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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to Josette!
« on: September 15, 2008, 03:07:27 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Today's Birthday! Amanda
« on: September 10, 2008, 05:02:05 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to Ben!
« on: September 06, 2008, 05:20:21 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday deron
« on: September 05, 2008, 10:56:43 PM »
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Hope you'll post again soon.

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Today's Birthday-- Elmont!
« on: August 27, 2008, 04:42:46 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / ShadowGram Update #189
« on: August 25, 2008, 07:11:21 PM »
The Official Online Dark Shadows News Updates List
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Update List
An Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM
Number 189. August 24, 2008.

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

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


--- David (Quentin) is the invited keynote speaker at the 275th Anniversary Banquet at the historic St. Peter's Episcopalian Church in Salem, MA, on Sept. 18, beginning with cocktails from 6:00-6:30.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem, MA 01970. 978-745-2291.

A church representative says: "The theme for this evening is that of our becoming more and more an inclusive church; stated simply in our mission statement: We are `A House of Prayer for ALL People'. We are set in a culture that is also struggling to become more inclusive and embracing of human diversity, at least in some places. In particular, we have struggled for equality for all people without regard to race, ethnic background, gender or orientation. It is our understanding that we are becoming a place where the embrace of God's love is totally inclusive. We believe that culturally, the embrace of diversity is to the betterment and well being of our society." David's " wonderful new book on Abraham Lincoln of course underscores this notion" and he is "a vigorous campaigner for human rights."

St. Peter's "congregation was founded in 1733 by Phillip English, who had been convicted of witchcraft in 1692. He and his wife were sentenced to hang but they escaped the gallows," then later returned to Salem and, with "other prominent families, built the church."

Church publicity: Special guest David is an "actor/author/activist" with roles in DS, "Falcon Crest," "Tell Me You Love Me," and the 9-22 episode of TNT's new drama "Raising the Bar." ((See SG Update #188))

The celebration banquet "will be held at the Hawthorne Hotel. Tickets are $45 and can be obtained from the Church office by calling 978-745-2291 or emailing Reservations deadline is Sept. 14.

For the church announcement: and a detailed history of the church is at

--- David participates in 2 readings/signings for his latest book and first novel, "Lincoln's Better Angel," referred to above. He will read from, discuss, and sign copies of the book. Contact each store directly for more information.

Sat., Sept 20 2:00-4:00: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 240 Route 22 West, Springfield, NJ 07081. 973-376-8544.

Sun., Sept. 21 1:00-4:00: Borders Books & Music, 17636 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21742. 301-745-5897.

Other readings/signings may be scheduled soon. This SG Updates List will announce confirmed news. The next SG #114 and subsequent print issues will feature details and more.


Chris (Jeb, etc.) tells SG he is "Moyo" in "The Elixir," written, directed, and starring Ernest Thompson (Academy Award winner for "On Golden Pond"). The world premiere, with adult themes for mature audiences only, is performed by the Isis Theatre Company in Idyllwild, CA, on Sept. 12-14.

Chris mentioned the play at the Burbank Fest and now tells SG: "It's a dark comedy that takes aim at the New Age and the ridiculous lengths we will go to avoid taking any responsibility for our failures and foibles.... I play a Beverly Hills healer/guru who is barely hanging on to his sanity! It's a wild, wonderful, highly theatrical role and it will blow your mind!!!"

This is the company's main stage play for 2008. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Idyllwild is located in the mountains southwest of Palm Springs, roughly between Los Angeles and San Diego.

A 7:00 reception will be held before the 7:30 curtain at the Caine Learning Center, 54385 Pine Crest Ave., Idyllwild. 951-927-8001.


Susan (Ghost) stars in A. R. Gurney's comedy "Buffalo Gal" in a Primary Stages production through Sept. 13. In a role with striking similarities to Susan's own acting career, her "Amanda" is a familiar movie/TV/soap actress who returns to her hometown of Buffalo, NY, for a production of Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard."

The 59E59 Theatres are located at 59 E. 59th St., Manhattan. 212-279-4200.


SG Update #188 announced both DS movies "House of DS" and "Night of DS" will screen at the Castro Theater 10-17/18 as part of the annual . (? - see below)

Kathryn (Maggie, etc.) says she "will be attending SHOCK IT TO ME! in San Francisco, Fri., Oct. 17 and Sat., Oct. 18. Both DS films will be shown in tribute to Dan Curtis. The event will be held at the historic Castro Theatre. Darren Gross will be attending and hosting his presentation on the restoration of NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS."

Kathryn will speak and answer questions for the audience as well as sign autographed books and photos. The screenings are part of the annual "Shock It To Me!" Horror Film Festival at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco. More information/tickets: 415-621-6120.


Both David and Kathryn have taped brief pledge spots for the 3-hour PBS music special "The 60s Live!", scheduled to air nationwide Sept. 13. Theirs are part of numerous celebrity segments airing during the special by `60s icons from TV , film, and music.


SG sadly announces that John (Director DS episodes July 1966-August 1968) died July 3. He also directed "One Life to Live," "Bold & The Beautiful," "Edge of Night," and "Santa Barbara."

For those who wish, you may honor him with a memorial donation payable to the designated Directors Guild of America Foundation (tax-deductible). Send to: Directors Guild of America National Headquarters, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 310-289-2037.

DGA: Since 1945, the Foundation has supported the entertainment industry with confidential loans to members in times of emergency financial need and contributions to the Motion Picture & Television Fund and its living facilities/hospital. The Fund also is "the sole underwriter for conservation and preservation of the DGA-Motion Picture Industry Conservation Collection, housed at the UCLA Film and Television Archive."


