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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Happy Birthday to loril54!
« on: November 06, 2009, 09:10:30 PM »
Happy Birthday
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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

Number 206. November 1, 2009.

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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."

--- OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
"VAMPIRE WEEKEND" - NOV. 13-15 - PALEY MEDIA CENTER-NYC

--- LECTURE ON DAN CURTIS' HORROR TV PRODUCTIONS ON NOV. 2

*** SG UPDATE:
EVENT INFORMATION - DS PART OF "VAMPIRE WEEKEND" AT PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA - NYC

---- SG Update #205 (10-25) premiere-announced the event and this Update provides specific details.

--- SG just received the actual press release for the Paley Center event, It is included in full here.

Dark Shadows at Twilight: A Paley Center Vampire Weekend
Friday, November 13, 2009
to Sunday, November 15, 2009

New York

We are currently in the midst of an explosion in the popularity of vampires, with the Twilight movie franchise and HBO's gothic soap True Blood leading the undead charge-suddenly, it seems, audiences want blood. Why now? Is it the parlous state of the world, economic anxieties, the end result of a morbidly sex-and-youth obsessed popular culture?

The Paley Center for Media has partnered with Entertainment Weekly to explore what's going on. EW's Ken Tucker will moderate a panel of informed fans to debate the relative merits of vampires across media, with special attention to the rankings of the Paley Center's TV Vampire Poll (vote through November 2). A display of EW's coverage of the undead phenomenon will be on view in the Spielberg Gallery through November 15.

And don't miss the screenings of several past PALEYFEST events-with reunions of the casts and creative teams of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, True Blood, and Dark Shadows-along with the uber vamp Nosferatu and Guy Maddin's hypnotic Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary.

Tickets
Screenings are free to Members and $10 (general admission) for nonmembers. No reservations are required.

The Saturday Vampire panel: Free to Members and $10 (general admission) for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended. The first 200 ticket holders will receive fang-tastic vampire giveaways.

Friday Screenings, 2:00 to 4:30 pm

PALEYFEST: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion (2008)
The cast and creative team of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunite to discuss the groundbreaking series. With Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joss Whedon. [Own a DVD of this event.]

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors (1922)
The German Expressionist silent vampire classic-on the big screen!

Saturday Screenings, 12:00 to 2:30 pm

PALEYFEST: Angel (2001)
Angel's actors, writers, and producers on everybody's favorite brooding Irish bloodsucker. With David Boreanaz and Joss Whedon.

PALEYFEST: True Blood (2009)
The cast and creators of television's hottest vampire series take you behind the scenes of steamy Bon Temps. With Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, and Stephen Moyer.

Saturday Event, 2:30 to 4:00 pm

TV Vampire (s)Takedown

Our panel of expert fans will debate the relative merits of different vampires across media in an appropriately spirited and irreverent fashion. Special attention will be paid to the rankings of TV vamps determined by the Paley Center's TV Vampire Poll (vote through November 2). Come argue for your vamp of choice. Trivia, special gifts, and a bloody good time for all!

Panel:
Angel Cohn, Senior Editor, Television Without Pity
Sammy Buck, Blogger, tvland.com
Chelsea Doyle, Freelance Writer, Starpulse.com
Jim Pierson, Author/Producer, Dark Shadows DVD releases
Moderator: Ken Tucker, Editor-at-Large, Entertainment Weekly

Free to Members and $10 (general admission) for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended. The first 200 ticket holders will receive fang-tastic vampire giveaways!

Sunday Screenings, 2:00 to 4:30 pm

PALEYFEST: Dark Shadows (2001)
Dark Shadows alumni reunited to discuss the classic series. With Alexandra Moltke and creator Dan Curtis.

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Guy Maddin's visionary ballet based on the Dracula myth.

Paley Center website:
http://www.paleycenter.org/dark-shadows-at-twilight-a-paley-center-vampire-weekend/

---- SG Update #204(10-18) encouraged DS fans to visit the Paley Center website to vote for Barnabas Collins in its "TV Vampire (S)Takedown" poll. Voters were asked to help determine "Who is the best bloodsucker, the greatest ghoul, the ultimate undead, your favorite fiend? Stake your vote now in our TV vampire poll!" Voting ends tomorrow, Nov. 2.

