Island Kingdom on Tanquir
Thinking about vacationing on Tanquir but don't know that much about it.
Is Cecile still the Queen of Tanquir?
I hear Grant Harrison was hiding out there for a while. Is he still there? Knowing Grant, he's likely plotting to overthrow the king.
I also heard Quinton McCord got into a big showdown with Silas Crocker on Tanquir at some archaeological dig. But that was years and years ago, before Quint was even married to Nola.
What else can you tell me about Tanquir? Is it worth the trouble to going?
|by Anonymous||reply 258||August 8, 2021 7:58 PM
Back when I was working in Houston for my late Uncle, Alex Wheeler, I was briefly involved with Princess Jasmine of Tanquir.
This would have been before Cecile became the Queen. Wonder how Jasime and Cecile got along.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||July 2, 2021 12:42 AM
If only I'd gone to visit Cecile in Tanquir rather than going to jail!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||July 2, 2021 12:50 AM
Quinton and I have enjoyed the times we visited Tanquir. Except for that one time Silas Crocker tried to kill us.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||July 2, 2021 12:53 AM
I left my car repair shop to head up Tanquir Enterprises but the Board voted me out. I'm still here.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||July 2, 2021 1:04 AM
I'd love to join you, OP but I'll be wintering at Carl Hutchins' estate in Brazil.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||July 2, 2021 1:18 AM
Who was the better Queen of an island nation?
Queen Cecile of Tanquir
Princess Katherine (Reva) of San Cristobel
|by Anonymous||reply 6||July 2, 2021 1:43 AM
Cecile couldn't give the king an heir whereas Princess Katherine did!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||July 2, 2021 4:02 AM
Donna sums up, my girl, Cecile quite nicely.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||July 2, 2021 4:07 AM
While her run as Brand New Sexy Donna was a disaster, Philece was still a good actress. Too bad she didn't get on another soap after AW.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||July 2, 2021 11:37 PM
Philece likely would have been great is some other role on AW, but she was wrong for the role of Donna.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||July 3, 2021 12:19 AM
Promos for the Queen of Tanquir before she was the Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||July 3, 2021 8:39 AM
New Year's Eve 1983 in Bay City.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||July 3, 2021 8:46 AM
R13, Thanks for posting that clip featuring ORD. However, out of respect, please only post clips of the recently deceased BNSD for the remainder of the weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||July 3, 2021 10:12 AM
That dumb queen Nelson Aspen is acting as though Philece was the best Donna ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||July 3, 2021 10:49 AM
There will only ever be one Donna Love for me, and that's Anna Stuart (who also happens to be a fellow native of West Virginia).
Likewise, I prefer Nancy Frangione's Cecile to Susan Keith's. Of course (and thankfully), it helps that Frangione's Cecile is the longer-running. My mother watched this one, and "Days". And even when I was less than ten years old, I LOVED the Cecile storylines...the duplicitous, gold-digging tramp!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||July 3, 2021 12:25 PM
I used to love how Alma Rudder would call Cecile, "Cecil". I liked the Cecile/Cass/Felicia/Wallingford years. I loved the way she went after Blaine and then the mess she made of Jamie's life was great too. That Jamie Frame was always being duped by women.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||July 3, 2021 3:04 PM
They still call it THE Guiding Light in Tanquir.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||July 3, 2021 3:31 PM
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Bay City, circa 1988, with Brand New Sexy Donna.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||July 4, 2021 12:18 AM
Alma Rudder was one of the few bright spots in Bay City in 1982.
1982 and 1987 are probably the two worst years for AW, at least until the late 90s when it was on its way out.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||July 6, 2021 1:05 AM
Alma Rudder was a lezzie. She ate out Blaine.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||July 6, 2021 10:43 AM
Darlings, I bow my head in a show of respect for the fictional BNSD.
Dear Philece....well, she did try, didn't she?
As for Cecile.....my feelings about HER are quite well known.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||July 8, 2021 1:22 AM
A review of the Locher Room sessions with JFP and Nancy Curlee-Stephen Demorest
|by Anonymous||reply 24||July 8, 2021 1:27 AM
Fuck the fuck off ORD! Philece WAS Donna Love!!! Dumb cunts like you are why we can’t have nice things. Philece was a goddess!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||July 8, 2021 3:21 AM
R24 Fuck off to ANYONE who has to review JFP. 11 fucking Emmys! How many does the reviewer have???
|by Anonymous||reply 26||July 8, 2021 3:28 AM
R19 Henry Chamberlain used to go to Fire Island every summer!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||July 8, 2021 12:52 PM
Kelly Nelson showed Henry Chamberlin where to hang out on Fire Island.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||July 8, 2021 3:18 PM
JFP knew that Beverlee was a LAZY employee and half assed her performances in her final year on the show. Marj Dusay was brilliant casting and brought everyone in the cast together because she worked hard and never complained about anything and everything like Bev.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||July 8, 2021 3:19 PM
Bev was quite the diva. She left Texas because she was over worked. She left GL because she was over worked. But, daytime was good enough for her when she needed insurance and did a few days on GH to get that insurance. Selfish of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||July 8, 2021 3:48 PM
Good morning to everyone EXCEPT Stacey Winthrop.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||July 8, 2021 4:48 PM
[quote]Promos for the Queen of Tanquir before she was the Queen.
I would never have suspected that Frangione would have such a deft comic touch after her early run on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||July 15, 2021 2:38 PM
Henderson thread is M'ed.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||July 21, 2021 1:35 PM
Didn't Reginald Love pull Philece's Donna out of a high-rise window at one point? Did I imagine that?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||July 21, 2021 1:44 PM
BNSD! How lovely to see you!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||July 21, 2021 2:09 PM
Lovely to see you, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||July 21, 2021 2:17 PM
Fuck off ORD! I can’t stand you!!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||July 21, 2021 2:58 PM
No one cares who you can or cannot stand. Go back to SON with your bullshit.
