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  1. Hulswit had actually thinned out a bit by 1980 (as can be seen on YT during the Summer 1980 Bauer pool scenes), probably due to pressure put on him by the studio, although I have no confirmation on this. I know that TPTB were looking to eliminate the Bauer family - or to downsize them significantly - but Marland kept that at bay during his tenure there. The point could be made that both Mike and Ed became more supporting players versus part of front burner storylines.
  2. As far as why Hulswit was not hired after Marland had moved to ATWT, I really don't know. As others have correctly noted here, he didn't give up acting at all. He was still active for years after the show let him go. I have heard from a few people in the past that Hulswit became critical of Marland's writing once Marland took over as headwriter in 1980. I'm not certain *what* the issues were, but Marland apparently became so fed up with it, he pressured the Executive Producer at that time, Allen M. Potter, to fire Hulswit and recast Ed. Potter was reluctant to do so, but finally g
  3. Because Mart Hulswit apparently didn't look like the leading man part to TPTB. However, Mart would have had much better chemistry with both Michael Zaslow and Maureen Garrett, due to their history together throughout the mid to late 1970's. It's a shame, as Hulswit *could* actually emote more than just a pursed lip - he was warm but had a temper when pushed.
  4. Any interesting tidbits from it? I would love to know things that were in their story bible.
  5. Mart Hulswit had noticeably slimmed down by the time the Santa Domingo storyline rolled around. I wonder if that was dictated by the studio? Don Stewart was already buffed up and ready to go. Notice how they had Ed in a button up and Mike in a tight-fitting polo shirt . They were also using the pool more during the summer of 1980, so Mart was still slim during that time period, as well.
  6. Once of the best conclusions to a storyline, ever. It took about 2 years from start to finish from when Zaslow returned to the role of Roger in 1978 to his fall from the cliff in Santa Domingo on April 1, 1980. Stellar performances by everyone involved. Zaslow and Garrett should have each won an Emmy for their work during 1979.
  7. Good point. I mean, the truth *could* be stretched a bit concerning Bill Bauer, if one chose to adhere to original TGL continuity. Even if we go by the fact that Bill lived in Selby Flats during the time period the fishing trip took place (and Selby Flats was pretty much retconned out altogether once Springfield was the new location for TGL), Bill Bauer did travel occasionally for business, so it isn't out of the question that Bill may have paid to take his clients on a fishing trip in the rural area of Springfield (even if he's technically living in Selby Flats). But, you're right - I think
  8. I think they were confused when Brandon "reappeared" in 1983 via flashbacks for the Eli Simms storyline (which actually ended up killing Bill Bauer in 1983, not Brandon). Brandon had originally died on camera in 1979.
  9. Are those on quad tapes or on kinescope/33 mm film? I remember that UCLA also has episodes of "The Guiding Light" and "Edge of Night" also in their archives, but I believe those are listed as 33 mm film. Which, (unfortunately) unless those tapes have been transferred, has likely degraded.
  10. From what I've learned, Hulswit was apparently critical of Marland's writing, or at least commented on the writing in some way that made Marland less than happy with Hulswit. Allegedly Marland had Potter replace Hulswit in 1981.
  11. I do - thank you for posting this, @DRW50 - there's no Mike, but it still has a majority of my favorites in it. @Mitch - good question. I can't remember either why Brandon initially left his stock to Amanda. @vetsoapfan - do you remember at all? And I will wholeheartedly agree with all of you - in my opinion, the best Ed Bauer was Hulswit. He had warmth that Peter Simon never had, yet still had the temper that Robert Gentry had before him. Plus, Hulswit looked like Michael O'Leary's father .
  12. Go, Don, GO! I miss Don Stewart... And yes, those Fulton columns are absolutely hilarious. THANK YOU for the Harding Lemay article. I really don't know how he was able to write two soaps simultaneously. It seemed from what he described in his book (and hinted in the article), he was likely suffering from major burnout.
  13. Thank you very much for sharing all of these @vetsoapfan. The Theo Goetz article was wonderful. Please continue!!!
  14. I really want to say it was Agnes Nixon, but she left at some point during 1966, the same year Werner was originally introduced (in fact, I think Joe Werner's debut TGL episodes are still up on YT). However, it could also have been any of the numerous writers who came after her. If I recall, wasn't there a lot of turnover for the next year or two until Irna, herself, wrote it again briefly?
  15. I completely agree. It was perfectly executed as best it could be, considering that there were only three characters at that point who were on TGL that would actually *know* who Roger and Holly were: Ed, Alan, and Ross, and only Ross was still portrayed by the same actor! It could have gone so wrong, but the writing team did a stellar job in taking their time and implementing Holly back into Springfield via a SORAS'd Chrissy/Blake. And yes, Holly's haunting scream when Ed pulled back the mask to reveal it was Roger...that still gets me every time I see it. The only thing I really w
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