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Calendar Events / Announcements '14 I / Happy Birthday to Bette!
« on: February 04, 2014, 05:24:13 PM »
Happy Birthday
Bette!



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Calendar Events / Announcements '14 I / Happy Birthday to Luciaphile!
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:01:35 PM »
Happy Birthday
Luciaphile!

           

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SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL ONLINE DARK SHADOWS
NEWS UPDATE # 306
 
January 22, 2014
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS) announces the following key breaking news in this Official DS News Online Update "bulletin."
 
**** ANNOUNCING: MPI / AMAZON.COM “SUPER SALE”
 
DARK SHADOWS COMPLETE SERIES DVD COFFIN BOX SET
NOW AT SPECIAL SALE PRICE - THROUGH AMAZON.COM
 
PLUS – NEW DS MERCHANDISE FROM MPI

SG is asked to report:
 
”MPI Home Video has just announced that the DS COMPLETE SERIES set of all 1,225
original episodes  on 131 DVDs is on sale for a limited time and only at Amazon.com – for just $289.95 - a huge savings of $310.00 off the regular price.” (This price is more than half-off the regular price.)
 
“The DVDs come in a coffin-shaped box with a glossy black finish and the DS logo in red on top. When opened, the spines of the 131 DVD slipcover cases combine to create a color image of Barnabas Collins lying inside the coffin.
 
“The set also has dozens of bonus video interviews with cast and production personnel,  bloopers, featurettes, outtakes, and many more special features, including an episode guide booklet.
 
“This COMPLETE SERIES DVD set includes all 32 separate DS DVD releases and all the special DVD titles, such as the “30th Anniversary Tribute,” “Music Videos,” “Behind The Scenes,” and others.

“Supplies are limited, so it is recommended that orders be placed before the offer expires soon.”

To order the full coffin box set, go to: 
 
www.Amazon.com
Search under: Movies & TV
Enter: Dark Shadows The Complete Series
 
MPI also is directly offering new DS merchandise, plus other DVD special offers.
 
A 4-page color DS brochure will be sent in the next few days by postal-mail from MPI to all DS fans on the Official DS Fan Club and MPI mailing lists.
 
Among the special available items included in the brochure:

*  BARNABAS BLUE & WHITE CANVAS TOTE BAG (15 x12") - $20.00
*  BARNABAS RED PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE WITH LID (21 ounces) - $10.00
*  DARK SHADOWS BLACK & BLUE BALLPOINT PEN - $5.00
*  BARNABAS & QUENTIN DS COLLINWOOD T-SHIRT (Black or White Cotton - S/M/L/XL - $20.00)
*  DARK SHADOWS DELUXE CREW JACKETS (Black & Gray - M/L/XL) - $59.98
 
To order the items noted directly above, please call MPI weekdays, 9am-4pm Central Time, at 1-800-323-0442 or 708-460-0555 (in Illinois).
 
Or go to: www.mpihomevideo.com

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Calendar Events / Announcements '14 I / Happy Birthday to Brian!
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:18:28 PM »
Happy Birthday
Brian!

       

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SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL ONLINE DARK SHADOWS NEWS
UPDATE # 305
 
December 29, 2013
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS) announces the following key breaking news in this Official DS News Online Update "bulletin."
 
**** GUEST INFORMATION FOR 2014 DS FESTIVAL
 
**** JOHN KARLEN SHARES HIS OWN UPDATE ON HIS HEALTH SITUATION
 
**** JERRY LACY NEWS: HIS MOTHER & A ROLE IN A WEB SERIES
 
 
**** GUESTS AT 2014 DS FESTIVAL – June 28-29, 2014
 
--- DS-TV Series Guest: MARIE WALLACE (Eve, Jenny Collins, Megan Todd)
 
NOTE: Marie was intended to play art dealer “Nancy Hodiak” in “House of Dark Shadows” (HODS). She was on the soap opera SOMERSET and her shooting schedule would not allow her the time off. So the role was removed from the film.
 
SG Online Update # 304 (12-27-13) premiere-announced more details about the event in Tarrytown, NY, next summer.
 
 
**** SG EXCLUSIVE:
“GREETINGS FROM JOHN KARLEN”
 
SG Online Updates in recent months have shared that JOHN (Willie, Carl, William H. Loomis, Desmond, Kendrick) has been dealing with health issues, including diabetes complications. SG previously reported this has involved hospitalization and ongoing rehabilitation center treatment in the desire to improve John's mobility and further recovery efforts.
 
