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  1. Was David Shaughnessy fired or did he opt to leave?
  2. I think this house was more appropriate than the house they used in the Peapack years. As for the first time exterior shots were done, I don't this the JFP era was the fist time. I recall them doing exterior shots in the 80s of Cedars and of Company. You actually see a lot of this in the opening of My Guiding Light.
  3. Also, for a time in the 1980s Old Westbury Gardens was used as the exterior to both Phoebe's estate and the Chandler Mansion. When Wildwind was first introduced, FMB used exterior shots of Coe Hall on Long Island as the exterior. JHC did the same. However, I also remember Lyndhurst being used as the exterior at times as well for Wildwind. On Guiding Light, this house currently for sale in Scarsdale was used as the exterior of the Spaulding Mansion: http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/property/25677744/2-cooper-road-scarsdale-ny-10583
  4. In regard to Dynasty and the Carrington Mansion, it was actually modeled after a real mansion right outside of San Francisco, called Filoli. The pilot was shot at Filoli. Every room on the first floor of the Carrington mansion including the staircase and the transverse hall are actual rooms in the house, ABC replicated them into a set. After the first season or maybe sometime later in the first season (I don't remember), the staircase became center, right past the oval vestibule. However, in the first episode (which was filmed on location at the house), the staircase is not in the center of the house, its where it actually is, down the transverse hall on your right, just before the ballroom. Also, the breakfast room you see in the show is not a real room at Filoli. The location change of the staircase is never mentioned in the show. In regard to the Colby Mansion, it was an actual mansion, owned by a member of the Hilton family. I don't know if the entire series filmed on location or not, but I know the Colby's had a bigger budget than Dynasty.
  5. Y&R actress back on contract

    Not to go off topic, but is Jess Walton back on contract too? She's in the opening again.
  6. I don't remember if Y&R made a special accouncemnt (someone else can confirm I'm sure) from the usual, but when Brenda Dickson returned as Jill in 1983, her descend down the Abbott stairs was well choriographed.
  7. Ah yes, Seaview Terrace aka Collinwood.
  8. It was so ironic seeing that house for sale now and the image of it on the hill.
  9. Yes, they did use Waveny Manor in the main title for the online series. They did show the exterior of Chandler Mansion a few times in the mid to late 80s using Old Westbury House. They also begin showing the exterior again around 2009/2010 and also in the final opening sequence in the television version. However, they were not using Westbury House. Also in the 80s, they did use an exterior for the Tyler Estate, it had a white facade with four columns IIRC.
  10. Coe Hall on Long Island was used as the exterior for Wildwind. However, under JHC toward the end of the series, Lyndhurst was shot as the exterior of Wildwind. Waveny Manor in Connecticut was used as the exterior to Cortland Manor. Old Westbury House was used as the exterior to the Chandler Mansion originally. I don't know what house was used in the past 5 years for exterior shots but it wasn't Old Westbury House at that point.
  11. So I thought this was really cool. I love it when a soap would show the exterior of someone's house or a building, etc. It wasn't always so frequent but it was a nice little treat. I'll always remember the facade to the Spaulding Mansion on Guiding Light. You can see it here below in this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VE2guwpT2Y What makes it even cooler is that the house they used for the Spaulding Mansion's facade is now for sale. its in Scarsdale, NY. Check it out. http://www.sothebysrealty.com/localimagereader.ashx?IDClient=180&IDListing=180-l-732-21477889&H=600&W=800&ImageURL=http%3A//m.sothebysrealty.com/236i0/bwq71475xbtz4ht4vm8hvn35v3i&Option=N Does anyone have a "soap exterior" that really stands out to them?
  12. Just bring back Ed Scott or David Shaughnessy. Wendy Should have been brought to AMC or ATWT or GL in 2003. I think those shows would have thrived under her. I like Wendy very much, but Y&R needs its old team back, no outsiders.
  13. Lucy Deakins left ATWT to be in a tv movie that Byrne also auditioned for. She lost both roles to LD but eventually got Lilly when Deakins left ATWT.