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SHADOWGRAM
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM
ShadowGram@aol.com

Number 195. May 3, 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.

***" BEN CROSS IN NEW "STAR TREK" MOVIE

Ben (1991 DS Barnabas) plays "Ambassador Sarek," father of "Spock," in the highly-anticipated eleventh film in the franchise, titled simply "Star Trek." It opens nationwide and in many other countries this Friday, May 8.

I attended the "Star Trek" premiere at Manns Chinese Theater in Hollywood on April 30. The entire movie cast, including Ben, was there. His character is only in a few scenes but they crucially illustrate Spock's relationship with his Vulcan father and human (Terran) mother, and offer insights into Spock's own self-identity and life choices.

Please share with SG any publicity, reviews, articles, interviews, or other material about the "Star Trek" movie. Send all materials to SG's e- or postal- mail addresses below. You will be named as a Contributor in the next print issue, SG #115, and may receive a Contributor's Copy of the issue as well.

**** DS MERCHANDISE ON SALE DIRECT FROM MPI

MPI asks SG to announce a limited-time sale for * all * its products, including "Deep Discounts On All Dark Shadows Merchandise!"

"20% off all products now through Sunday, May 10!"

There is a range of DS items clothing, accessories, collectibles, and more as well as all the original series' episodes on dvd.

Publicity: MPI is "your complete source for a unique collection of classic television shows, movies, documentaries, and more on DVD and Blu-ray.

"We are proud to announce the launch of the new MPIHOMEVIDEO.com website. With this new launch, we have made many improvements for our site visitors" to enjoy and utilize.

For more information, please visit www.mpihomevideo.com
Or contact:

MPI Media Group
16101 S. 108th Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60647
800-323-0442

**** DS FESTIVAL DS RESURRECTED HOTEL UPDATE

The 2009 DS Festival convention is August 14-16 at the Marriott Newark Airport Renaissance Hotel, 100 Spring St., Elizabeth, NJ 07021. (908) 436-4600.

SG Update # 194 premiere-announced the Renaissance Hotel has sold out its final block of special-rate rooms for the DS weekend.

These nearby hotels should have rooms available. Please directly contact each of the following hotels to make reservations at their locations.

.--- Hampton Inn Newark Airport, 1128-38 Spring St., Elizabeth, NJ 07207. (908) 355-0500 www.hamptoninn.com

--- Hilton Newark Airport , 1170 Spring Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. (908) 351-3900. www.hilton.com

SG reminds fans about the Fest's Roommate service. Fans looking for possible hotel roommates can contact Pam Jarman. She can put people in touch with each other and they then make their own hotel arrangements between them. Pam cannot make room reservations, handle travel planning, etc.

Email her at pljarman@hotmail.com or send a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to Pam Jarman, P.O. Box 45674, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Fans now can pre-register their daily or full-weekend memberships. Memberships at the same rates also will be available at the door. A tentative schedule of events will be sent to pre-registered members shortly before the convention.

It is recommended that fans planning to attend the traditional Banquet with the Stars should send in their non-refundable reservations/payments as soon as possible.
Banquet space is limited. Jonathan Frid's autograph on a special commemorative Barnabas photograph only will be available to pre-paid Banquet attendees

The Fest does not accept credit cards or PayPal. You must use the reservation form, which is found on the Fest website www.darkshadowsfestival.com or available by sending a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to Dark Shadows Festival, P.O. Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

SG Update #192 and the latest print issue SG #114 had more information about guests, planned programming, hotel location, local attractions, and other details.

**** Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues follows. When your order arrives, I will send you the current SG #114 newsletter to begin / renew your subscription. The next SG #115 and 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

Official ShadowGram Website: www.Shadowgram.com

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In discussing this documentary filmmaker's background, we learn that his inspiration to write and make movies traces back to Dark Shadows, since that's where his interest in horror and scifi movies began (page 3):

Brighton man's documentary airing on PBS

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Holzer served as technical advisor to Night of Dark Shadows.  From the April 29 NY Times Books section:

Hans Holzer, Ghost Hunter, Dies at 89

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 I / ShadowGram Updates #193 & #194
« on: April 20, 2009, 06:34:48 AM »
SHADOWGRAM
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM
ShadowGram@aol.com

Number 193. April 19, 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.

