Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Official "Dark Shadows" Published Newsletters
The Official Dark Shadows News Updates - posted via The ShadowGram Yahoo Group
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Updates
An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM
Number 247.       August 12, 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 published Official DS Newsletter is being sent now to all postal-mail subscribers. As always, this SG #121 is packed-full of DS news, photographs, exclusives, details, and more.
Newsletter Key Highlights follow.
---- Special photographs:
Exclusive, casual pictures of JONATHAN FRID, LARA PARKER, DAVID SELBY, and KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT when they were at Pinewood Studios in London to film cameos in the new DS movie
Exclusive, casual picture of JONATHAN (with assistant Mark Lawrence) at home
Lara and Kathryn onstage at Comic-Con International, talking about DS
Pictures, biographical information, and a special memorial honoring PAUL MICHAEL.
Remembrance picture, media obituary, and biographical information for KATHRYN's husband GEOFF MILLER.
Onstage picture showing tribute to the late JOEL CROTHERS and others in Tony-winning Broadway drama "A Normal Heart," plus biographical information about him .
Photo of DAVID SELBY with actor Avery Brooks at Ford's Theatre Gala in June
In-person photos of DENISE NICKERSON and ADRIAN PAUL at recent appearances
Detailed biography and photo of BARBARA (BOBBI) ANN WORONKO-ANZALONE (Nurse Pritchett) (courtesy of Bobbi)
Cast picture for new DS audiodrama "The Crimson Pearl," plus one of NANCY BARRETT recording (courtesy of Big Finish)
--- Detailed News and Information:
Congratulating DAVID HENESY on the birth of his 5th child, daughter Mathilda Aude Louise Henesy Rodriguez, plus positive reviews of the 3 popular restaurants he and his wife co-own.
Congratulating DICK SMITH, who will receive an Honorary Oscar in November for his "pioneering" work and innovations in the field of makeup, prosthetics, and special effects.
JERRY LACY tells SG about the special DS scenario he wrote that NANCY BARRETT and he will present onstage at the DS Festival on 8-21. He also will debut a new CD of favorite ghost stoires and poems.. He's long supported charity causes, and proceeds from his autographs at the Fest will benefit a wonderful animal shelter..
ALEXANDRA MOLTKE ISLES shares with SG about her new documentary, "Hidden Treasures: Stories From a Great Museum."  It's an intimate behind-the-scenes insight into the art works and the staff that cares for them at the NY Metropolitan Museum. It will screen at the Fest on 8-19.
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT hosts an evening with "RECords" from his collaboorative website at LA's Vista Theatre, where DS and its stars previously were saluted. He has 3 movies due out soon. The collaborative website is   hitRECord.org
ROBERT COBERT's soundtrack for Dan Curtis' "Burnt Offerings" is now available.
MALCOLM MARMORSTEIN (DS Writer) gives SG an exclusive, thorough career biography - with insights into his early DS days
Brief timeline of DS and DS fandom history in honor of DS' 45th anniversary
Detailed coverage of last-minute plans, schedule, etc., for the 2011 DS FESTIVAL convention  (Aug. 19-21 at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, NY)
---- NEW DS MOVIE UPDATES - Updating and extensive media coverage of the new DS motion picture starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton (including the cameos by JONATHAN, LARA, DAVID, and KATHRYN - plus revealing one more special cameo!)
SG reported about the movie since its first official announcement over 4 years ago. SG continues to share confirmed information. It's filming now under very tight security in London and at locations in England. Production continues into the fall  SG reminds fans: The movie 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."
DS IN THE MEDIA section features many on-air, print, and online mentions of DS: its impact on later vampire-themed books, TV shows, films, etc; its cast/crew; and more, including 3 "unusual" references.
DS MERCHANDISE & PUBLICATIONS section updates and reports on new items now available, debuting at the Fest, and soon to be released.
FAN NEWS section shares YOUR news - all SG subscribers are welcome and encouraged to send in their news at any time.

To subscribe / renew to the complete ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows Newsletters:
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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: ShadowGram@aol.com
When your subscription / renewal arrives, I'll send you this new SG #121 and future issues as they are published. 
Thank you for subscribing to SG in print!

--- Fans joining us at this year's Festival are invited to please send SG your photos, footage, etc. Each image captures a unique mood and expression and helps SG readers who were there, as well as those who can't attend, to enjoy the weekend together with us. Please send high-resolution   jpegs   or clear, original prints to SG's e- or postal- mail addresses.
--- Fans also are encouraged to please share with SG any and all DS-related references. Media attention can come at any time for the DS personnel and their projects, the new Depp/Burton movie, DS Festivals, merchandise, etc These items can be online, in print, or on the air; be international, national, or local; general or detailed; accurate or incorrect in content; specific or generic references.
Please include your full name, the source, and date 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.
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 issues directly to many of the DS cast and crew. They share their news with me for SG, and who enjoy learning about their DS colleagues in SG's pages.
NOTE: The e-mail Updates like this one 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 - all much more than these brief Updates.
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 the new DS motion picture, now in production.. Established 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. Time-sensitive bonus breaking-news free 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.
See subscription information and contact addresses above.
For more newsletter information, 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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