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  1. '80s Linden House Clegg mansion The Abbotts' before it inexplicably became cheap-looking MANY postmodern penthouses through the years: Alexis Iris (Beverlee and Carmen versions) Dorian (1, which looked a lot like Linden, and 3, the sleek black and gold before she snatched Marty's house) Sydney Chase (an amazing, large, three-dimensional, eclectic space) Some favorite pieces of furniture that come to mind: Alexis' tusk desk, Sydney's high-back leopard dining room chairs, the Quartermaines' sofa that debuted in the '90s and lasted for several years
  2. Joan Collins and Lesley-Anne Down have both been very open about their preference for wigs, sparing them time in the chair and damage to their hair. Susan Flannery wore wigs for a while on B&B before giving them up and sporting what would become her signature crew cut. Larry Hagman and Kevin Dobson I think it's Fallon and Jeff's wedding on The Colbys and the camera goes shot to shot from Jason, Zach, Garrett, Dominique, just a fabulous steady parade of hair pieces.
  3. Plus, their last names were Montgomery and Blair. I went to Montgomery Blair High School and my friend thought I was trolling her when I mentioned Y&R's Cricket Montgomery (my mistake). ATWT's Cricket was played by Wednesday Adams herself, Lisa Loring. Lol, my friend and I were really into Erika Slezak and Erica Kane and we have a long-running joke about a girl we saw on the news named Ericka ("Her mother couldn't decide!"). And more recently, a meme: I knew plenty of Crystals but never spelled like Dynasty's Krystle. My brother's high school gf Alexis was born before Dynasty but I knew a boy a few grades below me named Alexis and I may have been *a little* jealous. I have also encountered a couple Fallons and Sables in adulthood, but never a Bliss.
  4. I thought the fauxWill s/l was actually pretty interesting on paper. It was an unusual case of a plot being created through casting. I forget the gentleman's name but he came into read for a part and his resemblance to JPS was noticed and that's how the story came about. On GL there was the Adam Malik/Roger reveal at Blake and Philip's wedding. Did the audience know who Adam was? I have a few episodes on tape, I can't imagine GL could've kept MZ being in the building from the soap press.
  5. AMC had Vivienne Taylor Roxbury and daughter Taylor Roxbury Cannon and Mary Greenlee Smythe and daughter Greenlee Smythe. Added to my previous list, Victor Jr. who would someday become Adam. I was in high school when Hope had him and thought Victor Jr. was overkill then.
  6. SOD did a blurb on this back in the day. I forget who they spoke with at Y&R, but they talked about how it wouldn't be uncommon for there to be more than one John among a small canvas of people and how John Silva was almost always referred to by his full name. Reminds me of Harry Morton and Harry Vonzell on Burns and Allen. AW/Texas had Vivien Gorrow, Iris' maid AMC had Vivienne Taylor Roxbury, Taylor Roxbury Cannon's mother GL had Vivian Grant
  7. I was referring to the later revelation that Eric sold his own daughter for a showbiz deal, taking him from not-so-great absentee father to monster.
  8. I'm named after my father, who was named after his grandfather and uncle, but even I got tired of all the Juniors and twists like Joey becoming Jake, Eric Jr. becoming Rick, Adam Jr. becoming J.R., fake Todd becoming Victor Jr., et cetera. I do like Victor and Victoria Lord, Eric and Eric Kane, Victor, Victoria, Nichole, and Nicholas Newman, and that's about it. Oh, and Alan and Alan-Michael Spaulding.
  9. Lesley-Anne Down's character on Sunset Beach was originally named Sheila Richards. Lesley objected to the name, which is Australian slang, saying no self-respecting Brit would be called "Sheila". She suggested Olivia.
  10. This. On AMC, I could not stand to listen to him speak. Just like Cole on OLTL.
  11. Morgan Fairchild's character on The City was originally named Lauren Chase. Morgan felt that there were already so many Laurens around (Hutton is the only one I recall her listing). She suggested Sydney, adding that she preferred mens names anyway (not that Lauren isn't a man's name too). I had an initial adverse reaction to GH's Alexis Davis' name. Like Erica, I just felt that the name should go untouched by another character in all of soapdom. I couldn't imagine another Dorian either.
  12. @vetsoapfan do you have memories of Margie Impert's Rachel?
  13. Indeed! AMC did a bootleg version with Eric Kane.
  14. Oh Lawd, lol, just watched my college buddy Artie O'Daly as Kip. He posted his scenes on Facebook. Such a wonderful human being, so happy for him.
  15. Did you notice the Bukes' yellow patio furniture just like the Ewings?
  16. I saw this on her Instagram the other day. She's so cute when she over does it with the pumpkin seeds. I've followed her for a while now and she plates the prettiest healthy breakfasts and lunches that look so refreshing. They keep with my perpetual Perricone diet and I've certainly borrowed a few new ideas from her. What I wouldn't give to have Mrs. Huber make me my perfect cuppa joe in the morning.
  17. Thanks for sharing the documentary John, I watched it the other night. So deeply disturbing. I'm so glad those predators were exposed. When he was recording his abuser in the car I practically applauded!
  18. Capitol definitely got a funkier theme in Italy, a theme which actually reminds me more of the "real" D.C. beyond the staid political veneer. The disco-tinged thumping theme makes me think of nightlife among the young international transient crowd with their bottle service and wads of mommie and daddie's cash. Of course if I did a show set in D.C. the theme would be 100% go-go, congos, cowbells and all.
  19. ITA. So gorgeous in its simplicity just like Y&R with Dvore's sketches, but evocative in its own right with the black background and the portraits which at a momentary loss for words I can only affectionately describe as Olan Mills on crack. I know very little about this show, but like any great headshot, I get a sense of who these people ARE (especially Meg). Is that final pic Bambi? Those gorgeous eyes, that expression on her face...
  20. I watched that episode at Paley years ago, what a treat, I plan to see it again the next time I'm in NY. Was this from the OLTL wrap party? You can hear the crowd reacting to Erika, I imagine many of them were learning of "another" Viki and a very much alive Victor Lord for the first time. I don't know how Gillian Spencer played Viki on a day-to-day basis, but in this episode at least, her Viki showed great concern for Merrie while remaining very reserved, still. Think of the quiet, understated, unflappable approach Beverlee McKinsey took to material, particularly in her final years on GL.
  21. Did PP air one ep each day then all five on the weekend? I don't recall. But I'd be down for something like that and it would be interesting to monitor viewing habits and see if the daily releases are "worth" it. When I was streaming B&B for a while there, I'd often watch two or three at a time. My personal issue with that was impatience with ads and poor pause/ff/rw functions; and the feeling that it was chore watching instead of daily enjoyment.
  22. Certainly, noticed it mostly on Capitol at the Cleggs', they loved to do a shot through the wrought iron in the foyer into the living room. Lots of shots through carafes and decanters as well. Not sure if this was done on LIAMST, but Y&R definitely gets credited for pioneering this under Conboy. I noticed shots like these on Y&R in the mid-'90s when I first started watching regularly when he was long gone. The Clegg mansion has got to be one of the largest soap private home sets ever, and without question, one of the most stunning and iconic. Had the show lasted, I can't imagine how they could've updated it without ruining it. It's such a perfect moment in time, and I would have loved to see it go on virtually unchanged.
  23. That's great to hear. Ha! He is wee.
  24. It really is. I'm a night owl, I usually get home late, and I would love to follow a late night soap. I always thought it was such a treat when the soaps were preempted and would air in the middle of the night. I so enjoyed watching Slesar's Hitchcock episodes and The Doctors after midnight.
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