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**** DS FESTIVAL 50TH ANIVERSARY CELEBRATION INFORMATION

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 375

March 1. 2016

 

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

The Official Dark Shadows News Online Updates by Email Posts

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then dispersed to other social media. You yourself can easily join the ShadowGram Group. It is FREE. Directions are below and later in this Update.

 

To join the ShadowGram Group directly, please go to  http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

You can request a SG Group invitation, which makes it even easier to become a member. For an invitation or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

 ********************************************

 

Update Number 375

March 1, 2016

 

********************************************

 

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

***** DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

 

--- ATTENDING MEMBERSHIPS / LUNCHEON WITH THE STARS:

PRICES & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

--- TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

--- ANNOUNCING: NEW DS GUEST

--- MORE INFORMATION

 

The Festival is Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, 2016 (actual anniversary weekend – DS premiered on ABC-TV daytime programming on June 27, 1966). All activities and programming will take place in and near Tarrytown, NY.

 

Friday Admission: $15 per person

Saturday Admission: $20 per person

Both Days: $30 per person — By Advance Reservation Only.
Luncheon with the Stars – Sunday, June 26: $50 per person --- By Advance Reservation Only

 

Space is limited for all 3 days. No memberships will be sold at the door.

 

Please send payment to: Dark Shadows, P.O. Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040 with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.

 

Our expected DS guests will join fans of all ages from across the US and beyond for a weekend of sharing DS at the actual filming locations for the 2 movies starring a number of the TV series’ cast members: 1970’s HOUSE OF DS and 1971’s NIGHT OF DS. Each was shot almost exclusively in and around the nearby elegant Lyndhurst Estate and historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery – and fans can tour both locations. Both movies will screen the evening of Sat., June 25.

 

Fest highlights features our DS guests in Q&A audience sessions and autograph/photo opportunities, plus some guests will perform live onstage. There will be rare, unique, and new programming and videos. A vast array of DS memorabilia will be available for purchase at a wide price range.

 

All attendees are invited and encouraged to participate in 2 special ways:

--- Volunteer to help

--- Join us for the for-fun Fan Costume & Presentation Gala.

 

More details and contact information for these fun activities are later in this message.

 

Our confirmed guests follow. Most portrayed more than the single character named. More guests to be announced via the ShadowGram Online Updates through the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com.

 

DAVID SELBY (Quentin)

LARA PARKER (Angelique)

KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (Maggie)

NANCY BARRETT (Carolyn)

JERRY LACY (Reverend Trask)

MARIE WALLACE (Eve)

SHARON SMYTH (Sarah)

KATHLEEN CODY (Hallie)

DONNA McKECHNIE (Amanda)

CHRISTOPHER PENNOCK (Jeb)

ROGER DAVIS (Peter Bradford)

DONNA WANDREY (Roxanne)

 

---- Newly added guest: JAMES STORM (Gerard)

 

Fest programming will take place at the Tarrytown DoubleTree Hotel (approximately 25 miles north of Midtown Manhattan on the eastern shore of the Hudson River at the Tappan Zee Bridge).

 

---- TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Below is a tentative schedule for the Official Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary events. Please note that times are subject to change.

 

Later in this Update are details about some of the programming / activities.

 

All DS DoubleTree Hotel programming activities will take place in the hotel Ballroom. Autograph sessions will run continuously at the hotel throughout the weekend.

 

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016

12:00 noon - 5:00pm - An Afternoon At Collinwood (Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown)

(Tour of Lyndhurst Mansion - $20 per person)

3:00pm   Fest Celebration Registration opens at DoubleTree Hotel

6:00pm    DS 50th Anniversary opening ceremonies with Sharon Smyth

6:15        Special DS Episode with Original Commercials as broadcast on ABC-TV

6:45        Jonathan Frid on The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

7:00        Special Guests: Kathleen Cody & James Storm

7:30        Special Guests: Marie Wallace & Christopher Pennock

8:00        Special Guests: Kathryn Leigh Scott & Jerry Lacy

8:30        Special Guests: Lara Parker & Roger Davis

9:00        Jonathan Frid hosts House of Dark Shadows (1986)

9:15        Movie: House of Dark Shadows

11:00      Dark Shadows Movie Trailers

11:15      Movie: Night of Dark Shadows

 

SATURDAY - June 25, 2016 - DS 50th Anniversary

10:00am  Fest Celebration Registration opens

11:00       Dark Shadows Fan Videos

11:30       Dark Shadows News: ShadowGram's Marcy Robin

12:00       The Collinsport Historical Society

12:30       Dark Shadows Influences

1:00         Dark Shadows Lost & Found: The House 

2:00         Dark Shadows Charity Auction I     

3:00         Dark Shadows Lives: Big Finish Audio Dramas

3:30         Reflections of Jonathan Frid

4:00         50th Anniversary Dark Shadows Cast Reunion

                Questions & Answers with The Stars

5:00         Dark Shadows Bloopers on The Big Screen

6:00         Dark Shadows Lost & Found: Surprise

7:00         Donna McKechnie In Performance

7:30         Dark Shadows In Remembrance

                The Collinsport Players

8:00         Dark Shadows Costume Party Gala

9:00         Dark Shadows At The Movies Retrospective

10:00       Ghost Stories with Sarah Collins

                & Short Film hosted by Sharon Smyth

11:00      Movie: Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar

 

SUNDAY - June 26, 2016

11:00am   Doors Open/Registration Opens

11:30        Luncheon Begins/Door Prizes/Gift Bags

1:00          Dark Shadows Dramatics: Stage performances

                 by David Selby, Nancy Barrett and other guests

2:30          DS Charity Auction II

3:00          Autograph Session/DS Memorabilia Sale

5:00          Optional No-Host Fan Field Trip to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery & Private Tour ($10 advance / $12 at door)

 

**** VOLUNTEER & SHARE YOUR CREATIVE COSTUMES & PRESENTATIONS

As noted earlier, fans can share their DS enthusiasm by volunteering and / or participating in the return of the Fest’s traditional for-fun-only “Costume & Presentation Gala.” Here are more details for volunteers and costume gala participants. Please join us!

 

--- The all-volunteer Fest staff members appreciate fan volunteers who offer help in various capacities during the weekend. These volunteers then are thanked with a private party with some of the DS stars. Please email Volunteer Coordinator Nina at: nmogle@gmail.com

 

Fans of all ages are invited to participate in and be in the audience for the Saturday night Costume & Presentation Gala. This entertaining event welcomes individuals and small groups of fans to come onstage and share their creativity and personas in their own costumes and brief recitations/song/dance interpretations of DS characters, time periods, storylines, etc., as well as related genres. There will be a briefing session before the event for gala participants.

 

Please email Gala Coordinator Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com  or send a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamp Envelope) to Marcy Robin, P.O. Box 1766, Temple City, CA 91780-7766.

 

**** FEST AUCTIONS – SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Available for open bidding will be a wide selection of DS-related items of all kinds, including rare pieces and more. Auction proceeds benefit charity causes chosen by some of our DS guests (a Fest tradition).

 

**** HOTEL SLEEPING ROOMS AT THE DOUBLETREE & IN THE AREA

SG Online Updates have noted that the Doubletree Hotel is fully sold out of sleeping rooms. However, overnight rooms are available at numerous nearby hotels where fans may stay while attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Fans can drive, carpool, or share taxi rides between the Doubletree, Lyndhurst (they are about 1 mile apart), and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Tarrytown is easily accessible by car, train, bus, and nearby major airports. Please see recent ShadowGram Online Updates for more information.

 

 

*** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE THESE SHADOWGRAM ONLINE NEWS UPDATES FIRST VIA THE FREE SHADOWGRAM GROUP AT YAHOO.COM:

 

Joining the ShadowGram Group is easy and free. Once you’re a Group member, you will be among the first to directly receive every SG Update in your email inbox. Here are the directions.

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there and type   Shadowgram   in the Search box. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to join the Group.

 

To do so, please directly send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you sign up for the Group or accept the invitation, you are a Group member. You then will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can follow past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

If you'd like more information or have questions, please e-mail Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com

 

 **** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM invites all fans to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.  Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and e- mail addresses above / below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 36+ years ago in April, 1979, SG always works closely with the DS personnel and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above / below. For more information or if you have any questions, please email or send a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

Email: ShadowGram1@yahoo.com
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**** DS FESTIVAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INFORMATION

**** SALUTING YEAR #50:

NEW COMMEMORATIVE MERCHANDISE

COMING IN APRIL AND AT THE CELEBRATION EVENT THIS JUNE

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 376

March 3. 2016

 

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

The Official Dark Shadows News Online Updates by Email Posts

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group / List at Yahoo.com, then dispersed to other social media. You yourself can easily join the FREE ShadowGram Group / List. Directions are below and later in this Update.

 

To join the ShadowGram Group / List directly, please go to  http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

You can request a SG Group / List invitation, which makes it even easier to become a member. To receive an invitation, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

 ********************************************

 

Update Number 376

March 3, 2016

 

********************************************

 

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

**** DS 50th ANNIVERSARY - June 24, 25, & 26, 2016 - ADDITIONAL DETAILS

 

ShadowGram is asked to share the following information to add to the ShadowGram Online Update #275 (3-1-16).

 

Fan excitement and anticipation for this special DS guest / fan commemoration weekend in Tarrytown, NY, has been very high since the ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates posted its first premiere-announcements of the dates, location, expected guests, planned activities, and other plans in March, 2015, and beyond.

 

“Due to this high interest, space is limited for all 3 days and events are expected to sell out in advance. There will be no payments accepted at the door for activities held at the Tarrytown Doubletree Hotel.”

 

--- ADVANCE PAYMENT is required for all of the following activities.

 

Friday Afternoon at Collinwood  (Lyndhurst Estate 12-5pm): $20 per person

Friday 50th Anniversary Events  (DoubleTree Hotel 6pm-1am): $15 per person

Saturday 50th Anniversary Events  (DoubleTree Hotel 11am-1am): $20 per person

Friday/Saturday 50th Anniversary Events  (DoubleTree Hotel Both Days): $30 per person
Sunday Luncheon with the Stars  (DoubleTree Hotel 11am-5pm): $50 per person

 

--- PLEASE NOTE:

“To make your advance registration for the above Fest events, please be sure to completely fill out and include both sides of the printed Official Dark Shadows Festival Registration / Order Form. Include any and all payments made by your check or money order, payable to the Dark Shadows Festival.”

 

Please also include a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever Stamp Envelope).

 

The Festival cannot accept credit cards or PayPal.

 

From the Fest: “Please note that if any payments have been / are sent without the Registration / Order Form, the DS Festival / Official DS Fan Club will mail you a Registration / Order Form to complete and return.”

 

Note: The printed Registration / Order Form also will be included in the DS Festival’s general mass postal-mailing. This mailing will be sent soon to those already on the Fest postal-mailing list, so please be sure the Fest has your current postal address.