Via phone with Jim Pierson (Dan Curtis Productions, DS Festival director), John  reiterated his gratitude for all the good wishes from DS fans. He appreciates the countless cards and letters he received over the months and is now in a private home. He hopes to welcome renewed health in 2014 and looks forward to participating in the DS Festival Weekend in June in Tarrytown, NY, if he is able.
 
John’s been a frequent and popular guest at the Festivals for many years. His planned return would continue a tradition he began by attending the very first DS fan convention in 1977, ShadowCon, co-founded by Jean Graham, Kathleen Resch, and Marcy Robin
 
Fans who wish to send New Year's greetings and encouragement messages to John may mail them to:
 
John Karlen
c/o Marcy Robin – ShadowGram
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
 
Your cards and messages will be forwarded to him.
 
 
**** JERRY LACY’S NEWS:
--- SENDING GOOD WISHES AS HIS MOTHER RECOVERS FROM A FALL
--- CURRENTLY FILMING IN NEW WEB SERIES
 
SG greatly thanks Jerry and Gloria Lillibridge for providing the following information. I also encourage fans to join the wonderful Facebook group, Jerry Lacy’s Friends. Gloria is the excellent administrator and Jerry frequently shares detailed news, personal photos and messages with everyone.
 
The best of wishes to Jerry (Tony Peterson, Rev. Trask, Gregory Trask, Lamar Trask). His mother fell at Christmas and broke her back. She was in intensive care and underwent surgery. Happily, “at age 97 she is still going strong. The operation on her back went well and she is stable now and will be going into rehab next week.” His sister PJ and her husband were close by “through the entire ordeal” and assure Jerry “she was in the best of hands in the Dallas hospital.” SG sends healing thoughts to her!
 
In mid-Dec., Jerry reports he went to the open desert in southeastern Arizona to film on-location scenes as U.S. Calvary officer “Lt. Col. Scarborough” in the Western web series DEAD MEN. Set circa-1850s, the character is involved in negotiations to relocate a tribe of Apaches. Jerry: “Just to let you know, Lt. Col. Scarborough feels the same way about Native Americans that Rev. Trask feels about witches.“ He rode a horse for the first time in many years but recovered from “a bit of stiffness in the legs” after a couple of days. “I have one more scene to shoot in this season’s schedule, a meeting with the Apache chief, which will be shot in January. And possibly a return in Season 3 next year.”

Marcy Robin

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SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL ONLINE DARK SHADOWS NEWS
UPDATE # 304
 
December 27, 2013

 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS) announces the following key breaking news in this Official DS News Online Update "bulletin."
 
 
**** SG PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:
2014 DS FESTIVAL WEEKEND THIS SUMMER: ANNOUNCING DETAILS
 
SG Update # 300 (Oct. 19) gave the first official word about the 2014 DS Festival Weekend event.
 
Here, SG premiere-announces our DS guests, guest performances and participation, behind-the-scenes and exclusive new screenings, and much more.
 
As noted in SG Online Upoate # 300, this “double event” DS Festival will be held in Tarrytown, NY, from June 28-29, 2014. The weekend marks the actual 48th anniversary of the original daytime series’ debut on ABC-TV (June 27, 1966). That opening episode showed Victoria Winters’ arrival in Collinsport, Maine.
 
**** SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
 
All Fest activities will be at the historic Lyndhurst Estate, which served as “Collinwood” in the films "House of Dark Shadows" (1970)  (HODS) and "Night of Dark Shadows" (1971) (NODS). The buildings and grounds are part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Proceeds from the Weekend will benefit the restoration and maintenance of the estate.
 
Lyndhurst is located at 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Tarrytown is 24 miles north of midtown Manhattan, on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, at the Tappan Zee Bridge.
 
Saturday programming at Lyndhurst will run from 12 noon to 9:00 pm.
 
--- Special Guest DAVID SELBY (Quentin Collins) makes his first return to the property since filming the NODS 4+ decades ago. He will present a special musical and dramatic performance that pays tribute to DS and its fans.
 
----Other guests from NODS: JAMES STORM (Gerard) and LARA PARKER (Angelique).
---- Guest from HODS: KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (Maggie)
---- Guests from both DS movies: JOHN KARLEN (Willie, Alex) and NANCY BARRETT (Carolyn, Claire)
The guests will present their memories of filming the DS movies at Lyndhurst..
 
