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Happy Birthday
Uncle Roger!

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**** ROBERT COBERT TO RECEIVE AWARD
**** IN REMEMBRANCE - ALEX STEVENS
**** FRIENDS OF 91 DS EVENT IN CONNECTICUT:UPDATE
 
SHADOWGRAM NEWS UPDATE   # 357
May 1, 2015
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following key breaking news in this Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "bulletin."
 
**** ROBERT COBERT TO BE HONORED WITH “LIFE CAREER” AWARD
 
SG congratulates Robert (DS Music Composer), who will receive the “Life Career Award” honor from the Saturn Awards Organization at its 41st annual ceremony 6-25 in Burbank, CA.
 
The Award will be presented by DS’ DAVID SELBY and KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT.
 
Publicity: “The Saturn Awards is the official award presentation voted by the members of The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror,…a non-profit organization founded in 1972” to “honor and recognize” these genres in film. Later “the focus was broadened to include additional genres” and individual categories such as acting directing, writing,  editing, effects, music, costuming, make-up, and other technical areas that go into any production in “the fields of film, television, home entertainment, and, on occasion, live stage production.” These awards “strive to honor film and television in categories which best reflect their genres.”
 
Bob composed all of DS’ music themes and cues as well as virtually all the music for DS creator DAN CURTIS’ feature films and TV movies/series/anthologies. His score for Dan’s monumental miniseries WAR & REMEMBRANCE brought Bob a 1988 Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 1981, he received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his music in the CBS AFTERNOON PLAYHOUSE SPECIAL: I THINK I’’M HAVING A BABY. Among Bob’s compositions are the themes for the game shows $25,000 PYRAMID, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, and PASSWORD.
 
The music industry has acknowledged Bob too. His composition for DS, “Quentin’s Theme,” was nominated for a Grammy Award. Also, the “performance rights licensing agency” BMI – Broadcast Music Incorporated – recognized him when the song received more than 1 million radio plays, which included many versions of “Quentin’s Theme” recorded by various artists, ranging from the hit single by Charles Randolph Grean to Henry Mancini and Mantovani.
 
LA Times online Hero Complex 4-29: “Cobert, who has been composing music since 1956, will be presented with the Life Career Award for his work on titles such as ‘DS,’ ‘The Night Stalker,’ ‘The Norliss Tapes,’ ‘Burnt Offerings,’ ‘The Winds of War,’ ‘War and Remembrance’ and the theme for the game show ‘The $25,000 Pyramid.’
 
SG #122-#123 reported the Academy created the Dan Curtis Legacy Award in 2013 to recognize those “who produce quality work in the field of television.”
 
More information and the list of categories and nominees (personnel and production itself) can be found at    http://saturnawards.org/
 
 
**** ALEX STEVENS PASSES AWAY
 
SG sadly shares that ALEX (Werewolf, Stuntman) died at age 80 on 4-14-15. Alex appeared in episodes between 1968 and 1970 as the snarling, lunging werewolf that in human forms was Quentin Collins or Chris Jennings. He also did stunt work for the 1971 movie NIGHT OF DS.
 
In 1970, he wore the full werewolf make-up as the “Mystery Guest” on WHAT’S MY LINE?  He signed in as “The Wolfman” and stumped the blindfolded celebrity panel as to his identity. At the end, he removed the make-up on camera to reveal his “real” self.
 
Former president of the East Coast Stuntmen Association, Alex Poulos (Stevens) and his twin brother John Poulos were born in Hartford, CT 1-6-35.
 
Movie stunts: Stunt Double for Frank Sinatra in TONY ROME, LADY IN CEMENT, and THE DETECTIVE, plus GOODFELLAS, SCANNERS, SPLASH. SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT, CODE OF SILENCE, SUPER FLY, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and others.  At times he’d briefly appear as a thug, policeman, or similar character who got in a fight, was thrown through a window, fell off something, etc. He was Stunt Coordinator for 1978’s SUPERMAN THE MOVIE, SHAFT’S BIG SCORE and the TV soap opera RYAN’S HOPE.
 
