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  1. Even though Carmen's Australian, it was said that Iris had been living in England. Not unlike Stephanie Beacham and Kate O'Mara, I think Carmen benefited from the shine Joan Collins' Alexis created. AW seemed to borrow a few things from Alexis in crafting Carmen's Iris, who'd previously been a woman of leisure, not a corporate shark. Even her penthouse was practically the exact same layout as Alexis'. Carmen had played an Alexis/Racine (Paper Dolls) type in the Australian Skin Deep, a telefilm/pilot for an Aussie primetime soap that didn't take off.
  2. Yes, we saw the foyer, front door, and staircase with the updated '80s set. Looking at the '70s set, the drawing room is larger and we sometimes see the dining room. When Iris comes over, for example, we hear Louise let her in but never see her at the door. I quite like it actually, hearing voices from the next room.
  3. The actor playing Jason, wasn't he Iris' stepson, Ted? Welcome! Better late than never. 😉 Please continue to share your memories, those of us who weren't around for the golden age of soaps are truly appreciative.
  4. Years ago on the WoST website, a fan of '70s AW said that there was an IATSE issue related to door building. I can't speak to the veracity of this as I'm not on that side of the business. But apparently there was some sort of union snag that necessitated some sets never showing a front door, characters being heard or announced offstage before entering.
  5. I've been watching, I think it's pretty fun. I called it on Tommy Chong and Terry Bradshaw. I'm also guessing Donny Osmond and Gladys Knight. Oh, and Margaret Cho.
  6. SFK

    Lizzo - Juice

    Yeah, one of my FB friends posted it a couple weeks ago and it was love at first sight as I immediately got the Soul Glo reference. 😆 It is such a fun song and important image for girls.
  7. Dorian may not have been the eldest, but she certainly was the strongest, and most capable to helm the Cramer clan. Her two sisters suffered with mental illness and were institutionalized for decades. And while Todd got that $20+ million inheritance, Todd's money was not necessarily Blair's money. She did use her newfound wealth to launch Melador and the later company, but I wouldn't venture that her account balance rivaled her aunt's. Dorian had been left her own hefty share of Victor's money and assets. Dorian had that memorable line to Blair about there being two kinds of Cramer women: the fighters and the feelers. Addie, Melinda, and Cassie were the feelers who depended on the fighters, Blair, Kelly, and especially Dorian.
  8. How am I just seeing this?? I'm weeping.
  9. I missed several months, so let me get this straight... Morgan played Anjelica for a time until Anjelica was killed off; Anjelica came back from the dead in the form of Judith; now Judith is playing Diana?
  10. I was obsessed with Robin's Dorian in the nineties. Towards the end of that run, I noticed that she was suddenly gesticulating and using way too much voice for the small screen. She had always been so sexy and cool, the way she'd slither in and out of scenes, and my Dorian had become almost clownish (sadly, for me, she never quite recovered from this and it stuck upon her return a few years later until the character's end). At any rate, a few weeks after I'd noticed this change in Robin's portrayal of Dorian, I called her hotline (as I faithfully did). On this particular recording, she talked about how she never watched herself but decided to do so some weeks back. She found her performance to be lacking in vitality and she swore that she wouldn't let the audience down (as if) ever again, going into every scene with guns blazing. *cringe* 😢 I really wish she had had a director or a good friend to reassure her that she was more than enough and there was no need to crank Dorian up to 11. I know there was a lot going on behind the scenes, she talked about being depressed and unsure of her job position. But it wasn't her acting that needed an adjustment. I look at her scenes from the '80s where she is so cool and calculating, she's divine. But if I'm rationalizing, I guess it makes perfectly good sense that a woman who believed she was responsible for her husband's death for 40 years would unravel into a kooky old lady.
  11. I like all of the above scene picks. Not to derail, but the scenes in the Dynastyverse that I find myself watching over and over again are Sable and Connie's... well-written, well-acted, great dynamic between those two. Over the past few years, I've grown a greater appreciation for Krystle. I love her little strut, she'll just be walking down the hallway leading with those massively padded shoulders and I melt. She was the best when she gave Alexis the business.
  12. My friend did King Lear with him and said that he was an absolute monster. So much so that the cast was not on speaking terms with him. I found this to be so sad and disappointing as I'd always appreciated his work. I read that Beverlee McKinsey wanted him to play Alan after Christopher Bernau left the role.
  13. +1! It's taken me over 35 years to realize that she gets on my nerves.
  14. 20%, 25% for really great service or if I'm a regular and friendly with the staff. As for drinks, I will always tip a dollar a drink, whether it's a $5 cocktail or $14 one (and for the record, I've never had a $14 drink that was remotely worth the price).
  15. Congrats on making a dream come true! I listened last night.
  16. Folks in this thread seem to be pretty hard on Marj Dusay has Alex. And yet, as much as I adore her, I think the originally intended recast, Robin Strasser, wouldn't have been the right fit. What do you all think?
  17. Would someone remind me the name of the character who had throat cancer in the mid-'80s? My grandmother had cancer of the larynx and had a laryngectomy and I have a vivid memory of sitting on the edge of her bed next to her as she grinned and nodded in approval as the fictional doctors explained to this man the operation he'd endure just as it had been explained to my grandmother years before. I will never forget that moment with my grandmother, she was so moved.
  18. Wow, haven't read the whole thing, but getting a chance to read the included script from 1976 was pretty amazing. That's the first time I'd ever "seen" a Victor/Dorian (Sheppard Studwick/Nancy Pinkerton) scene.
  19. My heart broke when she started crying. All the while I was in awe of how amazing she looks.
  20. I was listening to the late '60s Niki Smith scene on Youtube and I'm curious to know more about the fall-out over Meredith not being Victor's biological daughter. Was that ever reversed or did it stick? I mean, Victor obviously loved her and was happy to raise her as his own, but I wonder if legally there was anything to do with that.
  21. Wow, thanks for sharing that. I haven't seen many of these red table talks but the ones I have seen have been very interesting viewing; genuine gestures of healing.
  22. Did you guys check out her Everything But the House charity auctions? A glimpse into her closet, I mean this was just the stuff she's willing to part with. I couldn't help but shake my head and smile. Our girl certainly knows how to spend that well-earned money.
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