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8 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

I also find it difficult to believe that P&G suddenly care about these shows.

I'm really starting to get suspicious. Part of me is starting to wonder if this isn't some type of Machiavellian strategy to him up interest in buying videos on the interwebs among

soap afficionados and collectors.

One thing about being a soap fan has been clear for many years--your loyalty as a fan will never be rewarded.

 

Also, as much as I have been enjoying some of these reunion live streams, I have to wonder if the mention of songs and highlighting clips that contain pop songs (e.g. showing a scene btw "Lujack" and "Beth" set to the song "Almost Paradise") during these live streams might be setting off some type of trigger. Just wild speculation on my part.

 

14 hours ago, Neil Johnson said:

 

If I'm not mistaken, I believe ANYONE can report copyrighted videos on Youtube, not just the owner of the copyright.  And I think most of these reports are just normal people who get angry or are just vindictive in general.  There are also copyright-nazis out there, who are just normal people who take it upon themselves to police music and other types of copyrights.  So it's not necessarily P&G or other copyright owners causing these shut-downs and removal of episodes.    

 

I hadn't thought of that. It is unfortunate how much malice and spite tends to still go among soap fans even after these shows have been gone for over a decade. I know a few wonderful soap channels that disappeared for this reason. I'm not sure which option I prefer. I just hope the material may show up again someday.

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VAULT UPDATE

 

Hi everyone! I am happy to report that I got a new OneDrive account set up and migration of the Vault is now complete! I've just sent out link invitations to people who have previously requested direct access. The links in my signature have now been updated. You may now upload again, as usual - hopefully I won't have to do this process again in a while haha. Please spread the word to those who might now know this yet.

 

Thanks!

Brad

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On 11/18/2020 at 11:01 PM, DRW50 said:

 

I read that munecojim is now gone and Bob TV is gone again too. So is ClassicOLTL.

 

I don't know what's happening. I find it hard to believe P&G suddenly cares about their soaps. Is this another type of crackdown from Youtube?

 

Old episodes of GL, AWATWT, etc. are the main thing that has kept me going in recent years with the soap landscape such a wasteland. That and the excitement of knowing something new may be uploaded somewhere. Now people are going to be much more scared to put up any content. We are given so little to enjoy these days but corporations want to squeeze out every last drop.

 

Perfectly said. Vintage soaps on the internet have been a godsend to many of us.

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9 hours ago, ChickenNuggetz92 said:

VAULT UPDATE

 

Hi everyone! I am happy to report that I got a new OneDrive account set up and migration of the Vault is now complete! I've just sent out link invitations to people who have previously requested direct access. The links in my signature have now been updated. You may now upload again, as usual - hopefully I won't have to do this process again in a while haha. Please spread the word to those who might now know this yet.

 

Thanks!

Brad

Thank you for doing this! I hope people will upload to here so we can have a safe viewing platform!

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Sorry if this was already posted - it's a piece showing Montauk filming in 1984 (for the Beth and Lujack story). With Bob Calhoun, Judi Evans, Vincent Irizarry, etc.

 

 

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Thanks for posting that video @DRW50
 I certainly have never seen that video, which seems like a featurette for the VHS age.

Whoa, on the spelling of Vincent's last name in the credits.

Is anyone on the production crew still around? It would be fascinating to hear from the cameraman on the technical aspects of shooting those scenes (e.g. aerial shots and long shots along the shoreline).

Judi was styled as classic 80s soap heroine in that first scene.

 

I'd love to see something like this for the remote in Europe that ATWT did for the Frannie/Sabrina storyline but that would likely have been dependent on some public access program documenting this and I don't think there was such a thing in Europe in the 80s.

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Local cable access in the NY area in the 80s — the font typical the spelling oh my. I thought the lead director Bruce Barry was still alive as I don’t recall any discussion of him not being and he has been in photos on social media when parts of the male cast got together. 
 

I never saw this before either so thank you for posting.

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On 11/23/2020 at 7:05 PM, ~bl~ said:

Local cable access in the NY area in the 80s — the font typical the spelling oh my. I thought the lead director Bruce Barry was still alive as I don’t recall any discussion of him not being and he has been in photos on social media when parts of the male cast got together. 
 

