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An Italian viewer was kind enough to chronologically upload the first few years of the show, albeit in Italian.  I watched anyway and having some knowledge of the plotlines it wasn't too hard to follow along. It was nice to see all of Carolyn Jones' and Marla Adams' episodes. I didn't realize that Carolyn actually came back and did a few more episodes after Marla's stint.

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8 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Really? I didn't know. Details, please!!

 

I am vague on the details now, after almost 40 years, but IIRC, Bell balked at the idea of CBS expanding the show to an hour, and Conboy, who was enthusiastic about the idea, went to TPTB and suggested they fire Bell and replace him with a writer who would not resist the expansion. Bell made his distaste for Conboy apparent in his Television Academy interview (available on youtube).

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8 hours ago, SFK said:

 

 

Along with the reasons some of you have already mentioned, the panelists (who were close with Conboy) shared the belief that cancellation had most to do with Conboy's ownership of the show. Capitol was a John Conboy Production and licensing was more expensive for CBS than owning another Bell show.

 

 

 

Can someone clarify the Y&R and B&B ownerships for me ? I thought Sony (previously Columbia Pictures) owned Y&R and licensed it to CBS.  But does CBS own B&B ?  Regardless of CBS' motivation for giving Bell another show, my preference would have been to keep Capitol, get rid of Lipton as HW and hire a HW who could have salvaged the show.  Certainly, Lipton's storylines contributed to Capitol's decline.  

 

Agreed, this was one of the better reunions.  Alan admitted he was a fan of Capitol so hopefully he will bring us more.  Would love to see Nicholas and Jess Walton reunited.

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Capitol would have been better to have kept Slesar as headwriter, but I guess affiliates dropped the show causing the ratings to drop..and he.was blamed and axed.

 

His and Peggy O'shea's stints were the strongest, Corrington's was so-so (they fixed the stories not working so I bbn viewed them more as interim writers).. lipton was plot driven while the creators stint was boring.

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On 10/31/2020 at 1:41 PM, Soaplovers said:

Capitol would have been better to have kept Slesar as headwriter, but I guess affiliates dropped the show causing the ratings to drop..and he.was blamed and axed.

 

His and Peggy O'shea's stints were the strongest, Corrington's was so-so (they fixed the stories not working so I bbn viewed them more as interim writers).. lipton was plot driven while the creators stint was boring.

 

Agreed, Slesar and O'Shea were the show's strongest writers. Too bad they were axed. Both were better than the Corringtons and (especially) Lipton.

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Been rewatching the few English language episodes I can find on Youtube.  Wish there were more...

 

I'm struck by how sublime Todd Curtis' performance is.  He's so natural and perfect as Jordy...never a false note. Of all the young (and inexperienced) actors who started w/ Capitol he really stands out.  Superb casting.  

 

 

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On 10/31/2020 at 6:59 AM, vetsoapfan said:

 

I am vague on the details now, after almost 40 years, but IIRC, Bell balked at the idea of CBS expanding the show to an hour, and Conboy, who was enthusiastic about the idea, went to TPTB and suggested they fire Bell and replace him with a writer who would not resist the expansion. Bell made his distaste for Conboy apparent in his Television Academy interview (available on youtube).

 

Thank you!!

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On 10/30/2020 at 11:51 PM, SFK said:

 

An Italian viewer was kind enough to chronologically upload the first few years of the show, albeit in Italian.  I watched anyway and having some knowledge of the plotlines it wasn't too hard to follow along. It was nice to see all of Carolyn Jones' and Marla Adams' episodes. I didn't realize that Carolyn actually came back and did a few more episodes after Marla's stint.


Do you happen to have a link to this? 

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Courtesy of The Soaps of Yesterday Tumblr

 

Poor John Conboy tried to get some helpful PR out of a very expensive party

 

 

 

Only to get this headline from an uninformed editor

 

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On 2/22/2021 at 11:49 AM, j swift said:

Courtesy of The Soaps of Yesterday Tumblr

 

Poor John Conboy tried to get some helpful PR out of a very expensive party

 

 

 

Only to get this headline from an uninformed editor

 

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Oof.
 

Is there a date for this article? I’m wondering if this was Tyler’s hero’s welcome home party from the show’s first week. I recall reading that the set they built for the gala was at the time the largest ever created for a soap opera. I believe OLTL’s great hall of Eterna later claimed that distinction.

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@SFK Its from January 1984 and the party marked the inauguration of the mansion set for Mark and Paula Denning

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See my Soaps of Yesteryear thread for other examples of editors making headline mistakes

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