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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Happy Birthday to BenStokes
« on: August 08, 2004, 02:37:39 PM »
Happy 20th, BenStokes!

Leos abound.  Rowr.  :D

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Happy Birthday to MsCriseyde!
« on: August 07, 2004, 08:30:51 AM »

It's your birthday, MsCriseyde!

Have fun blowing it.

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Happy Bday, LizGrayson
« on: August 05, 2004, 08:52:52 AM »
Happy Birthday, LizGrayson!

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Happy Bday, Terry308
« on: August 05, 2004, 08:52:12 AM »
Happy Birthday, Terry308!

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Happy Bday, jase
« on: August 05, 2004, 08:51:22 AM »
Happy Birthday, jase!

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Today is Tanis' Birthday!
« on: August 03, 2004, 05:24:50 PM »
Have a happy birthday, Tanis!  Hope it's great.

Current Talk '04 II / DS WEEKEND - Tentative Schedule of Events
« on: August 03, 2004, 12:27:09 AM »

Guests will be David Selby, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Nancy Barrett, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Denise Nickerson, Marie Wallace, Diana Millay and Jamison Selby.

The pilot "sneak peek" is scheduled for Sunday at 3:00 and will be introduced by Jim Pierson.  This will be the only chance to see it, and following it is The House, a one-hour show set in Collinsville, Maine.

Overflow hotel information:  Rooms are still available at the Marriott Tarrytown Spring Hill Suites and the Marriott Tarrytown Courtyard.  Call 800-831-4004 and mention DS to get the special rate.

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Happy Birthday, Gothick!
« on: July 26, 2004, 04:51:33 PM »

Happy happy birthday, baby!  :-*

Her story can be found on--
Suspect Thoughts

Enter the site:
Suspect Thoughts
A Journal of Subversive Writing
(It's the 2nd link that says ENTER HERE--ADULTS ONLY)

Look for "Lara Parker" (in the 2nd column of authors).

Please note: this story may not be accessible for too much longer.

The site contains erotica.

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Happy Birthday, clevergirl!
« on: July 22, 2004, 05:52:47 PM »

Hope your special day is fun!

Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Review of DS Reunion DVD
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:46:11 PM »
Here's a terrific review from the Summer 2004 issue of Videoscope (#51) that appears here with the permission of its author.

Dark Shadows Reunion (2003)  3 antennas
Dir: uncredited. With Dan Curtis, Kate Jackson, David Selby, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Nancy Barrett, Roger Davis, Jerry Lacy, others.
105 minutes. DVD (MPI Home Video) 2003

     In March, 2001, the Museum of Television and Radio paid tribute to the groundbreaking horror themed soap opera Dark Shadows. Held at the Director's Guild of America Theatre in Los Angeles, the Q&A styled tribute features the only personal appearances made--up to that time--by Dark Shadows creator/producer Dan Curtis, director Lela Swift, and cast members Kate Jackson (Daphne) and Alexandra Moltke (Victoria Winters).

     This disc is a video presentation of that event. Shot in a simple, straightforward manner, Dark Shadows Reunion is nothing more than Curtis, plus most of his surviving cast and crew, talking about the show and answering audience questions.

     Having said that, let me add that the disc is well done, featuring steady camera work and superb sound. Curtis and company are clearly a group who enjoy being with each other, and are having a great time!

     There are serious moments, as Lela Swift discusses having been a female director working in a male dominated industry. There are funny moment, as actor John Karlen (Willie) admits to having six children with various of his Dark Shadows castmates! (An audience member admits to being one of those children!) And there are deeply touching moments, as the cast pays quiet tribute to one of their own. Only five days before this event took place, Dark Shadows actor Louis Edmonds (Roger Collins) had died.

     Dan Curtis proves himself to be quite the comedian. He recalls that an unseen character named Dr. Julius Hoffman was mentioned on air one day as being "the best man for the job". When the character appeared a week later, it was Dr Julia Hoffman, a woman (Grayson Hall), who went on to become one of the show's most beloved characters. When it was pointed out to him that the character was announced as a man, Curtis quotes himself with a gut busting laugh: "Who cares? No one will notice! No one will ever see these episodes again!!" The audience roared!

     Obviously, this disc will appeal only to die hard fans of the series. But there are a lot of Shadow-holics out there, and for them, Dark Shadows Reunion will be a delight. As a proud Dark Shadows groupie myself, I highly recommend Dark Shadows Reunion.

     The extras are gems. Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie/Josette) is seen in Dark Shadows promos from 1969. Also featured are uncut interviews with Jonathan Frid (Barnabas) on the Merv Griffin Show(1969) and Joan Bennett (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard) with Mike Douglas (1970). The latter is rather amusing as Bennett's fellow guest, the every ditzy Dody Goodman, cuts in several times, rambling on and on but making little sense!
--David Nahmod
Other reviews by David in this issue:
The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936)
Myra Breckenridge (1970)
The Lon Chaney Collection

A very happy birthday to
The Ghost of Sarah Collins!

see The Hollywood Reporter, 2nd paragraph:

The following is an excerpt from the new book Making It on Broadway: Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top by David Wienir and Jodie Langel and is the first quote featured in the review "And the Tony for pluck goes to ..." in today's LA Times Calendar section--

On always starting over:
     "Once, I was out of a job and I was really scared because I couldn't pay the rent....I was cleaning the apartment, crying and feeling sorry for myself.... The game show 'Jeopardy!' was on [and] I heard my name. I looked up and I was the answer to a question. It was so ironic."


The book can be ordered from Amazon.  Don't forget your favorite DS sites when ordering books; just click on the Amazon banner on their pages before placing your order.

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« on: June 30, 2004, 05:53:46 PM »
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