SG #113 print issue pictured the cover, and recent Updates to this List announced, "Frid-Evil: Jonathan Frid On Stage With His Shakespearean Odyssey." The DVD premiered at the DS Festival's DS Resurrected event in Burbank, CA on July 18-20. ((See SG Online Update # 188))

The new performance DVD features Jonathan (Barnabas, Bramwell) in his acclaimed one-man readers' theater format. "Included on this DVD are- Some outrageous farce from The Tempest- The conniving evil of Don John and- The Coronation of a Desperate King...Richard III - The Tempest

As a "special bonus," Jonathan will autograph each DVD cover. The DVD is $12 + $10 p/h.

"Frid-Evil" is available by sending your full name, postal-mail address, and a check (cheque) to "Jonathan Frid" in the amount of US $22.00 to the following mailing address:

Mark Lawrence (c/o Jonathan Frid)
374 Belvenia Rd.
Burlington, Ontario
L7L 2G6

Please note: To mail a check with your ordering information from the U.S. to Canada requires $.72 in postage on your envelope.

For quickest delivery, you may purchase thru Paypal. Login to your account at and send a payment of $22.00 to with the attached note: "Frid-evil."


SG #113 print issue and this Updates List announced the Fest debut of these 2 audiodramas starring Kathryn Leigh Scott and Alec Newman (Barnabas, 2004 WB DS Pilot). They now are available directly from the DS Festival. "Clothes of Sand" and "The Ghost Watcher" are new stories about Maggie Evans after she was abducted by Barnabas.

Each 2-CD drama is $17 (incl. p/h). The Fest also has the first 4 audiodramas available at $17 each. (Note: The Fest can not accept PayPal or credit card.)

Free with every order while stocks last is the "DS Audio Dramas Sampler CD." It was given to all attendees at last month's Fest in Burbank, CA.

Send check/money order to Dark Shadows Festival, P.O. Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

See recent SG print issues for more information, publicity materials, and photos taken during the recording sessions for the audiodramas (courtesy of Big Finish Productions) .


The Maintenance Building at Lyndhurst Estate ("Collinwood" in both HODS & NODS) was damaged 7-13 by a fire caused by faulty electrical wiring. Staff and local fire departments quickly responded and there were no injuries.

The main mansion, built in 1838 with its distinctive classic American Gothic Revival architectural exterior, was not affected. Lyndhurst: There was "extensive damage" to "the nerve center of our operations" that "takes care of this historic site" and houses equipment, archives, in-progress restoration and repairs projects, and other specific items, materials, and references.

Both DS movies filmed on location at Lyndhurst, filming many scenes on the grounds and in a number of the elegant interior rooms with original and period furniture and furnishings. DS Festival attendees have toured the estate as part of the Fest, most recently a year ago at the 2007 Fest Jonathan Frid's 40th Anniversary weekend, held in nearby Tarrytown.

Lyndhurst is "a National Historic Trust Site." Grants, donations, horticultural and social events, speakers, workshops, gift shop sales, tour fees, and other activities help maintain and restore the legacy of this 19th-century estate. Each SG print issue features recent and vintage photos, historical details, current public events/programs, and more.

SG hopes DS fans will help this very special location recover from the fire damage and continue its invaluable work. Your support will be appreciated by all who visit the estate. Thank you.

You may send your tax-deductible "special contributions for the restoration of the Maintenance Building" directly to: Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. 914-631-4481.

**** SG continues to invite all fans who attended the Fest to share their photos and reports for the upcoming print issues. My thanks to those who already have sent their pictures, because each captures a unique moment, expression, and mood. In this way, all SG readers everywhere including many of the DS personnel, who directly receive complimentary copies of every SG issue can be part of the Fest experience. You will be named as a Contributor in the issue(s). A complimentary Contributor's Copy SG print issue is given in appreciation for major contributions.

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

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

Please share with SG any mentions you find for any of the above projects and events: Publicity, photos, media articles, interviews, and reviews, program books, local mentions, etc. Those attending David's appearances, Chris' or Susan's plays, or the Castro Theatre screenings are invited to please share their reports, pictures, media reviews, program book, etc. Also welcome is any media coverage of the PBS "The 60s Live!" music special. Please send all materials to SG's e-mail or postal-mail addresses below.

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 #112 and the new SG #113 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

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Today's Birthday! CyrusL
« on: August 21, 2008, 04:48:04 PM »
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We miss you!

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday, tripwire!!!
« on: August 19, 2008, 05:43:36 PM »
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The L.A. Times Home of the Week:  Lara Parker & hubby's new Topanga estate, from July 20, 2008:,0,4871666.story

"A space the couple has dubbed the 'tower room,' for its perch atop the highest level of the house, can be used for meditation, writing or as a nursery, Parker said." ...

(Don't miss the link for Photos of the house-- 7 in all.)

The Wave House is still available for only $2,750,000!

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to Julianka7!
« on: August 14, 2008, 04:40:38 PM »
Happy 50th

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday CrazyJenny!
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:01:41 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to Joy Collins
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:59:18 PM »
Happy Birthday
Joy Collins!

At the back of the current issue of TV Guide, Damian Holbrook counts down his list of "8 grade-A gross-outs."  Number 5 is from Tell Me You Love Me:  "...the sight of a sixtysomething Jane Alexander pulling a Divine Brown on David Selby is enough to leave one speechless."

Actually, it's not the scene from the series that left me speechless.

Thanks, Kosmo and Bette!

(Any bets on whether this will appear in ShadowGram?  ;))

Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to IluvBarnabas
« on: August 06, 2008, 04:20:53 PM »
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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Happy Birthday to 4everfridean!
« on: August 01, 2008, 03:28:15 PM »
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