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Dark Shadows and Big Lou

Has anyone read the bio on Louis Edmonds. The gay actor who was on All My Children and Dark Shadows?

I'm thinking of getting the book and wanted your opinion.

It's supposed to have a lot of stuff about the Boys in the Band and early 60's stuff

by Anonymousreply 4602/08/2013

Most of the actors on that show were gay

by Anonymousreply 306/25/2010

I didn'y know he wrote an autobiography. What's its name ?

I'd like to read it.

by Anonymousreply 406/25/2010

Some guy named Chris Hambrick(sp) wrote it with Louis permission. It's called big Lou.

by Anonymousreply 506/26/2010

No need to buy the book when you can read it online for free at the link:

by Anonymousreply 606/26/2010

[quote]Most of the actors on that show were gay

Excuse me, bitch?

by Anonymousreply 706/26/2010

sweetie, that's not the whole book...but thanks for link

by Anonymousreply 806/26/2010

I wanna read about Don Briscoe who died a few years ago. He was a DS castmate who did drugs and snapped. He never worked again.

by Anonymousreply 906/27/2010

Anyone hazard a guess as to why he was called "Big Lou"?

by Anonymousreply 1006/27/2010

Speak of the Devil. I was watching episodes of Dark Shadows on NetFlix today and a guy caught my eye. I looked him up and his name was Joel Crothers and his character was Joe Haskel. He died of AIDS at 44.

by Anonymousreply 1106/27/2010

Scatman Crothers has also died.

by Anonymousreply 1206/27/2010

Joel Crothers was a legend in daytime. He was hot and still missed.%0D %0D Anyone ever meet anyone who was on DS

by Anonymousreply 1306/27/2010

Where's Joan Bennett's grandson when you need him?

by Anonymousreply 1406/27/2010

R13, someone once posted here about meeting Joel Crothers at some gay bar in NYC

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2010

r13, I'm the guy who posted about meeting Joel at The Eagle. He said being there could get him in trouble since there was a morals clause in their contracts.

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2010

R16, what was Joel like? Any details?

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2010

I remember Joel Crothers being on "The Edge of Night"

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2010

I wish Netflix would put up the whole thing on instant. The last one they have up is when the Doctor waits for Barnabas,in her room when he comes over to kill her.

The suspense!

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2010

Joan Bennett was a total pro. Some of the best soap acting I've seen thru the years, considering they did most in one take and very little rehearsal.

by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2010

Joan grandkid, we need u babe

by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2010

r16 here. He was a bit wary when we began talking. When I mentioned having the same agent when we were kids he relaxed. Chatted about old times. No hook-up. A few months later I ran into him on the #1 train.

by Anonymousreply 2206/29/2010

The Joel Crothers-Holland Taylor coupling on "The Edge of Night" was a perfect toungue-in-cheek pairing of a gay man and lesbian woman...for the viewing enjoyment of clueless faus across the land. It was fodder for tha most bitchy, surreal, and MEMORABLE storylines!

by Anonymousreply 2306/29/2010

The Joel Crothers-Grayson Hall team (on Dark Shadows) was also Gay Heaven.

I had such a crush on Joel Crothers on Edge of Night as a kid...

He was also in Torch Song Trilogy on stage.

by Anonymousreply 2406/29/2010

Another hot gay soap-singer-pron star Dennis Parker would make a good biopic, a la Boogie Nights.

by Anonymousreply 2506/29/2010

Jesus Christ was Big Lou born wearing an ascot? I know someone who dated Tony Craig(Draper Scott) from Edge of Night.

by Anonymousreply 2606/29/2010

Best, forgotten Big Lou stage credit:%0D %0D Original cast of CANDIDE (with Barbara Cook), as Maximillian, the pretty boy who is perpetually being raped by other men and who dresses in drag.%0D %0D I wonder if he put out for Leonard Bernstein to get the part..... glitter and be gay, baby!

