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SHADOWGRAM

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates - posted via The ShadowGram Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/


Number 245 July 31, 2011

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following breaking news in this Online DS News Update "bulletin."

--- DS MOVIE ANOTHER GUEST CAMEO

--- UPDATING: DS FESTIVAL DS' 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:
PROGRESS REPORT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
TENTATIVE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

**** NEW DS MOVIE FILMING NOW CONFIRMED GUEST CAMEO

Christopher Lee, acclaimed and iconic actor in a variety of film roles, is doing a cameo in the new DS movie starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton. As SG Updates and SG print issues have reported, the new DS has been in production since May at Pinewood Studios in London and several locations in England.

There is no further information about Christopher's role. SG will report confirmed news.

Christopher has worked with Johnny and Tim before, doing voices in ALICE IN WONDERLAND and CORPSE BRIDE and appearing in SLEEPY HOLLOW.

Christopher was "Saruman" in THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy and will be seen in the now-filming prequels THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN and THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. He's also in the upcoming fantasy HUGO. He was "Count Dooku" in STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH, as well as the character's voice in SW video games. He played Dracula in several popular horror films of the early 1970s. His career spans many other films, voice-overs, TV roles, and more.

--- DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL'S CELEBRATION OF DS' 45TH ANIVERSARY

--- UPDATE: DS FESTIVAL - DS' 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -
ANNOUNCING: PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS & TENTATIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE

August 19, 20 & 21, 2011 (Friday to Sunday)
New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-246-7000

---- SG PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

PROGRESS REPORT WITH PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
TENTATIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE

The following information is being mailed to all pre-registered Fest attendees.

PER PERSON ADMISSION :
$30 for all 3 Days or Daily Rates: Friday - $10, Saturday - $20, Sunday - $15
Children 6-12: Half Price..
Sun., Aug. 21 Banquet (separate non-refundable advance reservation required: $80 per person.

You still can pre-register and pay for the banquet until Aug. 13, using the Fest postal-mail address later in this Update (Please do not send memberships to the hotel address.) At the door attending memberships are at the same rates

If you have paid for the weekend events, please bring your original receipt to the Fest registration desk, where you will obtain your admission badge and program book. If you have paid for the banquet, you will also be able to pick up your banquet ticket and your Barnabas photograph personalized by Jonathan Frid. Please wait until the registration desk is less crowded to collect your banquet ticket and photograph.

---- NOTE: The new SG #121 print issue, to be sent to all postal-mail subscribers very soon, will have more details about Fest programming and guest participation plus news from and about the DS cast/crew, updates on new DS merchandise, photos, media coverage, and much more. Subscription details are later in this Update.

--- FOLLOWING: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FEST WEEKEND
--- FOLLOWING: TENTATIVE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE:

GUESTS & AUTOGRAPHS
Appearing in person: Jonathan Frid, David Selby, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Nancy Barrett, Jerry Lacy, Marie Wallace, Kathleen Cody, Roger Davis, Chris Pennock, Donna Wandrey, Sharon Smyth and Bobbi Ann Woronko. Autographs will be signed during much of the weekend at tables in the foyer. Please note that Jonathan Frid is pre-signing personal photographs for banquet attendees only and will not be signing any other items.

JONATHAN FRID ON STAGE & DAVID SELBY'S SHADOWED PAST
On Saturday, Jonathan Frid will host Frid's Favorites, where he will screen and discuss original DS highlights he has chosen as among his best. On Sunday, Jonathan returns with a dramatic performance with David Selby, the first time the two stars have acted together in four decades! On Saturday afternoon, David Selby will offer personal insights regarding his new book, My Shadowed Past, reflecting on DS and events that shaped his life. David and Jonathan will also participate in Q&A sessions on both days and David will autograph his books.

RARE THEATRE SIZE VIDEO SCREENINGS INCLUDING DS STARS' RECOLLECTIONS
The M-G-M motion picture Night Of DS (1971) with an exclusive outtake scene deleted from the movie -- will be screened, plus the rare 1967 adaptation of The Crucible a DS literary influence starring DS actors Kathleen Cody, Thayer David and Clarice Blackburn, among others. Also: Fan-created videos, serving as DS tributes, rare material, Dan Curtis' special promotional-only one-hour edit of the entire 1991 DS revival series and numerous DS Remembrances sessions where a pair of DS actors comment on specially-selected scenes of their work from DS, an episode complete with original ABC-TV commercials as aired in 1969, and much more!

DS REBORN & DS IN THE 2000s
Big Finish Productions have now released over twenty new DS episodes with the original cast on audio CD format. More DS dramas are on the way. Producer Stuart Manning will discuss these very exciting extensions of the DS legacy.