He was SESAME STREET’s “The Baker” in the 7-31-69 premiere episode, followed by more episodes through the years. In his floppy chef’s hat, he’d enter through a door again and again, bearing 2 loaded trays or assorted full plates. He’d proudly proclaim how many raspberry puddings, pumpkin pies, chocolate layer cakes, and other treats he held – even “one wedding cake”! He’d then step down a few low stairs, inevitably and abruptly tumbling forward each time, scattering the treats everywhere as a children’s chorus sang out “And that’s the song of ---!” number. To view the Sesame Street Baker’s Numbers 1-10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yOnr2cl3c
 
 
**** FRIENDS OF 91 DS EVENT - OFFER EXTENDED
 
SG Update # 355 (4-19-15) announced a Friends of 91 DS Cast Reunion event at the Lockwood-Matthews Mansion and the Doubletree Hilton in Norwalk, CT 6-26/27-15. A special “SG guaranteed seat” offer was made in that Update. The event organizer asks SG to share the following.
 
As per information in that Update, “we will hold the section for SG subscribers until 5-26. They just have to write Shadowgram on the registration page to secure ticket.”
 
FRIENDS OF 91 DARK SHADOWS/CAST REUNIONS, PO BOX 469, WHITE MARSH MD 21162. “We will also be launching our new website soon. Sign up for our email blasts as well by emailing: FO91DS@yahoo.com

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 I / DS alum on Madam Secretary
« on: April 27, 2015, 02:55:01 PM »
On last night's Madam Secretary, the penultimate episode of the season, Marsha Mason (nice casting!) made an appearance as the title character's therapist.

Photo:  http://2paragraphs.com/2015/04/whos-the-ptsd-therapist-on-madam-secretary/

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Can you spot the DS connection in this shot of host Svengoolie during last night's airing of
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein on MeTV?


(originally aired in 2011)

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**** DAVID SELBY IN THE HISTORIC “THE LINCOLN TRIBUTE”
**** MICHAEL CAVANAUGH IN NEW PLAY
**** DS EVENT IN CONNECTICUT JUNE 2015
 
SHADOWGRAM NEWS UPDATE   # 355
April 19, 2015
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following key breaking news in this Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "bulletin."
 
 
**** DAVID SELBY IN THE HISTORIC “THE LINCOLN TRIBUTE”
**** MICHAEL CAVANAUGH IN NEW PLAY
**** DS EVENT IN CONNECTICUT JUNE 2015
 
 
**** DAVID SELBY’S PARTICIPATION IN HISTORIC COMMEMORATION
 
ShadowGram Official Online Update #354 (4-13) detailed that David (Quentin) would be part of the 4-14/15 “Lincoln Tribute,” commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on 4-14/15, 1865. Events were held inside and outside of the actual locations, Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen Boarding House in Washington DC
 
David was onstage several times during the powerful “Now He Belongs to the Ages” live program at Ford’s the evening of 4-14. The event was opened by former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell. Performances included recitations of eyewitness accounts, Civil War-era music, singer/songwriter Judy Collins leading the sold-out audience in “Amazing Grace,” and other presentations. Wearing a plain suit and tie, standing before a microphone, David quoted Lincoln’s own words that had been blended together from the President’s own writings and speeches. David’s voice carried a higher-pitched twang representative of what is known of Lincoln’s own voice. The various selections he spoke reflected Lincoln from birth until a few days before his death.
 
David also participated in the wreath-laying ceremony early the next morning, 4-15, held at the door, steps, and street outside the Petersen Boarding House, directly across from Ford’s. This was where the mortally-wounded President was taken after he was shot and where he died at 7:22am on 4-15-1865. Standing before the boarding house door, David, in his own voice, read the elegy – mourning poem – “O Captain! My Captain!” American poet Walt Whitman wrote this memorial to Lincoln days after the assassination. David then thanked all “for attending the ceremony of the laying of the wreath and for participating in this very special commemoration of President Lincoln.”
 
Video of David reading the poem: http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4534487/david-selby-150-year-lincoln
 
Video of the entire wreath-laying ceremony: http://www.c-span.org/video/?325070-1/fords-theatre-lincoln-assassination-150th-anniversary
(This video of the ceremony runs almost 50 minutes. David’s reading begins at approximately 25:15.)
 
