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10 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

What dates did Frank and Maggie leave the canvas?  I don't think there is a video of that time anywhere. Were they still around in the summer of '85?

 

Frank is still around in early November 1985, as he questioned Kevin after Kevin found Marie's corpse. I think Maggie was gone by this point. I think she left as soon as Marland's material began to air. 

 

I wonder if Marland or someone at P&G had an issue with Mary Linda Rapleye, as Maggie was not only written out, but I don't even remember her being mentioned again, even though her entire family was still on the canvas and Marland's era was usually very good about history. I had no idea she even existed until I got the history book in 1996. It's a shame, because the character had some worth, and was a good contrast to Lyla and to Margo. 

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12 hours ago, Soaplovers said:

I wonder if perhaps the stars of GL were more animated and fun?

 

From Locher's interviews, it seems that there was a lot of good times and camaraderie among the cast as a whole.  I think the leads (Grant, MOL, Zimmer, etc.) liked to have fun (and a good drink) while delivering great work...this set the tone for the show.

 

Compare that to ATWT, where the leads tended to be a bit older / mature (Don Hastings, Kathryn Hayes, Bryggman, etc.), there were MANY BTS romances (the Hensleys, Pinter-Zink, Maura and Scotty D.), and the show's actresses were of a certain age and likely a bit more territorial (Zenk, Hubbard, HBS, etc.).  The ATWT cast seemed to get along well, but they don't seemed to have had the roaring good time that was the norm over on the GL set.

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Years ago, I read an article about ATWT and EON celebrating their respective 25th (?) anniversaries with parties, with Don Hastings saying theirs (ATWT) was a bit dull, and the writer remarking how EON's lively bash was a marked contrast to ATWT's.

 

So, it's possible that ATWT's set was a congenial set, but also a very stuffy one.

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I noticed that someone in the chat asked Alan why he hasn't had any black actors on yet. I wonder if Alan is afraid of what some might say.

Which is why yesterday, I posted that he should seek to get Tamara Tunie on sooner rather than later as it's becoming quite noticeable.

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25 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

I noticed that someone in the chat asked Alan why he hasn't had any black actors on yet. I wonder if Alan is afraid of what some might say.

Which is why yesterday, I posted that he should seek to get Tamara Tunie on sooner rather than later as it's becoming quite noticeable.

Now that I think about it you're right. I wouldn't mind her if he get her on with Peter Parros and Napiera Groves.

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I've noticed that for ATWT..while GL has had several African American and Latino performers on so far (still waiting for Nia Long and Amelia Marshall )

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1 hour ago, DramatistDreamer said:

I noticed that someone in the chat asked Alan why he hasn't had any black actors on yet. I wonder if Alan is afraid of what some might say.

Which is why yesterday, I posted that he should seek to get Tamara Tunie on sooner rather than later as it's becoming quite noticeable.

 

 

I've been around Tamara socially twice over the past 5 years and had in-depth conversations with her. She doesn't seem to recall her time at ATWT very fondly. It wasn't necessarily her decision to leave the show. I've gotten the impression she wants to put that show behind her. So she may not be amenable to doing one of these reunions.

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I suggested Tamara Tunie among other guests that Alan Locher should have to reunite and someone commented that he tried to reach out to Tamara twice but said she wasn't interested. 

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37 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Did Tamara not get along with her castmates? Any backstage gossip?

 

It wouldn't surprise me if the way the show treated her in her last years left a bad taste in her mouth. She's done livestreams with other organizations and panels over the past two months or so, she doesn't seem to have an issue with the platform.  Nothing would surprise me.  Daytime doesn't have that great of a track record with black actors.

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