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SHADOWGRAM UPDATE # 432
Friday, January 24, 2020
 
-- JOHN KARLEN MEMORIAL -- CELEBRATION OF LIFE
-- LARA PARKER AT THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW
 
 
JOHN KARLEN MEMORIAL – CELEBRATION OF LIFE
 
As news of John's passing yesterday has spread, the outpouring of affection and appreciation has been overwhelming.  Dozens of online outlets have reported the news, including the Associated Press, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Entertainment Tonight, People, Entertainment Weekly, Closer Magazine, MeTV, the Los Angeles Times and many more.
 
Tributes have been posted by hundreds of fans from all over the world and from John's co-stars including Lara Parker, David Selby, Kathryn Leigh Scott, and Marie Wallace. It is clear that the millions of viewers who enjoyed John's work with Dark Shadows, "Cagney & Lacey" and other projects felt a strong and lasting impression. John's ability to connect with audiences with performances that were authentic, believable and emotional was his greatest strength. The warmth and humor he shared as a longtime attendee at Dark Shadows Festivals and related events further solidified his place as a favorite among fans.
 
John Karlen's life and artistic legacy will be celebrated with a public memorial open to everyone which will be held later this spring in the Los Angeles area at a date and location to be announced. ShadowGram will relay details as soon as they become available.
 
LARA PARKER AT THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW
 
The long-running celebrity autograph convention entitled "The Hollywood Show" returns to the Burbank, California Marriott Hotel for its next gathering on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.
 
Lara Parker, who missed joining other DS actors at the October 2018 event, which included the sneak-peek preview of "The Master of Dark Shadows" documentary, will be attending The Hollywood Show along with her actress friend Diane Salinger of "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" and "Salem" fame.
 
For those who would like to meet with Lara, receive an autograph picture or take a photograph with her, she will be at the Hollywood Show from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm on January 31 and from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on February 1.
 
Other attendees will include Robert Wagner (with whom Lara appeared in three episodes of the series "Switch"), Stefanie Powers, Ed Asner, Delta Burke, Lorenzo Lamas and Kelly Hu, who played Julia Hoffman in the 2004 DS pilot.
 
The Hollywood Show
Los Angeles Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank CA 91505
 
For more information, please go to   www.hollywoodshow.com/main.php

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / TCM Remembers 2019
« on: December 15, 2019, 10:31:08 PM »
Already(?!), an In Memoriam from TCM of actors and filmmakers who passed away this year.  Look for 2 DS alums.

Fans of The Super Cops will recognize Ron Leibman, who played David Selby's partner in the movie.  [santa_sad]


With thanks to Kosmo

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Lara Parker is on the guest list for the February 2020 Hollywood Show at the Westin LA Airport Hotel:

February 7th & 8th, 2020 Attendee's List

(Thanks, Kosmo!)

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / Leonard Goldberg 1934 - 2019
« on: December 06, 2019, 03:57:26 AM »
Leonard Goldberg was VP of Daytime Programming at ABC in 1966, and I believe there's an interview on one of the DS DVDs.

Leonard Goldberg, Producer of 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Blue Bloods,' Dies at 85  (mentions DS)

With thanks to Kosmo


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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / Happy Birthday to nicholasm79!
« on: November 15, 2019, 07:16:56 PM »
Happy Birthday

nicholasm79!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / Victror Mojica 1933 - 2019
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:26:17 PM »
Victor Mojica, who played the murderous gypsy juror Sergio in an 1897 ep, passed away this month.

Obituary  (With thanks to Kosmo.)


  MB's screen caps in Robservations

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / Warm birthday wishes to retzev!
« on: October 15, 2019, 05:07:28 PM »
Happy Birthday
retzev!