 

The Registration Form now is available for download and printing on the Fest website:

 

www.darkshadowsfestival.com

 

Please send the finished Form, your payment(s), and your SAFSE to:

 

Dark Shadows Festival

P.O. Box 92

Maplewood, NJ 07040

 

If you have registration questions or seek more registration information, please directly contact Ann Wilson at the DS Festival:

 

pansyfaye@darkshadowsfestival.com

Ann Wilson, Dark Shadows Festival, P.O. Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040

 

--- “The only event that may be paid at the door – if space is still available – is the Sunday exclusive DS Tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. This historic site is minutes from the Doubletree Hotel by car or taxi. It was a filming location for scenes in the movies HOUSE OF DS (1970) and NIGHT OF DS (1971).”

 

The tour is 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 (after Fest programming at the Doubletree Hotel ends at 5:00). Space is limited.

 

Cemetery tour tickets: $9.99 if purchased in advance; $12.00 at the gate - if tickets are still available. Advance purchase is recommended.

 

The advance price of $9.99 per person can only be paid via a special DS link on the Sleepy Hollow website at the following Internet address: https://www.showclix.com/event/dark-shadows-private-tour2016

 

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery South Gate, 430 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

 

--- DS Guests planning to appear at the DS 50th Year Celebration:

 

Newly-added Special Guest: ROBERT COBERT (DS Music Composer)

 

DAVID SELBY (Quentin)

JOHN KARLEN (Willie)

LARA PARKER (Angelique)

KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (Maggie)

JERRY LACY (Revered Trask)

NANCY BARRETT (Carolyn)

MITCHELL RYAN (Burke)

MARIE WALLACE (Eve)

ROGER DAVIS (Peter)

CHRISTOPHER PENNOCK (Jeb)

JAMES STORM (Gerard)

KATHLEEN CODY (Hallie)

SHARON SMYTH (Sarah)

DONNA WANDREY (Roxanne)

 

More guests to be announced. Guest appearances are subject to change and availability.

 

 

**** DARK SHADOWS 50th  - SPECIAL NEW OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

 

“Several new DS collectibles are coming soon for the Golden Anniversary.

 

---- “Debuting at the Year #50 Celebration in Tarrytown is a full-color, retro 1960s-style metal DS lunchbox, designed to look like it was produced back when the show first aired on ABC from 1966-1971. (Interestingly enough, although often falsely reported as existing, such a lunch box never was issued originally.)

 

“Of course, most fans are well beyond their taking-lunch-to-school days, but this box is attractive and collectible. It has depictions of Barnabas, Quentin, Angelique, Josette, the werewolf, Collinwood, and The Old House. It also can be used to hold keepsakes and as a nice shelf memento.”

 

---- “Also coming is a limited edition T-shirt with a new DS design.

 

---- “In the meantime, the original 1969 Top 20 record album ‘The Original Music from Dark Shadows’ by The Robert Cobert Orchestra, with Jonathan Frid and David Selby, is being re-issued on high-quality purple swirl vinyl as a special national Record Store Day release.

 

“The album reproduces the authentic album artwork, complete with the double-sided Barnabas and Quentin poster insert. This Collector's Item will be available only at authorized local record stores throughout the U.S. on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

 

“Fans should check their local, independent record store merchants to purchase the album on that date and to reserve copies.”

 

For information on participating outlets, go to: http://www.recordstoreday.com/News

 

 ---- Future ShadowGram Online Updates and ShadowGram Published Newsletters will report confirmed DS merchandise details.

 

 

*** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE THESE SHADOWGRAM ONLINE NEWS UPDATES FIRST VIA THE FREE SHADOWGRAM GROUP AT YAHOO.COM:

 

It’s easy to join the ShadowGram Group / List – and it is free. As a Group member, you will be among the first to directly receive every SG Update post in your email inbox. To become a Group member, you simply follow these directions yourself.

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there and type   Shadowgram   in the Search box. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to join the Group.

 

Toreceive a Group invitation, please directly send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you sign up for the Group or accept the invitation, you are a Group member. You’ll then be among the First to receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can follow past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com

 

If you'd like more information or have questions, please e-mail Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com

 

 **** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM invites all fans to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc.

 

Fans attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration and/or in-person appearances by the DS actors always are welcome to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.  Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and e- mail addresses above / below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 36+ years ago in April, 1979, SG always works closely with the DS personnel and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above / below. For more information or if you have any questions, please email or send a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

Email: ShadowGram1@yahoo.com
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SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 377

March 4. 2016

 

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

The Official Dark Shadows News Online Updates by Email Posts

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group / List at Yahoo.com, then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free and directions are later in this Update.

 

To receive a SG Group invitation, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

You also can join the SG Group directly at http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 ********************************************

 

Update Number 377

March 4, 2016

 

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Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

 

**** CHRIS PENNOCK IN THE INTENSE PLAY “THIRD” THIS WEEKEND

 

CHRIS (Jeb, Cyrus/John, Sebastian, Gabriel) enthusiastically invites fans in the Los Angeles area to see him as “Jack Jameson” in the play THIRD this weekend – Sat.-Sun., March 5-6, at the Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood. Performances are Sat. at 8:00 and Sun. matinee at 3:00.

 

He hopes fans will come: “THIRD is a superb play by the great Wendy Wasserstein….family, academia, politics, war and peace, the tragedy of Alzheimers, and ultimately LOVE! You will enjoy it!”

 

Chris also shares a scary experience: He was in the play on opening night 2-13. But as he arrived at the theater the next day, his Prius car was severely rear-ended by another car, destroying both vehicles. Chris was taken by ambulance to the hospital with “blood everywhere and a raging headache” after being “thrown into the next seat.” Chris suffered a “mild concussion and laceration” on his forehead with some “back and hip injuries…. They found my understudy (DS’ LISA EICHARDS’ husband) Steve Mandillo walking his dogs and he made it (to the theatre) in time for the big scene in the second act.” Chris adds, “Now, 2 weeks later, I’m still limping around…but I will be BACK on stage Saturday night, March 5!”

 

LA Times review 2-25: “An ardently feminist college professor accuses a male student of plagiarism, (and) engages in prejudice of the grossest stripe, almost destroying a young life in the process.” THIRD is “a well-paced production” presenting “the pure pleasure” of the play’s message: “A clarion warning against ideological extremism that is particularly apropos now, when any blunder into political incorrectness, however unwitting, can engender viral and virulent outrage.” Chris (and Steve Mandillo) portray the professor’s father, “an appropriately King Lear-like figure slipping into dementia.”

 

The Actors Workout Studio is at 4735 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA.

Tickets are $20. Info: (800) 838-3006 or third.brownpapertickets.com

 

Chris was in a previous production of THIRD in late Oct., 2015, at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

 

 

**** MARIE WALLACE GUESTS ON HULU TV SERIES “DIFFICULT PEOPLE”

 

MARIE (Eve, Mad Jenny, Megan Todd) tells SG she recently “filmed a part in the Hulu series DIFFICULT PEOPLE, produced by Amy Poehler and written by Julie Klausner and starring Julie and Billy Eichner. My character’s name, of all things, is ‘Marie!’ I’m in Episode #210, called ‘High Alert.’ It’s the last show of their second season, so look for it on HULU this summer.” She notes that “Marie” wears elegant clothing, including a glamorous floor-length red dress and fur coat. She adds “Many of my friends have told me it’s their favorite show, so if you haven’t already seen it, go to it!”

 

Hulu.com summary: “Life is really tough for Julie and Billy, two 30-something aspiring comics living and working in New York City. While their friends and acquaintances move on to find success and love, they continue to struggle with careers and relationships, getting more bitter by the day.” The series’ premise also is described: “As best friends living in NYC, their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations.”

 

All episodes so far are streaming: http://www.hulu.com/difficult-people

 

 

**** JERRY LACY IN NEW FANTASY / ADVENTURE MOVIE

 

JERRY (Tony Peterson, Rev. Trask, Gregory Trask, Lamar Trask) has recently been filming scenes for the new independent movie THE NINGYO. He portrays “H. Prestor Sealous” in the fantasy adventure due out this year.

 

Co-Creator/Director Miguel Ortega and Production Designer Tran Ma describe: “A 1909 period film pilot about ‘cryptozoology.’ The search for mythological or unproven creatures. A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals.


“Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.”

 

The trailer (preview) can be seen at 

More information is at  facebook.com/theningyo

 

*** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE THESE SHADOWGRAM ONLINE NEWS UPDATES VIA THE FREE SHADOWGRAM GROUP / LIST AT YAHOO.COM:

 

Joining the ShadowGram Group is easy and free. Once you’re a Group member, you will be among the first to directly receive every SG Update in your email inbox. Here are the directions.

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there and type   Shadowgram   in the Search box. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to join the Group.

 

To do so, please directly send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you sign up for the Group or accept the invitation, you are a Group member. You then will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can follow past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

If you'd like more information or have questions, please e-mail Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com

 

 **** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM invites all fans to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.  Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and e- mail addresses above / below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 36+ years ago in April, 1979, SG always works closely with the DS personnel and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above / below. For more information or if you have any questions, please email or send a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

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ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

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Temple City, CA 91780-7766

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 03:40:15 am »

**** DARK SHADOWS 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – FRIDAY TICKETS & SATURDAY/SUNDAY UPDATE

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT: REVISED TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR LATE FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY

 

**** MESSAGE FROM SHADOWGRAM’S MARCY ROBIN

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 381

May 7, 2016

 

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

The Official Dark Shadows News Online Updates by Email Posts

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City , CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group / List at Yahoo.com, then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free and directions are later in this Update.

 

To receive a SG Group invitation, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

You also can join the SG Group / List directly at http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

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Update Number 381

May 7, 2016

 

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Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

SHADOWGRAM UPDATE #181

May 6, 2016

 

***** DARK SHADOWS 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - FRIDAY TICKETS & SATURDAY/SUNDAY UPDATE

 

The Dark Shadows Festival asks ShadowGram to announce the following:

 

As previously announced, the Saturday and Sunday hotel events for the Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Celebration have sold out.

 

However, a limited number of tickets remain for the events at the DoubleTree Hotel on Friday, June 24, from 6pm-Midnight for $15 per person.

 

As a special opportunity for fans who were unable to purchase full 3-day DS 50th passes, those who register now or who already are registered to attend only on Friday will also receive a complimentary pass to attend the DS activities at the DoubleTree on Saturday evening, June 25 (after 7pm-midnight) and Sunday afternoon, June 26 (after 3pm to closing at 6pm).

 

The revised tentative Schedule of Events just for Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon is included later in this Update.

 

The free passes for the Saturday evening and late Sunday afternoon activities will be given to those who have pre-paid for Friday evening events when they pick up their badges at the DS 50th Registration Table at the DoubleTree.

 

Please note: Fest Registration initially will open at approximately 3pm on Friday afternoon in the hotel lobby. Please be sure to bring your original registration payment receipt, The badge you receive gives you entry to Fest activities in the hotel.

 

Additionally, space remains available Friday morning, June 24, for a visit to neighboring Lyndhurst , the estate where the movies "House of DS" and "Night of DS" were filmed.

 

The Lyndhurst visit includes a tour of the elegant historic mansion for $20 per person. Lunch and snacks will be for sale in the café or you may bring a picnic lunch. Please note that Lyndhurst will now open at 11 a.m. for fans who wish to come before noon and is open until 5:00 p.m.  The DoubleTree Hotel is only a few hundred yards away on the same street (Broadway) in Tarrytown , so fans can walk or take a shuttle van from the DoubleTree Hotel. Fans also can drive and park at Lyndhurst .