by Anonymousreply 2706/29/2010

Louis Edmonds would show up during the casting days for characters like Tad so he could ogle the young male "talent." Even on days he wasn't working.%0D %0D Joey Phipps got fired as the first Kelly on EON because he violated that contract clause about a week after he started-he was spotted at a gay bar by one of the show's production assistants.

by Anonymousreply 2806/29/2010

That pic at r11 is pretty spectacular.

by Anonymousreply 2906/29/2010

On an interview show about "All My Children" an audience member asked Ruth Warrick if she and Louis were a couple in real life. Ruth replied "No, he has someone else."

by Anonymousreply 3006/29/2010

As a bit of history, Joel Crothers death was listed as lymphoma in 1985. It's an example of the fear and shame people had about the disease.

by Anonymousreply 3106/29/2010

[quote] Most of the actors on that show were gay%0D %0D %0D Chris Bernau, Joel Crothers, Johnathan Frid, Louis Edmonds, Keith Prentice all gay.%0D %0D Possibly Mitch Ryan and Geoffrey Scott.%0D

by Anonymousreply 3206/29/2010

A friend of a friend had sex with Joel at The Anvil. Said it was hot.%0D %0D I masturbated to Joel's image as a pubescent watching EON.

by Anonymousreply 3306/29/2010

"Lymphoma" was one term Procter & Gamble used to explain to fans the deaths of actors with AIDS.%0D %0D A Hispanic actor on "Hill Street Blues" went to his grave telling no one he had AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 3406/29/2010

"Chris Bernau, Joel Crothers, Johnathan Frid, Louis Edmonds, Keith Prentice all gay."%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Anthony George, too%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3506/29/2010

Why was Edge and DS full of so many wonderful gay actors. It was sort of a fun time. These actors must have had a blast being gay during the 60 and 70's. No fear of Aids. Or the sex u want. sound prettttty goood

by Anonymousreply 3607/01/2010

R36, you really think there was no prejudice towards gays in the 60s or 70s?

by Anonymousreply 3707/01/2010

Of course there was prejudice in the mainstream community against gays in the 60s and 70s. That's different from gay men having themselves a private underground "boys' club" in spite of the streak of puritanism that still held the country in a stranglehold; this in spite of the (hetero)Sexual Revolution happening at the time. %0D %0D I personally know a retired stage actor who lived and worked in New York during that period and he states unequivocally that gay sex in New York, especially where there was a performing arts connection, was the best - THE BEST - and the most- he's ever had.%0D %0D I'd surmise that is was "a blast" right up until the time that it wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 3805/12/2011

You cunts are 2 seconds away from getting this SOAP THREAD deleted...

by Anonymousreply 4005/12/2011

R33: I fantasized about Joel Crothers and Dennis Parker being together when I was a young teen. Both of them were so smoking hot and sharing scenes together on EON. I've always wondered if they hooked up.

by Anonymousreply 4108/27/2012

As a young kid, I presciently knew Joel was gay. I felt it thru the TV, and he made me appreciate my taste in handsome men.

by Anonymousreply 4208/27/2012

Can there be any doubt that Parker and Crothers hooked up? Two hot men in NYC pre AIDS. I would love to have been a fly on the wall watching those two getting it on.

by Anonymousreply 4308/27/2012

Sada Thompson was his college sweetheart, and they stayed in touch until he died.

by Anonymousreply 4408/27/2012

Michael Stroka was on both Dark Shadows and The Edge of Night. Was he also homosexual?

by Anonymousreply 4502/07/2013

Big Lou was very good as would any book about a Dark Shadows cast member. I think the book implies Jonathan Frid was gay but nothing more was mentioned. Many of the stars were gay. Joel Crothers, the guy who was married to Angelique, Sky Rumson? Chris Bernau, Keith Prentiss.

I don't think Don Briscoe was gay. He had bipolar issues and had a breakdown because I don't believe he ever acted again. He died in 2004 at 64 years old.

Besides my favorite hottie David Selby, I was much attracted to Don Briscoe.

by Anonymousreply 4602/08/2013
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