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Any Capitol Fans Here?

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I remember reading somewhere online that Richard Egan (Sam Clegg) was very ill at the time of Capitol's cancellation and had the show continued he would have soon retired. Sam would have been murdered, and there'd be a murder mystery s/l with Myrna, Leanne, et al the likely suspects.

Yes, Bill Beyers and a few other cast members have passed. Just think, had Capitol continued we'd probably have never seen Marj Dusay in her many other soap roles, or Catherine Hickland on Loving/The City and OLTL, and perhaps most notable seeing as how it's the #1 show, Jess Walton as Jill on Y&R. Who would have been our Jill for the last 20 years!? I can hardly believe it's been that long.

Leanne couldn't have been a suspect because she died shortly before the show ended. She got into an argument with Kate and fell down the Clegg staircase.

As for the actors and their other roles, you're right, but I guess I grew attached to them in their Capitol roles. The only other soap I've watched was GH and I no longer watch that show because it has become way too mob-centric. As the writing on GH went downhill, I was collecting Capitol episodes from tape traders and finding it to be my favorite soap of all-time. I'm in a very small minority in this respect and probably even smaller, considering that my favorite characters on the show, while they were considered leads, were probably not as popular as, say, Sloane and Trey.

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I don't anticipate I'll get much response to this question, but I don't have anything to lose by giving it a try: Does anyone have any taped episodes of Capitol that they would be willing to trade with me? In particular, I'm looking for episodes from Clarissa & Mark's trip to Paris in April 1985 and Clarissa and Baxter's honeymoon in around July 1986. I have a lot of episodes of varying video quality available for trading, should anyone be interested. Since not as many people had VCRs back when Capitol originally aired and it has only aired once in the U.S., taped episodes of the show have been hard to come by. However, it doesn't hurt to ask.

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I don't have any of that material, but I do have some episodes on tape at my other home. I promise one of these days I'll get them on YouTube! :D

A man called Claudio has many great eps (in Italian) on tape, I'm sure you've seen them on YouTube. He also runs the Capitol Megasite.

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I don't have any of that material, but I do have some episodes on tape at my other home. I promise one of these days I'll get them on YouTube! :D

A man called Claudio has many great eps (in Italian) on tape, I'm sure you've seen them on YouTube. He also runs the Capitol Megasite.

I have many of the Italian eps through trading with Claudio and I've seen his site and what he's posted on YouTube. I don't think he's trading anymore. Thanks for the suggestion, however, and I'm looking forward to seeing your clips on YouTube someday. The eps I'm looking for are really hard to find and that's why I wish they would re-air the show somewhere, whether it be on DVD, online, or on some cable/satellite network. Unfortunately, I don't think there's enough demand for that to happen.

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I have many of the Italian eps through trading with Claudio and I've seen his site and what he's posted on YouTube. I don't think he's trading anymore. Thanks for the suggestion, however, and I'm looking forward to seeing your clips on YouTube someday. The eps I'm looking for are really hard to find and that's why I wish they would re-air the show somewhere, whether it be on DVD, online, or on some cable/satellite network. Unfortunately, I don't think there's enough demand for that to happen.

I found a site online once, I guess it was geared towards foreign TV markets, but they were advertising Capitol. They gave a brief synopsis, the number of episodes, et cetera. It's too bad that it's not available for purchase to the average Joe.

I've only seen very little of Tammy Wynette on the show, I can't really judge. But she seemed like a charming, sassy Southern lady. I know she sang on the show with Wally.

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I have never seen this, but I am certainly interested, mainly because of my interest in Carolyn Jones, Ed Nelson (Peyton Place!), Teri Hatcher and Kimberly Beck (Peyton Place!). I've looked for tapings for a while, but soon gave up hope.

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An interview with John Conboy from the 6/8/82 SOD, Network Publishing Co, where he talks about creating the show, and they have some cast photos. I also have some other writeups from around this time, and a black and white ad which is a bit odd (I guess they couldn't have faces because they hadn't cast actors at that time), if I can find it. This interview had some photos from a party thrown for Conboy, but they were mostly of Y&R cast, so I didn't scan them right now as I didn't think they were appropriate for this thread. If you want to see them let me know.

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From the 6/22/82 SOD.

West Coast Reporting

by Tony Rizzo

Producer John Conboy and CBS gave a smash premier party for their new daytimer, "Capitol," at the very posh Chasin's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, on the evening the show made its TV debut in the "Falcon Crest" timeslot. Naturally, the entire cast of the show attended and what a handsome group of people they are. CONSTANCE TOWERS (Clarissa McCandless) confided, "This is so exciting. I wish my husband Jack (former actor, now ambassador to Mexico, JOHN GAVIN) could be here but he's attending to official business. It doesn't look like he'll be returning to performing again - he likes the business end more."

CAROLYN JONES (Myrna Clegg), looking wonderful, hardly bears any resemblance to her "Addams Family" image, now in reruns all over the country. The former wife of TV tycoon AARON SPELLING ("Love Boat," "Hart to Hart," "Fantasy Island," etc.) admitted, "It's great to be working regularly again, I missed it." The cast and crew agree she's a great lady to work with!

ED NELSON (Mark Denning) confessed, "I became intrigued with soap opera back in the "Peyton Place" days, but that was nighttime. I started following daytime TV when my son CHRIS NELSON became a regular on "General Hospital" a few years ago. I signed on late for "Capitol" so I'm really trying to find my bearings, but in the meantime, I'm having a lot of fun." Ed's a wonderful actor and a great addition to daytime.

KELLY PALZIS, who plays Gillian McCandless on "Capitol," is steadily dating the cover man of the USC calender, MIKE FLINN, who only has eyes for her. Kelly is shy, sweet and very pretty - she's one to watch. Also one to watch is the beautiful DEBORAH MULLOWNEY (Sloane Denning), who was snatched from the cover of many of the major women's magazines to appear on the show. One thing she is concerned about, as are most of the cast of daytime's newest show, is that giant spotlight which is lighting up their private lives. Already a few of the cast members are having trouble with that nosy tabloid digging into their private lives.

BILL BEYERS (Wally McCandless) was more concerned with how long he'd have to look bruised than he was about people knowing about his private life. He had a couple of moments on the opening hour show, longshots, of his good-looking face and since then it's been bandaids and bruises...oh, the life of a soap actor!

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Thanks for sharing this Carl! I know I've read some of this before at the Capitol Megasite because there's that line from Conboy that always gets on my nerves about untrained actors making such astonishing choices because they don't know how to be dishonest. Puh-LEASE! :rolleyes: I'm sitting here thinking about how excited I would have been reading this article in 1982, hindsight/unmet potential, what a downer. But there certainly was some fun memorable stuff on the show, I have GOT to get what eps I have on YouTube.

The party pics I think you're talking about are on the Capitol Megasite, like, Donna Mills, Liberace, The Hoff, right? (So did JC wear a piece back then or did he just go full Joey Lawrence and shaved it all off? :ph34r: )

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Thanks. I didn't know any of this was already on the Internet. Sorry. Thanks for letting me now. Now if I post anything else I will make sure it wasn't already posted.

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Stop it! Was just commenting on that damn Conboy quote and sharing some other articles you might be interested in. Ellen, Robin, Claire, Carl would I EVER chide you for posting an article?? Never. :)

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