 

----- For fans who wish to pay now for the Friday events ( Lyndhurst tour-$20, Friday evening at the DoubleTree Hotel-$15):

 

Any payments for the Friday events MUST be sent along with a completed Order Form available at www.darkshadowsfestival.com

 

Payments are only by check or money order payable to Dark Shadows Festival. Please include a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever Stamp Envelope). The Fest can not accept credit cards or PayPal.

 

Interested fans are encouraged to take advantage of this special offer as soon as possible. Anyone who has already registered for Friday only will automatically receive the Free Saturday night and Sunday afternoon admission.

 

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

REVISED TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR LATE FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY

 

Below is the revised tentative schedule only for Friday and the late Saturday and Sunday activities. Times are approximate and subject to change.

 

Please note that guest autograph / photo opportunity sessions and memorabilia sales will take place throughout each afternoon / evening until 6:00pm Sunday.

 

ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will continue to announce more exciting DS 50th news plus more DS news!

 

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016

11:00 am - 5:00pm - An Afternoon at Collinwood ( Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown )

(Tour of Lyndhurst Mansion - $20 per person)

3:00pm   Fest Celebration Registration opens at DoubleTree Hotel (Friday night - $15 per person)

6:00pm    DS 50th Anniversary opening ceremonies with guests Sharon Smyth & David Selby

6:15        Special DS Episode with Original Commercials as broadcast on ABC-TV

6:45        Jonathan Frid on The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

7:00        Special Guests: Kathleen Cody & James Storm

7:30        Special Guests: Marie Wallace & Christopher Pennock

8:00        Special Guests: Kathryn Leigh Scott & Jerry Lacy

8:30        Special Guests: Lara Parker & Roger Davis

9:00        Jonathan Frid hosts House of Dark Shadows (1986)

11:00      Night of Dark Shadows

12:45      Late Night Movie

 

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE OPEN TO PURCHASERS OF FRIDAY NIGHT TICKETS AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:

 

SATURDAY - June 25, 2016 - DS 50th Anniversary

7:00         Donna McKechnie In Performance

7:30         Dark Shadows In Remembrance

                The Collinsport Players

8:00         Dark Shadows Fans’ Costume / Presentation Gala

9:00         Dark Shadows At The Movies Retrospective

10:00       Ghost Stories with Sarah Collins

                & Short Film hosted by Sharon Smyth

11:00      Movie: The Last Case of August T. Harrison (with several DS cast members)

 

SUNDAY - June 26, 2016

3:00          Autograph Session/DS Memorabilia Sale

5:00          Optional No-Host Fan Field Trip to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery & Private Tour ($10 advance / $12 at door)

 

 

**** MESSAGE FROM SHADOWGRAM’S MARCY ROBIN

 

I really appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience (it’s been a long haul) since my emergency eye surgery in late March. I’m very grateful for so many messages of encouragement, support, and healing. I also applaud Kathy Resch, who’s kept on top of everything for me.

 

My eye surgeon is pleased with my progress, my vision gradually improves, and I hope to be “back on my daily life track” soon. Kathy has been handling my e- and postal- mail, the Updates, etc. while I recover. I look forward to again handling my correspondence, ShadowGram, and more, in the near future.

 

My doctors and I anticipate I’ll be fine for traveling to the Year #50 Celebration and be ready for my various Fest staff responsibilities all weekend, including the for-fun Fans’ Costume & Presentation Gala, and getting to see everybody too. Thank you all!

 

 

 

These ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates soon will announce and report more exciting, confirmed Fest and other DS news!

 

The Updates always are posted first to the free ShadowGram Group / List at Yahoo,com

 

For more info: Email Marcy Robin at  ShadowGram@aol.com or ShadowGram1@yahoo.com

 

*** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE THESE SHADOWGRAM ONLINE NEWS UPDATES VIA THE FREE SHADOWGRAM GROUP / LIST AT YAHOO.COM:

 

Joining the ShadowGram Group is easy and free. Once you’re a Group member, you will be among the first to directly receive every SG Update in your email inbox. Here are the directions.

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there and type   Shadowgram   in the Search box. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to join the Group.

 

To do so, please directly send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you sign up for the Group or accept the invitation, you are a Group member. You then will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can follow past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

If you'd like more information or have questions, please e-mail Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com

 

**** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM invites all fans to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.  Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and e- mail addresses above / below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 36+ years ago in April, 1979, SG always works closely with the DS personnel and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above / below. For more information or if you have any questions, please email or send a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

Email: ShadowGram1@yahoo.com

 

 

 


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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 05:49:44 pm »

**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION UPDATES

**** MESSAGE FROM SHADOWGRAM’S MARCY ROBIN

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 382

June 19, 2016

 

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

The Official Dark Shadows News Online Updates by Email Posts

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group / List at Yahoo.com, then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free and directions are later in this Update.

 

To receive a SG Group invitation, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

You also can join the SG Group / List directly at http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

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Update Number 382

June 19, 2016

 

********************************************

 

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

DS 50th ANNIVERSARY: LATEST OFFICAL NEWS

 

The DS Golden Anniversary Celebration in Tarrytown, NY, is a few days away.

 

This Update releases the revised schedule of events, details various planned activities, and describes guest presentations, fan participation opportunities, a retrospective of Jonathan Frid’s one-man Readers Theatre shows, new merchandise for purchase, special and rare screenings, and much more.

 

More than a dozen original DS cast/crew will join us. Unfortunately, a few guests who had hoped to participate send their regrets and are unable to attend: Mitchell Ryan (Burke Devlin), Kathleen Cody (Hallie Stokes) and Robert Cobert (music composer). Each has attended previous Festivals and hopes to see the fans at a future Festival gathering.

 

Happily, 3 new guests from the original DS production staff will be with us and participate in a discussion panel: Video engineer Nick Besink, stage manager Daniel Morgan, and audio engineer Henry Plimack.

 

**** SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - TARRYTOWN DOUBLETREE HOTEL
BALLROOM (except where noted)

This schedule is subject to change and all times are approximate.

 

---- Friday , June 24

 

10:00am - 5:00 pm - An Afternoon at Collinwood (Lyndhurst Estate)

3:00pm   Celebration Registration opens at DoubleTree Hotel

6:00        DS 50th Anniversary opening ceremonies with guest Sharon Smyth

6:15        DS Episode #1245 as originally broadcast on ABC-TV

6:45        Jonathan Frid on The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

7:00        Special Guests: Nancy Barrett & Kathryn Leigh Scott

7:30        Special Guests: Marie Wallace & Christopher Pennock

8:00        Special Guests: Jerry Lacy & James Storm

8:30        Special Guests: Lara Parker & Roger Davis

9:00        Movie: House of Dark Shadows with Jonathan Frid Interview (1986)

11:00      Movie: Night of Dark Shadows

12:45      Movie: Doctor Mabuse - Etiopomar (with DS cast)

 

---- Saturday, June 25

 

10:00am  Celebration registration opens

11:00       Dark Shadows Fan Videos

11:30       Dark Shadows News: ShadowGram's Marcy Robin

12:00       The Collinsport Historical Society - Wallace McBride

12:30       The Collins Chronicles - Patrick McCray

1:00         Dark Shadows Lost & Found: The House 

2:00         Dark Shadows Charity Auction I     

3:00         Dark Shadows Lives: The Big Finish Audio Dramas

3:15         The Genesis Of A Comeback: On The Road With

                 Jonathan Frid - William McKinley & Mary O'Leary

4:00         50th Anniversary Dark Shadows Cast Reunion -

                  Questions & Answers with The Stars

5:00         Dark Shadows Bloopers

6:00         Dark Shadows Lost & Found: Surprise

7:00         Donna McKechnie In Performance

7:30         Dark Shadows Costume Celebration

8:30         Dark Shadows: Séance Fiction – The Collinsport Players

9:00         Ghost Stories with Sarah Collins

                  and On A Country Road horror short hosted by Sharon Smyth

10:00      Movie: The Last Case of August T. Harrison (with DS cast)

                  introduced by filmmaker Ansel Faraj

11:30      Movie: House of Shadows (influenced by DS)

 

Sunday, June 26

 

11:00am   Doors Open/Registration Opens

11:30        Luncheon Begins/Door Prizes/Gift Bags

12:30        Dark Shadows Dramatics: Stage & video performances

                   by the Dark Shadows stars/Dark Shadows In Remembrance

2:30          Dark Shadows  Charity Auction II

3:00          Autograph Session/DS Memorabilia Sale

5:00          Optional No-Host Fan Field Trip to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery & Private Tour

 

NOTE: At the Celebration Registration tables in the Doubletree Hotel, you must present your original registration payment receipt. You’ll then receive a badge; please wear it prominently to enable you to attend Celebration programming.

 

NOTE: For those going to the separate “Afternoon at Collinwood” visit to the nearby Lyndhurst Estate (filming site for the movies “House of DS” and “Night of DS”), you may park on the mansion grounds, walk from the hotel, or take a $2 hotel taxi ride to and/or from Lyndhurst.

At Lyndhurst, each fan must present their ticket to tour the mansion (the ticket was mailed to them with their Festival receipt). A Festival receipt will not be valid for this purpose.

Each fan is entitled to one tour of the mansion interior. These will be in groups of 20, every 30 minutes, starting at 10am and ending at 4pm. Lunch and snacks will be available at the Lyndhurst carriage house café adjacent to the gift shop in the stables area, or fans may bring their own sack lunches. There are many filming locations on the grounds: the greenhouse, abandoned pool building, bowling alley, gardens, and more.

 

**** 50th ANNIVERSARY HIGHLIGHTS

 

---- Guest Autographs & Photo Opportunities

Throughout the weekend, the DS actors will be available to sign autographs at tables in the hotel corridors adjacent to the ballroom. There is no charge for guest signatures. Fans may purchase photographs, books and other DS materials to be autographed. Please Note: There is a limit of 2 autographs per person per each visit with a guest, with the exception of items purchased from the guests. Your cooperation is appreciated so every fan has a fair chance to greet our guests. Thank you.

 

---- Luncheon with the Stars – Sunday afternoon – Hotel Ballroom

All attendees of the 50th Anniversary Luncheon will receive a gift offering of DS items. Following the awarding of door prizes, there will be a variety of special video and live onstage Dark Shadows Dramatics presentations with the actors. The afternoon will end with an autograph session and the final opportunity to purchase DS merchandise.

 

---- Costume Celebration – 7:30 Saturday evening - Hotel Ballroom

This all-for-fun fan participation event welcomes fans of all ages to share their creativity with their own DS- or horror- influenced costumes onstage. Individually or in small groups, you can show off your costume, present a short recitation, song, or dance (no more than 1 minute, please). Entries must be suitable for all audiences.

Entry forms will be available at the Information Desk near the Registration area.

NOTE: This is not a contest. There is no fee to participate. Marcy Robin is the Costume Celebration Coordinator and onstage MC. She asks all participants to please bring their completed entry forms and attend a 7:00 Rehearsal/Information Session at the hotel’s outside gazebo pavilion immediately behind the ballroom autograph area. Thank you.

 

---- Special Movie Screenings

In addition to big-screen, high-definition presentations of the feature films House of DS and Night of DS, other motion pictures of interest will screen over the weekend. These include the DS-influenced House of Shadows and a pair of movies featuring original DS cast members from DS fan/filmmaker Ansel Faraj: The Last Case of August T. Harrison and Doctor Mabuse: Etiopoma.

