Paul Raven

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  1. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: July 2016 Thread   

    Does anyone know anything about Y&R's taping schedule?
     Are they still taping in the 'traditional' format ie a complete episode a day, or have they moved to a different format eg taping all the weeks scenes on a particular set at once,or a particular actor's scenes on the same day and then piecing it all together?
    I know the latter formats can save $$$
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  2. Paul Raven added a post in a topic The Doctors   

    Jennifer Houlton is now appearing as Greta Powers in the 1971 reruns,a role she played for 8 years. She was a teen playing a teen pregnancy story in the late 70s.She is now a writer.
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  3. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists   

    Full Circle
    Peter Raleigh Mason  played by William Mims (hundreds of tv credits 50's - 80's including Falcon Crest)
    Variety Sept 1960
    Diana Crawford - ????
    Dec 1960
    William Challee - ????
    March 61
    Jamie Forster - ????
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  4. Paul Raven added a post in a topic The Brighter Day   

    Raymond Edward Johnson,who played Judge Faulkner on TBD suffered from MS and was never seen standing.
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  5. Paul Raven added a post in a topic The Doctors   

    Sorry but Danfling is confusing the Pollocks with Jerome and Bridget Dobson.
    The Pollocks wrote Brighter Day,Love of Life The Doctors,General Hospital and Dynasty.
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  6. Paul Raven added a post in a topic From These Roots   

    Variety Dec 1960
    Gwen Van Dam into running role on FTR.
    This actress is still working today with roles on Angie Tribeca and Hidden America.
    March 1959
    Florence Freeman,for years radio's Young Widder Brown,making her debut on FTR as Dorothy Vail
    June 61
    Barbara Dana into FTR
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  7. Paul Raven added a post in a topic From These Roots   

    Variety April 19 1961
    Gene Burr is now producer of FTR a few weeks after exiting as program development vp at NBC.
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  8. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists   

    TV Radio Mirror reported in 1959 that Ann Scott,who was playing Miss April on Love of Life,came over from England about a year ago.
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  9. Paul Raven added a post in a topic They Almost Became   

    Christian Marlowe,real life son of KT Stevens (Vanessa Y&R) auditioned for the role of Lucas,her onscreen son.He did land the role of Andrew Marriott on Love of Life.
    Hugh Marlowe (Jim AW) was his father. KT was the daughter of movie director Sam Wood.
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  10. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: July 2016 Thread   

    Yes, and now he has the exalted veteran status,which to some means he can't be written off or the show would fall to pieces.
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  11. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Who is the Richest star to come from soaps?   

    Alec Baldwin?
    Tom Selleck?
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  12. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: July 2016 Thread   

    Mal Young interviewed in latest SOD.
    Talks about his UK background in soaps and serials and his love of the genre, that Sony asked him to look at Y&R and he fell in love with it.
    Recognized Justin Hartley from a pilot he wrote a few years back,impressed with onscreen talent and felt Sony wanted someone from 'outside' to give feedback on what he thought and what he could bring to the table.
    Says difference between UK and US soaps is that US is an aspirational country that celebrates success and individual acheivment whereas UK sides with the underdog. Said that was result of events that shaped the cultures. But viewers in both countries wanted emotional connection with characters and everyone has family,birth,death etc whether rich or poor.
    Feels Y&R is about aspirational people,big business and family.But also about those people who want to be there but can't make it and we identify with them.
    Loves the setting, the family groupings and diversity. Diversity is important and wants to keep that going.Said EastEnders lacked that at one point and they adressed that.
    Learns about the history of the show from people there and asks a lot of questions
    Impressed with passion and professionalism of all involved .Wants viewers to be vocal. Have to surprise the audience,not just give them what they want.
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  13. Paul Raven added a post in a topic Y&R: July 2016 Thread   

     Just watched a complete episode with no ff ing for the first time in ages with my sister, who hasn't seen the show in years.
    I had to explain Mariah - Sharon's long lost daughter and Dylan - Paul/Nikki's long lost son.She was not impressed.
    She commented that the show seemed different.The same people were there for the most part,but seemed to be doing stuff and having conversations they'd had before.
    No background music during scenes so there was a flat feeling.
    No customers at Crimson Lights,one customer at the Athletic Club and one hospital worker.
    She felt scenes were too short and choppy.
    As for Victor turning up to save the day,the less said the better.
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  14. Paul Raven added a post in a topic YR: Jess Walton interview in TV Guide   

    I agree that a decent business storyline would be a good way to involve Victor,Jack, Ashley. Jill etc
    Maybe a new force in GC to shake things up. Various alliances formed etc
    No more retreads of Jack vs Victor and a way of using the characters without getting them involved in 'romances' At this point any potential romantic interestfor those characters would run a million miles.Would you get involved with someone who has been married 7 times?
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  15. Paul Raven added a post in a topic ALL: What were the worst handled firings of an actor?   

    Could we expand this thread to include messy departures?
    I recall when Beth Ehlers left GL suddenly to join AMC ,there was some talk along the lines of -she was blocked by security from re-entering the studio to collect belongings and had to sneak in on a Saturday.Does anyone else recall this?
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