Jump to content

News & Gossip from the mid-1980s per The Soaps of Yesterday


Recommended Posts

@will81's Tumblr The Soaps of Yesterday is so juicy I thought we should have a place to discuss these older news stories (both personal and professional) - https://thesoapsofyesterday-blog-blog.tumblr.com/

 

1.  Remember when soaps had money to burn?  Weddings in 1984 were very expensive affairs with $10,000 to $20,000 spent on the dresses alone!

 

2.  But off-screen marriages did not go as smoothly for Marcy Walker or Alec Baldwin

 

 

I think Janine Turner's southern accent was real

 

3.  I had always though there was more to this story

 

But, apparently it coincided with an overall cast exit from SFT

 

4.  And finally, one of my favorite soap gossip stories of all time

 

Please register in order to view this content

 

@Franko I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful threadship

 

Edited by j swift
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 189
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Why didn't he change his name to Steve Skitching?  Its got more zing!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, nice to know that Susan Seaforth Hayes got the last word, literally and figuratively, when Doug and Julie left DOOL in 1984. Even if the dialogue is toeing the thin, thin line between touching and cheesy.

 

"Let's go upstairs and cut a slice of heaven."

"I remember the first time, and it's been heaven for me ever since."

 

(And who knew the Hayes never had a fan club? 'Night, y'all!)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, but once again Jon-Michael Reed's editor [email protected]#$ed up the headline

 

Please register in order to view this content

Clearly it should have been "Married duo ditches Days"

Edited by j swift
Link to post
Share on other sites

SB Sophia once played another Augusta - that's a twist I never knew

Please register in order to view this content

Link to post
Share on other sites

@Chris 2 if you thought the Alec Baldwin material was catty I thought you should see some other fan opinions of the time

 

I'm tickled both by this fan's derision of a baby actor, and Jon-Michael Reed's admonishment that not everyone can survive in daytime

 

To be fair, Terri Vandenbosch was no Julianne Moore

 

Ryan's Hope fan were also not happy

And Lynda Hirsch feels its important to note that even men feel the same way

 

As always Jon-Michael and Lynda are not fans of the Daytime Emmys

 

However, when asked who should win this year Lynda went with James Mitchel. whose plot she derided for weeks prior

Then there's this tidbit

 

More off-screen drama - Gloria Loring and Alan Thicke are getting divorced and Tristan Rogers's divorce is messy

 

In other news they retract the Marcy Walker gossip from last week

Please register in order to view this content

Edited by j swift
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • j swift changed the title to News & Gossip from the mid-1980s per The Soaps of Yesterday

One more note - I continue to appreciate how the soap press was spoiler free and therefore subject to poor predictions

Please register in order to view this content

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, j swift said:

SB Sophia once played another Augusta - that's a twist I never knew

Please register in order to view this content

 

She also originally auditioned for Augusta Lockridge, so JM just missed playing two Augustas.

Link to post
Share on other sites

One more twist on the Steve Fletcher/Blizzard story he was dating Nana Visitor/Tucker - if they got married their wedding announcement would have been super complicated

 

Please register in order to view this content

Link to post
Share on other sites

I read elsewhere that it was Nana who suggested the "Blizzard" name and once they broke up he went back to using his real name. A previous boyfriend of hers was Richard Muenz, best known for playing Lancelot in Camelot on Broadway. The then-couple also were on RH at the same time.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I'll be darned. I had no idea Robin Mattson read for the role of Patsy in Terms of Endearment. (If James L. Brooks had made Broadcast News at the time, I could see Robin playing Joan Cusack's role, Blair.)

 

Elsewhere on ABC, Jon-Michael Reed is claiming GH "took action too late" in becoming an ensemble show again. "It is just now paying the long-overdue price of loading emphasis on two characters who are no longer visible. (Need we mention Luke and Laura?)"

Then why the hell did you, Jonny Boy?

 

Oof, feels kinda foolish (to me, anyway) that Grant Show dropped out of college in his last semester at UCLA to join Ryan's Hope. Oh, well, at least it wasn't Edge ... And then again, everybody's favorite Venus/beach bimbo/ex-Catholic schoolgirl Eileen Davidson is a college dropout and things turned out just fine for her.

 

We're up to the Rauch era beginning on OLTL, Santa Barbara debuting on NBC ... I guess the next biggie will be Loving scoring Ryan's Hope's old timeslot.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a funny story from August 1983. I'm cracking up about Eric Braeden and Steven Ford. This is a nice change from the usual stories about drama on the set of Y&R.

Please register in order to view this content

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Community Activity

    1. 166

      GH June 2021 Discussion

    2. 79

      Anybody Ever Write their own Soap?

    3. 166

      GH June 2021 Discussion

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy