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Victoria Wyndham Pays Tribute to Douglass Watson at the 1989 Daytime Emmys


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqZAqVs3pTI

Victoria and Linda both cried all the way through this presentation.

 

 

 

http://www.anotherworldhomepage.com/misc8.html

 

ANOTHER WORLD: MAC'S SPEECHES

 

Cory Thanksgiving Speech Givers. Pre-1989: Mac; 1989: Rachel; 1990: Paulina; 1991: Jake; 1992: not shown (only Rachel, Ada, Amanda, Cass, and Frankie in attendance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAHUJ-MM294

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6pOq29zDwI

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On 9/26/2019 at 9:46 PM, soapfan770 said:

Kevin McClatchey was an FOJ I believe, having been on GL as the notorious Vinny and later I believe he appeared on other shows while under her show. Justin Chambers had the last laugh of course. 

 

Yes, McClatchey was an FOJ. Love yourline about Justin Chambers having the last laugh. Very true!

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As I am watching 1981 unfold in Bay City, it is August.  One thing I notice is how news is delivered.  Jamie (James) Frame finds out from Rachel that Sandy Alexander is a Cory.  The scene is pretty low key.  Not the high drama that comes to Daytime by the time we hit the mid 80's. with dramatic music, super quick dialogue and over the top production.  There is a natural feel about the show.  I find this very refreshing and more authentic today, but at the time in the mid 80's I was younger and enjoyed the over the top melodrama that these shows produced.

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On 5/4/2009 at 2:49 AM, JackPeyton said:

Mac's death is one of the greatest soap episodes i have ever seen.

They had such a time of it dealing with the aftermath of Mac's death. Lewis Arlt aka Ken Jordan, a writer who was also an actor who they set up for a romance with Rachel, a poor romance. And that red swan that Mac had had sent to the house! Rachel, Amanda and Matthew were all adrift. Rachel went up northh hunting for the meaning of that red swan.

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On 10/17/2019 at 1:12 AM, Donna B said:

Yes, McClatchey was an FOJ. Love yourline about Justin Chambers having the last laugh. Very true!

The last actor to play Nick, Mark Mortimer...I thought he was so dreamy at the time. :)

17 hours ago, Donna B said:

They had such a time of it dealing with the aftermath of Mac's death. Lewis Arlt aka Ken Jordan, a writer who was also an actor who they set up for a romance with Rachel, a poor romance. And that red swan that Mac had had sent to the house! Rachel, Amanda and Matthew were all adrift. Rachel went up northh hunting for the meaning of that red swan.

Did anyone ever figure out what the hell the red swan was? I can't remember. I just remember people looking at it and talking about it. I feel for the writers though. His death was nothing they could prepare for and his character had become the heart of the show, the dad everyone wants. I did end up liking Rachel with Carl after a bit. It was just a tad of stretch these two would end up together, but the chemistry between the actors is what made it work. You could tell they really enjoyed working together. Now, when a mid-50s Rachel became pregnant with TWINS while she had a TUMOR growing in her womb AND she takes a fall on an island and has to have a C-SECTION with no anesthesia on top of a coffee table during a HURRICANE...it just felt like the writers were drunk or high or both..."Let's make this even CRAZIER by..."

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2 hours ago, pdm1974 said:

The last actor to play Nick, Mark Mortimer...I thought he was so dreamy at the time. :)

Did anyone ever figure out what the hell the red swan was? I can't remember. I just remember people looking at it and talking about it. I feel for the writers though. His death was nothing they could prepare for and his character had become the heart of the show, the dad everyone wants.

I can't remember the red swan either. I remember that it always looked like a piece of cheap paper mache and that it chewed up about a year and a half of show, while they tried to figure out somebody to be a gentleman caller on Rachel.

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I thought the Red Swan contained the codicil inside that stated Mac had another daughter (Paulina) and that's why people were being led to find it. I don't remember all the details either though. I just thought it was a way Mac was trying to lead people to know there was another daughter out there. Was the codicil actually inside it? I don't remember. I thought it was...but maybe not. 

 

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20 minutes ago, Melroser said:

I thought the Red Swan contained the codicil inside that stated Mac had another daughter (Paulina) and that's why people were being led to find it. I don't remember all the details either though. I just thought it was a way Mac was trying to lead people to know there was another daughter out there. Was the codicil actually inside it? I don't remember. I thought it was...but maybe not. 

 

And then why would Mac make it so difficult and not just tell people he had another daughter? I know, I know. They were scrambling trying to come up with story after DW death, so they get a pass on this one IMO.

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The Red Swan was an absolute mess. It highlighted the problem with Swajeski's writing. She had great starts to her stories, but she never knew where to go with them. The RS just fizzled out. Swajeski was the type of writer where the individual episodes would be great, but they would never build on each other. She also had this odd thing about having a cliffhanger on Friday and not resolving until Tuesday or Wednesday. She needed someone with good storytelling/plotting skills to keep her on target.

