The Dark Shadows Collectibles Book , a comprehensive, fully illustrated look at the games, toys, puzzles, books, and other official DS merchandise was published by Pomegranate Press in And there was one reason: It featured the ultimate soap diva, Iris Carrington, played to the hilt by one of the greatest TV actresses of all time: Beverlee McKinsey. Click here to read about my love of Iris. Books Currently in Print:. For more information, click here. Craig is working on a set of essays for possible publication in a new book sometime in In the meantime, he's previewing them here:.
As a shy, closeted gay kid growing up in a small Kansas town, I identified with DS ' main characters: a vampire who had to hide his true personality from everyone around him, and a naive governess searching for clues to her identity.
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Julia Hoffman to accelerate her treatments to cure him. Meanwhile, Victoria Winters mysteriously disappears and finds that she has travelled back in time to the year Dark shadows : the vampire curse Visual 2 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Cursed by the scorned witch Angelique, Barnabas Collins returns to Collinwood as a creature of the night. In this special release, the story behind Barnabas' transformation from mere mortal to living dead is detailed in a selection of storylines from the supernatural series"--Container.
Dark shadows Visual 6 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Victoria Winters and Frank Garner anxiously search for clues to Laura Collins' strange origins and are led to a series of bizarre discoveries. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard orders Laura to leave Collinwood, but Laura secretly visits Elizabeth while she sleeps and places her in a trance.
Laura warns Victoria that she will take control of her son, David Collins, but becomes frightened when the ghost of Josette Collins appears to her. Against Roger Collins' wishes, a psychic investigator, Dr.
Victoria and Guthrie learn that the body of a dead woman identified as Laura has disappeared from the morgue in Phoenix, Arizona. Dark shadows. DVD] Visual 1 edition published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide These rare, early episodes of the television series begin with Victoria Winters' arrival in Collinsport, a small and stormy fishing village on the coast of Maine.
An orphan in search of her identity, Victoria is befriended by a stranger named Burke Devlin. At the eerie Collinwood mansion, Victoria meets reclusive matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, her aloof brother Roger Collins, his troubled ten-year-old son David, and Elizabeth's rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn. Collins fishing fleet manager Bill Malloy informs Elizabeth that Burke wants to take everything the Collinses own as revenge for being sent to prison.
Collinsport Inn waitress Maggie Evans tells her father, Sam, that she wants an end to the secret conflict between him, Roger and Burke. David warns Victoria that she will regret she came to live at Collinwood and be his governess. Dark shadows : the haunting of Collinwood by Jonathan Frid Visual 3 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "High atop Widow's Hill off the stormy Maine coast sits the foreboding Collinwood estate, home for centuries of the wealthy and mysterious Collins family.
This special release reveals how the children of Collinwood become possessed by the ghost of Quentin Collins"--Container. Dark shadows Visual 2 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, this television program became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. In these episodes, when Victoria Winters searches the Old House for David Collins, she is abducted and held captive by Matthew Morgan, the Collinses' fugitive caretaker who is hiding following the death of family friend Bill Malloy.
A massive search is held to find Victoria. A mysterious woman visits the diner and asks waitress Maggie Evans about the Collins family. The ghost of Josette Collins appears to Matthew and attempts to protect Victoria. Sam begins to paint a bizarre portrait of a woman surrounded by flames, which he cannot explain. Burke hopes to get Laura to clear him of the manslaughter charge that sent him to prison.
Laura tells her son, David, the story of the immortal creature known as a Phoenix and he has a terrifying nightmare about his mother. Dark shadows Visual 7 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Collection of episodes of the television Dark Shadows about a two hundred year old vampire named Barnabas Collins living on his family estate in Maine.
Big Lou : The Life and Career of Actor Louis Edmonds
Edmonds was a brilliant actor whose ego might have prevented his career from progressing as far as it could have. He was also a great wit, a passionate lover who had two long term relationships, and a deeply loyal friend.
Hamrick writes openly and honestly about all of this, the good, the bad and the ugly, never losing sight of his own deep affection for the man. This book will stand as a lasting tribute to Louis Edmonds' life and career. He might have been forgotten, as so many soap actors are. Thanks to Craig Hamrick, this wonderful actor will be remembered for many years to come. Wight from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Yet, do not dismiss this as sugar coated fantasy, for it is told, with Louis' permission, in a forthright , no-holds-barred, bare bones manner that should earn its own praise. Hamrick has a way with laying down facts, yet not in stilted encyclopedic fashion but in a way that you actually get to know Mr.
Edmonds in a more intimate light, and I for one, am deeply saddened by the fact I never had gotten the opportunity to meet this great man while he was still alive. Kudos to him for taking me into the heart and home of one of my favorite Dark Shadows actors and making me feel as if I'd met him myself! Put this on your list for summer reading. I read it cover to cover in less than two days! Louis Edmonds' death in early robbed Dark Shadows fandom of its elder statesmen.
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Of all the Dark Shadows cast, Louis Edmonds at times managed, perplexingly, to simultaneously be the most ubiquitous and elusive. On one level, Louis the showman remained a distinct and vibrant personality, very much admired by fans, yet one that at times seems difficult to extracate from the vestiges of Roger Collins and a handful of humourous anecdotes. To many Dark Shadows fans, this persona is arguably as familiar as any of the characters Louis portrayed on the show.
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