Oh, that's right....they blocked you too.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||July 21, 2021 3:06 PM
I don't hate her, she's not the worst actress but the writing for Carly is the worst
|by Anonymous||reply 43||July 21, 2021 3:24 PM
There were times I didn't loathe her as Cassie - I do think with Laura she's only as good as the writing.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||July 21, 2021 3:29 PM
Hey R41, if you’ve blocked me, how come you always see and respond to everything I say? Huh, asshole. Fucking moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||July 21, 2021 3:43 PM
Hilary Edson was such a nothing on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||July 21, 2021 3:49 PM
Stacey Winthrop and Eve Guthrie were two of the least necessary characters ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||July 21, 2021 3:51 PM
Eve Guthrie was totally unnecessary but I disagree about Stacey Winthrop. She was the sister of one of the male leads and if she had been cast with a strong and appealing actress then Stacey and Jamie could have been the Tom and Margo of Another World.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||July 21, 2021 5:27 PM
Will Alan interview me after I get off the can?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||July 21, 2021 5:43 PM
Ask Goutman how much they saved in plumbing costs after he put Eileen on recurring.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||July 21, 2021 5:55 PM
Hilary Edson and Terry Davis had similar problems as Stacey - they were both fairly soft, sweet ingenue types playing a spunky shark of a lawyer. I preferred Edson, to be honest, but wonder what someone who could convey more chutzpah might have done with the part.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||July 21, 2021 6:01 PM
I had toilet scrubbing duty for Eileen when Viv was out. Thank god she had guarantee of 4 appearances per year and we were canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||July 21, 2021 6:12 PM
I loved recording AW when it was on SoapNet so I could fast-forward all scenes featuring the deadly dull Michael Hudson/Stacey Winthrop pairing. I only saw them when Donna swept in to play shrieking harpy (because I adore Anna Stuart).
|by Anonymous||reply 54||July 21, 2021 6:19 PM
I still love the day Anna took back the role of Donna, walked onto the set, and checked herself in the mirror.
In fifteen seconds, Donna was BACK.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||July 21, 2021 6:21 PM
Philece will always be Donna to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||July 21, 2021 6:37 PM
Carmen Duncan will always be Lisa to us.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||July 21, 2021 7:15 PM
Taping in Lisa’s Fashions set got strange towards the end because they had to avoid showing the stains all over the floor. Lots of close up shots.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||July 21, 2021 8:24 PM
I remember when the toilet was plugged at Fashions. Barbara just sighed and said ‘Again Lisa’??
|by Anonymous||reply 61||July 21, 2021 8:42 PM
Besides the hospitals and police stations , what set on the three main P&G soaps was around the longest? Company? Fashions? The Cory Mansion?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||July 21, 2021 9:14 PM
Edson was a generic piece of fluff. I thought Davis had more strength but she was still miscast, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||July 21, 2021 9:17 PM
I think Davis was appreciably better but she wouldn't have worked at all in the "Beauty and the Beast" story they foisted on Edson. Not that the story worked well with Edson.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||July 21, 2021 9:21 PM
I think Tangie Hill was the most unnecessary character ever. Eve Guthrie was a close second(for GL at least).
|by Anonymous||reply 65||July 21, 2021 9:27 PM
Al’s Diner never failed to give Lisa the runs!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||July 21, 2021 9:29 PM
R62 The Cory mansion had a 25ish year run.
The Snyder farm was also 25 years, as was Lucinda's place.
I'd say the oldest set might be the Bauer house.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||July 21, 2021 9:31 PM
Yes, the Cory living room set would be the longest running on AW First appeared in 1975 soon after Rachel and Mac married. Last scene of the series took place in that room.
However, it should be noted that the show completely redid the Cory set in 1987. Original set had darker paneling and did not include the foyer or the staircase.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||July 21, 2021 10:20 PM
Wasn’t Fashions being used in ATWT from 1981 ish to the end? Or did they stop using it before that.
And Company was used from 1982/83 until 2009?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||July 21, 2021 10:42 PM
Company had a long initial run, but it sort of merged with the Cooper Diner and had a few different looks/lives. It was one of the sets in the last few years where, once they had some sets in Peapack, they built a permanent set in studio......that one, the Spaulding mansion, the courthouse and a few others were all built in studio. Point is, it looked very different.
Fashions, I think, looked pretty similar all throughout its existence.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||July 21, 2021 10:53 PM
I think Babs Ryan used to secretly put diarrhea inducing drugs i to Lisa McCall’s food.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||July 22, 2021 1:41 AM
When did the Lakeview become a thing in Oakdale?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||July 22, 2021 1:58 AM
That Ole Lucy used to slip me sugar free candies!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||July 22, 2021 2:00 AM
What happened to the Bauer house when the show moved to Peapack? Was it ever shown?
I remember when Ed bought the house for him and Rita. He was bragging because it was next door to the Spaulding mansion.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||July 22, 2021 2:03 AM
I honestly can't remember. Rick was on so infrequently. I think they tried to copy the Bauer kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||July 22, 2021 2:05 AM
It was there for the last Bauer BBQ. The interior mimicked the old kitchen. The outside was a dump and nothing like the original exterior
|by Anonymous||reply 77||July 22, 2021 2:07 AM
Fat Ed loved spending time in the Bauer kitchen!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||July 22, 2021 2:23 AM
Fat Ed ate 3 dozen hot dogs at the Bauer Barbecue one year.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||July 22, 2021 9:10 AM
Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman are in Michigan at the Barn Theater, where they've done several shows before, doing....MAMMA MIA
Robert has the Pierce Brosnan role.
Kim, surprisingly, is not playing the lead or playing against Robert, but is instead playing the Julie Walters role - one of the best friends of The Lead/Meryl.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||July 22, 2021 2:08 PM
A little thing, but it jumped out at me.....if this list is correct, Kim is no longer an Equity actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||July 22, 2021 2:09 PM
[quote] Besides the hospitals and police stations , what set on the three main P&G soaps was around the longest? Company? Fashions? The Cory Mansion?
