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41 minutes ago, Vee said:

I remember her giving a very in-depth interview about her long and storied career some years ago, maybe just before or after OLTL 2.0. She's been all over daytime and worn many hats. To me she's always come off as a capable steward of talented visions; maybe not the most inspired on her own, but smart and very experienced. 

Yes, I feel the same way about Millee Taggart as well, who has also been spoken about recently as well. Maybe not a creative genius, but reliable, smart, and loves the genre.

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2 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Tom and Margo became very stuffy under Marland especially with Dolan and Holmes in the roles. I loved how Tom and Margo worked together to free his mom. Those were great scenes.

 

HBS' Margo and GM's Tom remained hot and fiery, even in the midst of the faux affair with
Barbara. Dolan and Holmes' Margo and Tom just weren't my cup of tea, in general.

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How many people watched the Locher Room livestream with Scott Bryce, Hillary Bailey Smith and Gregg Marx?

In all this talk about writing regimes and continuity, it got me thinking about something Scott said and I'm a bit confused and now I have a question:

 

Scott said that Doug Marland would put these really humorous notes in the script. Love notes, Scott referred to them as being.  One note, Scott said was one where Craig and "Carlos" (Sierra Esteban's alias while she was disguised as a boy) are in Montega and there is an explosion and Craig throws his body on top of Carlos' and Scott said that in the script there was a "love note" that said that "Craig is strangely attracted to Carlos". 

I chuckled at that but now I'm a bit confused: Wasn't those Montega scenes/storyline supposed to fall under Susan Bedsow-Horgan's purview?  Was Marland "ghostwriting" or supervising during that time? Was he already embedded in the Writer's Room by then?

I ask because I've been told many times that Marland's work didn't show up onscreen until Autumn 1985 or late summer, at the earliest but these scenes that Bryce speaks of, clearly happened earlier in 1985 (late winter, at the latest).

 

Bryce seemed pretty clear on his relaying of the story.

Thoughts? Anyone?

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11 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

How many people watched the Locher Room livestream with Scott Bryce, Hillary Bailey Smith and Gregg Marx?

In all this talk about writing regimes and continuity, it got me thinking about something Scott said and I'm a bit confused and now I have a question:

 

Scott said that Doug Marland would put these really humorous notes in the script. Love notes, Scott referred to them as being.  One note, Scott said was one where Craig and "Carlos" (Sierra Esteban's alias while she was disguised as a boy) are in Montega and there is an explosion and Craig throws his body on top of Carlos' and Scott said that in the script there was a "love note" that said that "Craig is strangely attracted to Carlos". 

I chuckled at that but now I'm a bit confused: Wasn't those Montega scenes/storyline supposed to fall under Susan Bedsow-Horgan's purview?  Was Marland "ghostwriting" or supervising during that time? Was he already embedded in the Writer's Room by then?

I ask because I've been told many times that Marland's work didn't show up onscreen until Autumn 1985 or late summer, at the earliest but these scenes that Bryce speaks of, clearly happened earlier in 1985 (late winter, at the latest).

 

Bryce seemed pretty clear on his relaying of the story.

Thoughts? Anyone?

 

None of that felt like Marland to me - he had such a specific style. 

 

That time period does seem to be a blur for those involved. Years ago when Horgan was interviewed, I submitted a question about bringing Eileen Fulton back as Lisa. She said something to the effect of having nothing to do with that or not being around at that time, even though I'm pretty sure she was. 

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56 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

How many people watched the Locher Room livestream with Scott Bryce, Hillary Bailey Smith and Gregg Marx?

In all this talk about writing regimes and continuity, it got me thinking about something Scott said and I'm a bit confused and now I have a question:

 

Scott said that Doug Marland would put these really humorous notes in the script. Love notes, Scott referred to them as being.  One note, Scott said was one where Craig and "Carlos" (Sierra Esteban's alias while she was disguised as a boy) are in Montega and there is an explosion and Craig throws his body on top of Carlos' and Scott said that in the script there was a "love note" that said that "Craig is strangely attracted to Carlos". 

I chuckled at that but now I'm a bit confused: Wasn't those Montega scenes/storyline supposed to fall under Susan Bedsow-Horgan's purview?  Was Marland "ghostwriting" or supervising during that time? Was he already embedded in the Writer's Room by then?

I ask because I've been told many times that Marland's work didn't show up onscreen until Autumn 1985 or late summer, at the earliest but these scenes that Bryce speaks of, clearly happened earlier in 1985 (late winter, at the latest).

 

Bryce seemed pretty clear on his relaying of the story.