Also, on Saturday evening a special screening will take place, followed by a discussion of the upcoming DS feature film to star Johnny Depp and be directed by Tim Burton.

SUNDAY NIGHT AWARDS BANQUET WITH THE STARS & JONATHAN FRID AUTOGRAPH, PLUS FREE DARK SHADOWS GIFT BAG WITH COLLECTIBLES
On Aug. 21 the DS actors and fans will gather together for a spectacular dinner with a 45th Anniversary tribute, door prizes and special awards ceremony. Additionally, each attendee will receive a personally-autographed photo of Barnabas and cast signed by Jonathan Frid and an exclusive DS commemorative gift bag with unique DS collectibles, including an exclusive DS 45th Anniversary DVD not available anywhere else. Please make your reservations now.

If you already have a reservation, you will need to present your original receipt at the Fest registration desk, preferably when it is not busy, to collect your banquet ticket and your Jonathan Frid autographed photo. (Jonathan will not be signing any other items.) Please keep your ticket safe as it will be collected before you are served at the banquet. For banquet reservations, payment of $80 per person must be received at the DS address no later than August 13: Dark Shadows, P.O Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

MEMORABILIA AUCTION & COSTUME GALA
At 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, a wide variety of rare and desirable DS collectibles will be offered at auction, with proceeds to benefit a charity to be chosen by the DS actors. Among the featured materials will be original DS memorabilia from the 1960s and many unique items. The Saturday night Costume Gala encourages fans of all ages to come onstage and share their DS affection in their own created costumes, songs, recitations, dances, or skits. The Gala is not a competition it's all for fun! Please contact Gala Coordinator / MC Marcy Robin via e-mail ShadowGram@aol.com or pick up a form at the Fest registration or Fest Information Table on Fri., Aug 19 or Sat., Aug. 20.
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---- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Ballroom

Note: All times are approximate, flexible, and subject to change.

Friday, August 19
3:00 Registration Opens
6:00 Opening Ceremonies
6:30 Dark Shadows Episode as aired on ABC-TV with original commercials
7:00 DS Remembrances: Kathryn Leigh Scott and Kathleen Cody
7:45 DS Remembrances: Lara Parker and Jerry Lacy
8:30 DS Remembrances: Marie Wallace and Chris Pennock
9:15 Collinsport Players Skit I
9:30 Dark Shadows Surprise
10:15 Night Of Dark Shadows
12:00 Alexandra Moltke Isles' Hidden Treasures
1:00 Late Night Horror Movie

Saturday, August 20
11:00 Dark Shadows Music Videos/Dark Shadows In The Media
12:00 Remembering Joan Bennett with author Brian Kellow
12:30 Nurse For A Day - Winning A Role On Dark Shadows with Bobbi Ann Woronko
1:00 Dark Shadows Charity Auction I
2:00 Guest: Jonathan Frid Presents Frid's Favorites
3:00 Guest: Kathryn Leigh Scott Presents Dark Passages
3:30 Dark Shadows Audio Dramas
4:00 Guest: David Selby Presents My Shadowed Past
4:30 Dark Shadows Cast Reunion
5:15 Autographs / Dark Shadows In An Hour
6:30 Depp Shadows - Discussing The New DS Movie
7:00 Dark Shadows Influences: The Crucible starring Thayer David, Clarice Blackburn and Kathleen Cody
8:30 Dark Shadows Costume Gala Please share your DS creativity for fun!
9:30 Collinsport Players Skit II
10:00 House Of Dark Shadows
11:45 The Devil's Daughter with Jonathan Frid
1:00 Late Night Horror Movies

Sunday, August 21
11:00 Dark Shadows Today with ShadowGram editor Marcy Robin Answering your DS questions and updating DS today
12:00 Chris Pennock's DS Comics
12:30 DS Kids: Sharon Smyth & Kathleen Cody
1:00 Dark Shadows Charity Auction II
2:00 Guest: Roger Davis Presents Outside The Shadows
2:30 Guest: Lara Parker - New DS Novel Preview
3:00 Dramatic Performance On Stage: Nancy Barrett & Jerry Lacy
3:45 Dramatic Finale On Stage: Jonathan Frid & David Selby
6:00 Banquet & Awards Dinner with The Stars
9:00 Goodnight/End of Events

DARK SHADOWS OFFICIAL FAN CLUB & CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If you move, please let us know your new address, so we can keep you updated on future DS developments. Write to: DARK SHADOWS, P.O. BOX 92, MAPLEWOOD, NJ 07040 or: pansyfaye@darkshadowsfestival.com

Thank you.