A think a contender is the Stewart house on ATWT. I'm not sure when it was first used, but you can see it in the clips of Dan's funeral (late 70s) and Susan still lived it in in the 00s. (It became Susan's when Ellen abandoned Dani and Susan moved in to take care of her...)
|by Anonymous||reply 83||July 22, 2021 2:51 PM
I hate everything about that old damn boarding house. And I hate Morgan, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||July 22, 2021 11:43 PM
Reading Parker Posey's memoir and this is the sole mention of ATWT:
[quote] My granny and my aunt Toni-Anne were much more grounded. They’d eat on TV trays in the bedroom and watch “the stories.” When I was on As the World Turns, it made them very proud. “You got my widow’s peak,” Granny would say, before talking about how handsome Holden was. Holden was the hunk on the show, played by Jon Hensley. “He’s really nice, too, Granny,” I’d say. “You’d like him.” I told her how, on my first day of work, the woman who played my aunt Barbara said, “Be careful who you share your secrets with because these walls have ears.” Colleen Zenk turned on the waterworks like nothing I’ve seen in my life. Granny loved that dish. As the World Turns was one of the earliest soaps—its first airing was shot live in 1956. She loved Eileen Fulton, who played Lisa Grimaldi, and Helen Wagner, who played Nancy Hughes, both of whom were there in the beginning. I’d tell her how classy and nice they both were in real life, since they’d kept her company as she took to bed and martyred herself in her forty years of heartbreak. I told her how nice the producer of the show, Laurie Caso, was when he asked if I’d like to get out of my contract early because they needed to put Holden in a coma before Labor Day (his love story with Lily was huge and they needed to focus on that). I told her how Laurie hugged me like a dad and was so sweet that I cried. She loved all that.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||July 23, 2021 6:14 PM
Parker Posey has a memoir???? Who cares!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||July 23, 2021 7:16 PM
When did Mart Hulswit become Kenny Rogers?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||July 23, 2021 8:24 PM
People get old, gurl. That man is 80 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||July 23, 2021 8:29 PM
Mart had a breakdown after they dropped The from Guiding Light and he got fired and fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||July 23, 2021 8:33 PM
I know R90 but I figured he'd look like an older version of himself.
He's giving me Kenny vibes b/c Kenny eventually looked like he entered an entirely different host body!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||July 23, 2021 8:35 PM
I would have let Young Mart stick it in me. What I found interesting was that he is a big liberal and Don Stewart was a big conservative. I would have guessed the opposite.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||July 23, 2021 8:39 PM
I have such fond memories of Cecile kidnapping Cass and keeping him captive on her yacht. He seemed to be enjoying his stay as her love slave. Cass eventually got out of the soap ghetto and ended up on Homeland. SS actually played Cass Winthrop on Homeland....maybe a first.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||July 23, 2021 8:41 PM
I'm glad you said Young Mart and not Papa Bauer. LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 95||July 23, 2021 8:47 PM
TGL declined heavily when they dropped THE, Fat Ed, and Fat Bert! I am a crabapple!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||July 23, 2021 11:31 PM
Lisa’s poops were so gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||July 24, 2021 2:53 AM
SOD has a feature this week on the most iconic soap characters.
Three P&G characters make a showing on the poll -
Reva at 6 percent, and AW's Felicia and ATWT's Lisa at 2 percent each.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||July 24, 2021 6:22 PM
R100 A poll? We all know, even now, the deluded old fans of certain shows will flood them with only 4 poorly rated soaps on the air.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||July 24, 2021 7:13 PM
R101 I wouldn't say flood - all of those were near the bottom of the polling. Only Brooke Logan polled less, at 1 percent.
The top votegetters were ol' red ribbon herself, Dee Dee Halls, and Sue Lu.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||July 24, 2021 8:01 PM
Lisa’s claim to fame was plugging up the shitter. Fans remember that.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||July 25, 2021 1:13 AM
I'm not sure what iconic is supposed to mean. If it is the most memorable or notable or most significant of a type, I think Lisa (vixen) and Bob (stalwart hero) are both iconic from ATWT. Maybe add Lucinda (rich bitch) and Lily (young heroine). Jo (long-suffering heroine) from SFT is as iconic as you can get. Bert (family matron) on GL or Nancy (family matron) on ATWT and Chris (wise elder) on ATWT, Grandpa (wise elder) on ATWT, or Pa (wise elder) on GL could be iconic. Philip (stud) on GL and Holden (stud) on ATWT are a different type of icon.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||July 25, 2021 1:23 AM
You can't argue with the SOD tie. But if we're doing P&G here is the iconic list in my mind (in no particular order and 5 from each show):
As The World Turns:
Edge of Night:
Search for Tomorrow:
|by Anonymous||reply 105||July 25, 2021 1:35 AM
Iconic is overused and ill defined these days. It also depends on the viewer and the era they watched.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||July 25, 2021 2:41 PM
I’ll never understand why gay men think they have a voice when it comes to soaps. Advertisers never ever ever ever ever ask for a gay man’s opinion. That is fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||July 25, 2021 7:01 PM
Yes, R107, we heard you the first 300 times.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||July 25, 2021 7:11 PM
Did someone mention gay men not having any voice when it comes to advertisers and soaps?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||July 25, 2021 8:00 PM
I've said it before, but it's a shame that Guiding Light went to the trouble of inventing San Cristobel when Tanquir was right there ...
|by Anonymous||reply 111||July 25, 2021 8:04 PM
R112 It's "our very own" Brian T. Cahill, the last senior vice president and managing director of TeleNext Media Inc., over "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" for Procter & Gamble's P&G Productions. Per Linkedin, he was appointed to that position in 2005 and held it beyond the end.
He had more clothes on at NYC Pride a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||July 25, 2021 9:36 PM
A few weeks ago I came across a YouTube video of Guiding Light during its Peapack period, and there was a scene where characters were standing outside in front of a garbage dumpster while having a conversation. I don't know who the characters were, but I thought it was an embarrassment that a nationally televised network show looked so poorly. The network and production company should be ashamed of themselves that they let the show get to that point. I think they would have been better off making it a 30-minute show; shooting the show in a studio in Jersey City or Hoboken, NJ; and having all scenes take place on 10 permanent sets in said studio.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||July 25, 2021 10:27 PM
R113 Hah! (Cackles in Jean Smart)
I knew before even looking at your other posts that had to be Cahill. LOLOLOL
|by Anonymous||reply 115||July 25, 2021 10:29 PM
R114 They really struggled with it, for sure.
After a while they did get some good spots for outdoor shooting, but I think either Wheeler or one of the directors really wanted to use EVERY piece of real estate they could for scenes.
