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  1. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    And then we got Shari...
  2. The Doctors

    Great find! Thanks for posting. Victoria Racimo was Tia, Kurt Van Allen's islander wife.
  3. Y&R: Old Articles

    The Abbott house set did not appear until 82. There may have been something shown when BH was John but it seemed most Jack/Jill/John scenes occurred at the office or restaurants etc Terry Lester mentioned in an interview that when he walked onto the Abbott set for the first time, he realised that a whole family and future had been set up. I'm pretty sure Mamie came on around the time when Traci and Ashley appeared. Brett Halseys GH episodes were on YouTube (still might be) and he is in plenty of movies and TV shows so it is easy to imagine him as John. Deborah nailed Jill at that time. She never came of as a total villianess, more insecure and desperate.
  4. Y&R: Old Articles

    French Fans Sept 82 summary has Chris and Jennifer leaving GC to join Snapper in London after begging to get out of her Jabot contract. In the months preceding Greg had been showing interest in Chris but that was dropped. SOD summaries got skimpier as time went on. Funnily enough, around this time Jack used a woman named Gloria to try and break up John and Jill.
  5. Y&R: Old Articles

    Deborah's contract was up and she got Dynasty, so I think Brenda was approached to return.
  6. Y&R: Old Articles

    Thank you for these. So great to see this era represented. Really, with a little polishing those stories could play today. Deborah Adair as Jill! Lorie Brooks! So much to savour.Looking forward to others comments/reactions.
  7. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    Thanks Slick. Charles Weldon was a character name on Edge of Night also. How often does that happen? I can think of John Randolph on AW and LOL and Laura Spencer on DOOL and GH.
  8. External Scenes in American Soaps

    Yes the GL remotes for Roger/Holly were shot on location. Budgets have gone back to earlier days, but shows are still being written like it's the 80s. They need to lose the mega rich and corporations and focus on middle class/small business which can be more realistically represented.
  9. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    SSM's writing has not been impressive but to say the damage is far too great is something I can't agree with. The damage had been inflicted by the likes of MAB,Sheffer and Pratt and SSM tried to steady the ship somewhat. There was alot that had to be righted and there still is, but as a writer I'd rather be taking over from Sally than some of the previous regimes.
  10. DAYS behind the scenes, articles/photos

    In the Doug and Julie wedding article it says '500 fans, including former soap opera diva Jean Noble...' Not sure who this is?
  11. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    Wasnt Danson playing Mitch Pierson?
  12. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    Re Love of Life; Baby April Joy was played by Orla Gaynor. I'm pretty sure this was in SOD at the time. I just recall that name for some reason.
  13. Ratings from the 70's

    Another list from the same period from Daytime TV.Soaps only 1. DOOL 10.6/35 2. DRS 10.3/ 36 3. AW 9.8/ 31 4. ATWT 9.6/ 32 5. GH 9.5/30 6. AMC 9.0/ 32 7. OLTL 8.5/ 26 8. SFT 8.1/31 9. TGL 7.8/26 10.EON 7.1/25 SO NBC had the top 3 shows, CBS had 4 of the top 10 and ABC 3. NBC had 2.00 - 3.30 sewn up with soaps but could never get a successful 3.30 soap, trying with Bright Promise, Return to Peyton Place and How to Survive a Marriage. They finally solved the problem by expanding AW to 60 min.
  14. The Doctors

    Nancy Pinkerton (Vivica Strand) doesn't come on till 79 and the current episodes are from 1974.
  15. Guiding Light discussion thread

    Interesting point. I guess we have to acknowledge that many actors view their characters and stories very differently than viewers. What might be challenging and interesting for them to play may not please many fans. A lot of actors don't watch their own show and have no idea of how things come across onscreen and as part of the whole picture. eg On Y&R Jess Walton loves working with Tristan Rogers and that's great but the Jill/Colin pairing and stories are awful
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