CASTLE ROCK is a new original series from Hulu, due in 2018. Hulu description: “The world of Stephen King is coming to television in CASTLE ROCK, a new original series.
 
---- “CASTLE ROCK, a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body… Numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. (This series) is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind re-imagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.”
---- BACK FORK Description: “A timely and relevant independent film deals with the opioid crisis in Appalachia. Based on real experiences, it was partly funded by public support in a Kickstarter campaign. Director/star Josh Stewart: “The story I’m telling is fiction. I’ve made it all up. But these universal truths are real. This struggle is real. Addiction is very real and what’s happening with prescription opioids is truly an epidemic. I was born and raised in West Virginia. I know this land, I know the people, and I know their stories. They are my home. I see this picture so clearly because I’ve lived with the truths in this film for years. Some of them my whole life.”
 
Josh explains on video: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1159798350/back-fork/updates
 
Publicity: “BACK FORK is the story of everyman Waylon, struggling to hold his life and family together after a heartbreaking tragedy. He and his wife Nida barely recognize themselves, let alone each other. Their inability to continue on and heal leaves them hopeless. With the growing burden of the unanswered questions of why, and a heavy dose of self-blame, it’s only a matter of time before Waylon turns to the magic of the pills to make the problems disappear. He finds a kindred spirit in his sister, Raylene, as he sleepwalks through life with addiction. It's only a matter of time until Waylon finds himself at a crossroads. He learns that he's been asking the wrong question all along. The question isn't "Why?" It's: "Where do I go from here?" He's then able to see that we’re all wounded animals. Sometimes we die, but sometimes we live.”
 
Please share with SHADOWGRAM any media coverage you find about CASTLE ROCK and/or BACK FORK. (SG/Marcy Robin contact Addresses are within this Update.)
 
***** KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT: MAGAZINE ARTICLES, NEW BOOKS. ACTING ROLES
 
KATHRYN (Maggie, Josette, Kitty, Rachel) asks SHADOWGRAM to share her news.
 
She is pictured on the cover of, and has an article in, ARTHRITIS TODAY Magazine (February 2018). She also has an article in the December 2017 CLOSER Magazine.
Kathryn: “Both articles reference DS, with a photo of David, Lara, and me in Closer. I'm fully back to acting and writing and really enjoying both. My trilogy of books (Now With You, Now Without, Happy Hours and A Welcome Respite) were published by Grand Harbor and are available on Amazon in print, ebook and audio. I also completed filming ‘The Eleventh Green,’ a feature film in which I play Mamie Eisenhower.”
 
**** SHADOWGRAM WILL ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL DS EVENTS AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED
 
As always, SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS ONLINE NEWS UPDATES continue to provide all the latest official news and announcements for DS events and products. This includes upcoming 2018 fan/DS personnel gatherings centered around premiere and promotional screenings for the new DS documentary, with guests, autographs, and more, at date(s) and location(s). This information will be announced by SHADOWGRAM as confirmed.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Happy Birthday to PennyDreadful!
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:25:31 AM »
Happy Birthday
PennyDreadful!