Even in the last few months or so, they did a chase between Edmund and Jeffrey on rooftops, and it looked dreadful, because the roofs were not very aesthetically pleasing.
The thing is.....they couldn't do something like, say, the Hall of Mirrors for Roger. Not that the Hall would have been all that expensive to have built back in the day. But something like 70 percent of the non acting crew for GL was gone. They only had a few camera, sound and production people left on staff. Which was one of the big reasons to do that model.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||July 25, 2021 10:32 PM
Over the last 9 months, some of the shots outdoors in Peapack were stunning. They had a few blizzard scenes that were gorgeous and of in the spring or summer by the water- gorgeous. That horrid faux country music played over scenes ruined them.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||July 25, 2021 10:40 PM
[quote] Over the last 9 months, some of the shots outdoors in Peapack were stunning.
I totally agree. It was obviously a learning process, and the outdoor shots really improved over time.
I had far more issues with some of the indoor scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||July 26, 2021 2:41 AM
Peapack would have gotten better. They were doing some cutting edge stuff. It needed, probably, another year to get it right. My issue with Peapack was that they didn't even try to match up the Peapack locations with what we were used to when it was filmed in the studio.
When they moved the show to Peapack, in my mind, they should have reset the entire show. If you can't find a proper Spaulding Mansion stand-in in Peapack, then maybe you write the Spauldings out who reimagine them. And I know that's minor and petty, but it was my one big hangup.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||July 26, 2021 2:49 AM
R119 yeah, it was definitely a hard transition.
Maybe they needed to have Springfield destroyed by fire a la Henderson's flood, and then it would have been oh, yeah, okay, they had to move into this new house.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||July 26, 2021 4:26 AM
Did SFT's Stephanie die in the Henderson flood or was she killed off prior? I vaguely remember a serial killer going after her but it's been a long, long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||July 26, 2021 4:35 AM
The only person who defended Peapack is the big homo Locher. Peapack was a fucking disaster!
|by Anonymous||reply 122||July 26, 2021 4:50 AM
[quote] They were doing some cutting edge stuff.
Having watched British and other daily, international soaps-telenovelas for decades, what they were attempting to do was certainly different for U.S. daytime soaps, but I'd hardly call it cutting edge. Some of GL's baby steps reminded me of Brookside (UK) back in the 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||July 26, 2021 5:24 AM
I remember Nancy F. returning to AMC a couple of times as Tara for brief appearances, in between her AW stints I think. There really wasn’t space for Tara at the point, but I wished they’d brought her back more. Years later, when Tara’s SORASd daughter Kelsey was making trouble in Pine Valley, they brought back original Tara, Karen Lynn Gorney for a couple of weeks. She looked old and frumpy, but La Lucci probably preferred playing against her instead of sexy Nancy.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||July 26, 2021 5:39 AM
GH these days is almost Peapack. Almost.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||July 26, 2021 5:40 AM
GH does some outdoor shooting from time to time, but GH is the best looking show of the remaining four. I would hardly call it Peapack.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||July 26, 2021 5:42 AM
The cinematography, in you want to call it that, vastly improved in the last year. The writing was improving. The show was starting to hit a stride. Would it have lasted? I don’t know but I think they should have given it a year and canceled ATWT first. I never understood why GL had to experiment, slashing its budget, but ATWT, as low rated, didn’t? GL was getting better. It was watchable again and looking at its last year, compared to the remaining four, looks like Oscar material.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||July 26, 2021 5:55 AM
Ellen Wheeler was so inept. She cried every day onset.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||July 26, 2021 10:50 AM
ATWT was doing similar things toward the end but they were more subtle about it.
I think Goutman had access to an old office building or school or something in NJ or CT and they had a lot of scenes shot there.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||July 26, 2021 11:29 AM
Lisa McCall left a big doo doo in the terlet at Barbara Ryan Originals.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||July 26, 2021 11:40 AM
“The CBS complex on West 57th Street had a commissary. Let’s just say we discouraged Eileen from eating the chili there. We’ll leave it at at.”
|by Anonymous||reply 132||July 26, 2021 2:42 PM
Was there ever a character named Tanquir Ray? If not then a missed opportunity.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||July 26, 2021 6:02 PM
I don't think so, R134, but there was a "Tanqueray" reference in the link at R8, which may have to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||July 26, 2021 6:13 PM
And of course, there was me.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||July 26, 2021 6:33 PM
Not to post DAYS content on a P&G thread.
But this is what P&G should have done in some way with GL or ATWT at the end. Guess the cancellations were about ten years too soon, because this streaming shit is so easy now.
And it wouldn't have to be what Prospect Park did either. They could have made five to ten episode seasonettes a few times a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||July 27, 2021 5:48 PM
EJ Bonilla's eyebrows have a new job.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||July 28, 2021 12:15 AM
R137 Back in 2007, ATWT and Y&R did an online web series wherein they played the "Alison Stewart" and "Amber Moore" characters. (See linked article.) It was called "L.A. Diaries," and featured Marnie Schulenberg and Adrienne Frantz. I'm guessing it was primarily directed to the same demo as the two actresses themselves: young females. .. As you imply, broadband and streaming back then wasn't what it is today, and most of the old fraus who watched these soaps were probably still using a dial-up connection (if even .. lol).
ATWT also did that online casting show called, "InTurn." They got three series out of it. When they announced the second series, The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "The first season of the Web-based reality show, which debuted in the summer, wound up becoming the most-streamed program of those specifically created for CBS’ broadband channel Innertube."
[quote] “We felt this was a terrific companion narrative to the show,” said Barbara Bloom, senior vp daytime at CBS Entertainment. “It was fun, added engagement, and it also boosted our ratings on-air.”
|by Anonymous||reply 140||July 28, 2021 12:33 AM
I remember those, R140.
