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[Dark_Shadows_Original_Series] ShadowGram Update # 234

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The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters
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Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM
Number 234.                                      February 28, 2011
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."


The latest print issue of the Official DS Newsletter is being sent to all postal-mail subscribers. As always, this Double SG #119-#120 is packed-full of DS news, photographs, and more.
Key highlights follow.
---- Special photographs in this Double SG:
Casual photo of JONATHAN FRID at his Canadian home
Numerous candid and posed photos of our DS guests at the 2010 DS Festival convention in Burbank, CA, including:
CAST REUNION GROUP- Jonathan Frid - David Selby - Lara Parker - Kathleen Cody - Jerry Lacy - Kathryn Leigh Scott - John Karlen - Marie Wallace - James Storm - Chris Pennock - Roger Davis
Various pictures of the above Festival guests, plus ROBERT COBERT and SY TOMASHOFF, all individually, in pairs, or small groups
Up-close candid, posed, and exclusive photos of JONATHAN at his handprint-in-cement ceremony at the historic Vista Theatre - July 16, 2010
Separate pictures of JONATHAN and MARIE, each having fun in his/her own way
--- Also:
Recent casual photo of DAVID HENESY, plus updating his current career as co-owner of 3 popular restaurants
Photo of DONNA WANDREY from her acclaimed role in the classic play "The Glass Menagerie" (courtesy of Donna)
SG Exclusive DS backstage photo of JONATHAN and Associate Producer GEORGE DiCENZO (circa 1969)
Two elegant photos of DAVID SELBY
One: At the special "Falcon Crest" Tribute at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
Two: Candid relaxed pose during the recording of  the "London's Burning" DS audiodrama (courtesy of Big Finish Productions)
Separate photos of SUSAN SULLIVAN and KATHRYN at special personal appearances
Photo of THAYER DAVID from his last role, starring in 1978's "Nero Wolfe" TV pilot

--- SG #119-#120 Featured DS News:
Updating the new DS motion picture starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton:
SG reported screenwriter John August wrote a draft script. Last July, Seth Grahame-Smith was brought in to "revise" the script. Seth's "been working to finish it and is making final polishes. The film promises to be faithful to the DS legacy as well as infusing the unique style and personality of Johnny Depp and his longtime collaborator Tim Burton. The storyline expects to introduce new elements not seen in previous tellings of DS.
"It is expected the entire movie will be shot at Pinewood Studios in England and on location. The creative production staff that has been hired worked with Depp and Burton on previous genre pictures such as SLEEPY HOLLOW and SWEENEY TODD. Danny Elfman, Burton's music composer of choice, will score the film with new material, though Robert Cobert's original theme will likely be integrated into the production also."

As of SG's press date, "production was expected to begin in May and run several months. Post-production will go into next year, with theatrical release expected in 2012."
Full descriptive list of specific DS episode scenes described by Jonathan during his "The Game" presentation at the 2010 DS Festival
Kathleen Cody shares with SG her own message to the fans, thanking them for welcoming her so warmly to her first DS event appearance at the 2010 Fest, and anticipating this year's convention.
Detailed coverage of current and upcoming activities, roles, and projects for many of the 1966-71 personnel and the 1991 personnel. (Example: JERRY LACY plans to record some of his favorite horror stories and poetry for release this summer. He also comments about recording the DS audiodramas)
Honoring people who've sadly left us recently with photos and biographical information: ADDISON POWELL (Dr. Lang); GEORGE DiCENZO (Associate Producer, Deputy in "House of DS");  and VINCENT O'BRIEN (Sheriff Patterson - 2nd Casting).
Two DS stars had key roles in two major films that each won several Academy Awards (Oscars) at the 2-27 ceremony: JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT (1991 DS David, Daniel) stars as "Arthur" in "Inception" and DAVID SELBY (Quentin) is the Attorney "Gage" in "The Social Network.)"
Additionally, David's latest 2 books - "My Shadowed Past" and "The Blue Door" - are examined with his comments, media coverage, and more.
JOSEPH's current and upcoming movie roles, and his own remarks about his career, life, and involvement in HitRECord.com, his wonderfully creative and inspiring collaborative website.
BEN CROSS (1991 Barnabas) has an acclaimed singing career in Bulgaria, where he's lived for a number of years. He recently performed at a jazz club to great audience and critical response.
A delightful personal history and update about TV's "Collinwood" - Seaview Terrace in Newport, Rhode Island - written exclusively for SG #119-#120 by Denise Carey, daughter of the owners. She was raised in the house and has returned there with her fiance Chris Bettencourt. She reports about their ongoing efforts to restore and maintain this historic building.
DS In The Media section features many on-air, print, and online mentions of DS, its personnel, and more, including 2 "unusual references."
DS Merchandise & Publications section updates and reports on new items expected this year, such as:
The 2011 series of DS audiodrama releases are detailed with pictures, cast members, and brief plot summaries. Barnabas apparel: Inverness cape, wolf's-head cane, ring, fangs, and wig. Accurate re-creations of the original DS model kits, their boxes, and written directions for Barnabas (pictured in SG #119-#120), The Werewolf,  and the "groovy" Vampire Van. A new comic book series based in the 1966-71 DS. Newly-repackaged 1991 DS TV Series DVD set (still with no additional bonus tracks). New 1991 DS TV Series soundtrack Music Double CD. New DS t-shirt based in daytime version..

