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On 11/17/2018 at 4:38 AM, EricMontreal22 said:

While writing my MA essay on Agnes Nixon and gay storylines in soaps, I came across this--has this been discussed and I missed it?  A VERY analytical dissertation on OLTL from the mid 1970s but it has fascinating stuff--script excerpts, a hint that Sam Hall and Gordon Russell did not get along (*shock* ;) ), confirmation that Agnes Nixon basically suggested the death of Victor Lord story, etc...  https://etd.ohiolink.edu/pg_10?105547168403::NO:10:P10_ETD_SUBID:132868#abstract-files

(scroll down to the download links)

Thank you very much Eric for this AMAZING find

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This is the first soap opera episode I have ever seen! OLTL August 1980....It was August 1986 in my country! And I remember perfectly this cliffhanger of  Asa saving Sam.....

 

 

 

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On 11/25/2018 at 2:58 PM, Goldensoaps said:

Thank you very much Eric for this AMAZING find

I'm glad you enjoyed!  Interestingly a year later there was a major shake up (even if the actors themselves seemed to want new writers, I'm glad TPTB didn't replace Gordon and Hall who would go on to write some of their best work.)OLTL1.jpgOLTL2.jpg

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Good for Nancy Pinkerton, trying to get equal pay, she was Times Up-ing it about 40 years too early for her time.  As for George Reinholt, he was not team player.  He had to actually release a statement to say that he hadn't signed the other statement in order for the press to know, (I doubt the press was cross-referencing signatures on their own). 

 

What stories were going on at the time that concerned the cast?

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6 hours ago, EricMontreal22 said:

I'm glad you enjoyed!  Interestingly a year later there was a major shake up (even if the actors themselves seemed to want new writers, I'm glad TPTB didn't replace Gordon and Hall who would go on to write some of their best work.)OLTL1.jpgOLTL2.jpg

 

That, "Sure." 😂

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Thanks for posting these. I never had read this before. Very interesting indeed.

 

I wonder if Jacquie Courtney was on a similar pay scale to Rienholt? Somehow I doubt it, but I guess in those times she didn't expect to be...

 

Wish a few other casts had banded together to protest about the state of their shows at various times.

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15 hours ago, EricMontreal22 said:

I'm glad you enjoyed!  Interestingly a year later there was a major shake up (even if the actors themselves seemed to want new writers, I'm glad TPTB didn't replace Gordon and Hall who would go on to write some of their best work.)OLTL1.jpgOLTL2.jpg

Really interesting! I didn't know this info about Nancy or Far Far! Those years were the golden era of OLTL for me

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21 hours ago, Goldensoaps said:

This is the first soap opera episode I have ever seen! OLTL August 1980....It was August 1986 in my country! And I remember perfectly this cliffhanger of  Asa saving Sam.....

 

Goldensoaps where are you from?

 

 

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15 minutes ago, victoria foxton said:

 

Spain! In August 1986, one of our channels broadcast only 130 OLTL episodes from 1980-1981....and this is the first soap opera I have ever seen...and I loved all the stories...Marco and Edwina's wedding, Christmas 1980, Herb and Dorian's wedding...When the episodes ended, no one knew that OLTL was a soap and that it had thousand of episodes...a lot of years later...I discovered that OLTL had many episodes and it was on a daily basis in US...

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2 minutes ago, Goldensoaps said:

Spain! In August 1986, one of our channels broadcast only 130 OLTL episodes from 1980-1981....and this is the first soap opera I have ever seen...and I loved all the stories...Marco and Edwina's wedding, Christmas 1980, Herb and Dorian's wedding...When the episodes ended, no one knew that OLTL was a soap and that it had thousand of episodes...a lot of years later...I discovered that OLTL had many episodes and it was on a daily basis in US...

Cool! I'm part Spaniard on my grandmother side. Glad you discovered the show yrs later. I started watching in the summer of 86.

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Randomly watching bits of episodes from the BELOVED Jill Farren Phelps era of OLTL, and specifically the 8 month period between Pam Long and McTavish's HW stints when there was no credited HW, these writing credits caught me by surprise by a number of names listed--including one person who I had always thought had just been an uncredited consultant for a brief period... 

 

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Also how come so many names (with Lemay getting an "and" credit) get the first grouping, then the break down writers and script writers.  Does the WGA make it so that everyone who contributes to the longterm story has to get that first credit?  (The people I was surprised to see were Lemay--as I thought he was a silent consultant--Gillian Spencer who i had no idea was ever on the OLTL team and Tom King)

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