Be careful! I had never heard of that site until now, seeing you refer to it. I just tried to go to and open it, but my virus software blocked the site completely.
And thank heavens, that remained its theme song in the DVD release!
Ahh, Disney Plus, yet another service I do not have. (I don't subscruibe to cable.)
Well, Singer did become a somewhat recognizable name thanks to The Beastmaster and V. He became very popular in MY house for looking so sexy in a loincloth and tight jeans, LOL!
Thank you for sharing! Maree has told this story before. It seems to be the only story she is willing to share about Mary. Nobody else from SFT will share even that much. Most of the time, when asked about Mary -- members of the cast respond with vague comments such as "Oh, dear Mary," or "Sweet Mary, what a joy." Nothing specific whatsoever. I have heard genuinely positive comments about Mary from members of the Guiding Light cast, but nothing more than vague comments from anyone connected with Search for Tomorrow.
Believe it or not, the Chromokey scenes were one of the few things AW got right about Steve's return. Since the days when Agnes Nixon created Steve, he always had a house in St Croix. And between 1968 and 1975, Steve went to St Croix several times with Alice, and at least one time when he was married to Rachel. Each time, the beach beyond the terrace was shown with Chromakey. And when Mary Matthews died on this same St Croix terrace in 1975, it was done with the Chromakey horizon. Corrine Jacker got almost nothing accurate about Steve and Alice's history, but somebody in the studio (probably Paul Rauch) must have told her about Steve and Alice's romantic times at the old place in St Croix, and the Chromakey beach. So I can't complain about that.
From the way she told the story I think it was actually the first time she met Mary Stuart which makes it even more ... special.
She started by saying she was terrified of Mary Stuart when she started (and later said she was terrified of her all throughout lol).
Then the anecdote: Maree mentioned that the CBS studio was very cold so she liked to wear big fluffly slippers. Their dressing rooms were upstairs and the set downstairs so there would be a lot of climbing the stairs up and down to go to rehearsals and blocking etc.
So she did the trip with curlers still in her hair and her big slippers and when Mary Stuart saw her (and again this seems to be the first time they had met, or shortly after they met), she said: "So THIS is our sex symbol?".
And from Maree's delivery, Stuart didn't say it in a cheeky teasing way but in a condescending manner. I think Maree's face when mimicking Stuart telling her that says everything that needs to be said about the way it was intended.