 [Waving_Skeleton]

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SHADOWGRAM UPDATE # 428 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019
 
--- HERMES PRESS TO REPRINT FULL 32 VOLUMES OF VINTAGE “DARK SHADOWS” PAPERBACK NOVELS AS ENLARGED EDITIONS
--- A CASUALTY OF INDIFFERENCE by David Selby

 
--- HERMES PRESS TO REPRINT FULL 32 VOLUMES OF VINTAGE “DARK SHADOWS” PAPERBACK NOVELS AS ENLARGED EDITIONS
 
Dark Shadows: The Complete Paperback Library -
 
Reprint #1, “Dark Shadows”; ISBN 978-1- 61345-190-8; $14.99; written by Marilyn Ross; paperback; 6 x 8 inches; printed text; archival edition; first in a series of 32 novels; available in January, 2020.
 
The classic Dark Shadows novels, originally published by Paperback Library in the 1960s and 1970s, return with Hermes Press' archival reprint of all 32 titles in the series. The reprint series’ namesake debut book, “Dark Shadows,” which first saw print in December, 1966, will feature the original painted artwork on the cover.
 
Each of the 32 novels will present the complete text re-proofed and error free along with the faithfully reprinted cover art. The Hermes Press reprints will present the titles in an enlarged 6 inch by 8 inch format, printed on archival paper and permanently bound for reading enjoyment without cracking or loose pages. Each book in the series is based on the Dark Shadows television serial created by Dan Curtis and was written by prolific fiction author William Edward Daniel Ross under the pen name of Marilyn Ross.
 
The forerunner to today's immensely popular vampire and supernatural themed television programs and theatrical films, Dark Shadows still garners serious attention as an iconic TV show with a devoted cult following and a new primetime series planned for 2020. Initially focusing on young governess Victoria Winters and the mysterious happenings at the isolated New England estate Collinwood, the stories gradually shift to emphasize tormented vampire Barnabas Collins.
 
Hermes Press' complete reprint of the 1966-72 series of Dark Shadows novels makes the entire collection of these classic books available once again to fans of gothic romance, suspense and alluring tales and compelling characters of Dark Shadows. Subsequent reprints of books #2-32 will follow in pairs on a bi-monthly basis throughout 2020-21.
 
Additionally, a Limited Edition Autographed version of Reprint #2, "Victoria Winters," signed by original Dark Shadows actress Alexandra Moltke, who portrayed governess Victoria Winters, will be available as a special collectible via mail-order directly from Hermes Press in March, 2020, with details to follow in subsequent ShadowGram Online Updates.
 
Book #1 ("Dark Shadows") can be pre-ordered now directly from Hermes Press from the online link below and buyers will be notified when the limited autographed edition of Book #2 ("Victoria Winters") will be available as well as other special DS Offers.
 
The following Pre-Order URL for the book will be "live" at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 10-02-19.
 
https://hermes-press.myshopify.com/products/dark-shadows-the-complete-paperback-library-reprint-1-pre-order
 
 
--- A CASUALTY OF INDIFFERENCE by David Selby
David’s latest book is available in print (autographed copies are available) and Kindle editions.
 
A CASUALTY OF INDIFFERENCE:  Drugs shatter a loving family when Mary Ellen Heater’s grandfather discovers her sister’s body while searching for cans and bottles at the local garbage dump.   It appeared to him that she had been shot twice in the head at close range. The grandfather’s discovery leaves the family shattered. Against her father’s wishes, a devastated Mary Ellen, determined to solve her sister’s murder, convinces her older brother to persuade the local kingpin of a known ‘drugs for guns’ place called “Deadend,” where her brother works, to hire her. She does not inform her brother why she wants the job, other than needing money. She does not mention her determination to gain information that will help solve her sister’s murder. Mary Ellen puts her promising singing aspirations on hold and with her grandfather’s help, she sets out on her quest to avenge her sister’s murder…which will have ramifications for the whole community.
 
A tale of murder, drugs, and dirty dealing expose the terrible opioid problem crushing American families everywhere. 
 
The novel received an Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category from the 2019 Paris Book Festival.
 
A CASUALTY OF INDIFFERENCE is also available in Kindle format.
 