 

---- Lost And Found

For the first time in 6 decades and not seen anywhere since its single original live telecast in the 1950s, Art Wallace's original teleplay of The House will be screened. Fans can see how Wallace adapted the story and setting when Dan Curtis hired him to pen DS’ “program bible” in 1966. Viewers will find many characters and story elements to be extremely familiar!

 

---- The Genesis of a Comeback: On The Road With Jonathan Frid

In the 1980s, after attending several DS fan conventions and contributing to the show’s return in syndication and on PBS stations, Jonathan Frid began performing dramatic one-man shows for the fans. Producer Mary O’Leary then teamed with Jonathan to form Clunes Associates to develop and present Jonathan’s professional performances across the country at theatres, schools and libraries. Among those assisting Jonathan’s creative efforts was young fan William McKinley. Now, Mary and William look back at their time working with Jonathan and travelling with his unique Readers Theatre programs.

 

---- Producing Shadows

On Saturday afternoon, 3 veterans from the DS production staff will share their memories of working behind the scenes. Joining the panel will be video engineer Nick Besink, stage manager Daniel Morgan, and audio engineer Henry Plimack.

 

---- Memorabilia Charity Auctions

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, a tantalizing selection of rare and unique DS items will be offered for auction to benefit the Lyndhurst Estate, and Cure PSP (in memory of Geoff Miller). This is your chance to acquire DS collectibles and surprises, with some donated by our guests.

 

--- Dark Shadows Collectibles

An array of new commemorative DS-related items will be available for sale during the weekend, including David Selby’s Light & Shadows book of DS-inspired songs, poems, and photographs. MPI will debut the first-ever retro-styled DS lunchbox, the only official DS 50th Anniversary T-shirt, and a long-sleeved hoodie. Also, final copies of the commemorative limited edition, purple vinyl reissue of composer Robert Cobert’s classic Original Music From Dark Shadows soundtrack album will be available while supplies last.

 

NOTE: The anonymous winner of the MPI online contest to win Celebration admission and a hotel stay has been notified.

 

---- The Collinsport Players

A group of DS fans have joined to present a humorous tale involving dramatic happenings at Collinwood. The parody Séance Fiction promises a surprise or 2.

 

**** NOTE: All 50th Anniversary functions are sold out. For those unable to attend, the Festival program book will be for sale after July 1. Also available after the Celebration event: New DS merchandise from MPI ((www.darkshadowsdvd.com)): the DS lunchbox (full-color retro style), a 50th Anniversary t-shirt with a vintage cast image, commemorative DS hoodie, and more items.

 

ShadowGram Updates soon will report more details about how to purchase these items after the Celebration weekend.

 

**** MESSAGE FROM SHADOWGRAM’S MARCY ROBIN

 

For 6 months, SG Updates have noted some Real Life situations I’ve had to face. These totally unexpected, unpredictable crises required all my attention, energy, and more. My entire life was upended and I had to set aside everything, including my all-volunteer DS/SG work. I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding – and I’m back at last!

 

Since the late December accidental electrical garage/house fire at my home, cleaning, repairs, and reconstruction have progressed steadily. It’s been very traumatic and difficult in every way. Hopefully, home will again be home for us by late summer.

 

In late March, I needed another emergency surgery for a retinal hole in one eye; I have lifelong severe myopia and am prone to retinal damage. I’m grateful and relieved that my surgeon – a pioneer in the field – is very pleased with my recovery and cleared me to fly to NY. So I’ll be there to handle my staff responsibilities and celebrate with everyone. My thanks for all the good wishes, prayers, healing thoughts, cards, notes, and emails from so many. They truly helped lift my spirits.

 

**** SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DS NEWS ONLINE UPDATES – FREE!

These ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will announce and report more exciting, confirmed Fest and other DS news. The Updates always are posted first to the free ShadowGram Group / List at Yahoo.com.  Joining the ShadowGram Group is easy and free. Once you’re a Group member, you will be among the first to directly receive every SG Update in your email inbox. Here are the directions.

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there and type   Shadowgram   in the Search box. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to have the Updates sent right to your inbox To do so, please directly send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you join the Group or accept the invitation, you will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can see past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

If you'd like more information or have questions, please e-mail Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com

 

**** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM invites all fans to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.  Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and e- mail addresses above / below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 36+ years ago in April, 1979, SG always works closely with the DS personnel and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above / below. For more information or if you have any questions, please email or send a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

Email: ShadowGram1@yahoo.com

 


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# 1 **** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

“DS 50th ANNIVERSARY – HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD” – OCT. 29-30, 2016

 

# 2  **** SHADOWGRAM REPORT: DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – TARRYTOWN, NY – JUNE 24-26, 2016

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 383

July 6, 2016

 

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

The Official Dark Shadows News Online Updates by Email Posts

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com, then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free. Directions are below and later in this Update.

 

You can join the SG Group / List directly at: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

To receive a SG Group invitation, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

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Update Number 383

July 6, 2016

 

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Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

# 1

**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

“DARK SHADOWS – HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD” EVENT – OCT. 29-30, 2016

 

ShadowGram is pleased to announce first word about an extra-special Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary encore event in Los Angeles, CA, the weekend of October 29-30, 2016.

 

“Dark Shadows – Halloween in Hollywood” will include the debut of Lara Parker's new DS novel, “Heiress of Collinwood.”

 

---- PLEASE NOTE: The above announcement is to encourage interested fans to “mark your calendars now.” NO further details are available at this time. Planning is underway and these free ShadowGram Online Updates will first report definite news as it is finalized.

 

Please do not attempt to send any money, request tickets, etc., until the specific information is officially announced through these ShadowGram Online Updates in the coming months. Thank you for your cooperation – and your DS enthusiasm!

 

These ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will premiere-announce all confirmed information FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

To be among the first to directly receive each ShadowGram News Update in your inbox:

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there, type   Shadowgram   in the Search box, and click again. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to receive each Update as it is posted. For an invitation or more information, please send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you join the Group or accept the invitation, you will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can see past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

# 2

****REPORTING:

 DARK SHADOWS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION –

COMMEMORATING DS’ 5 DECADES WITH CAST, CREW, & FANS

 

Over the weekend of June 24-26, 2016, an enthusiastic group of approximately 1,300 devotees of "Dark Shadows" (DS) gathered in Tarrytown, NY, to celebrate the original TV show's golden anniversary (DS premiered June 27, 1966). Fans of all ages came from across the U.S. as well as England, Canada, and Australia. They were joined by a dozen of the series' cast members and a trio of the production personnel.

 

The festivities began on Friday morning and afternoon, June 24, when over 500 fans visited the nearby historic Lyndhurst Estate. Both MGM motion pictures "House of Dark Shadows" (1970) and "Night of Dark Shadows" (1971) were filmed on location there; a number of the TV cast members starred in these movies. Scenes were shot inside the elegant mansion and numerous buildings as well as around the sprawling grounds filled with lush, varied landscaping. Fans taking the guided tours of the mansion interiors were offered a glimpse into the "Collinwood" of the movies – including a rendition of Angelique’s portrait.

 

Friday evening, the neighboring DoubleTree Hotel welcomed more attendees for a full schedule of free autographs and photo opportunities with our guests, onstage Q&A / reminiscences sessions with the actors, and a range of video screenings lasting through midnight. A wide array of DS merchandise was offered for sale throughout the weekend. Included were books, photos, and CDs from the guests, a wide range of Big Finish Productions’ wonderful DS audio dramas on CD, and premiering 50th anniversary collectibles from MPI Home Video: a retro-styled, color-illustrated DS lunchbox, a commemorative T-shirt and hoodie, and much more.

 

Saturday, June 25, brought a full day of activities. Our guests again were available for free autographs and photo opportunities during the day.

 

Beginning at 11:00am were DS-themed fan videos. Next was a DS News / Q&A audience discussion with Marcy Robin, longtime editor of the recognized ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates and the ShadowGram Official DS Published Newsletter.

 

During her session, Marcy also announced that expected guests Mitchell Ryan, Donna McKechnie, and Kathy Cody were unable to attend and sent their regrets to everyone. Following were talks from Wallace McBride of The Collinsport Historical Society website and associate Patrick McCray.

 

A rare video treat shown during the afternoon was a long-lost live television broadcast of the drama "The House" by Art Wallace. It had not been seen since its only TV airing in the 1950s. In 1966, Art worked with Dan Curtis to create the original “story bible” for DS. This is a compilation of possible storylines, characters, tones, settings, etc., for the proposed TV show that ultimately became “Dark Shadows.” Thus those watching the screening could recognize how certain characters and situations were adapted from "The House" to become part of DS.

 

Then original DS production staff members Nick Besink (video engineer), Henry Plimack (audio engineer), and Daniel Morgan (stage manager) fronted an insightful panel that focused on the behind-the-scenes aspects of getting the daily DS episodes on the air.

 

The afternoon continued with the first of 2 charity auctions. Many rare and unique DS items were offered for open bidding, with proceeds benefiting the Lyndhurst Estate, a National Historic Trust site. Among the highlights were Josette's Music Box reproductions and a script from Lara Parker's first DS episode.

 

“Dark Shadows Lives” brought onstage David Darlington and associates of England’s Big Finish Productions. They discussed BFP’s excellent ongoing series of new DS audio dramas starring many of the original cast members and others. Then Mary O'Leary and Will McKinley, former business associates of Jonathan Frid, presented an insightful and affectionate tribute to Jonathan, recalling the creation and performances of his one-man Readers Theatre live shows that he toured across the country in the 1980s and 1990s.

 

Next DS actors David Selby, John Karlen, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jerry Lacy, Marie Wallace, Sharon Smyth, Donna Wandrey, James Storm, Chris Pennock, and Roger Davis gathered on stage. After saluting DS’ 50th anniversary with flutes of champagne, they informed fans of their latest endeavors and answered a wide range of questions from the audience. Afterward, Chris read excerpts from one of his comic books.

 

That evening, Nancy Barrett reprised her role of “Carolyn Stoddard” in a humorous Collinsport Players fan skit entitled "Séance Fiction," written by Jay Keaveny and directed by Richard Halpern. Next, over two dozen fans dressed as their favorite DS or horror characters came onstage, individually or in small groups, for the “for fun” Costume Celebration, emceed by Coordinator Marcy Robin. Participants shared their DS enthusiasm and creativity in a delightful variety of characters, costumes, recitations, songs, and more – all just for fun. The event was capped when the onstage costumed participants were surprised: They were joined by Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker, each wearing period attire as Josette and Angelique. The evening activities continued as Sharon Smyth shared with the fans some ghost stories and a short horror film in which she stars.

 

Sunday, June 26, began with more free guest autographs and photo opportunities that later continued in the afternoon. At 11:30am, the “Luncheon with the Stars” opened. Fans and guests were seated at tables throughout the hotel ballroom. A variety of door prizes were awarded prior to an afternoon of guests’ stage performances and special video presentations.