Marcy Robin
ShadowGram Editor / Publisher
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
ShadowGram@aol.com
Shadowgram1@yahoo.com
www.ShadowGram.com

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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 II / ShadowGram Update #243
« on: July 24, 2011, 06:58:10 AM »
SHADOWGRAM

http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

ShadowGram@aol.com

Number 243 July 23, 2011

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following breaking news in this Online DS News Update "bulletin."

--- NEW DS MOVIE UPDATE: CAMEO APPEARANCES FILMED

--- REPORTING: DS AT COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL IN SAN DIEGO

--- UPDATE: DS FESTIVAL - DS' 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -
ANNOUNCING: NEW GUEST & MEMBERSHIP RATES INFO

**** ORIGINAL DS ACTORS IN CAMEO APPEARANCES

SG reports that Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker, David Selby, and Kathryn Leigh Scott flew to England in late June to film brief cameos in the new DS motion picture. They inform SG that it was a wonderful experience and that the movie cast and crew were extremely enthusiastic and gracious. They spent 3 days at Pinewood Studios, where filming began in May and continues into the fall.

In the original 1966-71 DS, Jonathan is best-known as Barnabas; Lara as Angelique; David as Quentin; and Kathryn as Maggie and Josette.

Each SG has steadily reported about the project since it was first publicly announced 4 years ago this week. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas and is directed by Tim Burton. Both are DS fans since childhood.

Lara tells SG: "We were treated like royalty." Johnny and Tim "couldn't have been more gracious, and when Johnny met Jonathan, he said, `We wouldn't be here if not for you.'"

While on the set, the 4 also met several movie cast members, among them Helena Bonham-Carter (Dr. Julia Hoffman) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard), who have been watching the original DS episodes on DVD and now "they are totally hooked!" They also met Eva Green (Angelique originated by Lara); Bella Heathcoate (Victoria Winters); Chloe Moretz (Carolyn Stoddard); and Gulliver McGrath (David Collins).

SG previously reported Danny Elfman is scoring the movie and Robert Cobert's classic "Dark Shadows Theme" would possibly be incorporated. SG now updates that Bob's memorable Theme will be part of the soundtrack.

No further information is available at this time. The upcoming SG #121 and future SG issues, as well as these SG Online Updates, will have more confirmed information as it is available.

Also see recent SG Updates and SG #119-#120 for more casting and filming details.

**** DS AT COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL

SG Update #242 announced that LARA PARKER and KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT would appear at Comic Con International in San Diego. They were there yesterday, Fri., 7- 22.

They visited with fans and signed autographs at the Hermes Press booth in the afternoon, followed by a DS Panel Talk from 6:00-7:00.

Lara tells SG there was a great turnout of fans at the booth and lots of "good questions" at the talk. Lara autographed copies of her DS novel "The Salem Branch" and Kathryn had her new novel "Dark Passages." They also signed Hermes' debuting re-issued volume of the "Dark Shadows Digest" and Hermes' first 2 hardbound volumes of the 1960s-70s Gold Key DS comic books.

At the panel, Kathryn and Lara both spoke in general about the new DS movie and how they, Jonathan, and David were in England to shoot their cameos. They emphasized they could not reveal any details, though the film will reflect Johnny's and Tim's styles. Both ladies appreciated Johnny's many affectionate comments to the media about the 1966-71 series and Jonathan's distinctive interpretation of Barnabas. The character Jonathan created is considered by many as an iconic precursor to today's portrayals of sympathetic, more "human" vampires.

The new SG #121 print issue will have more of Lara's comments about filming the DS movie cameos in England, as well as the DS Panel Talk and autograph session at Comic Con.

**** DS FESTIVAL CONVENTION - CELEBRATING DS' 45TH ANNIVERSARY

These SG Updates via the SG Yahoo Group and the SG published issues continue to announce and report confirmed news and plans for our 2011 gathering. First word information also was in the Double SG #119-#120 Official DS Newsletter earlier this year. The upcoming new SG #121 published newsletter will have last-minute Fest news.

DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL'S CELEBRATION OF DS' 45TH ANIVERSARY

--- UPDATE: DS FESTIVAL - DS' 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -
ANNOUNCING: NEW GUEST & MEMBERSHIP RATES INFO

August 19, 20 & 21, 2011 (Friday to Sunday)
New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-246-7000

---- SG PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT: NEWLY-ADDED GUEST: ROGER DAVIS

Roger (Peter Bradford, Jeff Clark, Ned Stuart, Dirk Wilkins, Charles Delaware Tate) will guest at the 45th Anniversary Celebration.

He joins previously-announced guests JONATHAN FRID, DAVID SELBY, LARA PARKER, JERRY LACY, KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT, NANCY BARRETT, CHRIS PENNOCK, KATHLEEN CODY, MARIE WALLACE, DONNA WANDREY, SHARON SMYTH, DENISE NICKERSON, and BOBBI ANN WORONKO. More guests to be announced.