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2 hours ago, chrisml said:

The Red Swan was an absolute mess. It highlighted the problem with Swajeski's writing. She had great starts to her stories, but she never knew where to go with them. The RS just fizzled out. Swajeski was the type of writer where the individual episodes would be great, but they would never build on each other. She also had this odd thing about having a cliffhanger on Friday and not resolving until Tuesday or Wednesday. She needed someone with good storytelling/plotting skills to keep her on target.

 

I always thought it a shame she and Lemay couldn't work well together because I think she could have helped him adjust to late 80s daytime.. and he could have helped her with connecting the dots idea wise.  I do think Lorna/Felicia being mother/daughter was great idea (though I sometimes wonder if Lisa Grady was meant to be her long lost daughter, but the actress quitting made the show abandon that idea).

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11 minutes ago, Soaplovers said:

 

I do think Lorna/Felicia being mother/daughter was great idea (though I sometimes wonder if Lisa Grady was meant to be her long lost daughter, but the actress quitting made the show abandon that idea).

 

That doesn't sound impossible, but from a story perspective it feels as though the creation of Lorna broadened the story opportunities more. Lisa already had a close family relationship with Felicia, so making her her daughter would serve only to add Lucas to the mix. It seems more likely to me that Lisa was replaced by Jenna in Felicia's life. If Jenna had not been there Lisa would have been the obvious character to feel pushed out by Lorna's arrival.

 

 

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One of my oldest and dearest friends just gave me the most wonderful gift this weekend. We used to have Sunday night chats in the Delphi Soap Opera Form when I ran it. He's done a great deal of organizing, etc. of AW clips & has uploaded as much to YT as has Eddie Drueding or anyone else. Here's what I can share with you. It will open out to be several pages of YT clips. Begins with his text as a preface:

   I was a fan of “Another World” for the last 31 years of its 35-year run on NBC (1964-1999). It was my favorite soap opera, and I still miss it. If you enjoyed it, here's a gift; if not, maybe a new adventure lies ahead for you.
   I spent many years video taping many of the episodes and processing them, later, to digital format. It was a dream of mine to be able to share these episodes and snippets from other episodes that I hadn’t saved as full episodes.
   YouTube has been great for displaying my full video collection of “Another World.” Some videos are in excess of 10 hours in length and others only a few minutes, but all 316 videos (plus 2 links for this listing and all of my other videos on YouTube) are primarily listed chronologically.
   During the last few days I've updated all of those videos. I hope you enjoy my collection as much as I have enjoyed creating it. Each file in that folder should be clickable to open each and every link listed, if desired.
 
I posted these in another spot.

 

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On 10/19/2019 at 3:13 PM, Soaplovers said:

 

I always thought it a shame she and Lemay couldn't work well together because I think she could have helped him adjust to late 80s daytime.. and he could have helped her with connecting the dots idea wise.  I do think Lorna/Felicia being mother/daughter was great idea (though I sometimes wonder if Lisa Grady was meant to be her long lost daughter, but the actress quitting made the show abandon that idea).

Lorna just seemed to be the preferable choice for Felicia's daughter to me. There were times when I thought they would go with Lisa, times when I thought they would go with Jenna but Lorna seemed "endgame".

 

Did Swajeski write with Ellen Weston at GL?  I think she wrote some at GL because I think she wrote my absolute favorite Otalia scene. Of course, that would not have been Weston! It would have been Wheeler or Hurst. I asked Jill who wrote it & she told me Swajeski did. The scene I'm thinking of is in the graveyard where Olivia finally just bellows out, unable to hold her feelings back anymore, "I'm in love with you!" And, Natalia ends up replying in kind. If Wheeler or Hurst had written it I think Jill would have told me. Every night Jill & Wheeler went over Otalia's lines for the next day. They were that devoted to that couple. Of course, that writing team was doing so much work, so fast, every day, that they were crazed.

 

Oh, sorry, I fell back into talking about GL again! My oops. We were talking about AW.

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On 10/19/2019 at 2:19 AM, pdm1974 said:

The last actor to play Nick, Mark Mortimer...I thought he was so dreamy at the time. :)

Did anyone ever figure out what the hell the red swan was? I can't remember. I just remember people looking at it and talking about it. I feel for the writers though. His death was nothing they could prepare for and his character had become the heart of the show, the dad everyone wants. I did end up liking Rachel with Carl after a bit. It was just a tad of stretch these two would end up together, but the chemistry between the actors is what made it work. You could tell they really enjoyed working together. Now, when a mid-50s Rachel became pregnant with TWINS while she had a TUMOR growing in her womb AND she takes a fall on an island and has to have a C-SECTION with no anesthesia on top of a coffee table during a HURRICANE...it just felt like the writers were drunk or high or both..."Let's make this even CRAZIER by..."

 

Mark Mortimer was dreamy. Body, eyes, hair, he had the looks!

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