Thoughts? Anyone?

 

 

I'm sure it's just a matter of him misremembering. There's been a lot of that in those interviews. 

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If there is a lot of misremembering in these interviews, it might not be helpful to invite Susan Bedsow Horgan on to talk about her time as a writer on ATWT then.  Locher had some GL writers on previously, so I was thinking that perhaps it might be cool to have her on to discuss her time as a writer on the show and maybe why she wasn't back after Marland's passing or anytime after, which would be interesting to know.

But you're right, it's been so long ago now, that may not be helpful or very insightful.

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11 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

If there is a lot of misremembering in these interviews, it might not be helpful to invite Susan Bedsow Horgan on to talk about her time as a writer on ATWT then.  Locher had some GL writers on previously, so I was thinking that perhaps it might be cool to have her on to discuss her time as a writer on the show and maybe why she wasn't back after Marland's passing or anytime after, which would be interesting to know.

But you're right, it's been so long ago now, that may not be helpful or very insightful.

 

I think this is one of the cases where Locher's interview style of just talking to people might be better than specific questions. And I guess in cases like this with Bryce, HBS and Marx, it's an example of why people are more likely to just enjoy seeing their favorite actors again while those of us who might want to know details are more in the minority.

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I just saw the episode that Bryce was referring to and it was Horgan who was HW at the time. I was going to post the video but for some reason I forgot.

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1 hour ago, DRW50 said:

 

I think this is one of the cases where Locher's interview style of just talking to people might be better than specific questions. And I guess in cases like this with Bryce, HBS and Marx, it's an example of why people are more likely to just enjoy seeing their favorite actors again while those of us who might want to know details are more in the minority.

 

Oh, I enjoyed the discussion between HBS, GM and SB immensely.  It was highly entertaining. To have writers on, though, I'd have different expectations. 

As a writer myself, I'd want a discussion featuring another writer(s) to be instructive and informative and I realize that despite my curiosity about wanting to hear from SBH concerning her writing days at ATWT, I'd be unlikely to get what I 'want' out of a discussion on such a freewheeling format--the very quality that I liked so much when SB, HBS and GM appeared on the livestream.

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I could swear the aforementioned interview with SBH (was it for We Love Soaps?) dealt extensively with her time at ATWT in detail, and her early years with P&G at large.

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SBH would probably have greater detail and recall on her OLTL experience over her ATWT..which only spanned about a year 35 years ago.

 

I have seen her in interviews, and she reminds me of Shannon on ATWT...quirky and eccentric.

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22 minutes ago, Vee said:

I could swear the aforementioned interview with SBH (was it for We Love Soaps?) dealt extensively with her time at ATWT in detail, and her early years with P&G at large.

 

The interview I was talking about was a podcast (he also interviewed Sharon Gabet and asked us to submit questions). 

27 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Oh, I enjoyed the discussion between HBS, GM and SB immensely.  It was highly entertaining. To have writers on, though, I'd have different expectations. 

As a writer myself, I'd want a discussion featuring another writer(s) to be instructive and informative and I realize that despite my curiosity about wanting to hear from SBH concerning her writing days at ATWT, I'd be unlikely to get what I 'want' out of a discussion on such a freewheeling format--the very quality that I liked so much when SB, HBS and GM appeared on the livestream.

 

I'd like that too. It's unfortunate that so many writers were not asked about their years on soaps in periods when they were able to go back in more detail. @FrenchFan did some great interviews with writers, and other than one glaring exception, the writers were usually very compelling and detailed and helped us fill in some blanks (I think Richard Backus was asked about his ATWT years in his interview).

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22 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

The interview I was talking about was a podcast (he also interviewed Sharon Gabet and asked us to submit questions). 

 

I'd like that too. It's unfortunate that so many writers were not asked about their years on soaps in periods when they were able to go back in more detail. @FrenchFan did some great interviews with writers, and other than one glaring exception, the writers were usually very compelling and detailed and helped us fill in some blanks (I think Richard Backus was asked about his ATWT years in his interview).

 

Indeed. Richard Backus talked about his experience. It was a great time. There are a few people I would love to interview.

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Just now, FrenchFan said:

 

Indeed. Richard Backus talked about his experience. It was a great time. There are a few people I would love to interview.

 

I'd love to read any of yours if the opportunity ever comes up again. That was a valuable service at a time when this board was really active and had a voice.

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1 minute ago, FrenchFan said:

 

Indeed. Richard Backus talked about his experience. It was a great time. There are a few people I would love to interview.

How did you get the interviews? 

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