David is a lifelong student of Lincoln’s life, presidency, times, and legacy. In the early-mid 1990s, he wrote and starred in his play “Lincoln & James,” based on the story of a National Park Service employee who helped maintain the iconic Lincoln Memorial and Lincoln Statue. David’s novel “Lincoln’s Better Angel” evolved from the play. He’s also been part of several seminars, panel discussions, and other events examining Lincoln’s life and impact.
 
With his participation in this 150th anniversary commemoration of Lincoln’s death, David now has the dual distinction of twice portraying Lincoln on the Ford’s Theatre stage. In acknowledgement of another Lincoln life milestone, he starred as the President in the play THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK in 2009 to commemorate Lincoln’s 200th birthday (2-12-1809). World-premiered at Ford’s the play is set in the middle of his Presidency and explores his thoughts, feelings, actions, and personal experiences as he prepared the Emancipation Proclamation to abolish the slavery of 4 million African American in the nation.
 
David also returned to Ford’s as Lincoln in 2012 in NECESSARY SACRIFICES, also a world premiere. This play explores 2 documented White House encounters between Lincoln and the African-American social reformer and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, during the crucial period of 1863-64, as both men seek to envision a post-emancipation, united American nation.
 
 
**** MICHAEL CAVANAUGH IS MYSTERIOUS “STRANGER” IN NEW PLAY
 
Michael (1991 DS Sheriff Patterson, Andre DuPres) stars as “The Stranger” in the one-act “contemporary comedy-drama” play TEN SECONDS at the Actors Forum Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. Opened 3-27, it runs to 5-9.
 
Publicity description: “It’s 8:30 on a weekday morning in Founders Square, GA. At the local watering hole, the Floodlight Bar & Grill, 2 work-shy regulars are already a pitcher-full of beer into a typical day. A typical day that suddenly turns into an extraordinary Ten Seconds when a well-dressed stranger steps into the room. A stranger who speaks in metaphorical jargon and poetic phrases…and claims to be a ‘Buyer of Time.’”
 
This is 1 of 3 different one-acts comprising “Outta My Head – Part 6,”a series of plays by award-winning playwright Eugene Butler. Performances are Fri. and Sat. evenings at 8:00. Tickets are $20, with senior and industry discounts available.
 
Please Note: The theatre website lists different dates; the opening was delayed and thus the run was extended an extra week to 5-9.
 
The Actors Forum Theatre is at 10655 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601. Box Office: 818-709-3530. 818-506-0600. http://www.actorsforumtheatre.org/
 
Program notes: Michael “started out doing theater and also had the good fortune to do much work in movies and television as well as continuing to enjoy doing theater.”
 
 
**** DS EVENT IN CONNECTICUT JUNE 2015
 
The organizer of this event asks SG to announce the following gathering. (Note: This event is not a Dark Shadows Festival event, though some online posts by people not associated with either event have confused the two events).
 
Friends of 91 DS/Cast Reunions are excited to announce “CAST REUNIONS II” fundraising event for Lockwood-Matthews Mansion in Norwalk, CT. (A filming location for House of DS - HODS); At the Double Tree by Hilton Norwalk, 789 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06854
 
Book your reservation by calling 800 4927148 or 203 853 3477 mention group Dark Shadows Reunion to get discount rate from Thursday June 25, 2015 through Sunday June 28, 2015. Special rate is $99 a night + tax. Extremely limited – so book right away.
 
DS GUESTS APPEARING IN PERSON
Sharon Smyth-Lentz - Sarah Collins             
Donna Wandrey – Roxanne Drew               
Bobbi Ann Woronko - Nurse Pritchett   
Nick Besink – Video Engineer                         \
Henry Plimack – Sound Engineer                 
Jim Fyfe – 1991 Willie Loomis                       
Joanne Dorian – 1991 Nurse                         
Many More Guests to come……………………..
                                                         
DS DAY IN COLLINSPORT
On 6-26: Take an exclusive bus tour of Essex, CT. Site of many of the original DS filming locations. See The Collinsport Inn, The Collinsport Police Station and Maggie Evans Cottage as well as other sites. This is a limited offer so order your seats right away. You can have lunch at THE COLLINSPORT INN!!!  Tickets are $20 and non-refundable. Send a SASE (self-addressed stamp envelope to with payment).
6-26 evening: Enjoy Q&A panels as well as autograph sessions with the guests. There will be memorabilia for sale and much more. Plus, there will be a raffle with a Grand Prize chance to win a special Lockwood Matthews Mansion Tour of closed off sections of the mansion.
 
HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS TOUR
6-27 morning: There will be mini tours of Lockwood Matthews Mansion.  This is a filming location from HODS movie. The cost at the door is $5.00.  Transportation from hotel will be available.
6-27 afternoon & evening: There will be more Q&A panels as well as autograph and more fun events at the hotel, including another Grand Prize Raffle Drawing.
 
Cost for The Cast Reunions weekend hotel events is $40. This is an extremely limited seating event. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis. THIS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY-so don’t be left out. The weekend will be an intimate atmosphere with the guests and NO LONG LINES for autographs. Please send your checks or money orders/cashier checks to:                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
FRIENDS OF 91 DARK SHADOWS/CAST REUNIONS, PO BOX 469, WHITE MARSH MD 21162.  We will also be launching our new website soon. Sign up for our email blasts as well by emailing: FO91DS@yahoo.com
 
The organizer adds: As a Shadowgram exclusive, a limited number of seats have been held for SG subscribers. This is going to be a very limited ticket event (under 250 seats). So all the SG subscriber has to do is mention SG on registration form and they will be guaranteed a seat at the event as long as its postmarked by 5-1. After that it is first come first serve. The hotel is also limited and should be booked by 5-26 or sooner as they is a limited amount of discounted rooms available.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 I / Happy Birthday to Stuart
« on: April 16, 2015, 02:58:35 PM »
Happy Birthday
 [marching][marching][marching]
Stuart!

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Happy Birthday
The Doctor and K9

 

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SHADOWGRAM NEWS UPDATE   # 354
April 13, 2015

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following key breaking news in this Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "bulletin."
 
 
***** DAVID SELBY PARTICIPATES IN 150TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS COMMEMORATING ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S 1865 ASSASSINATION
 
DAVID (Quentin Collins) is a lifelong student of Lincoln, his presidency, his times, and his legacy. He will participate in the historical events and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination on April 14-15, 1865.
 
All events will be held at the actual locations in Washington, DC on those dates - – Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 – at Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln was shot 4-14-1865, while watching the “Our American Cousin” comedy play, and the Petersen House across the street, where he was taken and where he died early in the morning of 4-15-1865.
 
“The Lincoln Tribute” is Ford’s “round-the-clock event,” spanning all day Tuesday, 4-14 through to the evening of Wednesday, 4-15.
Ford’s Publicity: “Ford's Theatre will present a moving commemorative tribute to President Abraham Lincoln, 150 years to the day since his assassination. This evening event will include readings of Lincoln’s words and stories, Civil War-era music, excerpts from Lincoln’s favorite theatre and operas, and more. The event seeks to remind us that we not only lost a president; we lost a man who treasured his family, his friends and his country with a love so strong it could hold the Union together.”
David’s wife Chip tells SG: David “was asked to be part of the very special events.” The main focus is Tuesday night’s full special program, “Now He Belongs to the Ages.” She says “David is a big part of (this) program. This event has been sold out for a long time, but is being live-streamed.”
 
The “Now He Belongs to the Ages” program will begin at 9:00pm (ET) at Ford’s Theatre. (8:00pm CT, 7:00pm MT, 6:00pm PT).
 
LA Times 4-13: The live “performance will be streamed online at   fords.org  and also be shown on big-screen TVs in the courtyard of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.”
 
The live streaming video should be available on Ustream:  http://www.ustream.tv/
 
LA Times 4-13: “Ford’s Theatre today looks very much as it did during Lincoln’s time, thanks to photographs Matthew Brady took within days of the assassination. The plain-brick, 3-story Petersen House also looks much the same…. The parlors and bedroom where Lincoln died have been re-created with 1865-period furnishings, though none original to the house.”
 