Order signed copies:
www.davidselby.com/books/orderinginformation.htm
Ordering information for A CASUALTY OF INDIFFERENCE plus David's other books including LIGHT & SHADOWS, MY SHADOWED PAST, PROMISES
OF LOVE, THE BLUE DOOR, LINCOLN'S BETTER ANGEL, HAPPENSTANCE and MY MOTHER'S AUTUMN

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SHADOWGRAM UPDATE  # 427 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2019
-- KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT “SEPTEMBER GIRL” COCKTAIL HOUR/BOOK SIGNING
-- DAVID SELBY AND KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT STAR IN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER ANSEL FARAJ’S NEW FILM “LOON LAKE”.
-- MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES, SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY
-- CORRECTIONS TO THE SCHEDULE FOR THE SPECIAL DARK SHADOWS EVENT AT THE SLEEPY HOLLOW FILM FESTIVAL – SAT., OCT. 12, TARRYTOWN, NY
 
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An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM – THE OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWSLETTER
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---- KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT “SEPTEMBER GIRL” COCKTAIL HOUR/BOOK SIGNING:  OCTOBER 5, HOLLYWOOD, CA
 
KATHRYN (Maggie) shares the following news: Publicity: “Join us on Saturday, October 5 for wine, hors d'oeurves, and a conversation and book signing with author and actress Kathryn Leigh Scott.
 
“September Girl” is a novel about first loves, last loves, second chances—and all of life's messiness in between. Alternating between 1965 and 2000, the past and the present, “September Girl” is a novel about a changing era, the reasons we keep secrets, and whether the life we would have chosen is ever the life we were meant to live.
Saturday, October 5, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Woman's Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 323-876-8383. www.wchollywood.org
 
$20 donation.  Order tickets online here:
 
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathryn-leigh-scott-september-girl-cocktail-hour-book-signing-tickets-73620804809?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=october_5_kathryn_leigh_scott_september_girl_cocktail_hour_book_signing&utm_term=2019-09-29
 
KLS: “If you wish to pay at the door, call (323) 876-8383 to reserve your tickets. I'm so delighted our "Happy Hour" book signing will benefit the fabulous Women's Club of Hollywood!”
 
 www.kathrynleighscott.com
 
---- ROUND TOWN PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES THE DIGITAL RELEASE OF THE NEW MINNESOTA FOLK HORROR FEATURE, “LOON LAKE”
 
Publicity: “Acclaimed independent filmmaker Ansel Faraj, the writer/director behind Doctor Mabuse and The Last Case of August T. Harrison, has partnered with Round Town Productions on Loon Lake, which debuted exclusively on Amazon Video on September 26 from distributor Indie Rights. The folk-horror thriller, inspired by the legend of the “Witch of Loon Lake,” was shot entirely on location in Minnesota.”
 
Summary: “Eager to escape the grief of a recent tragedy, Louis Olsen travels to southwest Minnesota, seeking the peace of the rural countryside. When he accidentally disturbs the grave of the small town’s alleged ‘witch,’ what began as a peaceful reprieve unravels into a haunting nightmare from which Louis cannot escape. Weaving between past and present, truth and fiction, reality and nightmare, Loon Lake is a suspenseful and atmospheric thriller.
 
“David Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest, The Social Network) stars in a compelling dual role as 1880’s Pastor Owen Janson, the conflicted community leader torn between temptation and righteousness, and as the Pastor’s great-grandson Emery Janson, a present-day farmer who bears the burden of his forefather’s sins. Starring opposite Selby as Louis Olsen, a man driven to the brink of madness by grief, is the film’s co-writer Nathan Wilson (Will & Liz, Doctor Mabuse). Kelly Kitko (Devil’s Domain, Halloween Pussy Trap: Kill! Kill!) portrays Mary Jane Terlinden, the villager accused of witchcraft by Pastor Janson who returns to avenge her death; and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows, The Great Gatsby) guest stars as Pastor Janson’s resolute wife Lena.”
 
 For more information, please visit www.hollinsworthproductions.com
 
Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Loon-Lake-David-Selby/dp/B07Y9964HJ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=loon+lake+2019&qid=1569538332&sr=8-2
 
Regarding pricing and access: “The film is hosted on Amazon Prime Video “On Demand.” The rental fee is $3.99 for HD or $2.99 for SD. The film may also be purchased for digital download at $10.99 HD or $9.99 SD. A Special Edition Blu-ray is planned for early 2020.
 
A message from Ansel Faraj:
“To all my Dark Shadows friends and extended family: So many of you have stuck with my work from the first Doctor Mabuse (2013) when I was only 20 – and have seen my progression both artistically and technically; you fans accepted me and my work – Thank you, guys, for all the encouragement and support. With this film I want to give you a mind-bending ride in return.
 
“This film was truly a labor of love for us all, it was self-financed on a very miniscule budget – fully independent and handcrafted by myself and my two partners in the production, Nathan Wilson (who grew up with this story), and Kelly Kitko – the three of us were the full studio, production crew, and post-production team. Last September, we drove from Los Angeles to Round Lake, MN, towing a U-Haul filled with all sorts of creepy props, wardrobe, and camera gear; taking over a small town (who were only too happy to host us), and running rampant with David Selby (and Kathryn too!)
 
“We’ve worked hard to give you a good spooky film for the Halloween season; and if you enjoy it, please give us a brief review on Amazon - it truly helps - and tell your friends!
 
“In addition - Here are my earlier productions featuring DS alums Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, Jerry Lacy, Christopher Pennock, and Lisa Richards, which are available to purchase on DVD from Oldies.com
 
 THE DOCTOR MABUSE COLLECTION
https://www.oldies.com/product-view/1097D.html
 
THE LAST CASE OF AUGUST T HARRISON
https://www.oldies.com/product-view/1105D.html
 
THEATRE FANTASTIQUE (The Complete Series)
https://www.oldies.com/product-view/1107D.html
 
THE NIGHT TIME WINDS
https://www.oldies.com/product-view/1109D.html
 
Ansel adds: “As a bonus film – a non-Dark Shadows, non-horror film - my film WILL & LIZ - a love story set in colorful Venice Beach - is streaming for free on Amazon Prime, as I know there are many romance fans within the DS community. It can be accessed here:
 
 https://www.amazon.com/Will-Liz-Nathan-Wilson/dp/B07CS58NC4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=ansel+faraj&qid=1569737261&sr=8-1
 
“I hope you all enjoy LOON LAKE!”
 
---- A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES, SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY:
 
Christina Orban-La Salle, Director, Visitor Services and Sales, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, reports that: “Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is mentioned at the end of the (SHADOWGRAM) newsletter as a place fans might want to visit.”  She recommends their Original Knickerbocker Tour that runs on both October 12th and 13th from 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon and also 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  DS fans love getting to go inside the Receiving Vault, which appears in the 1970 movie "House of Dark Shadows." Coming on this tour is the only way to go inside the Receiving Vault.
 
 https://www.showclix.com/event/the-original-knickerbocker-2019
 
---- CORRECTIONS TO THE SCHEDULE FOR THE SPECIAL DARK SHADOWS EVENT AT SLEEPY HOLLOW FILM FESTIVAL - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, IN TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK:  Kathryn Leigh Scott’s Discussion/Q&A with Jim Pierson and Mary O’Leary will begin at 3:00 p.m., not 2:00 pm, as previously reported in SG Update # 426.
 
“Dark Shadows: Behind The Screams w/ House of Dark Shadows”, Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
 
Tickets for the special Dark Shadows event are available for purchase here:
 
https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=2345
 
Reminder:  Fans are on their own to visit Lyndhurst and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery during daytime hours, just five minutes from the Music Hall

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / Night of the Iguana on TCM
« on: September 29, 2019, 02:03:39 AM »
Night of the Iguana will air Monday, Sept. 30 at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT (ha! on Julia99's bday).