 

First, Nancy Barrett teamed with David Selby to sing and dance to their DS signature song, "I Wanna Dance with You," which was featured in DS’ 1897 storyline. David then requested the audience hum along as he recited "Shadows of the Night," the lyrics for "Quentin's Theme." Next, James Storm played his guitar and sang a selection of folk-roots songs before auctioning off one of his evocative black-and-white framed nature photographs to benefit a Native American educational organization in which he is involved. Kathryn Leigh Scott read a segment from her new autobiographical book "Last Dance at the Savoy" prior to the auction of her original Maggie Evans’ waitress costume and saddle shoes from DS’ first episode, plus various hair extensions she used on the show. These were offered to support CurePSP, the affliction which claimed the life of her late husband, Geoff Miller.

 

Filmmaker Ansel Faraj presented a pair of short films with DS cast members in both mysterious and humorous stories – including one in which “vampire” Chris Pennock conducts a job interview for a potential servant: the “very experienced” John  Karlen. Then came a taped segment of Lara and Kathryn costumed as Angelique and Josette, shot on location in St. Pierre, Martinique. Finally, a “Dark Shadows in Remembrance” retrospective honored those cast and production members who have passed.

 

All Luncheon attendees received complementary DS books and DVDs courtesy of MPI and Hermes Press. They also could bid on more DS collectibles in another charity auction to further benefit Kathryn and Jim's causes.

 

Afterward, the actors signed autographs and posed for photos. Fans also could browse the wide variety of available merchandise. At 5:00, many fans departed for an optional DS-focused guided tour of nearby Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, also used for location filming for the 1970 and 1971 DS movies. Finally, the Anniversary Celebration weekend was extended as many fans lingered well into the night to talk, visit, and share about DS.

 

The weekend was indeed a fitting finale to a festive 3 days of honoring half a century of “Dark Shadows.”

 

Since we held the first DS Festival in 1983, the Fests always have been “by the fans, for the fans, with the fans.” Countless lasting friendships, shared experiences, common interests, creativity, and much more result at every Fest. Here’s to many more together!

 

**** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM invites fans who joined us at the Anniversary Celebration to please share their photos with ShadowGram, using the postal- or e- mail addresses below. Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All fans everywhere also are encouraged to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and/or e- mail addresses below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 37+ years ago in April, 1979, ShadowGram always works closely with the DS personnel, the DS Festival, and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above. For more information or if you have any questions, please email or send an SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

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****** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE-ANNOUNCES MORE DETAILS:

 

“DS 50th ANNIVERSARY – HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD” – OCT. 29-30, 2016

---- LOCATION - HIGHLIGHTS – ADMISSION INFORMATION

---- LOCAL ATTRACTIONS - TRANSPORTATION - HOTEL INFORMATION

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 384

August 14, 2016

 

The Official “Dark Shadows” News Online Updates by Email Posts

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com – Update posts are then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free. Directions for doing so are below and also later in this Update.

 

You can join the SG Group / List directly at: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

To receive an invitation to the ShadowGram Group List, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

********************************************

 

Update Number 384

August 14, 2016

 

********************************************

 

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE REPORT: MORE DETAILS

“DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY – HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD”–

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016

 

ShadowGram (SG) here provides more information about the upcoming “DS YEAR #50 HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD” event, presented by the DS Festival / Official DS Fan Club.

 

This event was first announced in the ShadowGram Official DS News Online Update #383 - July 6, 2016, posted directly via ShadowGram1@yahoo.com

 

The festivities will take place from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight on Saturday, October 29, at the historic Hollywood Women’s Club, located at 1749 La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, California 90046.

 

---- HIGHLIGHTING:

LARA PARKER’s (Angelique) new DS novel, “Heiress of Collinwood,” will be celebrated. This is her 4th DS novel and will be available for purchase (before its official Nov. 8 release date). Lara – and our other DS guests (to be announced soon) – will sign autographs, answer audience questions, perform, and be available for free photo opportunities with fans.

 

A variety of photos, books, collectibles, and more – including new DS merchandise – will be available. Sandwiches, beverages, and snacks will be for sale on site and there are numerous restaurants nearby.

 

A charity auction will offer unique and rare items – highlighted by Nancy Barrett's original vampire fangs from 1970’s “House of Dark Shadows” feature film, a vintage Maggie Evans hairpiece from Kathryn Leigh Scott, and other collectibles. Proceeds benefit this classic Hollywood Women’s Club location.

 

Fans of all ages are encouraged to participate in the just-for-fun DS Halloween Costume Party presentation, sharing their own DS creativity and enthusiasm. Please contact Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com for more information.

 

ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates such as this one soon will announce all our expected attending guests, planned programming, and more details.

 

PLEASE NOTE: No specific hotel is affiliated with this event.

 

A number of hotels and public parking garages are in the vicinity. Fans can refer to Google.com and type in “Hotels in Hollywood, California,” and include the Women’s Club street address above to explore hotel options.

 

Later in this Update, ShadowGram indicates general transportation, nearby public and tourist attractions, and other information of interest.

 

All attendees will receive complimentary DS gifts.

 

 

**** ADMISSION INFORMATION – HOW TO JOIN US!

 

Admission for this 12-hour event is $20.00 per person.

 

---- Advance ticket purchase is required by postal-mail check / money order   OR   via PayPal.

 

Payments must be received at the addresses below by Saturday, October 22.

Sorry, credit card payments can not be accepted.

 

NOTE: For payments by postal-mail, please include the full name of each person for whom you are paying. Also, please enclose a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamp Envelope) with complete current name(s) of attendees and the correct postal-mail address.

 

Please also include a contact email address.

 

Your membership badge will be sent to you by postal-mail. It is your receipt for admission. Please wear this badge when you are attending programming events at the Women’s Club.

 

**** VERY IMPORTANT:

PLEASE ONLY USE the following postal-address and PayPal contact.

 

--- Postal-Mail Payments:  Check / money order payable ONLY to DARK SHADOWS

 Send ALL postal-mail payments to:

 

Dark Shadows

ShadowGram / Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

 

--- PayPal payments: Only use the recipient email address:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

You also must include a complete current postal-mail address or your membership badge(s) (which is your receipt) can not be mailed to you.

 

--- ONLY USE THE ABOVE SHADOWGRAM ADDRESSES FOR PAYMENTS. THANK YOU.

 

---- PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PAY OR ORDER MEMBERSHIP BADGES FROM THE DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL WEBSITE OR POSTAL-MAIL ADDRESS IN MAPLEWOOD, NJ.

 

 

***** MORE “HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD’ NEWS COMING SOON VIA SHADOWGRAM


More details – including confirmed DS guests, planned programming, and more – will be announced soon in upcoming ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates via the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

 

***** LOCAL ATTRACTIONS OF INTEREST – TRAVEL & HOTEL INFORMATION

 

---- On Sunday, October 30, fans also can acknowledge another important DS milestone: The 25th Anniversary of the nighttime DS TV series, the only primetime television version of DS.

 

Fans are encouraged to carpool, uber, or taxi to nearby Greystone Estate, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

 

This extensive hilltop estate was the main filming location for the 1991 “Dark Shadows” primetime NBC-TV series. Different rooms and views were used as both Collinwood and the Old House. Airing 1-13 to 3-22, 1991, its 13 hours told a condensed, more intense version of the story of Barnabas’ release from the coffin into modern-day Collinsport, with a flashback to 1791, leading to Angelique’s vampire curse.

 

The elegant Greystone mansion rooms and grounds also were used extensively to shoot location scenes for a 2004 pilot ordered by the WB network. The proposed new DS series revisited the Barnabas origin story as well. The pilot was not picked up by the network.

 

Built in 1927-28 by oil magnate Edward Doheny and now owned by the city of Beverly Hills, the grounds are a city park and free to the public to visit 10:00am-6:00pm daily. Buildings are closed to the public. It offers impressive views of the Los Angeles area spread below the hills. The building exteriors/interiors and estate grounds are frequent filming locations for movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos, etc.  Weddings, receptions, concerts, readings, exhibits, flower shows, and special events also are held there during the year.

 

Website: http://www.greystonemansion.org/

 

---- The Hollywood Women’s Club building is just half a block north of Hollywood Boulevard and the start of the world-renowned “Hollywood Walk of Fame” (which also continues along Vine Street). Sidewalks on both sides of the boulevard and 3 blocks on both sides of Vine St. feature separate, distinctive, embedded 5-pointed terrazzo and brass stars that honor 2900+ individuals and entities recognized across the decades.

 

These salute Film/TV/Music/Radio/Theatre/Industry/Fictional & Cartoon Character personalities and special honorees (even Lassie and the Muppets).

 

JOAN BENNETT (DS’ Elizabeth, Naomi, Judith, Flora) is among those recognized with one of these distinguished stars.

 

---- The Women’s Club building is 2 blocks from the iconic Chinese Theatre which is at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Opened in May, 1927, its famed forecourt presents embedded large concrete blocks featuring actual signatures, hand-, and foot- prints (and sometimes specific features) of entertainment industry personalities from the 1920s to now. Visitors can freely wander the forecourt, take photos, etc. The Theatre itself has long been used for major motion picture premieres and other special occasions.

 

All along Hollywood Blvd., nearby Sunset Blvd., and adjacent streets are unique special attractions such as the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex (frequent venue for the Academy (Oscar) Awards and other entertainment ceremonies), the Hollywood Wax Museum, historic El Capitan and Egyptian Theaters, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, countless shops, restaurants, and many other points of interest.

 

---- FOR YOUR INFORMATION: TRANSPORTATION & HOTELS

 

Airports:

--- Burbank Bob Hope Airport

http://bobhopeairport.com/

--- Los Angeles International (LAX)

 

Transportation:

The greater Los Angeles area is served by Amtrak and local train lines, particularly the regional Metro Link Train & Bus systems. Fans also may consider uber, taxi, car rental, local Metro bus service, carpool with other fans, or other transportation options.

 

Hotels:

These include Loews Hollywood, Hollywood Roosevelt, Best Western, Holiday Inn, and others. Fans can refer to Google “Hotels in Hollywood, California” and include the Women’s Club street address (earlier in this Update). Various online travel information sources also explore possible hotel options.

 

**** MORE “HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD’ NEWS COMING SOON!!!!


More details will be announced soon in upcoming ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates via the ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

**** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE EACH SHADOWGRAM UPDATE + MORE INFORMATION

 

These ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will premiere-announce all confirmed information FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

To be among the first to directly receive each ShadowGram News Update in your inbox:

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there, type   Shadowgram   in the Search box, and click again. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to receive each Update as it is posted. For an invitation or more information, please send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you join the Group or accept the invitation, you will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can see past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

Since we held the first DS Festival in 1983, the Fests always have been “by the fans, for the fans, with the fans.” Countless lasting friendships, shared experiences, common interests, creativity, and much more result at every Fest. Here’s to many more together!

 

**** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM invites fans who joined us at the Anniversary Celebration to please share their photos with ShadowGram, using the postal- or e- mail addresses below. Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All fans everywhere also are encouraged to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and/or e- mail addresses below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 37+ years ago in April, 1979, ShadowGram always works closely with the DS personnel, the DS Festival, and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above. For more information or if you have any questions, please email or send an SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

Email: ShadowGram1@yahoo.com
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**** CELEBRATE DARK SHADOWS' 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH

---- ROBERT COBERT'S 92nd BIRTHDAY & A NEW MUSIC CD RELEASE

---- ROBERT "BOB" COBERT will be on-hand to autograph the exclusive new purple vinyl limited edition reissue of The Original Music From Dark Shadows album.

