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 $$$
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 - ????
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?