I just wish someone had figured out how to keep making GL or ATWT on some level, in some way, without having to make it year round. The DAYS thing is a good test run to see if people might want to watch it.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||July 28, 2021 1:12 AM
Speaking of Prospect Park, I always thought they should have made All My Children and One Life to Live weekly series. First run AMC for 25 weekly episodes. After AMC's season finale, run OLTL for 25 weekly episodes. From there, alternate the seasons between the two shows. This way, fans will have their shows all year around -- just not on a daily basis.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||July 28, 2021 1:28 AM
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and our wonderful Sony and CBS will be giving me, Scoche Marin, my own web series on Paramount+ as Katherine Shepherd Reynolds Chancellor Thurston Sterling Murphy. It will feature Katherine’s trials and tribulations as she rears the Newman-Chancellor scion she conceived with Nick Newman and whom she recently gave birth. My character, the grande dame of Genoa City, will be running for mayor.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||July 28, 2021 1:29 AM
Didn't they end up having to put out an episode a week anyway?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||July 28, 2021 1:31 AM
I'm not sure, R144. I thought they put out four shows per week (Monday through Thursday). The fifth day (Friday) was used to recap the week's shows or do some type of behind-the-scene interviews. I could be wrong. I watched the shows when they first came on, but I think I stopped watching after awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||July 28, 2021 1:45 AM
[quote] The DAYS thing is a good test run to see if people might want to watch it.
Well, yeah, but I'm sure they already know how many unique IPs have been streaming DOOL at NBC.com and now at Peacock. .. I think this five-episode series is more of a promotional thing to get people who haven't already signed-up for Peacock to do so, since that's the only place it will be shown. .. In that regard, it's just like the eight-episode "Last Blast Reunion" series that Days did in 2019. That one was done to get more people to sign-up for the then-new DOOL App, which viewers had to have, if they wanted to see the series right away.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||July 28, 2021 2:44 AM
Prospect Park started off releasing four new episodes of AMC and OLTL each week.
However, they quickly realized they didn't have enough episodes in the can to keep releasing four new episodes a week. They'd run out of episodes! So, two weeks after the debut, they cut back to releasing just two new episodes a week.
Also of note, the first few weeks of Prospect Park had some characters saying "Shit" and :"Fuck" on air without any bleeping. However, the quickly reversed course and started bleeping those words again.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||July 28, 2021 2:58 AM
It's no big secret that two of the reasons Days remain on the air is because they have gotten the budget down to a nickel and some spit and the show is streaming hit for NBC, first NBC.com and now Peacock. While I'm certain that both NBC and Sony would like the network airing to do better ratings wise, both groups are more than happy with the streaming numbers. And quite frankly, even the air numbers, demographically, aren't that far off from the other three.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||July 28, 2021 3:31 AM
Why did they drop The from TGL back in 1977? I’m still not over it.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||July 28, 2021 6:38 AM
Why are all of the Twitter soap queens so ugly and annoying?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||July 28, 2021 11:30 AM
According to John Wesley Shipp's social media, July 27, 1981 - 40 years ago today - was the day THE Nola/Kelly confrontation scenes were broadcast.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||July 28, 2021 12:39 PM
Wow! Thanks for JWS for that reminder. Those were amazing scenes.
Wonder how long he and Lisa Brown spent rehearsing them.
Part 1 below
|by Anonymous||reply 152||July 28, 2021 12:43 PM
I wish I could remember the day Kelly came to breakfast in a Speedo.
It certainly put the cream in MY coffee!
|by Anonymous||reply 155||July 28, 2021 1:12 PM
Poor John, having to play with Marland’s gross toes in order to land the role. Yuck yuck yuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||July 28, 2021 3:15 PM
[quote] Wonder how long he and Lisa Brown spent rehearsing them.
Not long. This confrontation was held until the 1981 writer's strike was over. Pretty much the minute he could get them the script pages, he did. I remember reading several times that they pretty much did it the moment the strike ended and Doug's pages could legally be in their hands again.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||July 28, 2021 7:16 PM
[quote] *notably crafted — drafted, written, rewritten and performed — during the writers’ strike of 1981. It’s a harrowing tale, with surreptitious communications, messages, conversations and pages coming in at the last minute. And brilliantly and trustingly directed by Harry Eggart.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||July 28, 2021 8:23 PM
The ugly soap Twitter queens are going to save the genre with their podcast fan fic!
|by Anonymous||reply 160||July 28, 2021 8:56 PM
JWS: I sucked Doug’s toes to get the job. It was worth it! When that bitch Gail Kobe fired me, I had to do the toe thing again when Doug was at ATWT. Again, it was worth it. I won my first Emmy. A dream come true.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||July 28, 2021 8:59 PM
I have it blocked but why it is not banned?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||July 28, 2021 9:25 PM
If anyone has any doubt how goddamned stupid the shitting loon is, one only has to look at his posts about foot fetishes.
They must really never let him out at the asylum.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||July 28, 2021 9:26 PM
[quote] I have it blocked but why it is not banned?
Been working on that.
Muriel generally does not put up with scat trolls, so it's a mystery
|by Anonymous||reply 164||July 28, 2021 9:27 PM
Maybe cuz its the truth?????? Assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||July 28, 2021 9:35 PM
Can somebody tell the SON posters, especially Carl, amc2008, and vetsoapfan, to take their mood stabilizers? Bringing back the T in GL would probs help vetsoapfan to stop being so cranky.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||July 29, 2021 1:47 AM
Kelly and Nola's scenes are worth the price of admission, but really, the whole July 27, 1981 episode is worth a watch. We also get Bea and Tony Reardon having enough of Nola's shit, Hillary putting it together, Chris Marcantel in short shorts and Nola going from her lowest point (THAT WAIL!) to formulating her next scheme ...
|by Anonymous||reply 168||July 29, 2021 2:23 AM
I hope those toes were worth it, JWS. What are you doing now?????
|by Anonymous||reply 169||July 29, 2021 3:39 AM
The troll is blocked but it needs to get banned. Now
|by Anonymous||reply 170||July 29, 2021 3:45 AM
The full July 27, 1981 episode with all the scenes r168 mentions.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||July 29, 2021 5:48 AM
Wow! So much happened in that July 27 episode. Kelly confronts Nola, Kelly reunites with Morgan, Bea confesses she is the one who told Kelly. They could have dragged all that out for a week or more, but it all happened in one episode.