---- SY TOMASHOFF’S 94TH BIRTHDAY

---- THE PUBLICATION OF LARA PARKER'S NEW DS NOVEL

 

**** JOE GORDON-LEVITT STARS IN NEW BIOGRAPHICAL FILM “SNOWDEN”

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 386

September 20, 2016

 

---- SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE-ANNOUNCES:

“DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE -

SPECIAL TRIBUTES TO ROBERT COBERT & SY TOMASHOFF

 

The Official “Dark Shadows” News Online Updates by Email Posts

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com and each Update post is then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free. Directions for doing so follow and also are later in this Update.

 

You can join the SG Group / List directly at: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

To receive an invitation to the ShadowGram Group List, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

********************************************

 

Update Number 386

September 20, 2016

 

********************************************

 

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

As premiere-announced and reported in recent SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DS NEWS ONLINE UPDATES, the DS Festival is presenting another very special celebration:

 

The DS 50th Anniversary Encore  – “Halloween in Hollywood” – is Sat., Oct. 29, from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight. All festivities will be at the historic Hollywood Women’s Club, located at 1749 La Brea Ave., Hollywood, California 90046 - in the heart of the world-renowned entertainment center of Hollywood.

 

Within walking distance are many famous, iconic entertainment, historic, scenic, and tourist attractions. Sandwiches, beverages, and snacks will be for sale on site and there are numerous restaurants nearby.

 

((More information is in ShadowGram Online Updates #384 and #385, available at the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com))

 

**** We proudly will highlight 3 very special occasions, especially these:

 

--- DS Music Composer/Arranger ROBERT “BOB” COBERT’s 92nd Birthday.

--- DS Scenic Designer SY TOMASHOFF’s 94th Birthday (belated but still a reason to celebrate!).

--- Publication of LARA PARKER’s  (Angelique) 4th DS novel in advance of its early November release). The book can be purchased and personally autographed by Lara.

 

ROBERT "BOB" COBERT' will be on-hand to autograph the exclusive new purple vinyl reissue of The Original Music From Dark Shadows album, first released in 1969 and a Top 20 Billboard chart success at the time. This unique vinyl album is a limited edition only available last April via retail for Record Store Day. The album is pressed on high-quality, heavy virgin vinyl and includes all the original artwork plus the Barnabas and Quentin poster insert.

 

By special arrangement, the last 100 copies will be signed by Bob and available for purchase for the reduced price of only $20.00 each

 

Additionally, SHADOWGRAM is pleased to announce that Cobert's classic score to the

1968 Dan Curtis TV production of "The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" will

be making its CD debut. Some of the music was later used in 1970’s major motion picture "House of Dark Shadows," and also was re-recorded for the original daytime DS

TV series. The music is noted among Cobert's most dramatic and distinctive work.

 

Another major highlight is the premiere of LARA PARKER's latest novel, “Dark Shadows - Heiress Of Collinwood” prior to its November publication. Advance copies of the book will be available for purchase. Lara will personally sign them and present a dramatic reading on stage.

 

We also will salute DS Scenic Designer SY TOMASHOFF with a belated 94th birthday toast! SY is a multiple Daytime Emmy Award winner/nominee for his outstanding work on BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and other TV projects.

 

There will be an audience Question & Answer session with LARA and our other confirmed DS guests: JOHN KARLEN, KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT, JAMES STORM, NANCY BARRETT, LISA RICHARDS, ROGER DAVIS, JAMES HALL. Others to be premiere-announced by ShadowGram.

 

Additional activities on Oct. 29 will be autographs and photo opportunities with the stars, guest performances and presentations, a DS memorabilia sale, a charity auction with rare, unique, and original DS collectibles, and more. Fans of all ages are encouraged to participate in the just-for-fun DS/Halloween Costume Party on Sat. evening, sharing their DS creativity and enthusiasm. Please contact Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com for more information.

 

**** ADMISSION INFORMATION – HOW TO JOIN US!

 

Admission for this 12-hour event on Sat., Oct. 29  is  ONLY $20.00  per person.

 

**** All attendees will receive a special DS gift bag with over $50 worth of complementary DS merchandise!

 

---- Advance ticket purchase required by postal-mail check/money order OR via PayPal.

 

Payments must be received at the addresses below by Saturday, October 22.

Sorry, credit card payments can not be accepted.

 

NOTE: For payments by postal-mail, please include the full name(s) of each person for whom you are paying. Also please include a contact email address.

 

Please enclose a SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamp Envelope) with your correct postal-mail address on it.

 

Your membership badge will be sent in your SAFSE by postal-mail. It is your receipt for admission. Please wear this badge when you are attending programming activities at the Women’s Club.

 

**** VERY IMPORTANT:

PLEASE ONLY USE the following postal-address and PayPal contact.

 

--- Postal-Mail Payments:

Check / money order payable ONLY to DARK SHADOWS

Send ALL postal-mail payments to:

 

Dark Shadows

ShadowGram / Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

 

--- PayPal payments: Only use the recipient email address:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

You must include each attendee’s full name and a complete current postal-mail address or your membership badge(s) (which is your receipt) can not be mailed to you.

 

--- PLEASE ONLY USE THE ABOVE SHADOWGRAM ADDRESSES FOR PAYMENTS. THANK YOU.

 

---- PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PAY OR ORDER MEMBERSHIP BADGES FROM THE DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL WEBSITE OR POSTAL-MAIL ADDRESS IN MAPLEWOOD, NJ.

 

**** PLEASE NOTE: NO specific hotel is affiliated with this event.

A number of hotels and public parking garages / lots are in the vicinity. Fans can refer to Google.com and type in “Hotels in Hollywood, California,” and include the Women’s Club street address above to explore hotel options.

 

---- SUNDAY, OCT. 30

All fans also are encouraged to carpool, uber, or taxi to the nearby Greystone Estate, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

 

There you can acknowledge the 25th Anniversary of the nighttime DS series, the only primetime TV DS version. Different rooms and views were used as Collinwood. Airing 1-13 to 3-22, 1991, its 13 hours told a condensed, more intense version of the story of Barnabas’ release from the coffin into modern-day Collinsport, with a flashback to 1791, leading to Angelique’s vampire curse. The elegant rooms and grounds also were used extensively to shoot location scenes for a 2004 pilot ordered by the WB network. This proposed TV series also revisited Barnabas’ origin story. The pilot was not picked up by the network.

 

ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates such as this one will continue to premiere-announce and report more about our guests, programming, and details.

 

**** LOCAL ATTRACTIONS OF INTEREST / TRAVEL & HOTEL INFORMATION

 

---- The Hollywood Women’s Club building is just half a block north of Hollywood Boulevard and the start of the world-renowned “Hollywood Walk of Fame” (which also continues along Vine Street). Sidewalks on both sides of the boulevard and 3 blocks on both sides of Vine St. feature separate, distinctive, embedded 5-pointed terrazzo and brass stars that honor 2900+ individuals and entities recognized across the decades.

These salute Film/TV/Music/Radio/Theatre/Industry/Fictional & Cartoon Character personalities and special honorees (even Lassie and the Muppets).

 

JOAN BENNETT (DS’ Elizabeth, Naomi, Judith, Flora) is among those recognized with one of these distinguished stars.

 

---- The Women’s Club building is 2 blocks from the iconic Chinese Theatre at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Opened in May, 1927, its famed forecourt presents embedded large concrete blocks featuring actual signatures, hand-, and foot- prints (and sometimes specific features) of entertainment industry personalities from the 1920s to now. Visitors can freely wander the forecourt, take photos, etc. The distinctive Chinese Theatre itself has long been used for major motion picture premieres and other special occasions.

 

All along Hollywood Blvd., nearby Sunset Blvd., and adjacent streets are unique special attractions such as the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex (frequent venue for the Academy (Oscar) Awards and other entertainment ceremonies), the Hollywood Wax Museum, historic El Capitan and Egyptian Theaters, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, countless shops, restaurants, and many other points of interest.

 

---- FOR YOUR INFORMATION: TRANSPORTATION & HOTELS

Airports:

--- Burbank Bob Hope Airport

http://bobhopeairport.com/

--- Los Angeles International (LAX)

 

Transportation:

The greater Los Angeles area is served by Amtrak and local train lines, particularly the regional Metro Link Train & Bus systems. Fans also may consider uber, taxi, car rental, local Metro bus service, carpool with other fans, or other transportation options.

 

Nearby hotels:

These include Loews Hollywood, Hollywood Roosevelt, Best Western, Holiday Inn, and others. Fans can refer to Google “Hotels in Hollywood, California” and include the Women’s Club street address (earlier in this Update). Various online travel information sources also explore possible hotel options.

 

SOON: MORE “HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD’ NEWS VIA SHADOWGRAM!

More confirmed DS guests, planned programming, and other information will be premiere-announced in upcoming ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates via the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

 

***** JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT STARS IN NEW DRAMA FILM “Snowden”

 

Joe (1991 DS David, Daniel) stars in the biographical drama SNOWDEN, based on the life, decisions, and actions of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. LA Times 9-16: The movie and its portrayal of Snowden explore “the moral and dramatic” existence and impact of government surveillance. Moving between scenes of Snowden’s “past and present, (it) builds a detailed dossier that also serves as a primer on government spycraft, an emotionally turbulent love story,” and a “moral” view of Snowden’s “decision.” Joe’s “performance is a tour de force.” The movie is from Oliver Stone (whose first film in 1973 featured DS’ JONATHAN FRID).

 

**** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE EACH SHADOWGRAM UPDATE + MORE INFO

 

These ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will premiere-announce all confirmed information FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

To be first to directly receive each ShadowGram News Update in your inbox:

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there, type   Shadowgram   in the Search box, and click again. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to receive each Update as it is posted. For an invitation or more information, please send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you join the Group or accept the invitation, you will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can see past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

Since we held the first DS Festival in 1983, the Fests always have been “by the fans, for the fans, with the fans.” Countless lasting friendships, shared experiences, common interests, creativity, and much more result at every Fest. Here’s to many more together!

 

**** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM welcomes fans at the Hollywood Celebration to please share their photos with ShadowGram, using the postal- or e- mail addresses below. Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All fans everywhere also are encouraged to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and/or e- mail addresses below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 37+ years ago in April, 1979, ShadowGram always works closely with the DS personnel, the DS Festival, and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses above. For more information or questions: Please email or send an SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

 Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

Email: ShadowGram1@yahoo.com
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**** NEWS: DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE – OCT. 29-30

 

SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 387

October 3, 2016

 

The Official “Dark Shadows” News Online Updates by Email Posts

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com and each Update post is then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free. Directions for doing so follow and also are later in this Update.

 

You can join the SG Group / List directly at: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

To receive an invitation to the ShadowGram Group List, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

********************************************

 

Update Number 387

October 3, 2016

 

********************************************

 

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

---- SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE-ANNOUNCES: LATEST NEWS:

“DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE” CELEBRATION OCT. 29-30

 

As premiere-announced and reported in recent SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DS NEWS ONLINE UPDATES, the DS Festival / Official DS Fan Club presents the DS 50th Anniversary Encore event on Saturday, October 29, from 12:00 noon-12:00 midnight.