I never saw this before either so thank you for posting.

 

Having grown up in the NYC Metro/Tri-state area, I can attest to the aspect of NY having some fairly sophisticated public access and public television programming, even in the 80s. I feel quite fortunate to being raised around that time where there was a bit more room for experimentation. The programming now has become so tame and risk-averse.

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11 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Having grown up in the NYC Metro/Tri-state area, I can attest to the aspect of NY having some fairly sophisticated public access and public television programming, even in the 80s. I feel quite fortunate to being raised around that time where there was a bit more room for experimentation. The programming now has become so tame and risk-averse.

 

I agree with you so much on so many things, we must be around the same age! :) What the hell happened to creativity and risk-taking? It's like we've gone back to 1950s-style censorship (just censoring different things). 

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1 hour ago, Bill Bauer said:

 

I agree with you so much on so many things, we must be around the same age! :) What the hell happened to creativity and risk-taking? It's like we've gone back to 1950s-style censorship (just censoring different things). 

 

Well, I would've been in grammar school when the Lujack/Beth feature the aired but by the late 80s/early 90s was in my adolescent years.

So,if you were coming of age when it was still referred to "adolescence" and not "tweens", then it's likely that we're in the same age group.😄😉.

 

Some of the retraction away from artistic risk taking, I would guess would be a reaction to pressure from the "Moral Majority" groups that were very active at that time. PBS back then had a lot of avant-garde programming, while in today's PBS, Downton Abbey is probably the closest thing they had to risk-taking, barrier breaking programming.

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Lucy and Alan-Michael's wedding at Universal Orlando was just released on youtube.  Note: if you're marrying the most eligible bachelor in town, get an elegant private space or tropical destination, not a public amusement park with strangers stepping on your gown and long lost relatives who can just drop in at a moment's notice.  I wonder if there was a publicity tie-in with the opening of Universal because it seemed out of character for the entire Spaulding clan (and Reva) to suddenly go to Florida on a whim?

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10 minutes ago, j swift said:

Lucy and Alan-Michael's wedding at Universal Orlando was just released on youtube.  Note: if you're marrying the most eligible bachelor in town, get an elegant private space or tropical destination, not a public amusement park with strangers stepping on your gown and long lost relatives who can just drop in at a moment's notice.  I wonder if there was a publicity tie-in with the opening of Universal because it seemed out of character for the entire Spaulding clan (and Reva) to suddenly go to Florida on a whim?

Ha..on another thread they said Soap Opera Digest of 96 gave that its "worst wedding," and one so richly deserved.  I just remember an interview where somehow McLaiby thought Universal would be a great place? It had to be a promo and Universal covered all the costs..so really, really dumb. AM had the money to close down Universal, pay the staff to sit around and cater to his guests but he couldnt fly his own mother in for it..(was she even mentioned.) This would have been a great time to reintro Hope and Mike actually.

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IIRC, didn't Michael Dietz join the show as nuA-M right around the time of his and Lucy's wedding?  So, right there, you had two big strikes against the story: the ridiculousness of the wedding's locale, and the fact that it wasn't Rick Hearst playing A-M anymore.

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1 hour ago, Khan said:

IIRC, didn't Michael Dietz join the show as nuA-M right around the time of his and Lucy's wedding?  So, right there, you had two big strikes against the story: the ridiculousness of the wedding's locale, and the fact that it wasn't Rick Hearst playing A-M anymore.

No Hurst was still playing AM for the wedding...Dietz first scenes...(and I remember this clearly) was later on with the ridiculous Alan vs. 5th Street and he (Alan) is trying to knock down a building and is arguing with Buzz and AM walks in and is so wooden..you can even almost see Zimmer kinda of laughing like.."What the hell are you going to do with this?" McTavish must have been wedded to the whole "Who is A Spaudling story" to keep AM and Lucy around after Hearst left as it was the perfect time to just right them off ala Phillp and Beth.  It took Dietz to show just how bad SS was and that RH was pulling all the weight.

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I remember it was Dietz’s A-M who exposed Amanda as infamous Malibu Madam and his announcement was so underwhelming. Didn’t Phillip come back for A-M & Lucy’s wedding? I remember thinking him and a lonely Rick were going to dance together at the time lol.

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