Kudos to JWS for an incredible performance. And double kudos to Lisa Brown for making Nola so vulnerable and so desperate at the same time. Given the short amount of time they had to prepare, the two were just amazing. Yet neither got Emmy nods for the episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||July 29, 2021 6:22 AM
I find it astounding no actor from GL was ever nominated for an Emmy until Judi Evans in 83. Of course, she won. GL was known for its good acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||July 29, 2021 6:27 AM
Jane Elliot looks to be all of about 20 years old in that episode. In real life, she was about 35 at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||July 29, 2021 6:37 AM
People make a big fuss of Jane's run as Carrie but I really can't say I remember much about it or have a wonderful impression.
It would have been something if Jane had actually landed at ATWT.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||July 29, 2021 9:27 PM
Jane was talked about as being a recast for Alexandra.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||July 29, 2021 9:28 PM
Which she would have been all wrong for.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||July 29, 2021 9:29 PM
She was indeed, R177. In one of the issues of Soap Opera Weekly right after Beverlee left, there's a list of ten actresses who would be great Alex replacements and I do believe she was on it.
But Jane was in talks w/Doug Marland to move to ATWT, and she left GH and then he died. I believe this was the story Jeanne Cooper was also considering leaving YR for, and I think Jeanne and Jane were to play mother and daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||July 29, 2021 9:31 PM
I started watching GL in May 982 (after Texas moved from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m.), so I caught the tail end of Jane's time there. I don't recall anything especially stupendous about her run. She was certainly competent but nothing spectacular.
When I heard Doug Marland was quitting over her being fired, I was just scratching my head. Was she really worth quitting over?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||July 29, 2021 10:16 PM
R180 She wasn’t. He was having a hissy fit.
Dang, GL was on since 982! (J/k)
|by Anonymous||reply 181||July 29, 2021 10:19 PM
The Sumerians watched GL. Jeanne Cooper was just a lass then. ; - )
|by Anonymous||reply 182||July 29, 2021 10:25 PM
[quote] People make a big fuss of Jane's run as Carrie but I really can't say I remember much about it or have a wonderful impression.
The Carrie story had me glued to the set. It was absolutely freaking fascinating. Eliot played the shit out of the MPD story and the mystery of what the hell was going on with Carrie before the big reveal was completely engrossing. I was more into that story than anything else on the show at that time...including Kelly's speedo.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||July 29, 2021 11:07 PM
Yes, started watching back in 982. Catherine Zeta Jones was just an ingenue in those days.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||July 29, 2021 11:09 PM
[quote]He was having a hissy fit.
Well, Doug was a drama queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||July 29, 2021 11:10 PM
R184 How DARE you!?
R185 He must’ve been. Had Doug stayed, do we think Pam would have ended up on ATWT?
|by Anonymous||reply 186||July 29, 2021 11:13 PM
Either ATWT or AW. I bet Pam would have had fun writing for Cecile.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||July 29, 2021 11:17 PM
Had Doug stayed, that would have drastically changed the landscape of GL forever. Likely no Reva, Beth, Harley, Mindy, Sonni/Solita and on and on. Of course, he could have something equally as fabulous but I do think he would have set GL up to eventually take over as the #2 soap behind Y&R.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||July 30, 2021 12:03 AM
Petronia Paley (Quinn) Leading Men On Another World
Oscar Nominee Howard E. Rollins
Oscar Winner Morgan Freeman
Emmy Winner Joe Morton
Grey's Anatomy James Pickens Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||July 30, 2021 2:27 AM
That old hambonr Jeanne Cooper would never have lasted on ATWT. With La Liz still there? Doubtful.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||July 30, 2021 3:07 AM
Bringing Jane to ATWT might have made some sense, but the show was already so top heavy with mature women I guess I'd be surprised he'd want to do that story.....unless he was going to get rid of someone in that range.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||July 30, 2021 3:55 AM
[quote]Had Doug stayed, do we think Pam would have ended up on ATWT?
So, if Pam had gone to ATWT in 1983 to be HW, would we have seen Reva Shayne in Oakdale? Billy Lewis (or some version of him)? Sonni/Solita? Which of Pam's characters would have translated well to Oakdale?
|by Anonymous||reply 192||July 30, 2021 5:53 AM
R192 Beth and Lillian for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||July 30, 2021 6:10 AM
I loved Pam's GL but after watching the last few months of Texas it's kind of obvious she sort of reworked some of the characters from there, gave them new names and boom, off they went to GL.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||July 30, 2021 2:33 PM
(not that every HW doesn't recycle plots and characters.)
|by Anonymous||reply 195||July 30, 2021 2:33 PM
Its obvious Gail Kobe and Pam were pissed that Trxas was canned so they brought Texas over to GL. At one point, there were 13 or 14 actors from Texas on GL within their first year at the show. No wonder Don Stewart was pissed.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||July 30, 2021 2:51 PM
I've always suspected that the story Jeanne Cooper/Jane Eliot were attracted to was something to do with the Lucinda-Royce-Neal saga, with Jeanne playing the mother, Gloria, and Jane either to play Neal or to play yet another sister to Lucinda. It seems so strange that they set up yet another rich story for Liz Hubbard, hired big actors, and then stranded the whole thing abruptly with Neal's death and Royce being mentally ill.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||July 30, 2021 8:31 PM
R198 because Douglas Marland died - so new writers had to take over and execute his long-term story projection. He might not have laid it out.
We do know of a fact, Jane Elliot quit General Hospital to move over to As The World Turns, as Marland promised her a juicy role. But before Jane could sign with ATWT, Marland died. And Jane had already given her notice at GH. She did burn some bridged when announcing her leaving, by expressing her unhappiness with her current storyline. So she couldn't even ask to go back to GH.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||July 30, 2021 8:36 PM
anyone remember what her storyline was that she was unhappy with?
|by Anonymous||reply 200||July 30, 2021 8:44 PM
R200 - They had Jane's character spread a rumor around town that her daughter-in-law had an abortion.
Jane's was pissed about that, because she is a pro-choice activist. And they had her character run around town, making it seem that there is something wrong having an abortion.
Jane said that on Daytime, she has played characters that has killed people, ruined people's lives, slept with other women's husbands. She had no problem doing any of that.
