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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to murph
« on: October 27, 2008, 05:08:53 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to marcos1
« on: October 23, 2008, 05:29:12 PM »
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Current Talk '08 II / TV Guide's "Moments That Spooked Us As Kids"
« on: October 22, 2008, 11:32:22 PM »

Check out #6.   [hall2_wink]

(though #9 still creeps ME out)

Thanks, Bette!

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / DS alum in Oliver Stone's "W."
« on: October 19, 2008, 01:53:25 AM »
That would be Marley Shelton (Victoria W.), reunited with Josh Brolin to play his character's girlfriend.  In this photo, "Fran" and George W celebrate on top of a bar:

Thanks, Kosmo!

There's another new commentary on David Selby's welcome page.  In this one, he expounds on the message of hope offered during recent appearances, reiterates his reasons for supporting Obama, and offers some fascinating insight on the positive spirit of West Virginians.

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to retzev!
« on: October 15, 2008, 06:21:44 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to CrowVamp
« on: October 09, 2008, 05:32:01 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Day to Jackie!
« on: October 05, 2008, 07:28:22 PM »
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The Official Online Dark Shadows News Updates List
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Update List
An Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

Number 191. September 30, 2008.

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following breaking news.



The Dark Shadows Festival will be presenting The Dark Shadows Resurrected convention over the weekend of August 14-16, 2009, at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, 1000 Spring Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07201.

The hotel is just five minutes from the Newark Liberty International Airport, which serves domestic and international flights for the entire NYC/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area and beyond. The hotel is less than half an hour from Manhattan-New York City by train.

Our extra-special guest of honor will be Jonathan Frid. Also scheduled to appear are John Karlen, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Marie Wallace, and other guests to be announced.

The hotel is newly-refurbished. Discounted sleeping rooms of only $120.00 + tax a night are available exclusively to Dark Shadows Resurrected attendees for a limited time. Fans may begin making room reservations now.

The Renaissance Newark Hotel reservation line: Call direct: 908-436-4600 You must mention "Dark Shadows Festival" to receive the reduced room rate.

Reservations may be made online by going to and using Dark Shadows Booking Code DKSA to receive the reduced room rate.

The next SG #114 and subsequent print issue newsletters and this SG Updates List will premiere-announce and report all confirmed convention plans, guests, and programming as we finalize them.

A general Fest postal-mailing is planned after details are set, probably by the end of the year. Fans may send a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to the Fest address to be used for this mass mailing. Dark Shadows Festival, P.O. Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Barbara (1991 DS Julia & Natalie) makes her first appearance at the Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show on Oct. 4-5 at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505. 818-843-6000. ((Note: This hotel was the site for our 2008 DS Festival DS Resurrected convention last July.))

Barbara will be sitting next to film director Roger Corman, who directed her in the 1960s movie adaptation of "The Pit & The Pendulum," co-starring Vincent Price. Barbara also is well-known for starring in many Italian horror classics of the 1960s such as "Black Sunday" and "Nightmare Castle," as well as Fellini's "8 1/2" and other genre favorites.

Barbara also is expected to attend the upcoming Chiller Convention in New Jersey Oct. 24-26 at the Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey.

LARA PARKER (Angelique) will join KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (Maggie) at screenings of the movies HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS and NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS on Oct. 17-18. The screenings are part of the annual "Shock
It To Me!" Horror Film Festival at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA. 415-621-6120.

Please note the films will not include any new or restored footage. Photos, books, and some other items will be available. Please see previous SG Updates #188 and #189 for more information.

During October, the digital satellite Chiller TV channel will be showing HOUSE OF DS and NIGHT OF DS, both in their original, unedited theatrical versions. Please note the films are as they were released in theaters in 1970 and 1971, respectively. They will not include any new or restored footage.

Chiller lists the airdates and times as follows:

--- HOUSE OF DS - Eastern Times:
Thursday, Oct 16 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 28 1:00 AM

--- NIGHT OF DS Eastern Times:
Friday, Oct 10 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 16 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 29 4:00 AM

*** DS EPISODE DVDS ON SALE AT AMAZON.COM includes the MPI DVD sets as part of "our premiere-season-blowout, something-for-everyone Fall TV Event, featuring over 700 titles up to 55% off." The 4-disc sets are in stock, shipping from and sold by

*** Fans attending Barbara's appearances and the HOUSE OF DS and NIGHT OF DS screenings in San Francisco are encouraged and invited to send SG their photos, reports, local publicity references, etc. In this way, fans who cannot attend can enjoy the events through your experiences. Please also share with SG any mentions you find about the Chiller Network broadcasts or sale.

You will be named as a Contributor in the SG published issue(s). A complementary Contributor's Copy SG print issue is given in appreciation for major contributions.

Please send all photos/images via email in high resolution jpeg format to

Or you can send photos/articles in hard-copy by postal-mail to
Marcy Robin / ShadowGram
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766.

Thank you in advance for sharing!

**** Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues follows. When your order arrives, I will send you the current SG #113 and its companion SG #112 to begin / renew your subscription.
The next SG #114 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

Testing. 1, 2, 3... / SMF BBCode basics
« on: September 30, 2008, 05:15:39 PM »
A review of using bulletin board code tags:

Formatting changes are made by using a pair of tags, each enclosed in square brackets.  The closing or second tag begins with a /, similar to HTML tags.  When the boundaries of the tags overlap (in other words, you wish to make more than one formatting change to the same text), you can nest the tags, but in order for them to work properly in SMF, the sets of pairs must appear in descending order; this, for example, is correct placement of nested tags:
Code: [Select]
[color=red][size=10pt]TEXT[/size][/color]The ordering of the tags on each side of the text is a mirror image.

This, however, is NOT correct:
Code: [Select]
Also NOT correct:
Code: [Select]
[color=red][size=10pt]TEXT [color=yellow][size=15pt]TEXT[/size][/color]because each tag does not have a corresponding closing tag.

The Testing 1,2,3 board is here for you to practice or ask questions.  [ghost_happy]

The Home section of today's LA Times takes readers on a tour of 3 identical lofts in the Broadway Hollywood condominiums, including DS alum Ivana Milicevic's, whose feminine touches include a pink and red bedroom, cabinets covered in nagahyde, and a corseted concrete pole.

Check out:  Ivana Milicevic brings glam-girl style to her Broadway Hollywood loft

Photos with captions (pics 1 thru 7)

Side note:  How appropriate that this (see attachment in the post) would be on the sidewalk in front of Milicevic's building on Hollywood & Vine:
Re: Hollywood Info -- parking, sites of interest, etc.

Added to the guest list for the Hollywood Collectors Show on October 4 & 5 at the Burbank Marriott--

Barbara Steele!

"Ms. Steele will be attending our Show courtesy of Mr. Jim Pierson."

For more information including complete guest list:
I'm sure more will be added.

Thanks, Kosmo!

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Today's Birthdays! Ian & Karlenfan
« on: September 19, 2008, 06:00:15 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to Teresalita
« on: September 16, 2008, 02:04:46 PM »
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