Vote at http://paleycenter.org/tv-vampire-stakedown

--- SG note: This event honored DS during the annual Paley Television Festival in Los Angeles, March, 2001. It brought together many DS cast and crew members to discuss and reminisce about DS. Audience members asked questions and several scene clips screened. This is the only DS event ever attended by Dan Curtis, Kate Jackson,Alexandra Moltke Isles, and Lela Swift (director).

For more information and behind-the-scenes pictures, see SG print issues from that time. These are available from Marcy Robin at SG's e- or postal- mail addresses.

*** LECTURE ABOUT DAN CURTIS' HORROR CAREER, BY DR. JEFF THOMPSON

DS/horror/science fiction fan Jeff did his doctoral thesis on Dan's productions in the genre. It was published this year as "The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis." Jeff, an assistant English professor at Columbia University community college in Nashville, will discuss the book and the impact of Dan's TV projects.

Press release: "Curtis, a popular television producer in the 1960s and 1970s, pioneered a new breed of popular horror shows that were motivated by character, continuing story arcs, and a strong awareness of the genre literature of horror fiction. In Curtis' productions, knowing the background story of the various horror characters was essential to understanding the complex and serpentine plots."

The free lecture is Nov. 2 at 12:30 pm at the Ledbetter Auditorium in the Clement building on Columbia State's Columbia Campus. For more information, contact Mike Darrell at (931) 540-2714 or Stuart Lenig at (931) 540-2877 or slenig@columbiastate.edu.

*** Fans attending the Paley "Vampire Weekend" or Jeff's talk are invited and encouraged to send their photos and reports plus local media coverage to SG. In this way, fans who cannot attend can share the experience with you. Please send all material to SG's e- or postal- mail addresses at the end of this Update.


*** SHADOWGRAM NOTES:

--- The next print issue newsletter, SG #117, is underway and will expand on the above news items. The issue, subsequent SGs, and future SG Online Updates also will cover all the latest DS-related news, including developments for the 2010 DS Festival convention, to be held July 16-18 at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center at the Burbank Airport in Burbank, CA.

The hotel is across the street from this international airport, located very close to Los Angeles, Hollywood, and many Southern California attractions. See SG Update #202 (Sept. 6) for more specific details about the event and the area.

--- Please continue to send SG your photos and reports from the 8-14/16 DS Festival convention in Elizabeth (Newark), NJ. You can send hard copy photographs or send images as jpegs at high resolution. Every picture captures a unique moment and each person has an individual experience. In this way, fans who cannot be there with us can share in the weekend fun.

Please also send - at any time - articles, reviews, publicity, or other material you may find about the new DS film, the DS personnel, and DS-related news. Use the SG addresses below.

You will be named as aContributor in upcoming print issues. You also may receive a complimentary Contributor's Copy for major contributions of information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc.

Thank you.

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

E-mail: ShadowGram@aol.com
YahooGroup e-mail: Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

Official ShadowGram Website: ShadowGram.com

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Happy Birthday
VictoriaWinters1991!!!

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Happy Birthday
Barnabas'sBride!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Happy 50th to murph!
« on: October 28, 2009, 03:45:40 AM »
Happy Birthday
murph!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / ShadowGram Update #205
« on: October 26, 2009, 10:15:33 PM »
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

ShadowGram@aol.com

Number 205. October 25, 2009.

********************************************
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."

--- DS: PART OF "VAMPIRE WEEKEND" AT PALEY MEDIA CENTER-NYC
--- UPDATE: PALEY CENTER/ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY FAVORITE TV VAMPIRE POLL
--- NATIONALLY-SYNDICATED CITADEL RADIO PROGRAM/CONTESTS TO FEATURE DS
--- KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT IN 2 TV COMMERCIALS
--- DS MENTIONED IN USA TODAY MAGAZINE'S ARTICLE ABOUT VAMPIRES

*** SG PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:
DS INCLUDED IN "VAMPIRE WEEKEND" AT PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA NYC

The Paley Center For The Media, formerly known as The Museum Of Television & Radio, will present a special "Vampire Weekend" at its NYC headquarters on Nov. 13-14. The event, in conjunction with Entertainment Weekly Magazine, will be open to the public.

Among the activities will be a "TV Vampire Experts & Fans" panel on Sat., Nov. 14, from 2:00-4:30 pm. The panel is moderated by writer/critic Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly. The panel and screening of selected clips will include DS, along with "True Blood," "Angel," "Buffy," and other vampire-themed programs. They plan to discuss the differences in the mythologies and how the whole idea of a vampire has changed over time, as well as the various merits of the different characters.