Other guests to be announced. All guest appearances are subject to personal and professional commitments.
 
--- Programming Highlights:
 
The first-ever high-definition screenings of "House of Dark Shadows" and "Night of Dark Shadows" will take place.
 
The world-premiere video "Collinwood at the Cinema - Behind the Scenes" features previously-unseen material. There will be other surprises as well. 
 
There will be autographs, question-and-answer sessions, and photos with the stars, along with a charity auction of rare and unique DS items to benefit Lyndhurst. There also will be a DS Marketplace with a wide variety of memorabilia (some debuting) for sale at a range of prices. Available sale items include issues of the ShadowGram Newsletter, photos, books by several of our guests, DS collectibles, and much more.
 
These activities will be held in the Lyndhurst stables complex and tented courtyard – all with air-conditioning. Additionally, each attendee may tour the interior of the beautiful Lyndhurst mansion, featured so prominently in both DS movies. Fans also can explore the extensive grounds, which include the massive greenhouse and other structures. The famed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Washington Irving’s home Sunnyside are within walking distance.
 
 
**** SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
 
All activities will take place a few hundred yards down the street from Lyndhurst Estate, at the Doubletree Tarrytown Hotel.
 
The hotel is located at 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
 
--- Programming Highlights:
 
The DS LUNCHEON & AFTERNOON WITH THE STARS takes place from 11:30 am - 5:00 pm. Each fan attendee will enjoy a 3-course meal, a DS gift bag of goodies, and door prizes will be awarded. After lunch, fans may receive autographs from, and take photos with, the DS actors in attendance, and purchase DS memorabilia
 
There will be other DS surprises, including a special stage performance by Marie Wallace (DS-TV Jenny Collins, Eve, Megan Todd), Lara Parker, & Kathryn Leigh Scott together!
 
 
---- DS FESTIVAL WEEKEND INFORMATION:
HOST HOTEL SPECIAL DISCOUNT DSF SLEEPING ROOM RATES
 
Tickets/Memberships for the Fest Weekend (Lyndhurst and Luncheon) are not yet available.  SG Online Updates and the upcoming SG #122 print issue will premiere-announce the specifics soon.
 
Fans now are encouraged to make their sleeping room reservations at the host hotel for the weekend, by directly contacting the Tarrytown DoubleTree Hotel
 
The hotel address is 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Phone: 914-631-5700
 
There is a special DS Festival reduced sleeping room rate for those who call the hotel and mention the discount code: DSF
 
The same code – DSF – also may be used to receive the discount rate when making sleeping room reservations online at the Doubletree Tarrytown Hotel website:
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-tarrytown-TERHIDT/index.html
 
The Fest sleeping room rate is $149.00 + tax (per night). It applies for stays over the nights of June 26-29, 2014.
 
For hotel room reservations, please be sure to mention the DSF discount code when you call the direct line: 914-631-5700.
 
The number of reduced rate rooms is limited. It is recommended that fans make their reservations as soon as possible.
 
---- GETTING TO LYNDHURST & TARRYTOWN
Lyndhurst Estate and the DoubleTree Hotel are easily accessible by car and bus via Route 9 North. Lyndhurst is one-half mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Route 9; approximately 24 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the eastern shore of the Hudson River. The mansion can be seen from the northbound lanes of the bridge.
 
The closest national/international airports are La Guardia and Newark, then go by rail, taxi, or car to Tarrytown. To travel by train, take the Metro North-Hudson Line north to the Tarrytown station. Taxis are available at the station, and it’s about a 5-minute ride to the hotel and/or Lyndhurst.
 
---- ATTENDING THE 2014 DS FESTIVAL IN TARRYTOWN
 
As noted, the Fest membership rates and other information are not yet available. SG expects to premiere-announce the specific details in early January, in a SG Official DS News Online Update.
 
To receive an advance postal-mailing about registration for the 2014 Festival after all details are finalized, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) to the Fest address. Please note postage goes up 3 cents to $.49 on Jan. 26.
 
