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That will be fun to watch later on! Thanks!

 

10 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

I loved OLTL back then, long before Paul Rauch dismantled its core and turned it into an unfortunate, low-brow sci-fi mess.

 

I know it's not the same, but I get exactly what you mean: As I was reading Warner's "One Life to Live" book, I devoured the year synopses and was totally fascinated by the stories happening. But as we started getting to the mid-80s (probably around '84) the stories' interest took a sharp decline (even in synopsis form). I started reading about doctor villains losing their hands to crocodiles and such. It's very clear the show became something different (some of the 90s sounded very good) and not for the better.

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3 hours ago, YRfan23 said:

Your Welcome! :) 

I'm not a loyal OLTL follower, but I've always been fascinated by the earlier years, so I figured everyone would like this clip! 

It's interesting to see Joe Stuart.....he comes across as every bit of the pompous ass, as he did in the "Llanview in the Afternoon" book....

 

I know. La Courtney could do SO much better. Not to be mean, but I never found her husband to be in her league either. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say.

3 hours ago, YRBB said:

That will be fun to watch later on! Thanks!

 

 

I know it's not the same, but I get exactly what you mean: As I was reading Warner's "One Life to Live" book, I devoured the year synopses and was totally fascinated by the stories happening. But as we started getting to the mid-80s (probably around '84) the stories' interest took a sharp decline (even in synopsis form). I started reading about doctor villains losing their hands to crocodiles and such. It's very clear the show became something different (some of the 90s sounded very good) and not for the better.

 

Yes, the quality of the storylines started to plunge as soon as Rauch descended upon Llanview in 1984. When he finally departed several years later, one critic sniped that the only thing he had NOT screwed up was the theme song. I guess now we know who was the real genius behind the success of AW in the 1970s: Harding Lemay.

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The irony is I've read that ABC actually hired Rauch because they hoped OLTL wouldn't go the GH route and would be a sophisticated drawing room drama--like Rauch's AW was (I think the OLTL official trivia book says as much).  But Rauch was uninterested in that and wanted to go all out, doing his attempt at Hollywood blockbusters, etc.

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That's Ellen Foley, who's playing an apparently shady girlfriend of Pete O'Neill's. Alas, the role's not on Ellen's IMDB page. And the girl would be Julie Ann Johnson as Joy O'Neill.

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I'm probably the rare individual who preferred Ellen Foley to Markie Post on "Night Court."  Maybe she didn't share the same kind of chemistry w/ Harry Anderson that Post did, but, hell, not every sitcom needed a Sam-and-Diane ("Cheers").

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20 hours ago, Franko said:

Ellen's great. I just wanna know what's up with her character.

I think she was one of Lee Halpern Sanders/Carol Harper Dennison/Janet Zarish's DynaWomen, the woman's employment/escort agency run by Mari Lynn's mother/Charles Sanders's widow.

 

They were trying to devalue the Vernon Inn by having cops bust hookers at the Inn as well as gain information to blackmail their customers.  

 

Come to think of it, Llandview had a rather seedy history filled with ladies of the night.

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BTS footage from OLTL staff legend and camera operator Howie Zeidman. I've never seen this. 

 

 

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On 1/14/2019 at 6:07 PM, Vee said:

BTS footage from OLTL staff legend and camera operator Howie Zeidman. I've never seen this. 

 

 

 

Thanks for that. The amount of effort that was put into a crap scene/idea/story shows just how hard people in front of and behind the camera work on a soap.

 

I didn't like the way Robin played Dorian for much of her last years on the show, way too hysterical. Now I see how much of that was a choice. Because when she was herself she was closer to the Dorian I would have preferred to see. Not this easily irritated old lady she became.

 

And more from that channel, not sure if it's been posted before, a tribute to long time OLTL director David Pressman:

 

 

Lots of behind the scenes stuff here. He was a legend and I didn't even know who he was until an hour ago.

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I think Robin played Dorian too OTT at least half the time from 2003-onward. I think it was because she was very scared she'd be let go again - that really hurt her.

 

David Pressman had a cameo in a 2003 storyline, playing a Shakespeare-spouting homeless person Antonio and Jessica consulted re: Keri's death when Antonio was being blamed. He was not much of an actor, but I realized later that didn't matter - it was the show paying tribute to their beloved crewmember.

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