This movie I will always stop to watch whenever I come across it.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / Cagney & Lacey on START TV
« on: September 29, 2019, 01:46:00 AM »
Beginning Oct. 14, Cagney & Lacey will air weekdays on START TV at 5 pm (ET, PT)/4 pm CT.  John Karlen co-starred in the 1st thru 7th seasons, winning an Emmy in 1986 for the role. (His ex had a small part in an episode.)  Guest stars from DS include KLS, Chris Pennock, Gail Strickland, and Julianna McCarthy.

No indication yet if it will kick off with Season 1 or skip it.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / David Hurst 1926 - 2019
« on: September 24, 2019, 06:19:55 PM »
David Hurst, who played Justin Collins and numerous theatre, film and other TV roles, passed away on September 15 in Berlin, where he has lived since 2000.  He was 93.

Obits in German:
https://star-trek-tafelrunde.blogspot.com/2019/09/DavidHurst.html
https://www.warp-core.de/news/david-hurst-verstorben/

with thanks to Kosmo

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Calendar Events / Announcements '24 I / Happy Birthday to Josette!
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:18:59 PM »
Happy Birthday
Josette!

   

 [milestone]     

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SHADOWGRAM UPDATE  # 424
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
--Marilyn Ross Dark Shadows novels released in audio format
 
From a Press Relase From Oasis family Media:
Oasis Family Media Rolls Out New Vintage Pulp Imprint.
Paperback Classics brings never-before-recorded classic adventures to the audiobook market.
 
CAROL STREAM, IL, September 5, 2019 — Oasis Family Media has rolled out Paperback Classics, a new audiobook imprint that brings never-before-recorded vintage pulp paperbacks to audio. The imprint will heavily feature such niche genres as gothic romance, science-fiction, fantasy and mystery titles from the 1930s–70s.
 
The Paperback Classics imprint is the brainchild of Oasis Audio publisher Steve Smith. “These are some of the books that I devoured growing up — pulp paperbacks sparked creativity and a love of literature for generations,” said Smith. “From prolific gothic romance voices like Marilyn Ross to the legendary Ron Goulart to brilliant science-fiction author Otis Adelbert Kline . . . I’m honored to bring these adventures to a new stage.”
 
The first full series to release under Paperback Classics is “Dark Shadows,” a 32-book series written by Marilyn Ross that was originally published alongside the cult-classic gothic soap opera of the same name. The television series, created by Dan Curtis, aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971, and famously starred Jonathan Frid as vampire Barnabas Collins. Kathryn Leigh Scott, the actress who played “Maggie Evans” and “Josette Collins” on the TV series, is narrating the full audiobook collection.
 
“Reception for the ‘Dark Shadows’ series has been exhilarating,” said Smith. “We quietly published the first few titles, and we were overwhelmed by how enthusiastic the response was.”

"These vintage novels were a huge success when they were first published in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Fans have been clamoring for digital editions for many years, " said Jim Pierson, marketing and promotions director at Dan Curtis Productions, owner of the ‘Dark Shadows’ brand property. "With original series actress Kathryn Leigh Scott reading all 32 novels, I know that the books will connect strongly with both longtime ‘Dark Shadows’ fans and new listeners alike."
 
Other acquisitions soon to release in the Paperback Classics catalog include the 1970s Flash Gordon series (fall 2019) and a collection of science-fiction adventures from Otis Adelbert Kline (spring 2020). Paperback Classics audiobooks are available on all major platforms.
 
About Oasis Family Media
Oasis Family Media houses Oasis Audio, a leading publisher of inspirational and family-friendly audiobooks for adults and children, and the Paperback Classics imprint. The Oasis catalog includes more than 1,200 titles, adding 175 new audiobooks annually—from popular children’s series to romance and suspense fiction to business and self-help titles. Today, Oasis Audio is the largest independent Christian and inspirational audiobook publisher in the United States. To learn more, visit oasisfamilymedia.com
 
Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

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Happy Birthday
Robot_Quentin!