Contests and giveaways including DS prizes also will be featured. SG will announce more details as they are confirmed.

General information: www.paleycenter.org or call 212- 621-6845

The Paley Center is located at 25 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019.

---- SG Update #204(10-18) encouraged DS fans to visit the Paley Center website (above) to vote for Barnabas Collins in its "TV Vampire (S)Takedown" poll. Voters were asked to help determine "Who is the best bloodsucker, the greatest ghoul, the ultimate undead, your favorite fiend? Stake your vote now in our TV vampire poll!"

SG is told that as of Oct. 20, "over 14,000 people have responded." As of tonight (Oct. 25), Barnabas currently has approximately 7% of the vote. The leader is the character Spike from "Buffy" and "Angel" with approximately 30%.

The poll closes Nov. 2.

*** SG PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:
DS IN A NATIONAL RADIO PROMOTION

Citadel Radio Network, syndicated to dozens of radio stations across the country and available
via the internet, will sponsor a DS promotion during the week prior to Halloween, running from Tues., Oct. 27 through Thurs., Oct. 29.

The program will include giveaways of the 2 new DS DVD releases from MPI Home Video: "The Vampire Curse" and "The Haunting Of Collinwood." Kathryn Leigh Scott will be interviewed and other DS actors may participate.

The promotion will run on "The Morning Jam" from 5:00-10:00 am Central Time. It also will be heard on the "Classic Hits" morning show hosted by Jay Fox & Maria Danza.

Listeners should tune in to win DS DVDs, which will be given away on Oct. 29 - "Instant Winner Thursday."

Streaming audio of the program will be heard on www.dunes102.com or www.97gold.com Note: "The internet broadcast can differ from a station's on-the-air broadcast."

Here is partial list of local over-the-air stations::

Abbeville, South Carolina - WZLA-FM
Bellevue, Ohio - WOHF
Bowie, Texas - KNTX
Brookville, Pennsylvania - WKQL
Cassopolis, Michigan/Dowagiac, Michigan - WGTO
Clinchco, Virginia - WDIC-FM
Crossett, Arkansas - KAGH
Crossville, Tennessee - WAEW
Devils Lake, North Dakota - KDVL
Forest City, Pennsylvania - WQFN
Grafton, North Dakota - KAUJ
Kearney, Nebraska - KKPR
Keokuk, Iowa - KOKX-FM
Ketchikan, Alaska - KFMJ
Jackson, Alabama - WHOD
Lake Havasu City, Arizona - KRCY
Minot, North Dakota - KRRZ
Moberly, Missouri - KZZT
Morgantown, West Virginia - WCLG
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania - WQFM
Narrows, Virginia - WZFM
North Muskegon, Michigan - WLCS
Sanford, North Carolina - WFJA
Troy, Missouri - KFNS-FM
Truro, Massachusetts - WGTX
Utica, New York - WODZ
Odessa, Texas - KMCM
Midland, Texas - KMCM
Mount Vernon, Washington - KBRC

Fans who are listening on-the-air are asked to please send SG the local city(ies) and local station call letters. In this way, SG can accumulate and archive a more thorough and complete list of regional carrier stations. Please send the information as soon as possible to either SG's e- or postal- mail addresses at the end of this Update. You will be named as a Contributor in the upcoming SG #117 print issue. Thank you.

*** KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT TV COMMERCIALS

She currently has 2 commercials airing nationwide. One is a new spot for US Bank. The other is an Activa ad that ran several months ago. It has been renewed for additional airings.

*** ARTICLE ON THE POPULARITY OF VAMPIRES CITES DS

The cover story for the USA Today Magazine, Oct. 23-25 edition, is about "Our Love Affair with Vampires." The article (pages 6-7) traces how the undead have shifted in the public eye "from scary to sexy." A familar pose of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas is pictured in the "favorite classic vampires...Halloween timeline." The caption: "Late 60s: Barnabas Collins. Jonathan Frid's fang-tastic icon from DS."

Lately there's been extensive media coverage on this theme. A number of recent articles and references will be noted in the next SG #117.


*** SHADOWGRAM NOTES:

--- The next print issue newsletter, SG #117, is underway and will expand on the above news items. The issue, subsequent SGs, and future SG Online Updates also will cover all the latest DS-related news, including developments for the 2010 DS Festival convention, to be held July 16-18 at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center at the Burbank Airport in Burbank, CA.

