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On 8/18/2020 at 5:51 PM, Faulkner said:

Just circling back to Marcy Walker’s stint on GL. Here’s MW on Regis (RIP) and Kathie Lee in 1994 to promote the role. Reege struggles to pronounce “Tangie” (“Is it Tangy?”) and Kathie asks, “Is it short for Tangerine?” 😂😂😂

 

 

The odd part is I half-thought it was short for Tangerine.

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Seeing how Marcy Walker was in real life...I'm still boggled why the GL writers struggled to come up with a character for her.  She was funny, self deprecating, and perceptive....easy traits to have infused into Tangie.

 

Liza was a snooty bad girl while Eden was the traditional heroine...so I feel Tangie could have been a sarcastic anti heroine.  Alas, it wasn't to be.

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I see that in the last year they had a character named Christina on the show.

And I know that Blake has not used her "Christina" name for a while, but was there ever discussions back in the day about this when this new Christina appeared? I am just curious, because it struck me as odd when I saw it the other day. And yes, I am aware that more than 1 person can be named Christina, but just usually you don't have people with same name on the show at the same time.. :)

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I have another question for the historians :)

 

I see that GL changed locations from Five Points to Shelby Flats to Springfield.

 

How was this done? Did characters move or did they just mention casually the new name of the town? :)

Does anyone know when the changes happened?

 

Thank you! :)

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2 hours ago, Manny said:

I see that in the last year they had a character named Christina on the show.

And I know that Blake has not used her "Christina" name for a while, but was there ever discussions back in the day about this when this new Christina appeared? I am just curious, because it struck me as odd when I saw it the other day. And yes, I am aware that more than 1 person can be named Christina, but just usually you don't have people with same name on the show at the same time.. :)

 

If you mean among fans, I'm sure there were. If you mean on the show, probably not. I think one of the only people who ever used her real name was Roger (didn't he call her "Chrissy"?).

41 minutes ago, Manny said:

I have another question for the historians :)

 

I see that GL changed locations from Five Points to Shelby Flats to Springfield.

 

How was this done? Did characters move or did they just mention casually the new name of the town? :)

Does anyone know when the changes happened?

 

Thank you! :)

 

I think the Five Points to Selby Flats move happened via flood, and the move to Springfield happened for Bill's career. I may be wrong though.

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18 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

If you mean among fans, I'm sure there were. If you mean on the show, probably not. I think one of the only people who ever used her real name was Roger (didn't he call her "Chrissy"?).

 

I think the Five Points to Selby Flats move happened via flood, and the move to Springfield happened for Bill's career. I may be wrong though.

Yes, I think Roger did call her Chrissy. I thought others used that name more when she was a kid and that she became Blake only when she was SORASed. Obviously, this was only my assumption :D

 

Thanks for the reply. Oh, interesting. Flood is an interesting way to change locations. In regards to Springfield move, I wonder how they explained multiple characters moving to a different city just because Bill changed his job. Or was it just the Bauers that moved and then all the other characters stayed behind while Springfield brought on new characters? Do you happen to know which year this happened?

EDIT: I found more info on wikipedia, I don't know how I did not see this before when I was googling this earlier today. haha Thanks anyway :)

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1 hour ago, Manny said:

Yes, I think Roger did call her Chrissy. I thought others used that name more when she was a kid and that she became Blake only when she was SORASed. Obviously, this was only my assumption :D

 

Thanks for the reply. Oh, interesting. Flood is an interesting way to change locations. In regards to Springfield move, I wonder how they explained multiple characters moving to a different city just because Bill changed his job. Or was it just the Bauers that moved and then all the other characters stayed behind while Springfield brought on new characters? Do you happen to know which year this happened?

EDIT: I found more info on wikipedia, I don't know how I did not see this before when I was googling this earlier today. haha Thanks anyway :)

 

Everyone called her Christina/Chrissy when she was a child. Blake was a name she used as a disguise when she came back as an adult, and she kept it. Everyone called her Blake aside from Roger. I can't remember if Ed may have slipped a few times. 

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2 hours ago, Manny said:

Yes, I think Roger did call her Chrissy. I thought others used that name more when she was a kid and that she became Blake only when she was SORASed. Obviously, this was only my assumption :D

 

Thanks for the reply. Oh, interesting. Flood is an interesting way to change locations. In regards to Springfield move, I wonder how they explained multiple characters moving to a different city just because Bill changed his job. Or was it just the Bauers that moved and then all the other characters stayed behind while Springfield brought on new characters? Do you happen to know which year this happened?