In the mid-1990s, David wrote and starred in one of his first plays, “Lincoln & James.” It is based on the story of a National Park Service employee who helped maintain the iconic Lincoln Memorial and Lincoln Statue in Washington DC. David starred as Lincoln in Ford Theatre’s THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK  in 2009 and NECESSARY SACRIFICES in 2012. He portrayed a young Lincoln in the 1970 TV special FLATBOAT MAN. He also wrote the novel “Lincoln’s Better Angel,” based on his “Lincoln & James” play.
 
Chip: “This will strictly be about Lincoln and the assassination.” She anticipates “David will be doing at least 3 things with different people or groups.”
 
She continues: “Every year on April 15 the National Park Service holds a small wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Lincoln's passing. This year they are raising the profile for the special anniversary.” She indicates plans call for “an Honor Guard from the USS Abraham Lincoln will help present the wreath. The Federal City Brass Band will play. The Secretary of the Department of the Interior ((Sally Jewell)) will make a few remarks. A commemorative wreath-laying ceremony will be held on the steps of the Petersen House at 7:22am, the time Lincoln died.”
 
Chip has indicated David is part of this event as well. She adds, “Major news channels will be filming the wreath-laying on Wednesday morning for the 7:00am news.” This event will not be live-streamed.
 
Chip shared: “We are delighted to be part of this ceremony. How wonderful for David to have been” one of the few actors “to portray Lincoln at Ford's and to be able to not only perform the night before,” but also to be a part of the ceremony “on the anniversary of his death.”
 
Ford’s Theatre publicity: “This around-the-clock event will mark the 150th  anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination…. Throughout the day and night on the street outside, living historians will provide first-person accounts about the end of the Civil War, the experience of being inside the theatre at the moment of the assassination, medical reports from the Petersen House, and the impact of Lincoln’s life and death. Both days will have ranger talks, performances, and panel discussions about the life, assassination and legacy of our 16th president….Starting the evening of 4-14, Ford’s will host Civil War living historians on Tenth Street to re-create the vigil for Abraham Lincoln. The public will be able to visit the Ford’s Theatre campus throughout the night. The morning of 4-15, Ford’s will mark Abraham Lincoln’s death at 7:22 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony; church bells will toll across the city, just as they did in 1865.”
 
SG asks that fans who are living in or visiting the Washington DC area during this special occasion please share their reports, photos, local media coverage, etc., particularly any items that refer to David and his participation.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 I / Peter Lombard 1935 - 2015
« on: April 14, 2015, 05:45:17 PM »
The Facebook page of the Friends of the 1991 DS Cast Reunion reports the passing of Peter Lombard, who played the Leviathan Oberon.

His April 9 obituary in NYC's The Villager: http://thevillager.com/2015/04/09/peter-lombard-79-stage-actor-and-longtime-westbeth-resident/ (It's unimportant, but he could not be 79 and born in 1933.)

With thanks to Kosmo

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Happy Birthday
ShadowsAtlanta!

                 


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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 I / DS actor on HBO documentary
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:29:35 AM »
It's always fun to be surprised by a DS alum showing up on the screen, but before today, HBO's docu-film on Scientology probably would have been the last place I'd expect to spot one.

Mere minutes beyond the halfway point of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, I recognized Michael D. Roberts (Sheriff Patterson in the '04 pilot) on the stage with John Travolta and others as they faced L. Ron Hubbard's image and sang Happy Birthday to the deceased founder.  Michael D. is not credited, but a quick Google search reveals that he is indeed a member of Scientology.

It's too bad the C of S didn't use its pull to get that pilot greenlit.  [snow_wink]

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 I / Friends of '91 DS Reunion
« on: April 06, 2015, 02:17:43 PM »
Announcement from Chad Hopkins:

We are happy to announce the FRIENDS OF 91 DARK SHADOWS REUNION II.