But she did have a problem playing a character who shames another character for having an abortion. That is where she drew the line.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||July 30, 2021 8:57 PM
To GH's credit, not only did Jane get some great material when she actually departed (I still get chills watching the last moments between Tracy and Original Recipe Edward Quartermaine), but there were no hard feelings and she got to come back. But yeah, abortion-shaming is EWW!
|by Anonymous||reply 202||July 30, 2021 11:54 PM
Back to P&G, I'm amused that Pam Long got to not only bring TEXAS to the finishing line, but SEARCH (and SANTA BARBARA, a non-P&G show). Perhaps she could have succeeded Henry Slesar on THE EDGE OF NIGHT?
|by Anonymous||reply 203||July 30, 2021 11:56 PM
I'd rather go to Naboombu
|by Anonymous||reply 204||July 30, 2021 11:57 PM
[quote] but there were no hard feelings and she got to come back
But that was only after the producer & writer of the abortion story had left
|by Anonymous||reply 205||July 30, 2021 11:58 PM
The writer, yes, but Wendy Riche was still there (I'm referring to Tracy's extended guest appearance in '96).
|by Anonymous||reply 206||July 31, 2021 12:08 AM
Whatever happened to Miss Van Hansis?
|by Anonymous||reply 207||July 31, 2021 6:53 PM
Idk about Van, but Margaret McLarty has been on the can all day.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||July 31, 2021 8:10 PM
I feel like escaping to Tanquir right now. I hear they've got NO covid cases.....
|by Anonymous||reply 209||August 1, 2021 2:50 AM
Did I hear this right, but was one version of Beth’s return from the dead on GL that a cult kidnapped an amnesiac Beth after she killed that professor in self defense? If so, was this a Pam idea? That sounds like a great story. We really never quite got the full story of what Beth did that entire 3 years while missing.
Did anybody believe she was really dead? I think they showed Alan paying off a guy to say they’d found her body. I could be wrong. I do remember when she regained her memory it showed how she killed the professor. She beat the shit out of him with a boat paddle.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||August 1, 2021 5:20 AM
In the interview with Genie Francis below, she mentions that she had talks with 3 or 4 soaps in 1990 before deciding to go to All My Children and play Ceara Conner, debuting in that role in June 1990. Go to 24:00 in the video below to hear that part.
The interviewer did not ask about what other shows she had talks with. But now I'm curious about it. Likely at least one of the three other soaps she talked to was a P&G soap.
What characters that debuted 1990 on AW, GL and ATWT might Genie have been appropriate for.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||August 1, 2021 10:19 AM
interesting... I love Genie.... I would have loved to have seen her in a legacy character role, what would have good one been though?
|by Anonymous||reply 212||August 1, 2021 10:31 AM
Do we think Genie would have made a good Beth Raines?
|by Anonymous||reply 213||August 1, 2021 2:37 PM
One of those shows was The Bold and the Beautiful, as a replacement for Caroline. Another was One Life to Live, as a replacement for Sarah.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||August 1, 2021 3:03 PM
Okay, so that's three shows (AMC, OLTL and B&B). Since Genie already appeared on them, I'm assuming GH and DOOL weren't in the mix. So ... what could the fourth have been? We've got either LOV on ABC, Y&R, ATWT and GL on CBS and GEN, AW and SB on NBC. The timing doesn't quite work for either Beth on GL or Paulina on AW, my guesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||August 1, 2021 3:42 PM
I realize the timing for Beth doesn’t work but does anybody think Genie would have made a good Beth?
|by Anonymous||reply 216||August 1, 2021 3:45 PM
Not a P&G actor but former GH/Port Charles actor Jay Pickett died at 60.
He was a cutie.
Played brother to former GL'er Michael Dietz.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||August 1, 2021 5:42 PM
Penny’s mole always bothered me.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||August 2, 2021 1:47 AM
The smell of the studio always bothered me. Thanks Eileen!
|by Anonymous||reply 220||August 2, 2021 2:38 AM
When is Princess Locher going to interview ME?
|by Anonymous||reply 222||August 2, 2021 2:47 AM
I'm having a hard time picturing Grant and Genie in a love scene together. Just isn't working in my brain.
If Genie had played Beth, she would have been good at the emoting. Very good. But with Genie in the role, Beth would have been much more of a front burner character. In 1989-91, Beth was more of a supporting character to Phillip.
Similarly, if Genie had been in the role, Beth wouldn't have been written out in 1991 when Grant needed time off to grieve his parents. Instead of sending them both to Arizona, they would have sent Phillip to prison or something, while Beth stayed in Springfield and had more men fall for her during Phillip's absence.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||August 2, 2021 2:49 AM
Genie might have been able to handle his Pendulousness.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||August 2, 2021 2:53 AM
Oh for chrissakes. You queens imagining things that didn’t happen is annoying! Genie as Beth never happened. On the other hand, Eileen plugging up the toilet DID happen. Mr Goutman was nun too pleased with Ms Fulton. #fact
|by Anonymous||reply 225||August 2, 2021 3:07 AM
R223 I don’t know about supporting. She was a very major character but Phillip was in so many stories while, once Pam left, they had a harder time writing more for Beth aside from with Rick and Mindy. Her time on GL was very brief the first run. Beth was like GL’s Laura so it would have been interesting to see where they would have taken Beth. Beth C’s was kind of bland her first run. She had moments but she wasn’t nearly as gorgeous as she was in her second run as Beth.
They should have written Phillip off to jail knowing Lujack’s twin was coming on board within a few months.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||August 2, 2021 3:10 AM
I’m not sure how long they looked for a replacement to play Beth. I’m sure replacing one of the most popular characters of the 80s was fierce. I thought I heard TPTB weren’t thrilled with Beth C in her initial run. She didn’t quite have the magic Judi gave the role. It’s a shame about Grant’s parents because with Nick coming on soon after they left I cannot imagine what they had in store for Beth seeing Lujack’s twin. Wow
|by Anonymous||reply 228||August 2, 2021 3:48 AM
Genie opposite Vincent would certainly be interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||August 2, 2021 3:50 AM
Genie didn’t age as well as Beth C did, though. Beth C was a knockout when GL went off the air.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||August 2, 2021 3:56 AM
What ever happened to that hunky original Hart actor who was paralyzed in the hang gliding accident? Is he still alive? He was gorgeous, but the little I saw of him (wasn’t a big GL watcher) he didn’t seem like a great actor? Would he have been eventually recast?
|by Anonymous||reply 231||August 2, 2021 4:01 AM
R231 He was going to be a star. Seriously, he had IT. He would have stayed for his contract then left for HW.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||August 2, 2021 4:11 AM
Genie is younger than Grant, but because Laura was always paired with older men (a pattern that continued at Days), she seems older than him.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||August 2, 2021 4:16 AM
Genie was 14 when she started on GH in 1976. Grant was 22 when he started on GL in Dec. 1982.