EDIT: I found more info on wikipedia, I don't know how I did not see this before when I was googling this earlier today. haha Thanks anyway :)

 

 

I've never read anything about a flood. The move from Five Points to Selby Flats happened after Rev. Ruthledge died. His adopted son Ned brought Rev. Ruthledge's friendship lamp to his best friend in seminary, Rev. Charles Matthews, who was living in Selby Flats. Thus, the locale switched. By that time, most of the original characters had been written out and, I believe (though I could very well be wrong about the timing) that the transition happened in 1946 when The Guiding Light was off the air for a little bit. So, when they returned, it was just a whole new setting and cast of characters with the only thing really surviving from the previous story being the friendship lamp. The only characters (I think) who transitioned to Selby Flats (Ned didn't stick around) was Claire Marshall and her new husband Jonathan MacNeil and maybe a couple of characters who were in their orbit. I'm not sure about that but the story during that time period was mostly focused on them. The Ruthledges and the Kranskys had been written out. The exact years are a little fuzzy because I've read that Rev. Ruthledge died in WW2 (he was an army chaplain) but Ned didn't take his friendship lamp to Selby Flats until 1946 which was a year after the war ended. Maybe it just took him a year to get around to it? I think they just had Jonathan and Claire move to Selby Flats perhaps a new job in a hospital for Jonathan. But the transition was smoother and more realistic than the transition from Selby Flats to Springfield. In that transition, the entire cast practically moved together to Springfield. I would like to know the answer to that one as that move was always more mysterious. I've never read anything about it being about Bill getting a new job. I did read, I believe, something about Paul Fletcher getting transferred to a new hospital in Springfield. Why the Bauers went with him, I don't know. They may not have even tried to explain it. Perhaps they just started referring to their town as Springfield. That would have been 1966, I believe. Although the cast was not that large at that time, it would be less implausible that everyone would follow Paul out to Springfield than it would be in later years but it's still implausible and I wonder how they explained it (if they did at all). The history books are pretty silent on the subject on the move to Springfield. I would assume that Paul got the job in Springfield, moved with Robin and Johnny and then told Bill about a job so the Bauers moved there too. I don't know. At that point, the Bauers and the Fletchers made up most of the cast. There was probably an exit/entrance for peripheral characters . Just speculation. 

 

Personally, I didn't like the locale changes. I wish they would have just left it Five Points. I was partial to that town. 

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3 hours ago, DRW50 said:

Everyone called her Christina/Chrissy when she was a child. Blake was a name she used as a disguise when she came back as an adult, and she kept it. Everyone called her Blake aside from Roger. I can't remember if Ed may have slipped a few times. 

The only person I know who called her that outside of Roger was oddly enough Joan Collin's Alex, and it was more derisive.  I don't have a problem with two characters of the same name being on a show...if the characters have history and are needed..like John Dixon and John Edlridge (though only to kill him off) But that characters was such a throw away character and I think she was just created because Wheeler had a thing for chipper,  rather vacant cute young girls (not sexually, but casting them) like the Marina actress.

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3 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

Everyone called her Christina/Chrissy when she was a child. Blake was a name she used as a disguise when she came back as an adult, and she kept it. Everyone called her Blake aside from Roger. I can't remember if Ed may have slipped a few times. 

 

I always found it weird that Ed didn't realize or at least had a suspicion that Blake was the same person that he raised as a daughter when she first came back to town. Being that the writers supposedly didn't always mean for Blake to be Chrissy, I wonder what the timeline was for the change.

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Alan Locher will welcome the Simon family to his YouTube show, The Locher Room. Join Peter (ex-Ed, GUIDING LIGHT, et al), his wife, Courtney Simon (ex-Kathy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, et al, and a Daytime Emmy Award-winning former scribe for ALL MY CHILDREN, SANTA BARBARA and other soaps), and their daughter, Kate Hall, who is currently a member of GH’s writing team, for the interview on Wednesday September 2, at 3 p.m. ET, 

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/guiding-light-alum-and-family-virtual-interview/

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Barbara Norris had comic difficulty remembering her granddaughter’s new name when she returned for Holly’s wedding to Fletcher.  She kept using Christina or any name that started with B other than Blake. 
 

I am of the belief that Springfield simply became the new location in 1966.  No characters moved; they just lived in a place called Springfield now. I don’t think we’ll ever really know for sure. However if someone could compare the sets used for Bill and Bert’s house and Meta and Bruce’s house from the early sixties to the later 60s—well, if they’re the same exact sets, then the characters didn’t physically move. 
 

Also, Papa Bauer’s death and funeral just a few years later has him as a pillar of the Springfield comumunity—after 6 years?  I prefer to believe that he’d lived there many years. 
 

By the time of Meta’s reintroduction and the constant references to the various Reverends Rutledge, it seems as though Springfield has always been the setting. 
 

Of course, the show re-wrote history constantly  We saw Alan move to Springfield and  buy his house in the late 70’s. A decade later, the Spaulding have a mansion that has always been in the family. They have apparently lived there for generations. 