This fundraiser, for Lockwood-Matthews Mansion (House of Dark Shadows shooting location), will take place on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at the Double Tree Hotel in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Festivities include a BUS TRIP to Essex, Connecticut (home of Maggie Evans Cottage and The Collinsport Inn); Mini tours of Lockwood Matthews Mansion; Q&A Sessions with Dark Shadows Stars; Autographs and Raffles with a grand prize chance to explore the closed off Basement of Lockwood Matthews Mansion.

Flyer and Registration form with payment information to follow soon. Availability is EXTREMELY LIMITED, so it is first come, first serve event.

For updates, please join our mailing list at FO91DS@yahoo.com.

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SHADOWGRAM NEWS UPDATE   # 352
March 29, 2015
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following key breaking news in this Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "bulletin."
 
 
**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT
 
DS FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
THE DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – JUNE, 2016
 
 
Recent SG Updates have reported that ShadowGram soon would announce upcoming DS Festival DS guest/fan events.
 
This ShadowGram Online DS News Update # 352 is pleased to announce the first confirmed details for DS’ 50th Anniversary Celebration. 
 
**** DARK SHADOWS OFFICIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – 2016
 
The DS Festival’s DS Golden Anniversary event will take place in Tarrytown, New York, over the weekend of Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, 2016. (The original DS daytime ABC-TV series debuted on June, 27, 1966.)
 
On Friday there will be a day trip to the historic Lyndhurst Estate.
 
Most scenes in the 2 original MGM movies – HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS (1970) and NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS (1971) – were filmed on location at Lyndhurst. The Gothic Revival mansion was built in 1838. Its classic exteriors, elegantly furnished interiors, expansive grounds and outbuildings were used as Collinwood in both movies.
 
All activities on Saturday all day and evening, and Sunday all day, will be at the nearby Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown.
 
The hotel is less than a mile from the mansion. Fans can walk, drive/carpool, or share a short taxi ride between the 2 locations.
 
“The weekend programming will offer guest appearances by over a dozen original DS actors and production personnel. There will be special activities such as: dramatic and musical performances by the stars, exciting and previously-unseen DS-related video presentations, a Sunday luncheon with the stars, a for-fun fan participation costumes/presentations event, contests, new and commemorative DS memorabilia available for purchase, and more surprises.”
 
Lyndhurst Estate is at 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. http://www.lyndhurst.org
 
The Doubletree Hotel-Tarrytown is at 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
 
**** VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that discounted Doubletree Hotel sleeping rooms for the June 2016 Celebration will be available for DS fans using a special code,
 
SG Online Updates will announce that code for discount hotel room rates after July 1, 2015 (this year).
 
No Fest-special reduced-rate hotel reservations may be made before that time.   
 
Event registration prices for the weekend and the Luncheon and further details for the 50th Amniversary Celebration will be provided by SG Online Updates after July 1, 2015 (this year).
 
Interested fans may send a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamp Envelope) to the DS Festival at any time. Please indicate you want it to be used to mail you the Celebration registration form and other information when full details are ready. Please send your SAFSE to:
 
Dark Shadows
P.O. Box 92
Maplewood. NJ 07040

Upcoming SG Online Updates and SG Published Newsletters will continue to provide further details for the June 2016 Anniversary Celebration as plans are confirmed. 
 
The new Double SG #124-#125 DS Newsletter also will have information about the Anniversary Celebration. That SG print issue will be published soon.
 
Tarrytown is on Highway 9, about 24 miles north of Midtown Manhattan on the eastern shore of the Hudson River. Lyndhurst and the Doubletree Hotel are approximately 1 mile from the eastern end of the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River. Lyndhurst is visible from the eastern end of the Bridge and is the closest Hudson Valley mansion to New York City.
 
Both Fest locations are easily accessible by train via the Metro North – Hudson Line from NYC’s Grand Central Station Terminal, traveling north to the Tarrytown train station. It is a few minutes’ taxi ride from the station to the hotel and the estate.
 
Nearest major airports: La Guardia International Airport is on the northwestern end of Long Island, and Liberty International Airport in Newark is at the northeastern end of New Jersey. Trains, car services, taxis, and buses are available at either airport for travel north to Lyndhurst.
 