Dark Shadows
P.O. Box 92
Maplewood, NJ 07040
 

---- LYNDHURST INFORMATION
 
The estate is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and tours of the mansion will be available to attending fans. An acclaimed example of “19thcentury American Gothic Revival style architecture,” it was the elegant home of railroad magnate/Wall Street tycoon Jay Gould, who bought the estate in 1880 and added to it – inside and out. The rooms are filled with original and period furnishings, décor, and art collections.
 
Several rooms, with original contents, are prominently featured in both DS movies. The buildings are set comfortably in a spacious, open landscape laid out in a "gardenesque" style, with sweeping wide lawns, established trees, and a large variety of bushes, shrubs, flowers, and other plants. Fans can walk the grounds, but please be aware it is open sloping terrain with some dirt walkways, uneven lawn/plant patches, etc. All Fest programming activities on Saturday will be held in the courtyard and stables area, near the mansion. This area is fairly level with solid footing and easier access.
 
SG Online Updates and the upcoming new SG #122 print issue will announce and provide the latest complete and official Weekend details. The postal-mail SG published Newsletter editions are available by paid subscription.
 
Marcy Robin
ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Happy Birthday to AAvolan!
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:01:14 PM »
Happy Birthday to you
AAvolan!


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Merry Birthday
arashi




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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Happy Birthday to Doug!
« on: December 15, 2013, 03:51:25 PM »
Happy Birthday
Doug


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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Rebecca Staab on 'Masters of Sex'
« on: December 06, 2013, 02:43:29 PM »
'91 series alum Rebecca Staab appears in the upcoming episode of Masters of Sex, which premieres Dec. 8 on Showtime. (I can feel the nuns glaring at me for starting that sentence with a number!)


I haven't watched the show but heard from Julia99 that it has a recurring female character who is somewhat reminiscent of another redheaded doctor.  [santa_smiley]

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SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL ONLINE DARK SHADOWS NEWS
UPDATE # 303
 
December 5, 2013
 
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS) announces the following key breaking news in this Official DS News Online Update "bulletin."
 
 
**** SG PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘DOCTOR MABUSE’ FILM NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
DARK SHADOWS 2014 VAMPIRE CALENDAR
 
**** SG CORRECTION – FOR THE RECORD
 
 
---- EXCLUSIVE NEW “DOCTOR MABUSE” FILM DVD WITH ORIGINAL DS ACTORS

The psychological thriller DOCTOR MABUSE, seen in limited theatrical release earlier this year, is now available on DVD, exclusively via mail-order from the Dark Shadows Festival.

The 95-minute drama stars JERRY LACY as the nefarious and maniacal title character. LARA PARKER and KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT co-star as mysterious sisters in the supernatural.
 
The film had its world premiere in April, 2013, as part of the DS Festival’s “Dark Shadows Island Weekend” in Coronado, CA. The 3 DS actors, director/writer Ansel Faraj, and other cast members participated in an audience Q&A and autograph session after the screening.

In addition to the full-length film, the DVD includes a 24-minute featurette about the “Making of Doctor Mabuse,” with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and deleted scenes.

Exclusively available now via mail-order, DOCTOR MABUSE on DVD is $19.95 + $3.00 shipping & handling).
 
Please send total payment of $22.95 by check or money order, made payable to:
 
Dark Shadows Festival
P.O. Box 92
Maplewood, NJ 07040
 
Please note that the Festival can not accept PayPal or credit card payments.
 
The Festival also has available the deluxe new DARK SHADOWS 2014 VAMPIRE CALENDAR. It offers over a dozen rare and previously unseen Dark Shadows images, made from the original negatives.
 
This exclusive calendar lets you enjoy images of Barnabas and other favorites each month of 2014.
 
Please send payment of $14.99 (includes postage) by check or money order, made payable  to:
 
Dark Shadows Festival
P.O. Box 92
Maplewood, NJ 07040
 
Please note that the Festival can not accept PayPal or credit card payments.
 
 
 ---- FOR THE RECORD:  CORRECTION
 
SG Update # 302 announced that DS is included in the upcoming TV Guide Network (TVGN) special program ”Who Shot the Daytime Soaps?” about the history of daytime shows.
 
Please note there was an inadvertent typo for the premiere airdate. The actual date is Mon., Dec. 16. (The Update accidentally had the 18th.)
 
Broadcast times remain as stated in the Update: A “sneak preview” for daytime fans will air at 2:00pm on Dec. 16. The special repeats that evening at 8:00pm.
 
SG regrets any concern or confusion.