Genie was already a household name and had been a part of the most famous soap couple ever before Grant even did his first episode of a soap.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||August 2, 2021 6:47 AM
[quote] What ever happened to that hunky original Hart actor who was paralyzed in the hang gliding accident? Is he still alive? He was gorgeous, but the little I saw of him (wasn’t a big GL watcher) he didn’t seem like a great actor? Would he have been eventually recast?
Leonard Staab was actually the second Hart. He did have IT.
The first was boring Jeff Phillips, who was a snooze at GL and at AW as a recast Matthew. Someone at P&G liked him but he was one of the most boring actors ever, and to cast THAT as Roger's son?
Hart #3 was the nellie flamer.
Hart #4 was Marshall Hilliard who I kind of liked. Looked like Jeff P but had more of a smirky attitude. Think Billy Miller at YR if you haven't seen Marshall's work.
But for whatever reason they reconcieved the role and decided Hart should go from Midwestern farmboy to Kiss Me, Guido with Hart #5, Fonzie Grillo.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||August 2, 2021 1:33 PM
PS Leonard is still alive. I believe he still needs assistance and care.
One of the multitudes of actors in the Locher Room mentioned him in 2020. It might have been Jocelyn Seagrave. They mentioned having seen or visiting him within the last year or so. (One assumes, pre COVID.)
|by Anonymous||reply 236||August 2, 2021 1:36 PM
Have we been M'd, darlings?
|by Anonymous||reply 237||August 3, 2021 10:02 PM
[quote] Hart #4 was Marshall Hilliard who I kind of liked. Looked like Jeff P but had more of a smirky attitude. Think Billy Miller at YR if you haven't seen Marshall's work.
I think Marshall was clashing with Wendy Moniz.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||August 3, 2021 10:03 PM
In an interview that Genie Francis did with Nancy Reichardt, closer to that time in her life (February 1991), Genie tells a somewhat different story.
She says that she'd just moved to New York and had absolutely no intention of doing another soap. (She mentions her desire to do stage work.) Apparently, "several" soaps there made contact, but "she refused to take their offers seriously" until Agnes called with the role on AMC. She liked the character, because it was different than the "soap sweethearts" she'd played before. It also says she only signed a one-year contract.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||August 3, 2021 10:31 PM
I know that Genie is a soap icon and all that, but there is just something about her that seems bitter to me. Maybe she thought Bare Essence was her ticket out of daytime and she's still pissed they cancelled it.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||August 4, 2021 12:49 AM
I can see that a little but no where near Tony Geary's bitterness... I still hate that he fought so hard for Luke and Laura to be over because of his ego
|by Anonymous||reply 241||August 4, 2021 12:59 AM
in the link at r211, Genie was definitely irritated at the interviewer to the point she even says, you didn't do your research... maybe that is the bitterness the above post was referring to
|by Anonymous||reply 242||August 4, 2021 1:04 AM
About half the interviewees for those Academy histories always seem pissy and/or bitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||August 4, 2021 2:04 AM
The kind of stuff I just hated during That Era of GL.
Vanessa involved with a story like this....ugh. It was just so bad, so cartoonish, about people we didn't care about at ALL.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||August 4, 2021 3:50 PM
On the latest Locher Room Paula Garces (Pilar) & Saundra Santiago (Carmen) of Guiding Light were the guests and their co-star Paul Anthony Stewart popped up as a surprise guest (he played brother of Pilar & son of Carmen)
Paula squealed with delight and let be know she tried every trick in the book to get Paul Anthony to take her out on a date. She tried EVERYTHING but nothing worked.
Paul Anthony just blushed, at Paula talking about what a crush she had, and couldn't understand why Paul Anthony wouldn't reciprocate.
But didn't anyone at Guiding Light take her aside and give her the lowdown on Paul Anthony Stewart
|by Anonymous||reply 245||August 4, 2021 8:29 PM
Just mentioned Jeff Phillips here the other day and his face popped up on Facebook. This is what he's doing now.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||August 4, 2021 8:50 PM
I’ve watched her in everything since GL so will watch her on this one although I’m not particularly fond of medical shows. I thought she was planning on moving to Berlin after starring in that series Berlin Station but maybe Covid scuppered it.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||August 5, 2021 3:30 PM
Tina Johnson (Lurlene on Texas) has a small role as a juror on the latest episode of The Good Fight. She looks pretty much like she would forty years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||August 5, 2021 8:30 PM
I hope you have all honored His Pendulousness today, it's his birthday!
|by Anonymous||reply 250||August 6, 2021 6:38 PM
God bless my fellow Leo and his pendulous dong.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||August 6, 2021 7:58 PM
I am contemplating The Pendulousness in his honor.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||August 7, 2021 1:19 AM
A few anniversaries this week.
Douglass Watson joining AW (1974)
The final scenes of GL being filmed (2009)
|by Anonymous||reply 253||August 7, 2021 3:54 PM
Has Muriel paid a visit to Tanquir? Things are awfully quiet around here.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||August 8, 2021 8:35 AM
R254 I believe she has, indeed, visited the island.
Which is bad and good.
Of course, it's bad because fewer people can visit the island after she's been here.
But she also limits the loud touristy riff raff that might show up here.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||August 8, 2021 1:36 PM
I hate touristy riff raff.
Where’s the new thread?
It should have Montega in its title.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||August 8, 2021 7:05 PM
R256 It hasn't been created, but I shall, and will mention Montega.
And we can keep this one for a quiet room if discussions of touristy things gets overwhelming in the other thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||August 8, 2021 7:51 PM