 

The festivities will be held at the historic Woman's Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

 

In the coming days, SHADOWGRAM ONLINE UPDATES will premiere-announce more expected DS guests and the tentative programming schedule.

 

*** Announcing:

Showing exclusively on the big screen in the Woman’s Club auditorium:

 

--- A first-look preview of the new feature-length “Dark Shadows” documentary film

--- Extremely rare and unique DS-related films and video surprises.

 

We celebrate the publication of LARA PARKER‘s new novel "Dark Shadows - Heiress of Collinwood." The book debuts here, before its November publication. Available 50th Anniversary commemoratives items for sale include apparel, a retro-style color-illustrated metal lunchbox, and a DVD collection from MPI.

 

Confirmed Attending Guests: LARA PARKER (beautiful witch Angelique), JOHN KARLEN (vampire caretaker Willie Loomis), NANCY BARRETT (head-strong heiress Carolyn Stoddard), JAMES STORM (menacing ghost Gerard), KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (waitress/governess Maggie Evans), ROGER DAVIS (painter Charles Delaware Tate), LISA RICHARDS (werewolf girlfriend Sabrina Stuart), and JAMES HALL (Willie Loomis #1).

 

Also joining us: Scenic Designer SY TOMASHOFF. He was responsible for DS’ memorably distinctive sets, props, etc. as the show crossed from the 1600s-1971, plus Parallel Time periods and a “flash-forward” sequence set in 1995. SY was nominated and won Emmy Awards for his work on other daytime series, notably THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL.

 

Also: Emmy and Grammy-nominated composer ROBERT COBERT wrote and arranged the DS music. He will be present to autograph special limited edition copies of the "Original Music from Dark Shadows" soundtrack album. First issued in 1969, it was a Top 20 album that year and remains in the Top 10 of best-selling TV scores of all time. Its 1969 release on regular black vinyl included a distinctive color front cover and a B&W back cover, plus a B&W photo insert poster of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas and David Selby as Quentin.

 

This past April, a special limited edition purple vinyl album was released for National Record Store Day. It replicates the covers and includes the 2 poster inserts. Although this limited edition record sold out nationally, a quantity of less than 200 was held in reserve for this Oct. 29 event. Attendees may purchase the album at the reduced price of $20.00 and have it autographed personally by Bob Cobert.

 

At the Woman’s Club on Saturday, YOU can meet our guests; have complimentary guest autograph and photo opportunities; be part of an audience Q&A session during an onstage cast reunion; enjoy dramatic and musical performances by the stars; watch rare video screenings; find a variety of DS and related memorabilia for sale; and more.

 

Our for-fun DS Halloween Costume Party invites fans of all ages to come onstage and share their own DS/Halloween creativity in their costumes and presentations, all for the participants and audience to enjoy. For info: Please email Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com

 

In the charity auction Saturday afternoon, YOU can bid on many unusual exclusive items, benefiting the Woman’s Club. Included: Nancy Barrett’s vampire fangs from the 1970 film HOUSE OF DS and one of Kathryn Leigh Scott’s original DS costumes. Also, 10 winning-bid fans will join Kathryn in her Beverly Hills home for Sunday Brunch and a visit to nearby Greystone Estate, filming location for the 1991 DS primetime TV series and the 2004 WB DS TV pilot.

 

Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase on site and a great variety of restaurants are close by.

 

**** ADMISSION INFORMATION – HOW TO JOIN US!

 

Admission for this 12-hour event on Sat., Oct. 29:

 

ONLY $20.00 per adult  /  $10.00 – Children 12 and under.

 

Special $10 price for children 12 & under – Another generation of DS fans share with us!

 

**** All attendees will receive a special DS gift bag with over $50 worth of complementary DS merchandise!

 

Advance memberships can be paid by postal-mail check/money order  OR  via PayPal.

 

Advance payments must be received at the addresses below by Saturday, October 22.

Sorry, credit card payments can not be accepted.

 

NOTE: For ALL payments, please include the full name(s) of each person for whom you are paying. Also please include a contact email address and a current postal-mail address.

 

Please enclose a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) with a stamp and your correct postal-mail address on the front.

 

It is very appreciated when those using PayPal also send a SASE to the address below. Your SASE will be used to return your membership badge to you.

 

Your membership badge will be sent to you by postal-mail. It is your receipt for admission. Please wear this badge when you are attending programming activities at the Woman’s Club.

 

**** VERY IMPORTANT:

PLEASE ONLY USE the following postal-address and PayPal contact.

 

--- Postal-Mail Payments:

Check / money order payable ONLY to DARK SHADOWS

Send ALL postal-mail payments to:

 

Dark Shadows

ShadowGram / Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

 

--- PayPal payments: Only use the recipient email address:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

You must include each attendee’s full name and a complete current postal-mail address or your membership badge(s) can not be mailed to you.

 

--- PLEASE ONLY USE THE ABOVE SHADOWGRAM ADDRESSES FOR PAYMENTS. THANK YOU.

 

---- PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PAY OR ORDER MEMBERSHIP BADGES FROM THE DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL WEBSITE OR ITS POSTAL-MAIL ADDRESS IN MAPLEWOOD, NJ.

 

**** PLEASE NOTE: NO specific hotel is affiliated with this event.

 

A number of hotels and nearby public parking garages / lots are in the vicinity. Fans can refer to Google.com and type in “Hotels in Hollywood, California,” and include the Woman’s Club street address (earlier in this Update) to explore hotel options.

 

**** NEARBY DS FILMING LOCATION & ATTRACTIONS---- SUNDAY, OCT. 30

 

All fans are encouraged to carpool, use rental cars, Uber, or taxis to visit the extensive nearby Greystone Estate, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

 

The buildings and grounds were used extensively as Collinwood in both the 1991 NBC-TV primetime DS series and the 2004 WB TV pilot for a proposed DS TV series. For both projects, scenes were shot in the elegant rooms and around the surrounding estate. The property now is owned by the City of Beverly Hills. An expansive park, it is open free to the public daily and adjacent ample parking is free. The hilltop estate offers expansive views of the Los Angeles area.

 

UPCOMING ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates such as this one will continue to premiere-announce and report more news about our guests, programming, and more as we confirm details.

 

Previous ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates shared more information about the Hollywood area – the center of the Hollywood entertainment world. Within walking distance of the Woman’s Club are many famous, iconic entertainment, historic, scenic, and tourist attractions plus many shops, restaurants, and more.

 

Nearest airports, hotels, local public transportation options, and other information are in ShadowGram Online Updates #384, #385, and #386. These can be read at the ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com – where each Update always is posted FIRST. Directions for joining this FREE Group List are at the top of this Update and included below as well.

 

SOON: MORE “HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD’ NEWS VIA SHADOWGRAM!

More confirmed DS guests, planned programming, and other information will be premiere-announced and reported in upcoming ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates via the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

**** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE EACH SHADOWGRAM UPDATE + MORE INFO

 

These ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will premiere-announce all confirmed information FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

To be first to directly receive each ShadowGram News Update in your inbox:

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there, type   Shadowgram   in the Search box, and click again. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to receive each Update as it is posted. For an invitation or more information, please send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you join the Group or accept the invitation, you will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can see past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

Since we held the first DS Festival in 1983, the Fests always have been “by the fans, for the fans, with the fans.” Countless lasting friendships, shared experiences, common interests, creativity, and much more result at every Fest. Here’s to many more together!

 

**** This Update (and every Update) is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to several DS Facebook groups. Updates also are dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM welcomes fans at the Hollywood Celebration to please share their photos with ShadowGram, using the postal- or e- mail addresses below. Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All fans everywhere also are encouraged to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and/or e- mail addresses below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 37+ years ago in April, 1979, ShadowGram always works closely with the DS personnel, the DS Festival, and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses below. For more information or questions: Please email or send an SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

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Temple City, CA 91780-7766

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**** PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

**** NEWLY-CONFIRMED DS GUEST: MITCHELL RYAN

**** TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

**** A FIRST-LOOK PREVIEW OF THE NEW FEATURE-LENGTH “DARK SHADOWS” DOCUMENTARY FILM

 

DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE – OCT. 29-30

 

**** PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:

**** NEWLY-CONFIRMED DS GUEST: MITCHELL RYAN

**** TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

**** A FIRST-LOOK PREVIEW OF THE NEW FEATURE-LENGTH “DARK SHADOWS” DOCUMENTARY FILM


SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 388

October 13, 2016

 

The Official “Dark Shadows” News Online Updates by Email Posts

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters by Postal Mail

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Shadowgram@aol.com

Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each of these SG News Updates is posted FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com and each Update post is then dispersed to other social media. Joining the Group is free. Directions for doing so follow and also are later in this Update.

 

You can join the SG Group / List directly at: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

To receive an invitation to the ShadowGram Group List, or to learn more about the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Published Newsletters by postal-mail subscription, or if you have any questions, please directly contact Marcy Robin by email:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

********************************************

 

Update Number 388

October 13, 2016

 

********************************************

 

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

 

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."

 

---- SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE-ANNOUNCES: “HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD” - DARK SHADOWS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE CELEBRATION – OCTOBER 29-30, 2016

 

**** NEWLY-CONFIRMED DS GUEST: MITCHELL RYAN

**** TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

 

As premiere-announced and reported in recent SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DS NEWS ONLINE UPDATES, the DS Festival / Official DS Fan Club presents the DS 50th Anniversary Encore event on Saturday, October 29, from 12:00 noon-12:00 midnight.

 

The festivities will be held at the historic Woman's Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

 

**** Announcing:  MITCHELL RYAN (Burke Devlin #1) will join the previously-announced list of original DS actors and production personnel attending the Oct. 29 event.  In addition to his year on DS as an original 1966-67 cast member, Mitchell has appeared in dozens of movies and television programs since the 1950s. He also recently reprised the role of Burke in the Big Finish Productions’ new DS audio drama recording "And Red All Over" with Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie.

 

**** Announcing: Here we debut the tentative schedule of events for October 29.

 

DARK SHADOWS 50th ANNIVERSARY ENCORE –

HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMMING EVENTS

All times are approximate. Guest autographs available throughout the day.

 

12:00 -  Opening/Welcome/Autographs

1:00 -  Lost Dark Shadows Video Surprise #1

2:00 -  Guest: John Karlen

2:30 -  Tribute to Jonathan Frid

Guests: John Karlen, Lara Parker, Mary O'Leary

3:15 -  Guest: Robert Cobert - The Music of DS

3:30 -  Guest: Sy Tomashoff - The Sets of DS

3:45 -  Dark Shadows Charity Auction

4:30 – Dark Shadows: The First Year

Guests: Nancy Barrett,  James Hall, Mitchell Ryan, Kathryn Leigh Scott

5:00 -  Guests: Lisa Richards & Roger Davis

5:30 -  Autographs/Meal break (food available on site)

6:00 -  Guest: Lara Parker - Book Debut: Her 4th DS novel: “The Heiress of Collinwood”

6:30 -  Guest: Kathryn Leigh Scott

7:00 -  Guest: James Storm Sings

7:30 -  Screening:  New Dark Shadows 50th Documentary Preview

8:00 -  Dark Shadows / Halloween Fans’ Onstage Costume & Presentations, Party- Refreshments  & Free DS Gift Bag To All Attendees

9:00 -  Lost Dark Shadows Surprises & Video Debut

11:00 -  Ghost Stories / The Dark Shadows Afterglow

 

Showing exclusively on the big screen in the Woman’s Club auditorium:

--- A first-look preview of the new feature-length “Dark Shadows” documentary film

--- Extremely rare and unique DS-related films and video surprises - and more.