Marcy Robin

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SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL ONLINE DARK SHADOWS NEWS

Update Number 302
December 3, 2013

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
 
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS) announces the following key breaking news in this Official DS News Online Update "bulletin."
 
 
**** DONNA McKECHNIE IN ONSTAGE INTERVIEW SHOW
**** CHRIS PENNOCK IN NEW PLAY PERFORMANCE
**** DARK SHADOWS' “BARNABAS” SCENE CLIP IN NEW PBS PROGRAM
**** NEW HISTORY OF DAYTIME SOAPS SPECIAL INCLUDES DS
 
 
---- DONNA  McKECHNIE IN PERFORMANCE & INTERVIEW
 
Donna (Amanda Harris, Olivia Corey) says, “I'm getting very excited to bring a new show to Birdland, Dec. 9. IN GOOD COMPANY is a variety-interview show with special guest, the Tony-Award winning director of KINKY BOOTS, Mr. Jerry Mitchell. Conversation, stories and a few songs along the way. Maybe I can get him to sing and dance with me! It's a Party, come and enjoy the fun!”
 
Donna has created a series of autobiographical cabaret shows exploring her life, career, and iconic musical plays, creators, performers, characters, and legacies. She will perform and discuss these at NYC’s Birdland Jazz Club this Friday, 12-9 at 7:00, and again on Mon., 1-6-14 at 6:30.
 
Birdland Jazz Club, 315 W. 44th St., NYC, NY, 10036.   http://birdlandjazz.com/
 
Tickets off sale: 212-581-3080 for reservations.
Tickets are $30 with a $10 food or beverage minimum (dinner is available).
 
For 12-9-13 show: http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/411123-donna-mckechnie-in-good-new-york/
For 1-6-14 show: http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/363655-donna-mckechnie-in-good-new-york/
 
Birdland publicity: The show “brings her conversational skills to the forefront, and provides a stage for unique, 1-time-only musical moments with Broadway’s most celebrated and iconic artists.” Donna is “regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies.”
 
Donna’s cabaret show SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME opened 1-3-13 at the 54 Below Club in NYC. A recording of the show is due 1-1-14 on Jay Records.
 
 
---- CHRIS PENNOCK ONSTAGE IN NEW SHORT PLAY
 
Chris (Jeb, Cyrus/John, Sebastian, Gabriel) reports he’s in TOMORROWLAND, a new short play to be presented the weekend of 12-13/15.
 
Publicity: The Lost Studio is “a teaching theater and one of LA’s leading acting schools. (It) offers intensive training and production workshops for beginning through advanced actors, writers, and directors.”
The Lost Theater is at 130 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles 90036. (323) 933-6944.
http://theloststudio.com    https://www.facebook.com/theloststudio   Email: theloststudio@gmail.com
 
 
---- “BARNABAS MAKES A CAMEO ON PBS”
 
The new PBS fund-raising/pledge special CLASSICAL REWIND: MY MUSIC began airing on PBS stations nationwide 11-30 and continues for the next few days at various times and dates in different cities. It also will air in future pledge months such as March, 2014. Please check your local listings.
 
One segment begins with a scene of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins from the original DS series, when the character returns to the Old House for the first time in 1967.
 
The program is “an overview of favorite classical compositions…set to a variety of visual images.” Indications are that the DS scene is approximately 8 minutes into the 1½ -hour show, during the “Bach Toccata & Fugue in D Minor.”
 
Program press release: CLASSICAL REWIND “takes viewers on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters. This visual and auditory joyride offers a fanciful look at the classical masterpieces, providing spectacular video…to accompany each composition…. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.”
 
 
--- DS INCLUDED IN NEW HISTORY OF DAYTIME SOAPS SPECIAL
 
ShadowGram is asked to announce: DS is featured in “a look at the history of daytime soap operas” called WHO SHOT THE DAYTIME SOAPS? The special debuts on the TV Guide Network 12-18 at 8:00pm, with a sneak preview earlier that day at 2:00pm for daytime fans. It includes an interview with Kathryn Leigh Scott.

Thank you.

Marcy Robin

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Happy Birthday
Barnabas Collins


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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Depp as Jack Sparrow, made of cake
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:38:06 AM »

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Happy Birthday to DLA75!
« on: November 16, 2013, 04:44:30 PM »
Happy Birthday
   
DLA75!