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Classic Hollywood: Marsha Mason comes full circle

"[about moving to NY to focus on theater] 'Maybe I am coming full circle,' she says, laughing. The St. Louis native moved there directly after graduating ... She played a prostitute turned vampire on the ABC daytime vampire soap 'Dark Shadows' and was appearing on the soap 'Love of Life' when she auditioned for writer-director Paul Mazursky and got the pivotal part of George Segal's character's love interest in the filmmaker's 1973 romantic comedy 'Blume in Love.'"

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Happy Birthday to barnabasjr!
« on: December 26, 2010, 06:04:29 PM »
Happy Birthday
    barnabasjr
         

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Merry Birthday
arashi!

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SHADOWGRAM
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM -
The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters

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


Number 231. December 22, 2010

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

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

**** JONATHAN FRID READS A CLASSIC POEM
**** SPECIAL OFFER FOR DS AUDIODRAMAS

---- JONATHAN FRID'S CHRISTMAS READING GIFT TO YOU, THE FANS

Jonathan (Barnabas, Bramwell) has added a special holiday-season treat on his official website www.jonathanfrid.com

He presents a dramatic reading of the iconic "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" / "The Night Before Christmas." The descriptive poem, long attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, was first published in 1823. It is considered a major cultural influence on the popular images and ideas of Santa Claus' annual visits to homes around the world.

Jonathan, wearing a grey-toned plaid shirt, looks into the camera as he introduces "a poem most of you no doubt have come in touch with one Christmas occasion or another over the years." He then begins to read. As he's done with his dramatic readings since he began them in the 1980s, he flavors the familiar words with his vocal range, facial expressions, and gestures.

Whether you know and love the poem or not, its phrases and details are part of the common holiday experience. SG thanks Jonathan for sharing his own interpretation. SG also hopes all fans enjoy it by visiting http://www.jonathanfrid.com/New%20Site/news.htm

--- DS AUDIODRAMAS SALE

Big Finish Productions tells SG it "is running a special Christmas sale, with selected titles offered at discount prices. The first series of full-cast DS audiodrama CDs and Lara Parker's audiobook of her out-of-print 1998 novel "Angelique's Descent" can be purchased at special reduced rates from now until Jan. 15."

For more information, visit http://bigfinish.com/Big-Finish-Christmas-sale

"Over the past year, Big Finish have released 10 new stories, including the second series of full-cast dramas, "Kingdom of the Dead," "The Night Whispers," starring Jonathan Frid, and most recently "The Doll House," starring Marie Wallace and Terrayne Crawford. The entire range can be purchased on CD and digital download" from http://bigfinish.com/dark-shadows

Marcy Robin
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 '10 II / Happy Birthday to Zahir!
« on: December 20, 2010, 02:55:22 AM »
Happy Birthday
Zahir!



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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Happy Birthday to CastleBee!
« on: December 18, 2010, 04:21:15 PM »
Happy Birthday
CastleBee!


                      

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Happy Birthday to BARNABASLIVES!
« on: December 16, 2010, 04:30:17 PM »
Happy Birthday
BARNABASLIVES



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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Happy Birthday to Doug!
« on: December 15, 2010, 05:21:26 PM »
Happy Birthday
Doug


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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Happy 50th to TNickey2003!
« on: December 09, 2010, 09:00:40 PM »
Happy Birthday
TNickey2003


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SHADOWGRAM
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM -The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/


Number 230. December 6, 2010

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

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

**** CHRIS PENNOCK IN STAGED READING
**** JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT – "INCEPTION" MOVIE ON DVD
**** JONATHAN FRID OFFERS AUTOGRAPHED 2011 CALENDAR
**** MARIE WALLACE IN MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
**** JOHNNY DEPP MENTIONS DS IN "VANITY FAIR" INTERVIEW

--- CHRIS PENNOCK IN PLAY READING

SG Update #227 reported Chris' participation in "the first West Coast staged reading of the award-winning play SHADES at the Women in the Arts Festival" in Palm Springs, CA 11-6, produced by the LA Women's Theatre Project." The play "is about the effect war has on those who come home and how men and women cope with issues and communicate differently." (Press release)

Chris (Jeb, Cyrus/John, Sebastian, Gabriel) relays that they received a standing ovation. Another staged reading with the same cast is planned to benefit the Palm Springs USO. Following the presentation will be a catered 3-course buffet dinner with the playwright, director, and actors.

