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On 1/3/2021 at 5:38 PM, AbcNbc247 said:

Yeah. For some reason, YT did a massive purge a couple of weeks ago. munecojim and his amazing soap library didn't survive it. 

 

Such a shame. I'm currently reading Harding Lemay's 'Eight Years in Another World' and would have liked to watch some of his episodes.

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45 minutes ago, Adamski said:

 

Such a shame. I'm currently reading Harding Lemay's 'Eight Years in Another World' and would have liked to watch some of his episodes.

I love that book! Lemay's attitude and personality may leave a bad taste in your mouth lol but it's still a really good read. Here's an episode that managed to survive the purge. Eddie Drueding also posted some audio clips on his channel from that time period as well.

 

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 4:49 PM, AbcNbc247 said:

I love that book! Lemay's attitude and personality may leave a bad taste in your mouth lol but it's still a really good read. Here's an episode that managed to survive the purge. Eddie Drueding also posted some audio clips on his channel from that time period as well.

 

 

 

Thanks so much for sharing, that was really fascinating to watch. Victoria Wyndham and Susan Sullivan really pop off the screen, but I can see what Harding Lemay says about George Reinholt!

 

I think Lemay comes across fine in the book  - he's self aware enough to acknowledge that he neglected his family as he became completely absorbed by writing the show. When you read about how much thought and care went into writing Another World during that era it's even more tragic that so little of it remains available.

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59 minutes ago, Adamski said:

 

Thanks so much for sharing, that was really fascinating to watch. Victoria Wyndham and Susan Sullivan really pop off the screen, but I can see what Harding Lemay says about George Reinholt!

 

I think Lemay comes across fine in the book  - he's self aware enough to acknowledge that he neglected his family as he became completely absorbed by writing the show. When you read about how much thought and care went into writing Another World during that era it's even more tragic that so little of it remains available.

 

It's very well-written and is a priceless document to an era that is mostly unavailable, but the main problem with the book is his digs don't really tend to match what we see of the surviving fragments, especially when it comes to Jacquie Courtney.

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11 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

It's very well-written and is a priceless document to an era that is mostly unavailable, but the main problem with the book is his digs don't really tend to match what we see of the surviving fragments, especially when it comes to Jacquie Courtney.

 

Right. I agree that the book is fascinating and a must-read, but his petulant and gratuitously nasty swipes at certain individuals reveals Lemay to be quite unpleasant, often hypocritical...and not terribly honest or accurate in some of his accounts, if you actually watched the show during the time period in question.

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1 hour ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

Right. I agree that the book is fascinating and a must-read, but his petulant and gratuitously nasty swipes at certain individuals reveals Lemay to be quite unpleasant, often hypocritical...and not terribly honest or accurate in some of his accounts, if you actually watched the show during the time period in question.

 

How interesting! I'll read the rest of the book with this in mind.

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38 minutes ago, Adamski said:

 

How interesting! I'll read the rest of the book with this in mind.

 

The problem is, in reading the book, you only get Lemay's version of history. Watching the show in real time revealed a whole other side to the story. His rudeness towards and blatant unfairness to certain people is appalling.

 

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2 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

The problem is, in reading the book, you only get Lemay's version of history. Watching the show in real time revealed a whole other side to the story. His rudeness towards and blatant unfairness to certain people is appalling.

 

Yep.

 

Walter didn't cry into the scarf as much as Lemay said he did, right? 

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4 hours ago, AbcNbc247 said:

Yep.

 

Walter didn't cry into the scarf as much as Lemay said he did, right? 

 

That account was caustic...hyperbole. So was the contention that Jacquie Courtney sobbed incoherently all the time to avoid actually learning her lines. More BS: Virginia Dwyer's attempts to preserve the through-line of her character were the reason Hugh Marlowe kept messing up his lines. (God bless him, but Marlowe flubbed and forgot his lines regardless of whether Dwyer was there or not.)

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9 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

That account was caustic...hyperbole. So was the contention that Jacquie Courtney sobbed incoherently all the time to avoid actually learning her lines. More BS: Virginia Dwyer's attempts to preserve the through-line of her character were the reason Hugh Marlowe kept messing up his lines. (God bless him, but Marlowe flubbed and forgot his lines regardless of whether Dwyer was there or not.)

I'm curious as to what he thought about Hugh Marlowe. Lemay was so vocal about most of the actors who were there before him, but he never really went in to detail about how he felt about HM, or Michael Ryan either.

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3 minutes ago, AbcNbc247 said:

I'm curious as to what he thought about Hugh Marlowe. Lemay was so vocal about most of the actors who were there before him, but he never really went in to detail about how he felt about HM, or Michael Ryan either.

 

Lemay never mentioned Marlowe at all, as far as I recall, but he did say that Michael Ryan was stodgy and boring.

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5 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

Lemay never mentioned Marlowe at all, as far as I recall, but he did say that Michael Ryan was stodgy and boring.

 

It's been a long time since I read the book but I thought he complimented Marlowe briefly to make a dig at Virginia Dwyer.

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1 minute ago, DRW50 said:

 

It's been a long time since I read the book but I thought he complimented Marlowe briefly to make a dig at Virginia Dwyer.

 

Really? The only thing I remember Lemay writing about Marlowe was that Virginia Dwyer (supposedly) was responsible for HM's trouble with his lines, and that after Lemay got Dwyer fired, Marlowe thanked him for getting rid of the alleged problem. Everyone who watched the show, however, knew that even if Marlowe also tried to put the blame on Dwyer, that was a crock. He would "go up" and look glassy-eyed and lost regardless of who his co-stars were in a scene.

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19 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

Really? The only thing I remember Lemay writing about Marlowe was that Virginia Dwyer (supposedly) was responsible for HM's trouble with his lines, and that after Lemay got Dwyer fired, Marlowe thanked him for getting rid of the alleged problem. Everyone who watched the show, however, knew that even if Marlowe also tried to put the blame on Dwyer, that was a crock. He would "go up" and look glassy-eyed and lost regardless of who his co-stars were in a scene.

 

That may be what I was thinking of. 

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2 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

That may be what I was thinking of. 

 

I do remember that VW said she liked Marlowe. She called him "Hughie" in an interview once, LOL.

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