A tentative schedule of events will be available shortly via the SG Official Online DS News Updates through the SG Yahoo Group, the new SG #121 print issue, and to those fans who have pre-registered memberships.

---- SG Correction:

The correct daily Fest membership rates per person are as follows.

Friday only - $10
Saturday only - $20
Sunday only - $15
Children (ages 6-12) - Half-price

SG regrets any inconvenience or confusion about the above rates.

Full Membership - All 3 days - $30 per person
Children (ages 6-12) - Half-price
Banquet - $80 (includes personalized autographed photo of Barnabas signed by Jonathan Frid)

It is recommended that fans purchase their admission memberships in advance to receive the
tentative programming schedule. Attending memberships at the same rates will be sold at the door. Pre-registrations and all Banquet reservation payments must be received by 8-12-11.

You will be sent a receipt by return mail. Please bring this receipt with you to the Fest Registration Table in the hotel ballroom area to pick up your membership badge and convention Program Book.

The Program Book has numerous photos and Fest information plus a photo and brief biography of each guest. Fans like having the guests autograph their specific sections in the Book. You must wear your badge to enter all Fest activities during the weekend..There is no additional charge for any Fest programming except the Sunday evening Banquet.

SG Reminder: The Fest's closing event on the evening of Sun., Aug. 21, is the Banquet & DS Awards Ceremony, with guests seated at random tables with fan attendees. Fans who plan to attend the Banquet must send their non-refundable dinner reservation payment of $80 in advance to the Fest postal-mail address below. This must arrive at the Fest address no later than Aug. 12.

Jonathan Frid will be at the Fest only on Saturday and Sunday. His personalized autograph only will be available to Banquet attendees. This signed commemorative Barnabas photo is included in the price of the Banquet. Our other guests will sign free autographs and pose for photos with fans at no charge during the weekend.

PLEASE see SG Update #239, previous Updates, SG #119-#120 print issue, and the upcoming SG #121 newsletter for full information about the hotel, plus a breakdown of programming events for each day of the Fest.

You must include the Fest registration form with any advance payments. To receive it, please send a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to the Fest address below or print it from the Fest website. Credit card and PayPal can not be accepted. Payment is only by check/money order (payable to Dark Shadows Festival), please.

Please include the full name(s) and full postal-mail address(es) for each person for whom you are paying and enclose 2 SASEs with your payment. Send all Fest correspondence to:

Dark Shadows Festival
P.O. Box 92
Maplewood, NJ 07040
darkshadowsfestival.com

Questions: Please directly contact the Fest at the above.

The Fest also asks SG to tell fans that the host hotel "presently has sold out of sleeping rooms
at the special reduced rate for the Fest weekend. Although the hotel will continue to accept reservations when possible, there is no guarantee that the special rate will be available. Please contact the hotel directly with questions and for more information: 718-246-7000."

SG advises fans that other convenient options are available at one of the following hotels. Each is approximately 1 mile away with easy taxi and subway access to the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott: You may be able to share cab or train rides with other fans staying at these hotels.

--- New York Marriott Downtown, 85 West Street, NY, NY 10006. 212-385-4900.
--- Millenium Hilton Hotel, 55 Church Street, NY, NY 10007: 212-693-2001.

Fans seeking potential hotel roommates may contact the Fest Roommate Coordinator, Pam Jarman: She will relay contact information to you to make your own arrangements. Please contact Pam at pljarman@hotmail.com or send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to Pam Jarman, P.O. Box 45674, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

All of us on the Fest staff volunteer our time and efforts. Fan volunteers can help in several ways during the Fest. Those who do so are invited to a private party with some of the guests. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Nina Johnson by sending a SASE to Nina Johnson, 411 Victoria Dr., Columbia, MO 65201-3636, or email Nina at DS_Volunteers@hotmail.com

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Nice photos!  Though some explanation of the pics would be nice.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Happy 20th to fanforever!
« on: June 18, 2011, 03:45:14 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Happy Birthday to Nancy!
« on: June 14, 2011, 02:41:17 AM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Happy Birthday to Sandor!
« on: June 04, 2011, 04:54:51 PM »
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News of the movie inspired this blogger/cartoonist/fan of the original series to check out and review numerous DS audiobooks, novels, and even the comics:

Johnny Depp Bringing '60s Soap Dark Shadows to the Big Screen
In case the article seems familiar, it's because it's a revamped version of one published in February that didn't appear on the Forums.

(Who knew that the Blue Whale exterior was a bar in Cheshire, CT??!!)

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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Happy Birthday to Dawn!
« on: May 26, 2011, 09:23:04 PM »
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