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Victoria Liss
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January 26, 2014


The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters
The Official Dark Shadows Online News Updates

Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM


Each of these SG News Updates is initially posted through the ShadowGram Yahoo Group.  Joining the Group is free.


To receive a Yahoo 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 at the following email address:


You also can join the SG Group directly at:




Update Number 307

January 26, 2014




Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,


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





This huge print issue reports so much DS news from and about:

--- The cast and crew’s news of projects and activities (much of it provided directly by them to SG)

--- Recent and upcoming in-person events (on land and at sea!) where fans join some DS personnel for free autographs, photo opportunities, Q&As, and more

--- DS-related books and other memorabilia

--- DS in the media

--- DS filming locations

--- And plenty more!


Information, news, and photos in SG # 122 - # 123 cover the original 1966-71 DS, the 1991 revival series, and public and media response to the 2012 DS movie.


Special entries throughout the newsletter issue salute JONATHAN FRID (Barnabas, Bramwell), as well as other DS people who have left us





The latest published Official DS Newsletter is being sent now to all postal-mail subscribers. As always, this SG print issue is packed full!


Newsletter Key Highlights follow.


---- Special photographs:


More SG-exclusive, casual pictures of JONATHAN FRID, LARA PARKER, DAVID SELBY, and KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT when they were at Pinewood Studios in London filming cameos in the DS movie.


Photo of KATHRYN, LARA, and MICHELLE PFEIFFER (Elizabeth) at the world premiere of the DS movie


Casual pictures of JONATHAN, plus and a sweet “appreciation” memoir by MARIE WALLACE, and a very touching and personal newspaper memorial article,


JONATHAN & DAVID SELBY performing onstage at what sadly was to be Jonathan’s final DS Festival appearance


LARA & KATHRYN individually and together on their book-signing tour appearances


Delightful Halloween picture of – and kindly provided by – MARIE, along with her latest personal “Marie’s Report” for the fans


NANCY BARRETT & JERRY LACY onstage in a warm little DS play written by Jerry


Candid onstage pictures of CHRIS PENNOCK, SHARON SMYTH, DAVID SELBY, and STUART GOODMAN (Cameraman)


Photo of GRAYSON HALL at the 1965 Academy Awards ceremony for her Supporting Actress nomination for NIGHT OF THE IGUANA


On-set photo of BARBARA STEELE in her latest movie


Classic picture of Seaview Terrace (“Collinwood”), almost a century ago – front view


--- Detailed News and Information:


Congratulating DICK SMITH – and picturing him doing old-age makeup on JONATHAN for the “House of DS” movie. Dick receives a Lifetime Achievement Award in Feb. from the Makeup& Hair Stylists Guild.


JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT and the “open collaborative production company” he created and hosts debuted their new TV variety show “HitRECord” on the new Pivot cable channel. SG # 122- # 123 details his comments and more about it.



This SG covers Joe’s recent major movies and his first writing/directing/starring film, “Don Jon,” released in late 2013


BEN CROSS, LYSETTE ANTHONY, and ADRIAN PAUL’s recent activities and projects.




--- DS FAN & GUEST EVENTS describe several convention gatherings and the DS Festival’s return to Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY in June, 2014, plus the planned DS Sea Cruise to Martinique (1795 “home” of the DuPres sugar plantation) a year from now


---- DS MOVIE: The 2012 feature film with interview commentary from cast members and director Tim Burton, an analysis of its tone, features, “what if’s,” plus media reviews and other coverage


--- DS FILMING LOCATIONS: Seaview Terrace/Carey Mansion, Lyndhurst, Greystone, and other buildings/grounds on the East and West Coasts.


DS IN THE MEDIA: On-air, print, and online mentions of DS, including its impact on soaps and public interest in vampires, plus “unusual” references and a specific note about Jonathan taking a university class in Mexico in the 1970s.


DS MERCHANDISE & PUBLICATIONS: A limited-time Super Sale for the DS Complete Series coffin-box DVD set with many extras, plus other DS books, etc.


FAN NEWS section shares YOUR news – all SG subscribers are welcome and encouraged to send in news at any time.  There’s a LOT going on with so many of us!





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


--- US & Canadian First Class subscriptions: $12.00 for 4 issues, $24.00 for 8 issues.
---Overseas Air Mail subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.


Please send your print issue subscription/renewal payment (check/money order) payable to:


Marcy Robin
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766


Subscription/renewal payments can be made via Paypal to:


When your subscription/renewal arrives, I’ll send you SG # 122 - #123 and future issues as they are published.


Thank you for subscribing to SG in print.


As always, SG invites and encourages fans to please share any DS-related materials you find at any time: on-air, in print, and online,  international, nationwide, or local, media publicity, articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc.  Should you attend personal appearances, please share your photos, video footage, reports, program books, publicity, etc. Each image captures the DS person in a distinct expression, mood, and pose.


Please send hard copies (newspapers, magazines, program books, flyers) when possible.

You can send all photos as a  peg  at high resolution to SG's e-mail address. You also can send hard-copy pictures and items to SG's postal-mail address.


Please always include your full name and the source name and date.


Send to:

Marcy Robin / ShadowGram

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766




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


All such items are important to the ShadowGram Newsletters, the actual complete published Official DS Newsletter & News Source. Subscribers of all ages are across the US and worldwide. I send complementary copies of every issue directly to many of the DS cast and crew. They share their news with me for SG, and they enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.


Your materials help SG readers share with you and the DS cast/crew through SG. Thank you in advance!


The release of each SG published newsletter is announced in a SG Online Update via the SG Yahoo Group.


---- These SG Online Updates briefly premiere-announce, report, and provide confirmed DS-related news, much of it provided directly to me by those involved with DS then to now. All the information is expanded and explained in the published SG Official Published DS Newsletters and through the SG Official Online News Updates via the SG Yahoo Group.


Joining the SG Yahoo Group is free. You do not need to be a SG postal-mail subscriber to join the Group.


To be a member of the ShadowGram YahooGroup, go to


To receive an invitation – which makes it even easier to join the Group – please directly email Marcy Robin at


You can read past SG Online Updates once you're a member of the group by clicking on the "Messages" tab.


If you'd like more information on how to become a SG YahooGroup member, orif you have any questions, please e-mail Marcy Robin at


**** PLEASE NOTE: The brief email Updates like this one are * NOT * the actual Official DS Newsletter. The published SG print issues provide and report in depth, with pictures, quotes, and more.


These breaking-news Official DS Online News Update "bulletins" are officially posted through the ShadowGram Yahoo Group.


This Update is posted to the ShadowGram Yahoo Group and is dispersed by interested people to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, Tumblr, in personal emails and other online / print communications.


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


Thank you.


Marcy Robin

ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

P.O. Box 1766

Temple City, CA 91780-7766



YahooGroup e-mail:




SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the * Official * "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is directly provided by the show's personnel and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series, 1991 TV series, and the 2012 movie. Established almost 35 years ago in April, 1979, SG works directly with the cast /crew and related individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation, distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc. SG print issues usually are published 2-3 times during the year.


These brief Update bulletins are posted through the ShadowGram Online "Dark Shadows" News Updates Yahoo Group. See subscription information and contact addresses above.


For more newsletter information or if you have any questions, please write with a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to the above postal-address or e-mail:
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