**** JONATHAN FRID SHARES HIS LATEST NEWS WITH SG (SG Exclusive)

Moonshine?

Jonathan Frid writes to advise me that he is busy preparing new readings for the DS Festival in Newark, particularly Jack Finney's intriguing story: "The Third Level."

Jonathan will again be staging a silent auction of memorabilia, including scrapbooks and one-of-a-kind scripts, and signing items for the winning bidders.

If you visit Jonathan's website at www.jonathanfrid.com, you can help determine what DS episodes Jonathan will screen and comment on in Newark (go to Festivals to join the Game).

More news will follow from Canada as the Festival approaches.

--- SG reminds fans that the 2009 DS Festival convention is Aug. 14-16 at the Marriott Newark Airport Renaissance Hotel, 100 Spring St., Elizabeth, NJ 07021. 908-436-4600.

SG Update #192 and the latest print issue SG #114 had more information about guests, planned programming, hotel location, and other details.

--- SG also encourages fans to visit Jonathan's website to enjoy all its sections offering Jonathan's candid and sharp observations on almost anything and everything as well as his career, Shakespeare, history, acting, literature, and, yes, Barnabas Collins and "Dark Shadows" too.

His official website: www.jonathanfrid.com

When you visit his site, please suggest "your five most favourite scenes taken from episodes." The "ten most popular" will be shown on the big screen at the Festival with Jonathan's comments" for the entire audience to watch. All suggestions must be submitted by June 1, 2009.

On the site, Jonathan also has a range of personal photos, interesting essays, available autographed pictures, and much more.

*** JONATHAN FRID LOOKS BACK AT THE DS FESTIVAL BURBANK, CA JULY 2008 (SG Exclusive)

SG #114 print issue featured Jonathan's own thoughts about the most recent Fest convention: Excerpt: "I keep reminding myself of the three recent and coming happy years involving my planning and presence at Dark Shadows festivals.... For this coming Festival next August I hope to participate in the events with other actors. " He comments on his feelings as he prepared for the Burbank event and for his previous Fest appearances (2006 and 2007). He also considers the coming Fest this summer...and he has plans....

*** NOW OPEN! THE OFFICIAL SHADOWGRAM WEBSITE: SHADOWGRAM.COM

The SG website and this ShadowGram YahooGroup will be your main online source for the SG online update announcements, plus a range of photos, background information, current events, and much more.

The site presently is under construction, but please visit often. As always, SG welcomes your pictures of the DS personnel, media references to DS, and more.

**** Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues follows. When your order arrives, I will send you the current SG #114 newsletter to begin / renew your subscription. The next SG #115 and 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

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Depp's SBSP character, surf legend Jack Kahuna Laguna, debuts today in "SpongeBob vs. the Big One."  It can be seen at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific (7 p.m. Central) on Nickolodeon, on www.nick.com, and on DVD.  Enjoy!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 I / Happy Birthday to Stuart!
« on: April 16, 2009, 03:47:06 PM »
Happy Birthday
Stuart!


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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 I / Today's Birthday! borgosi
« on: April 08, 2009, 04:57:42 PM »
Happy Birthday
borgosi


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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 I / Today's Birthday! ProfStokes
« on: April 08, 2009, 04:52:40 PM »
Happy Birthday
ProfStokes!

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West Coasters can still catch Ivana Milicevic as a Russian matchmaker who goes missing on tonight's Without a Trace called "Heartbeat" on CBS.

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Happy Birthday
darkshadowsrick!


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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 I / Happy Birthday to Carol!
« on: April 01, 2009, 05:46:40 PM »
Happy Birthday
Carol

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
nightshadows342


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
onyx treasure!
          

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 I / Happy Birthday to Batmann!
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:29:39 PM »
[occasion15]    HAPPY BIRTHDAY  [occasion15]
Batmann


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Vicki Winters is preggers!  The Mar. 27 issue of EW reports that Marley Shelton is expecting her first child, due in the Fall.  Hubby is producer Beau Flynn.

"The Bullseye" asks when "Susan Sullivan became old enough to play the horny old grandma," her role in the new series Castle.  I haven't seen the show because I heard it's just not good, but can you imagine DS' other former Playboy Bunny-- KLS-- in a similar role?  I think not.