The ShadowGram Online Updates will premiere-announce and report event details as they are confirmed.

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SHADOWGRAM NEWS UPDATE   # 353
March 31, 2015
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following key breaking news in this Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "bulletin."
 
 
*** FANS INVITED TO SEND GET-WELL WISHES TO JERRY LACY’S MOTHER
 
*** “BEST OF ANGELIQUE” & “BEST OF QUENTIN” DVD RELEASE DATES
 
 
**** JERRY LACY’S MOM RECOVERING FROM A FALL
 
Jerry’s mother Mary Lacy is 97. She fell recently and broke bones in her arm. She’s recuperating at a rehabilitation center.
 
Jerry has asked if his DS friends would be kind enough to send notes and/or cards to his mom. She's in a rehab facility in Texas.

Mary Lacy
c/o Heritage Oaks West
3300 W. 2nd Ave.
Corsicana, TX 75110

Thank you.
 
SG thanks Gloria Lillibridge for providing this information. Gloria ran Jerry’s fan club during and after DS originally aired and frequently visited the DS studio. Over the years she’s shared many of the personal photos she took there. She continues to assist Jerry when he guests at the DS Festivals and other events. She is and has always been a great lady herself. Thanks, Gloria!
 
Please send your get-well notes or cards to:
 
Mary Lacy
c/o Heritage Oaks West
3300 W. 2nd Ave.
Corsicana, TX 75110
 
Jerry was DS’ Tony Peterson, Rev. Trask, Gregory Trask, Mr. Trask, and Lamar Trask.
 
 
**** NEW DS COMPILATION DVDS DUE THIS SUMMER
 
SG Update #345 (1-26-15) announced that MPI will release 2 new “Best of” compilation DVDs: “The Best of Quentin” and the “Best of Angelique.”
 
Each separate DVD is a collection of full episodes that follow each character’s development and spotlight key points in their storylines. DAVID SELBY (Quentin) and LARA PARKER (Angelique) recently recorded introductions for each episode.
 
MPI tells SG the 2 DVDs expect release 8-18-15.
 
The episodes for each DVD are:
 
DARK SHADOWS - The Best of Angelique
                         
1. Episode #368/369 : In the year 1795, vengeful witch Angelique arrives at Collinwood from Martinique.             
2. Episode #405: Angelique places a vampire curse on Barnabas Collins after he shoots her.                                                 
3. Episode #477: In 1968, Angelique appears to Barnabas in a dream to announce a new vampire curse.
4. Episode #499: An aged Cassandra arrives when artist Sam Evans alters the ancient portrait of Angelique.
5. Episode #606: As a vampire, Angelique attacks Barnabas while he is again a mortal.
6. Episode #852: In 1897, Angelique pursues a romance with Quentin, and Lady Kitty has a frightening dream.
7. Episode #1003: During Parallel Time 1970, the evil Angelique poses as her twin sister Alexis.
8. Episode #1130: In 1840, Angelique appears and announces that she is Barnabas' wife.
9. Episode #1140: Angelique recalls when, as Miranda DuVal, she testified against the warlock Judah Zachary.
DARK SHADOWS - The Best of Quentin
           
1. Episode #694: In 1969, the Collins family abandons Collinwood, which is haunted by the ghost of Quentin Collins.
2. Episode #714: In the year 1897, Quentin learns his family's fate with the reading of his grandmother's will.
3. Episode #722: Angelique resurrects Quentin as a zombie, who then possesses young Jamison.
4. Episode #786: Under a werewolf curse, Quentin recites “Shadows of the Night” in Charity Trask's nightmare.
5. Episode #836: In 1969, the ghost of Beth Chavez reveals how Quentin died in 1897.           
6. Episode #905: Closely resembling Quentin, Grant Douglas appears in Collinsport, suffering from amnesia.
7. Episode #984: During Parallel Time 1970, Quentin and his bride Maggie struggle with the supernatural.
8. Episode #1065: In 1995. Barnabas Collins and Dr. Julia Hoffman discover Quentin has gone insane.                           
9. Episode #1129: In 1840, Quentin reveals to Barnabas the history of the evil warlock Judah Zachary.