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42 minutes ago, BoldRestless said:

I don't remember if I posted this one or not but I added it to the vault the other day. I believe it's the only 1988 from the Y&R Anon Angel:

 

Wow! Just skimmed through... one of Cassandra's first appearances! And looks like Amys exit   Thanks for these treasures, BoldRestless and Angel!

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So I have decided to start a tumblr. I am going to upload all of Jon-Michael Reed's columns and recaps, as well as Lynda Hirsch and anything else soap related I come across. Also any scans I eventually get done of the 70's soap magazines will go there too as well as (I hope, lol) the remaining SOD 90's mags that I have. I figured it is easier than opening several threads here. I put together a very basic one that I might redesign as I go along. Here is the link https://thesoapsofyesterday-blog-blog.tumblr.com

 

Give me a few days to start uploading stuff, I will probably just send a message once I have started putting things up, but it will be slow. Very slow, haha

4 hours ago, BoldRestless said:

I don't remember if I posted this one or not but I added it to the vault the other day. I believe it's the only 1988 from the Y&R Anon Angel:

 

So happy to get more 1988. So awesome, thankyou

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It's so frustrating to see Amy go. I love Olivia, but having Dru be a long lost sister to Amy that the family never talked about and utilizing the already long history of Amy and Nathan, not to mention Frank Lewis, would have been so awesome. We saw Loretta so little that the same tension between Dru and Loretta could have been used. I guess that would have left Mamie out in the cold though, although the show retconned relationships all the time. So I guess Bell could have still had Mamie be Amy and Dru's aunt and the show could have gotten away with it.

 

Then again having Dru and Olivia and keeping Amy as well was still a great option too.

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16 minutes ago, BoldRestless said:

Starting a tumblr is a great idea, thanks, and please do post when it's updated cause I probably won't remember to check it, lol.

Haha, no worries

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6 hours ago, BoldRestless said:

I don't remember if I posted this one or not but I added it to the vault the other day. I believe it's the only 1988 from the Y&R Anon Angel:

 


Thanks for sharing!!! Just a few thoughts:

 

 

—This was Amy’s ‘88 exit? I am glad she at least got something as opposed to just disappearing and of course we got her brief 1990 return. Oddly enough 16 years later in 2004 Lynne was given a similar exit as she had leave to help her mother in Ohio or something.

 

- I have seen glimpses of it before but ED’s brunette hair just looks unnatural on her. In fact the hair is so straightened for the late 80s I’m trying to tell if she was actually wearing a wig or not.

 

- How much longer was Marc on the show? His 87-88 return always struck me as odd and from what I can tell it was much ado about nothing about Marc and Joanna’s affair as both SSH and Frank M. Bernard are only three years apart in age. Marc was basically a Dynasty reject on Daytime instead.

 

-The shots of Cassandra that Paul fantasizes about are basically a prelude to how Cassandra and Brittany Norman will later appear in the opening credits of 1988-91

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12 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:

Marc was basically a Dynasty reject on Daytime instead.

Hahaha. Yeah, Marc was way too Dynasty. That was fine for 1983, 1984 when Dynasty was at the height of it's popularity, but by 1987, 1988 Dynasty was way past it's prime.

 

Another late to the party Dynasty element Y&R used: Victor moving from the ranch to a luxury penthouse that was more befitting of a foreign diva. I see what you did there Ed Scott 

 

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1 hour ago, kalbir said:

Hahaha. Yeah, Marc was way too Dynasty. That was fine for 1983, 1984 when Dynasty was at the height of it's popularity, but by 1987, 1988 Dynasty was way past it's prime.

 

Another late to the party Dynasty element Y&R used: Victor moving from the ranch to a luxury penthouse that was more befitting of a foreign diva. I see what you did there Ed Scott 

 


LOL. This is the part where I wish the show had actually kept Dina on longer than they originally did and have her become

more of a vibrant long term character instead of popping up every few years after spending lots of time in spas with younger men or whatever the excuse was. I have read the show almost brought on Marc’s kid sister Danielle Mergeron (think Cricket’s age I guess, maybe even as old as Lauren/Traci) can’t even imagine how that would’ve gone down had they done so.

 

As far as penthouses go lol I hadn’t even thought about that but then again Dallas

also gave April a glamorous penthouse as well around the same time too. 

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Nice interview with Barbara Crampton. She looks great! Glad to see she is back working on film horror projects

https://www.cbr.com/interview-sacrifice-barbara-crampton-cults-lovecraftian-nostalgia/

However, I get a little annoyed in interviews like this is that neither she nor the interviewer make any mention of her noteworthy 10-year soap career. In fact in this interview she is called an “80/90s pop culture icon” so wouldn’t being a well-known soap opera star be part of that...? 

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7 hours ago, Forever8 said:

 

It is interesting to see where this story was going before Bell decided to extend it another six months or so. In the summer, Paul seemed to be pretty sure George killed himself to frame him and you can see it was going to wrap up soon. Then we get another six months with Cassie and Adrian.

 

btw I looked at the icon/avatar and was like did Lauralee Bell start a Y&R youtube channel? lol

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16 minutes ago, will81 said:

It is interesting to see where this story was going before Bell decided to extend it another six months or so. In the summer, Paul seemed to be pretty sure George killed himself to frame him and you can see it was going to wrap up soon. Then we get another six months with Cassie and Adrian.

Ah, I didn't know that! I know Bell commented that the story "went on too long", but I assumed he meant it went on too long overall and that he always planned for the Adrian story.

 

To me, the story is fairly boring in the first part over summer '89, and only really gets interesting once Adrian arrives. Then we get Bermuda, and Cassandra's arrest, and the thrilling last portion leading to up to the "melting-ice-gun" climax!

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23 hours ago, soapfan770 said:

This is the part where I wish the show had actually kept Dina on longer than they originally did and have her become

more of a vibrant long term character instead of popping up every few years after spending lots of time in spas with younger men or whatever the excuse was. 

Wasn't it revealed at one point Dina only came back because she was broke?

Or am I imagining this?

If that is true was it a retcon that she still had Mergeron and was wealthy when she came back in 2017?

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1 hour ago, Paul Raven said:

Wasn't it revealed at one point Dina only came back because she was broke?

Or am I imagining this?

If that is true was it a retcon that she still had Mergeron and was wealthy when she came back in 2017?

No that's correct, Dina comes back in 1991 after 5 years and almost marries John again. She had made up a story that she was recovering from TB or some other illness for the last few years which is why she didn't keep in touch with the family, but Jill found out she spent those years courting all these European lovers, because she was broke!

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On 2/1/2021 at 11:51 PM, yrfan1983 said:

Nice interview with Barbara Crampton. She looks great! Glad to see she is back working on film horror projects

https://www.cbr.com/interview-sacrifice-barbara-crampton-cults-lovecraftian-nostalgia/

However, I get a little annoyed in interviews like this is that neither she nor the interviewer make any mention of her noteworthy 10-year soap career. In fact in this interview she is called an “80/90s pop culture icon” so wouldn’t being a well-known soap opera star be part of that...? 


Thanks for sharing, I had the feeling the interview was going to mention the cult Chopping Mall lol(I think the same folks that did Night of the Comet did Chopping Mall as well). It’s a shame she didn’t mention any of her five soap roles.

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