 

We celebrate the publication of LARA PARKER‘s new novel "Dark Shadows - Heiress of Collinwood." The book debuts here, before its November publication. Available 50th Anniversary commemoratives items for sale include apparel, a retro-style color-illustrated metal lunchbox, and a DVD collection from MPI.

 

Confirmed Attending Guests,

n addition to newly-announced MITCHELL RYAN (Burke Devlin):

LARA PARKER (beautiful witch Angelique), JOHN KARLEN (vampire caretaker Willie Loomis), NANCY BARRETT (headstrong heiress Carolyn Stoddard), JAMES STORM (menacing ghost Gerard), KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (waitress/governess Maggie Evans), ROGER DAVIS (painter Charles Delaware Tate), LISA RICHARDS (werewolf girlfriend Sabrina Stuart), and JAMES HALL (Willie Loomis #1).

 

Also joining us: Scenic Designer SY TOMASHOFF. He was responsible for DS’ memorably distinctive sets, props, etc. as the show crossed from the 1600s-1971, plus Parallel Time periods and a “flash-forward” sequence set in 1995. Sy was nominated numerous times and has won Emmy Awards for his work on other daytime series, notably THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL.

 

Also joining us: Emmy and Grammy-nominated composer ROBERT COBERT wrote and arranged the DS music. He will be present to autograph special limited edition copies of the "Original Music from Dark Shadows" soundtrack album. First issued in 1969, it was a Top 20 album that year and remains in the Top 10 of best-selling TV scores of all time. That 1969 release on regular black vinyl included a distinctive color front cover and a B&W back cover, plus a B&W photo insert poster of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas and David Selby as Quentin.

 

This past April, a special limited edition purple vinyl album was released for National Record Store Day. It replicates the covers and includes the 2 poster inserts. Although this limited edition record sold out nationally, a quantity of less than 200 was held in reserve for this Oct. 29 event. Attendees may purchase the album at the reduced price of $20.00 and have it autographed personally by DS composer Bob Cobert.

 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS:

At the Woman’s Club of Hollywood on Saturday, YOU can meet our guests; have complimentary guest autograph and photo opportunities; be part of an audience Q&A session during an onstage cast reunion; enjoy dramatic and musical performances by the stars; watch rare video screenings; find a variety of DS and related memorabilia for sale; and more.

 

Our for-fun DS Halloween Costume Party invites fans of all ages to come onstage and share their own DS/Halloween creativity in their costumes and presentations, all for the participants and audience to enjoy. For info: Please email Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com

 

In the charity auction Saturday afternoon, YOU can bid on many unusual exclusive items, benefiting the Woman’s Club. Included: Nancy Barrett’s actual vampire fangs from the 1970 film HOUSE OF DS and one of Kathryn Leigh Scott’s original DS costumes. Also, 10 winning-bid fans will join Kathryn in her Beverly Hills home for Sunday Brunch and a visit to nearby Greystone Estate, filming location for the 1991 DS primetime TV series and the 2004 WB DS TV pilot.

 

Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase on site and a great variety of restaurants are close by.

 

**** ADMISSION INFORMATION – HOW TO JOIN US!

 

Admission for this 12-hour event on Sat., Oct. 29:

 

ONLY $20.00 per adult  /  $10.00 – Children 12 and under.

 

Special $10 price for children 12 & under – Another generation of DS fans share with us!

 

**** All attendees will receive a special DS gift bag with over $50 worth of complementary DS merchandise!

 

Advance memberships can be paid by postal-mail check/money order  OR  via PayPal.

 

Advance payments MUST be received at the addresses below by Saturday, October 22. (Asa of the date of this Update, that is 9 days away.

 

Sorry, credit card payments can not be accepted.

 

NOTE: For ALL payments, please include the full name(s) of each person for whom you are paying. Also please include a contact email address and a current postal-mail address.

 

Please enclose a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) with a stamp and your correct postal-mail address on the front.

 

It is very appreciated when those using PayPal also send a SASE to the address below. Your SASE will be used to return your membership badge to you.

 

Your membership badge will be sent to you by postal-mail. It is your receipt for admission. Please wear this badge when you are attending programming activities at the Woman’s Club.

 

**** VERY IMPORTANT:

PLEASE ONLY USE the following postal-address and PayPal contact.

 

--- Postal-Mail Payments:

Check / money order payable ONLY to DARK SHADOWS

Send ALL postal-mail payments to:

 

Dark Shadows

ShadowGram / Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

 

--- PayPal payments: Only use the recipient email address:  ShadowGram@aol.com

 

You must include each attendee’s full name and a complete current postal-mail address or your membership badge(s) can not be mailed to you.

 

--- PLEASE ONLY USE THE ABOVE SHADOWGRAM ADDRESSES FOR PAYMENTS. THANK YOU.

 

---- PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PAY OR ORDER MEMBERSHIP BADGES FROM THE DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL WEBSITE OR ITS POSTAL-MAIL ADDRESS IN MAPLEWOOD, NJ.

 

***** PARKING: Valet parking for $3 a car will be available at the Woman's Club parking lot behind the building. Limited free street parking off La Brea Ave. and  a parking garage 2 blocks south on La Brea Ave. are available all day and evening on October 29.

 

**** PLEASE NOTE: NO specific hotel is affiliated with this event.

 

A number of hotels and nearby public parking garages / lots are in the vicinity. Fans can refer to Google.com and type in “Hotels in Hollywood, California,” and include the Woman’s Club street address (earlier in this Update) to explore hotel options.

 

Previous ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates shared more information about the Hollywood area – the center of the Hollywood entertainment world. Within walking distance of the Woman’s Club are many famous, iconic entertainment, historic, scenic, and tourist attractions plus many shops, restaurants, and more.

 

Neaby airports, hotels, local public transportation options, and other general information are in ShadowGram Online Updates #384, #385, and #386. These can be read at the ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com – where each Update always is posted FIRST. Directions for joining this FREE Group List are at the top of this Update and included below as well.

 

**** NEARBY DS FILMING LOCATION & ATTRACTIONS---- SUNDAY, OCT. 30

 

All fans are encouraged to carpool, use rental cars, Uber, or taxis to visit the extensive nearby Greystone Estate, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

 

The buildings and grounds were used extensively as Collinwood in both the 1991 NBC-TV primetime DS series and the 2004 WB TV pilot for a proposed DS TV series. For both projects, scenes were shot in the elegant rooms and around the surrounding estate. The property now is owned by the City of Beverly Hills. An expansive park, it is open free to the public daily and adjacent ample parking is free. The hilltop estate offers expansive views of the Los Angeles area.

 

UPCOMING ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates such as this one will continue to premiere-announce and report more news about our guests, programming, and more as we confirm details.

 

“HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD’ NEWS VIA SHADOWGRAM!

More confirmed DS guests, planned programming, and other information will be premiere-announced and reported in upcoming ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates via the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

**** TO DIRECTLY RECEIVE EACH SHADOWGRAM UPDATE + MORE INFO

 

These ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will premiere-announce all confirmed information FIRST through the free ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com.

 

To be first to directly receive each ShadowGram News Update in your inbox:

 

--- If you’re already a Yahoo member, go to the yahoo.com website. Find the GROUPS tab on the main page. Click there, type   Shadowgram   in the Search box, and click again. It will take you to the Group. Continue from there.

 

--- If you’re not already a Yahoo member of the ShadowGram Group, please go to http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

Then follow the steps to become a Group member.

 

If you prefer, you can request an invitation, which makes it even easier to receive each Update as it is posted. For an invitation or more information, please send your request with your full name and full email address to Marcy Robin at   ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Once you join the Group or accept the invitation, you will receive the breaking-news Updates via email as they are posted. You also can see past news developments as they happened by reading recent Updates at the ShadowGram Group page at Yahoo.com..

 

Since we held the first DS Festival in 1983, the Fests always have been “by the fans, for the fans, with the fans.” Countless lasting friendships, shared experiences, common interests, creativity, and much more result at every Fest. Here’s to many more together!

 

**** This - and every Update – is posted FIRST to the ShadowGram Group at Yahoo.com, then to a number of DS Facebook groups, and dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, pages, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., in individual personal emails, and other online / print communications.

 

PLEASE always include ShadowGram's complete e- and postal- mail addresses and subscription information in all of your online sharing. Thank you.

 

**** SHADOWGRAM PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS VIA POSTAL-MAIL

 

--- Each complete SG print newsletter provides in-depth reports, confirmed and official details, photos, DS personnel’s own comments and messages for SG readers, publicity and media coverage, exclusive materials, official advance information, and more.

 

To subscribe / renew to the ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:

 

--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.

 ---Overseas subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.

 

Please send subscription / renewal payment by check or money order, made payable to:

 

Marcy Robin

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Subscription/renewal payments also can be made via PayPal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

Each SG Published Newsletter features confirmed news and information direct from the DS cast / crew about their projects and activities, Dan Curtis Productions, the DS Festival, Big Finish Productions, MPI, and others involved in DS today. The print newsletters feature exclusive and behind-the-scenes photos, premiere announcements,  messages to the fans from the DS personnel, detailed reports, publicity materials, media coverage, updates for DS guest/fan gatherings, plus all the definite DS news and plans.

 

SHADOWGRAM welcomes fans at the Hollywood Celebration to please share their photos with ShadowGram, using the postal- or e- mail addresses below. Each experience and perspective is unique and helps let SG readers who can’t attend “be there with you.”

 

All fans everywhere also are encouraged to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time. These can be on-air, in print, and online, international, nationwide, or local, including media publicity and mentions, photos, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc. Fans attending personal appearances by the DS actors always are encouraged to please share with SG their reports, photos, video footage, program books, local publicity, media articles, interviews, reviews, etc.

 

All such items can be hard copies (photographs, newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers). You can email photos and articles at high resolution or send materials via postal-mail. Please always include your full name and the complete name and date of the source.

 

Please send all items to ShadowGram’s postal- and/or e- mail addresses below.

 

You will be named as a Contributor in the published SG newsletter. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of photos, video footage, information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for your support and sharing.

 

All information is important to ShadowGram. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and beyond. I directly send complimentary copies of every issue to many of the DS cast/crew, whom I’ve known and worked closely with for many years. They share with me their news, photos, and messages to the fans for SG’s readers. They also enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.

 

SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the recognized * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is provided directly to me by the show's cast, crew, and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series and the 1991 TV series. Established 37+ years ago in April, 1979, ShadowGram always works closely with the DS personnel, the DS Festival, and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. The complete, detailed SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during a year.

 

Please see complete subscription information and contact addresses below. For more information or questions: Please email or send an SAFSE (Self-Addressed Forever-Stamped Envelope) to these postal- or e- mail addresses.

 

Thank you.

 

Marcy Robin

ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766

 Email: ShadowGram@aol.com

Email: ShadowGram1@yahoo.com

 
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