The performance is 12-19 at 2:00 at the theater at Villa Portofino, 73313 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA.

Theater tickets are $7 and the dinner is $25 if ordered by 12-14 or $30 thereafter. Reservations are by credit card and can be made by calling Julie Miller at 760-404-1178 at the Villa Portofino.

---- JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT'S "INCEPTION" RELEASE 12-7

Joseph (1991 DS David, Daniel) has shared with the SG print issues about INCEPTION, the psychological thriller from director/writer Christopher Nolan. The film was one of the summer's biggest – and most intriguing – box-office hits. It comes out from Warner 12-7 on DVD and Blu-Ray.

He plays "Arthur," a vital member of an elite "team of thieves, artists, and scientists" who "can enter the subconsciouses of powerful men to steal their secrets or plant ideas." It "is confusing and pretentious at times but is also visually stunning and clever. In its second hour, it keeps 4 different action movies spinning simultaneously. It's a bold, exciting film." (LA Times 12-5)

---- JONATHAN FRID: AUTOGRAPHED 2011 CALENDAR

Jonathan (Barnabas, Bramwell) announces a new calendar filled with personal photos is offered through his official website: www.jonathanfrid.com

The website announces:  "Our 2011 Jonathan Frid Autographed Calendar is now available Throughout the 2011 calendar year we will continue to make this calendar available to everyone. Each month displays a unique picture from a time in Jonathan's life with interesting facts to go along with each month, and comments from Jonathan himself.

"This special calendar can be delivered before Christmas Day but orders must be in by December 8th to guarantee delivery."

http://jonathanfrid.com/New%20Site/contact/salesforcalendars2.php

PURCHASING CALENDARS - Instructions:

FOR QUICKEST DELIVERY
You may purchase through Paypal: login to your account at http://www.paypal.com and send a payment of $25.00 to "jffeedback @ gmail.com" (no spaces) with the attached note: "Calendar".

BY POSTAL-MAIL DELIVERY
"You can complete your purchase by sending a cheque to "Jonathan Frid" in the amount of US $25.00 ($20 cost of calendar and $5 cost of shipping) sent to the mailing address as follows:
Mark Lawrence / Jonathan Frid
3270 Prospect Dr., Unit 86
Burlington, Ontario Canada
L7N 3M5

*** SG NOTE: If you are paying with a check (cheque) mailed in a regular envelope, please be sure you put $.75 in postage stamps (first ounce) on your envelope or the US Postal Service will not deliver it to Canada. (The US $.44 / Forever stamps only apply for first ounce postage sent to American addresses.)

"Thank you for your interest in obtaining your very own autographed copy of the 2011 Calendar" from Jonathan.

---- MARIE WALLACE IN MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

Marie (Eve, Crazy Jenny, Megan Todd) tells SG an interview called "Marie Wallace, On Stage & In Shadows" is in the Scary Monsters #77 magazine, due out in late Dec.

Also, Big Finish Productions released its new DS audiodrama CD "The Dollhouse" in late Oct. Marie reprises her character `Jenny" and Terrayne Crawford reprises her "Beth Chavez" character.

---- JOHNNY DEPP IN COVER ARTICLE/INTERVIEW

Popular actor Johnny Depp is featured in the newly-released January 2011 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. He discusses various subjects, noting that DS is "something I want to do. The script is close now, really close, and, you know, it's just a question of myself and Tim and the writer ((Seth Grahame-Smith)), basically the three of us, getting together and signing off on various scenarious. But it's really gotten good. In the last three weeks, it's gotten f*****g good."

Since the project was first made public in July, 2007, SG has detailed its progress and status. Johnny and director Tim Burton are lifelong DS fans. Johnny mentioned in interviews over a decade ago ((quoted in SGs at the time)) that he loved DS as a boy. He tried to comb his hair a la Barnabas and play-acted the character. Recent SG Updates noted the revised script is being finalized and production is expected to begin in April.

As of now, there is no official word about the story, casting, filming schedule, marketing, or other specifics, including a possible release date. SG will have confirmed developments in the SG Online Updates and the SG print issues.

Marcy Robin
ShadowGram@aol.com
ShadowGram1@yahoo.com
www.ShadowGram.com

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To celebrate Cyber Monday (though I didn't receive the email until this morning), Entertainment Earth has the Spectre Toys werewolf and Angelique action figures marked down to $14.99 all week.  (Only a limited number of the Chris-as-werewolf figures were made.)