The hotel is across the street from this international airport, located very close to Los Angeles, Hollywood, and many Southern California attractions. See SG Update #202 (Sept. 6) for more specific details about the event and the area.

--- Please continue to send SG your photos and reports from the 8-14/16 DS Festival convention in Elizabeth (Newark), NJ. You can send hard copy photographs or send images as jpegs at high resolution. Every picture captures a unique moment and each person has an individual experience. In this way, fans who cannot be there with us can share in the weekend fun.

Please also send at any time articles, reviews, publicity, or other material you may find about the new DS film, the DS personnel, and DS-related news. Use the SG addresses below.

You will be named as aContributor in upcoming print issues. You also may receive a complimentary Contributor's Copy for major contributions of information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc.

**** Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues follows. When your order arrives, I will mail you the new SG #115-#116 Double Issue newsletter to begin / renew your subscription. Subsequent issues will be sent to you and all postal-mail subscribers as they are published.

**** This Update is posted to the ShadowGram YahooGroup and dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, in personal emails, and other online communications. You can join the SG YahooGroup easily at no cost by going to: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/
.
If you'd like more information on how to become a SG YahooGroup member, please e-mail Marcy Robin at shadowgram1@yahoo.com

Thank you.

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

E-mail: ShadowGram@aol.com
YahooGroup e-mail: Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

Official ShadowGram Website: ShadowGram.com

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Happy Birthday
  Taeylor Collins!
 

Happy 32nd!!!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Happy Birthday to marcos1
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:14:25 PM »
Happy Birthday
marcos1!

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In today's LA Times Calendar (click for the online version of the article):  All for her art
As phony as her gallerist character in '(Untitled)' might seem, 'there's a purity to her,' the actress says. Watch for the tears.


Related article:  Where you've seen her
(no mention of the DS pilot, of course)

To view the movie trailer:  http://untitled-themovie.com/

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / ShadowGram Update #204
« on: October 19, 2009, 07:32:12 AM »
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

ShadowGram@aol.com

Number 204. October 18 2009.

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."

--- PALEY CENTER SURVEY FAVORITE TV VAMPIRE

*** PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA - SURVEY VOTING NOW OPEN

The Paley Center for Media is holding a "TV Vampire (S)Takedown" a vote for "Who is the Greatest TV Vampire of Them All?" The 16 candidates, including "Barnabas Collins", are listed with their TV show, airdates, brief and character description.

The poll is in response to the popular "explosion in the popularity of vampires.... Suddenly, it seems, audiences want blood."

Barnabas is described as follows:
"Barnabas Collins
(1966 to 1971)
Dark Shadows' resident vamp was in the classic style, and actor Jonathan Frid's lovelorn performance made the gothic soap a cultural phenomenon. Barnabas was simultaneously romantic and cruel, a potent combination that had female viewers swooning over their bon bons during his late sixties run."

Fans are encouraged to go to the Paley website and vote. http://paleycenter.org/tv-vampire-stakedown

**** SHADOWGRAM NOTE:

Please send SG your photos and reports from the 8-14/16 DS Festival convention in Elizabeth (Newark), NJ. You can send hard copy photographs or send images as jpegs at high resolution. Every picture captures a unique moment and each person has an individual experience. In this way, fans who cannot be there with us can share in the weekend fun. Please also send at any time articles, reviews, publicity, or other material you may find about the new DS film, the DS personnel, and DS-related news. Use the SG addresses below.

You will be named as aContributor in upcoming print issues. You also may receive a complimentary Contributor's Copy for major contributions of information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc.

**** Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues follows. When your order arrives, I will mail you the new SG #115-#116 Double Issue newsletter to begin / renew your subscription. Subsequent issues will be sent to you and all postal-mail subscribers as they are published.

Thank you.

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

E-mail: ShadowGram@aol.com
YahooGroup e-mail: Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

Official ShadowGram Website: www.shadowgram.com


Admin note:  Also see topic--
TV Vampire Stakedown

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Happy Birthday to John in NC!
« on: October 17, 2009, 04:30:04 PM »
Happy Birthday
John in NC!



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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Happy Birthday to retzev!
« on: October 15, 2009, 06:32:15 PM »
Happy Birthday

retzev!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Happy Birthday to CrowVamp
« on: October 09, 2009, 06:38:18 PM »
Happy 30th!

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Happy Birthday
Nelson Collins



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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Happy Birthday to Julia99!
« on: September 30, 2009, 05:13:00 PM »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Julia99