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1 hour ago, Forever8 said:

Alan Locher will welcome the Simon family to his YouTube show, The Locher Room. Join Peter (ex-Ed, GUIDING LIGHT, et al), his wife, Courtney Simon (ex-Kathy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, et al, and a Daytime Emmy Award-winning former scribe for ALL MY CHILDREN, SANTA BARBARA and other soaps), and their daughter, Kate Hall, who is currently a member of GH’s writing team, for the interview on Wednesday September 2, at 3 p.m. ET, 

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/guiding-light-alum-and-family-virtual-interview/

Can't wait!

 

Not sure if this was posted but ex Bill GL....ex Billy YR will appear with his mom.

 

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42 minutes ago, antmunoz said:

Barbara Norris had comic difficulty remembering her granddaughter’s new name when she returned for Holly’s wedding to Fletcher.  She kept using Christina or any name that started with B other than Blake. 
 

I am of the belief that Springfield simply became the new location in 1966.  No characters moved; they just lived in a place called Springfield now. I don’t think we’ll ever really know for sure. However if someone could compare the sets used for Bill and Bert’s house and Meta and Bruce’s house from the early sixties to the later 60s—well, if they’re the same exact sets, then the characters didn’t physically move. 
 

Also, Papa Bauer’s death and funeral just a few years later has him as a pillar of the Springfield comumunity—after 6 years?  I prefer to believe that he’d lived there many years. 
 

By the time of Meta’s reintroduction and the constant references to the various Reverends Rutledge, it seems as though Springfield has always been the setting. 
 

Of course, the show re-wrote history constantly  We saw Alan move to Springfield and  buy his house in the late 70’s. A decade later, the Spaulding have a mansion that has always been in the family. They have apparently lived there for generations. 

 

Hm, that's interesting. I would hate that kind of a move to a new location, to be honest. I know it's not a big deal, but just renaming the town overnight, it would irk me :D

And it is annoying when they do things like that (e.g. Alan buying a house on screen, but later referring to it as that always being the Spaulding home). Don't they have have (or at least back then) people who are there to spot continuity errors? lol

 

4 hours ago, Bill Bauer said:

 

 

I've never read anything about a flood. The move from Five Points to Selby Flats happened after Rev. Ruthledge died. His adopted son Ned brought Rev. Ruthledge's friendship lamp to his best friend in seminary, Rev. Charles Matthews, who was living in Selby Flats. Thus, the locale switched. By that time, most of the original characters had been written out and, I believe (though I could very well be wrong about the timing) that the transition happened in 1946 when The Guiding Light was off the air for a little bit. So, when they returned, it was just a whole new setting and cast of characters with the only thing really surviving from the previous story being the friendship lamp. The only characters (I think) who transitioned to Selby Flats (Ned didn't stick around) was Claire Marshall and her new husband Jonathan MacNeil and maybe a couple of characters who were in their orbit. I'm not sure about that but the story during that time period was mostly focused on them. The Ruthledges and the Kranskys had been written out. The exact years are a little fuzzy because I've read that Rev. Ruthledge died in WW2 (he was an army chaplain) but Ned didn't take his friendship lamp to Selby Flats until 1946 which was a year after the war ended. Maybe it just took him a year to get around to it? I think they just had Jonathan and Claire move to Selby Flats perhaps a new job in a hospital for Jonathan. But the transition was smoother and more realistic than the transition from Selby Flats to Springfield. In that transition, the entire cast practically moved together to Springfield. I would like to know the answer to that one as that move was always more mysterious. I've never read anything about it being about Bill getting a new job. I did read, I believe, something about Paul Fletcher getting transferred to a new hospital in Springfield. Why the Bauers went with him, I don't know. They may not have even tried to explain it. Perhaps they just started referring to their town as Springfield. That would have been 1966, I believe. Although the cast was not that large at that time, it would be less implausible that everyone would follow Paul out to Springfield than it would be in later years but it's still implausible and I wonder how they explained it (if they did at all). The history books are pretty silent on the subject on the move to Springfield. I would assume that Paul got the job in Springfield, moved with Robin and Johnny and then told Bill about a job so the Bauers moved there too. I don't know. At that point, the Bauers and the Fletchers made up most of the cast. There was probably an exit/entrance for peripheral characters . Just speculation. 

 

Personally, I didn't like the locale changes. I wish they would have just left it Five Points. I was partial to that town. 

 

Oh do I get this correctly that then Bauers did not appear on the show prior to the move to Selby Flats? I thought they had been one of the Rev Ruthledge church members, just not as prominent characters. I  am asking because you mention that the only characters to move to Selby Flats are Claire and her husband. But indeed I agree that this sounds like a much better transition than the one to Springfield. That one is just ..... yikes!

 

10 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Can't wait!

 

Not sure if this was posted but ex Bill GL....ex Billy YR will appear with his mom.

 

Oh wow, Billy Abbott... I never liked him that role. Him or Kelly Kruger as Mac. Neither of them was Billy/Mac to me.. 

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