Paul Raven

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  1. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Proposed Soaps Over The Years   

    January 81
    'Julies World' from Metromedia for Fall 81. Advertised as a provocative, continuing half hour daily drama.
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  2. Paul Raven added a post in a topic As The World Turns Discussion Thread   

    Re Runyeon.
    Remember that when Marland came on,Steve/Betsy were about the only 'supercouple' that the show had,even though Meg Ryan was gone.ATWT was synonymous with Steve/Betsy to many viewers at that point. Marland may have had orders to keep Steve in the mix.
    Maybe Runyeon's contract was such that dropping him would have meant a big payout.
    Also,one of Marland's rules was never to come on and make cast changes immediately.Rather he advised waiting for 6 months or so to get a feel for the characters and which ones the audience liked and could be used moving forward.
    He did contradict himself at ATWT however by dropping Frank and Maggie straight away.
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  3. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: August 2016 Discussion thread   

    Re the Chancellor estate.
    Agree that the reorientation was unsettling.What was the reason for that?
    A return to the yellow pallette was a big improvement.Wish they reinstated the checkerboard tiling in the foyer.
    That sofa is way too basic,having something more in style with original would have definitely been an improvement.
    And some of those tchotchkes are low rent,particularly that ugly green thing on the table.
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  4. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Plastic Surgery of the Soap Stars   

    Looks a bit like Melody Thomas Scott...
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  5. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Ratings from the 80's   

    Reported in Variety Dec 5th 1980,so probably a week or two before
    DOOL 5.6 21 NBC's top rating daytime show
     
    May 84 11.30 timeslot
    TPIR 9.9/39 
    Dream House 5.1/20
    Loving 3.9/15
     
    Edge of Night Oct 84 2.7/9
    General Hospital week ending June 27 1982 10.6/36 (outrated 18 primetime shows)
    Weekending Dec 30 1983 the second half of TPIR hit 14.1/40 the highest daytime rating in 9 years.
     
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  6. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists   

    Jimmy Waa was played by Alvin Lumm  from 79-86

    That seems odd that the character was on for 7 years.Does anyone know anything more?
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  7. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: Old Articles   

  8. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Another World   

    SOD late breaking news Sept 27 1983 reported that Lewis Arlt would be playing Ted Bancfoft .Instead He appeared as David Thatcher.Was it a last minute change or did SOD get incorrect information?
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  9. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Information about Ex Y&R/GH star Melinda Cordell's death.   

    Cordell was once married to Nichlolas Pryor,who appeared on many soaps.
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  10. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Somerset Discussion Thread   

    Barry Jenner who played Tony Cooper has passed away.
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  11. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Another World   

    Barry Jenner who played Evan Webster 76/77 has died.
    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/10/barry-jenner-dead-star-trek-deep-space-nine-family-matters-actor-dies-75
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  12. Paul Raven added a post in a topic GH: August 2016 Discussion Thread   

    Yes her logivity is to be admired...
    25 years or 1 year 25 times?
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  13. Paul Raven added a post in a topic They Almost Became   

    Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Y&R) tested for Colleen many years prior.
    Don Diamont's real life wife Cindy Ambuehl tested for Ashley on Y&R (I guess when Shari Shattuck was cast)
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  14. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: Jabot Cosmetics   

    Would love to see Jabot back as the lead business on the show. Mal Young take note.
    At least with Jabot we had a sense of what the business was about and how it provided the framework for business,family and romance stories,unlike other soap businesses like Newman,Chancellor etc where you have no idea what they actually produce.
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  15. Paul Raven added a topic in Discuss The Soaps   

    RIP Gloria DeHaven - ATWT,RH
    Actress Gloria DeHaven has died. An MGM contract player in the 40's, she moved to soaps in the mid 60's on ATWT and joined RH in the 80's.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gloria-dehaven-dead-actress-singer-908539

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