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Gawd...they are having the live ATWT chat on Facebook and those present are Trent Dawson, Fluffy and Austin Peck....talk about horrible....no Martha at all either......who wants to ask those fools questions...

10 minutes ago, JarrodMFiresofLove said:

 

Yes, Scott Holmes is my favorite Tom. He just got better looking as he aged. And he had that wonderful voice. Plus he worked so well with Ellen Dolan. Plus, unlike the other adult Toms he was not interested in running off to Hollywood. So he gave the show a very stable thing by ensuring that Tom never had to be recast again. His scenes with Don Hastings and Eileen Fulton were always so respectfully played. You could believe them as his parents just by the way he interacted with them. Very professional. Also I don't remember Holmes ever flubbing a line. A lot of actors over the years would miss cues or give bad line readings where dialogue was messed up because of a forgotten word or phrase, but Holmes never did that. He was just really smooth when he was on screen.

Marland spent so much time building up the stuff with Ruxton HIlls. But as soon as that mystery was solved the place was never mentioned again. It was supposed to be some new ritzy subdivision in Oakdale. You would think one of the later families introduced on the show would have lived there. But it was totally forgotten by Marland and by every other subsequent writer.

Well there was a big fire explosion there and a murder so I doubt anyone wanted to live there.....LOL.  Actually didn't Derek and Lily move to a house a few years later in Ruxton Hills? The one that Derek's dad blew up too....LOL

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1 hour ago, Soapsuds said:

Gawd...they are having the live ATWT chat on Facebook and those present are Trent Dawson, Fluffy and Austin Peck....talk about horrible....no Martha at all either......who wants to ask those fools questions...

Well there was a big fire explosion there and a murder so I doubt anyone wanted to live there.....LOL.  Actually didn't Derek and Lily move to a house a few years later in Ruxton Hills? The one that Derek's dad blew up too....LOL

I don't know. But it would have been rebuilt. Sometimes Marland created detailed situations that could have been used again later in other storylines but then just dropped these things. At one point there was a community named Alva where something happened to Barbara and Hal. That was dropped. Ten years later Barbara lived at a place called Fair Winds (which I think Hogan Scheffer created) and after Scheffer was let go, the writers in the last years of the show never really mentioned it again. And what about the island where Duncan's castle was? It was pretty much forgotten about after 2000.

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4 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Maybe the problems started for me when the show decided to parade TD around as his female cousin.  

 

Shades of Steve Urkel - I'm shocked that ATWT never introduced Henry's suave alter ego, Stefan Urquelle. 😨 Trent Dawson had good chemistry with the cast and played comedy very well. He was/is a character actor - not a romantic leading man, and it was a mistake to try to make him into one. At least they didn't ask the audience to buy that Lucinda was his biological mom. 😉

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3 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Gawd...they are having the live ATWT chat on Facebook and those present are Trent Dawson, Fluffy and Austin Peck....talk about horrible....no Martha at all either......who wants to ask those fools questions...

 

Yikes, that would be a strong pass for me. 

 

It would've been interesting had there been a gathering of actors, a writer or two or a production person that we haven't really heard from in awhile. Elizabeth Hubbard will forever be interesting (I'd love to know if she's kept in contact with Ann Mitchell).

 

I'd really love to hear from someone like Susan Bedsow-Horgan who tends to be more candid about the dynamics in the writer's room and whether a headwriter of Marland's renown actually had full autonomy and if not, how much did the executives try to intrude?

 

I'm not interested in some people that we always seem to see in social media trying to promote themselves, especially if they had sucky storylines.

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No clips with this, sadly. Someone in the comments said it was from 9/8/72. No real way of knowing I guess.

 

 

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9 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

I'd really love to hear from someone like Susan Bedsow-Horgan 

 

SBH is active on FB, and she always has interesting memories to share of her soap days (and that of her husband, Patrick Horgan, best known for The Doctors). Whoever puts these chats together should definitely seek her out.

 

P.S. Maybe this is just the cynic in me talking, but am I the only one who is surprised that AP and TC are still married given the scandalous way they got together?

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Horgan was interviewed about her soap work 3-4 years ago - she had a few ATWT questions. It was a podcast. The person posted here and some of us submitted questions. I remember it mostly because I think mine was about Eileen Fulton coming back and I think she said that happened when she wasn't there (which I don't believe was the case, but maybe I am misremembering).

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1 hour ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

SBH is active on FB, and she always has interesting memories to share of her soap days (and that of her husband, Patrick Horgan, best known for The Doctors). Whoever puts these chats together should definitely seek her out.

 

P.S. Maybe this is just the cynic in me talking, but am I the only one who is surprised that AP and TC are still married given the scandalous way they got together?

 

Oh, okay...I'm not on FB.  

I'd really like someone who is outspoken to answer what it was truly like from the production side and the writer's room, as that's something I've always been interested in.  How much autonomy did a high-caliber head writer have? 

How much interference (there's always a degree of interference) did they have to deal with?  How did this affect specific storylines and/or specific characterizations?

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9 hours ago, DRW50 said:

No clips with this, sadly. Someone in the comments said it was from 9/8/72. No real way of knowing I guess.

 

 

Nice! I wonder if there are any Where the Heart Is promos from this period; I was almost hoping to at least see a title card here, but I guess it and Love of Life were left out on account of being morning soaps.

 

It’s a man interesting comparison between this one and the 1968 schedule change promo.

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I'm desperately hoping some kind of Where the Heart is material will pop up somewhere sometime...

 

(beyond the lovely audio uploaded by Danny Hill)

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13 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Yikes, that would be a strong pass for me. 

 

 

Eric Sheffer Stevens was there too. I don't know if he was included late in the chat...same with Martha.....

 

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Just now, DramatistDreamer said:

@Soapsuds Martha's not pictured there.  That's Ann Sayre, and even though I like Sayre, I would still pass on this livestream.  That's a definite.

No...but the person who posted the pictures said she was there. I liked Ann Sayre but really that's the best they could do? It was a charity event.......I made a comment that ESS was the best thing about ATWT in the last year....sorry but no love for Fluffy or the rest.....LOL.

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Eric Sheffer Stevens deserved to go on to more. He also deserved much better than he got at ATWT. 

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3 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

Eric Sheffer Stevens deserved to go on to more. He also deserved much better than he got at ATWT. 

His done a lot of tv guest roles but I think he is doing a lot of theatre work too. I see he was on Bull last year. I'll have to look that episode up.

Hmmm....I didn't know Roger had interviewed Eric.....here is part of 1....

 

 

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