August 19, 20 & 21, 2011
New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-246-7000
SG reports our guest list, initial planned activities and programming, hotel information, local attractions, and much more.  (This information was premiere-announced in SG Update # 233, dated February 3, 2011.  Please refer to past Updates on the Yahoo group site, or else email me and I'll email you a copy).
This information is illustrated with photos of our guests from the 2010 Fest in Burbank (Los Angeles), CA. That convention also is reported in detail in the issue.
SG provides directions for fans who want to make their Brooklyn hotel sleeping room reservations. Fans are urged to make their reservations as soon as possible, as the number of rooms at the special Fest rate are limited. You must call the hotel directly and mention the "Dark Shadows Festival" to receive the discount rate: Call 1-800-266-9432.
SG also explains how fans can contact the Fest Hotel Roommate Coordinator for people seeking potential roommates; and the Fest Volunteer Coordinator, for fans who kindly offer their time and effort to help at the convention. Volunteers are invited to a private party with DS guests in thanks.
Fans now are encouraged to send the Fest a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to receive the general-information mass mailing that is sent to everyone on its postal-mail list.
This SG #119-#120 issue also premiere-announces the Fest membership rates and rates for the traditional Banquet With the Stars (held Sun., Aug.21).
However, please note; fans are asked to NOT send in any Fest payments now, as they will be held unopened until the official mass mailing is sent out. Once you receive the mailing, you then should send your actual payments
 The Fest can not accept PayPal or credit cards. All payments MUST be accompanied by the official Fest registration form (sent in the mailing and to be posted later to the Fets website).
Send your SASE now to:
Dark Shadows Festival
P.O. Box 92
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Upcoming SG Online Updates via the ShadowGram YahooGroup will continue to premiere-announce more information regarding the Fest. Details also will be in the upcoming ShadowGram Official DS Newsletter print issues sent to current postal-mail subscribers. ((SG print issue subscription information is later in this Update.))

--- COMING SOON: SG will report confirmed news from/about the DS personnel, new and planned DS merchandise, and more.

--- Fans attending the Fest are invited to please share their reports and photos with SG so those who cannot be there can enjoy the occasion through your experience. Please send all materials to SG's e- or postal- mail addresses below.

--- SG also asks all fans to please share DS-related media mentions that you find at any time. These can be about the DS personnel and their projects, the new movie, the Fest, 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 identify the complete source and 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.
Subscription information for the ShadowGram Newsletter print issues:
--- 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 SG print issue subscription / renewal payment (check/money order) made payable to:
Marcy Robin
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
Website: ShadowGram.com
Subscription/renewal payments can be made via Paypal to: ShadowGram@aol.com

--- When your order arrives, I will mail you the NEW HUGE Double SG #119-#120 to begin / renew your subscription. Subsequent issues will be sent to you and all postal-mail subscribers as they are published. Future published SGs and the SG Official Online DS News Updates via the SG YahooGroup will report all the latest definite DS-related news.
Each full SG postal-mail newsletter expands and explains these brief email Update posts with details, photos, and more.
This Update is posted to the ShadowGram YahooGroup and is dispersed by interested people  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 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, or to get an invitation to join the group, please e-mail Marcy Robin at shadowgram1@yahoo.com
Thank you.
Marcy Robin
ShadowGram Editor / Publisher
P.O. Box 1766
Temple City, CA 91780-7766
E-mail: ShadowGram@aol.com
YahooGroup e-mail: Shadowgram1@yahoo.com
Official ShadowGram Website: ShadowGram.com
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 2004 WB pilot. Established almost 32 years ago in April, 1979, SG
works directly with individuals, companies, and others involved in DS' creation,
distribution, promotion, merchandise, etc.
SG print issues are published throughout the year. Free time-sensitive complementary bonus 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 Update post. The postal-mail edition is available by paid subscription and provides specific detailed information, exclusive/rare photos, media coverage, and much more than these brief Updates.

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: ShadowGram@aol.com
For more information on the newsletter, please write with a SASE (Self-Addressed
Stamped Envelope) to the above postal-address or e-mail: ShadowGram@aol.com
Thank you.

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