The Barnabas action figure and set are not on sale.

All Spectre Toys DS Merchandise

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DS Guests for the next Hollywood Show** at the Burbank Marriott Hotel in Hollywood:  Jerry Lacy, Chris Pennock, Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker
More info:  www.hollywoodshow.com

The site also lists David Selby but he has NOT confirmed.


**Not to be confused with Monsterpalooza at the same location in April.

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Happy Birthday
Maria Merriweather!


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SHADOWGRAM
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM -
The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters

Posted through the ShadowGram YahooGroup: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

ShadowGram@aol.com


Number 229. November 21, 2010

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

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

**** DAVID SELBY IN NEW MOVIE
**** AUTOGRAPHED & OTHER DS ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE

---- DAVID SELBY IN NEW FILM

David (Quentin) appears as "Henry White" in INHALE, a suspense thriller in limited release 10-22. A desperate father seeking a new lung for his ill young daughter is plunged into the shady world of illegal trafficking in human organs. NY Times 10-21: "Filmed in a semi-documentary style, it fitfully aspires to moral seriousness. It wants to be accepted as an exposé of a criminal enterprise to which governments often turn a blind eye, and as a `Babel'-like critique of entitled Americans abroad who think their money can buy anything."

--- FOLLOWING DS MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE NOW:
Autographed Copies of David Selby's new book, "My Shadowed Past"
Autographed Copies of Robert Cobert's 1991 DS TV Series – Music Soundtrack CD set
DS Calendar, greeting cards, and other items
"DS Companion" AudioBook CD autographed by Kathryn Leigh Scott

FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, PLEASE GO TO www.darkshadowsfestival.com
Or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Fest postal-mail address below. Note: The Fest does not accept PayPal or credit card orders.
Check/money order payment to: Dark Shadows Festival, P.O. Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040

--- David Selby's new DS book "My Shadowed Past" premiered at the 2010 Fest. Publicity: "Peace, protests and Dark Shadows.... In MY SHADOWED PAST, actor-writer David Selby reflects on a pivotal time in his personal and professional life - a turbulent, vital period in the 1960s when America was experiencing profound social and political changes. In the midst of the turmoil and tension was a daily afternoon escape - an opportunity to become drawn into a Gothic world of fantasy, suspense and romance on the ABC-TV serial DARK SHADOWS. Selby joined the cast in 1968 as the mysterious Quentin Collins and now documents the ongoing devotion to DARK SHADOWS and its historical context." The book has 142 pages with a glossy cover and includes "over 100 never-before-published DS photos."
--- DS Composer Robert Cobert has a new original soundtrack 2-disc CD set for the 1991 DS Revival TV Series. The Fest offers sets autographed by Robert.
--- The 2011 DS Calendar celebrates the show's 45th anniversary with "over a dozen rare and unusual photographs in living color. Each month offers mesmerizing images of Barnabas, Quentin, Angelique, Julia Hoffman, Maggie and other DS faves."
--- The Fest also has newly-released DS greeting cards/envelopes in a packaged set, featuring individual photos of different actors/characters. Most cards are captioned, while some are blank. The Fest has other items available as well.

THE FOLLOWING IS AVAILABLE FROM POMEGRANATE PRESS
Send payment: to Pomegranate Press, P.O. 17217, Beverly Hills, CA 90209

--- DARK SHADOWS COMPANION AUDIO CD, spoken by Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker, Roger Davis & Kathryn Leigh Scott Originally released in print form (1990) and on cassette tape, it now is available for the first time on CD
The 3-CD "Dark Shadows Companion" Audiobook has over 3 hours of remembrances and history of the original DS and the movies "House of Dark Shadows" and "Night of Dark Shadows." It also includes the extensive, detailed history of DS written by Kathleen Resch, Marcy Robin, and Melody Clark.
Price $19.95 + $5 s/h = $24.95. All orders received between by 12-15 will be autographed by Kathryn Leigh Scott. Orders received after 12-15 will be shipped after 1-4, so don't delay if you want to order copies for the holidays.

Thank you.

Marcy Robin
ShadowGram Editor / Publisher
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766

YahooGroup: Shadowgram1@yahoo.com
Official ShadowGram Website: www.ShadowGram.com