Thursday, December 23, 2010


The Official Dark Shadows News Updates Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM -
The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters
Posted through the ShadowGram YahooGroup address:
Number 231.    December 22, 2010
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS),
announces the following breaking news in this Online News Update "bulletin."

Jonathan (Barnabas, Bramwell) has added a special holiday-season treat on his official website
He presents a dramatic reading of the iconic "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" / "The Night Before Christmas." The descriptive poem, long attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, was first published in 1823. It is considered a major cultural influence on the popular images and ideas of Santa Claus' annual visits to homes around the world.
Jonathan, wearing a grey-toned plaid shirt, looks into the camera as he introduces "a poem most of you no doubt have come in touch with one Christmas occasion or another over the years." He then begins to read. As he's done with his dramatic readings since he began them in the 1980s, he flavors the familiar words with his vocal range, facial expressions, and gestures.
Whether you know and love the poem or not, its phrases and details are part of the common holiday experience. SG thanks Jonathan for sharing his own interpretation. SG also hopes all fans enjoy it by visiting

Big Finish Productions tells SG it "is running a special Christmas sale, with selected titles offered at discount prices. The first series of full-cast DS audiodrama CDs and Lara Parker's audiobook of her out-of-print 1998 novel "Angelique's Descent" can be purchased at special reduced rates from now until Jan. 15."
For more information, visit
"Over the past year, Big Finish have released 10 new stories, including the second series of full-cast dramas, "Kingdom of the Dead," "The Night Whispers," starring Jonathan Frid, and most recently "The Doll House," starring Marie Wallace and Terrayne Crawford. The entire range can be purchased on CD and digital download" from

---  To each of you - subscribers to the SG Newsletter print issues, members of the SG YahooGroup, those who join us in person and/or in spirit at our annual DS Festival conventions, DS fans of all ages worldwide - I send you the happiest, sweetest, and warmest wishes for the season and in the coming new year!  
- Marcy
--- SG asks all fans to please share DS-related media mentions that you find at any time. These can be the DS personnel and their projects, the new DS movie with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, DS merchandise, etc These items can come online, in print, or on the air; be international, national, or local; general or detailed; accurate or incorrect in content..Please send all materials to the SG addresses below.
Please include your full name so I can list you as a Contributor in the published SGs. You also may receive a complementary Contributor's Copy for major donations of information, funds, postage stamps, supplies, photos, publicity, assistance, etc. Thank you in advance for sharing.

--- The latest print issue SG newsletter is the HUGE Double SG #117-#118 and the new SG #119 is underway. Future SGs and the SG Online DS News Updates via the SG YahooGroup will report all the latest official DS-related news.
Each full SG postal-mail newsletter expands and explains these brief email Update posts with details, photos, and more.
Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues:
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---Overseas Air Mail subscriptions: US $20.00 for 4 issues, US $40.00 for 8 issues.
Please send your SG print issue subscription/renewal payment (check/money order) made payable to:
Marcy Robin
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
Subscription/renewal payments can be made via Paypal to:
 When your order arrives, I will mail you SG #117-#118 Double Issue newsletter to begin / renew your subscription. SG #119 and subsequent issues will be sent to you and all postal-mail subscribers as they are published.
This Update is posted to the ShadowGram YahooGroup and is dispersed by interested fans to various lists, boards, websites, groups, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, in personal emails and other online/print communications. Please include SG's complete address and subscription information in your sharing.
You can join the actual SG YahooGroup easily at no cost:
 Membership in the group is free and you do not need to be a SG postal-mail subscriber to join.
You can read past SG 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, or to get an invitation to join the group, please e-mail Marcy Robin at
Thank you.
Marcy Robin
ShadowGram Editor / Publisher
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
YahooGroup e-mail:
Official ShadowGram Website:
SHADOWGRAM (SG) is the *Official* "Dark Shadows" Newsletter. Much of its news is
provided by the show's personnel and those involved in the 1966-71 TV series,
1991 TV series, and 2004 WB pilot. Established 31+ years ago in April, 1979, SG
works directly with individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation,
distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc.
Regular SG print issues are published throughout the year. Free bonus complimentary breaking-news published updates can be sent as needed at any time to all current paid postal-mail subscribers.
Brief Update bulletins are posted through the ShadowGram Online "Dark Shadows" News Updates Yahoo Group.
NOTE: The e-mail Updates are * NOT * the actual Official DS Newsletter. The Official DS Newsletters are the published SG print issues that expand and explain each short online post I make to this List . Each postal-mail edition, available by paid subscription, features specific detailed information, exclusive and rare photos, media coverage, and much more than these brief
SG postal-mail print issues are immediately available. The current published newsletter is sent to you immediately to begin your subscription / renewal.
--- 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) made payable to:
Marcy Robin
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
Subscription/renewal payments can be made via Paypal to:
For more information on the newsletter, please write with a SASE (Self-Addressed
Stamped Envelope) to the above postal-address or e-mail:
Thank you.

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