Halloween comes to Collinsport!
(Apologies to @Izbarnabas where I found the strip.)
A very cool item for sale on eBay (not by me). It’s a print of Al Hirschfeld’s drawing of the cast of “A Chorus Line”. Sign by several of the original stars including Donna McKechnie (aka Amanda Harris from the 1897 storyline).
I’ve just ordered the 1970 version of “Dorian Gray” via Amazon. It stars German actor Helmut Berger. He is best know for his roles in films by Luchino Visconti - especial “The Damned” where he recreated Marlene Dietrich’s Blue Angel performance.
I saw the movie back in the day and have always remembered Berger as the best Dorian Gray. Neither Hurd Hatfield (in the 1945 version) nor Shane Briant (in the 1973 Dan Curtis version) had any charisma and especially no sexual magnetism. But Helmut Berger has plenty.
Once I see the movie I’ll report back!
"When I was nine, by best and closest friend was a little boy named Randy. He had dark hair and brown eyes, and he always wore a red sweater, even in the summer time. We played practically every day, sometimes down on the beach. We would climb trees and look for seaglass. The last time I saw him was on my tenth birthday. He brought me a piece of sea glass that looked like clear green water. I never saw him after that. Even now I’m not sure whether he really existed or I imagined him."
"—Or if he was a ghost."
"Maybe he was. I’ve never known, and I’m sure I never will. But whatever he was, he was real."
I wonder who Randy was?
Young men on the beach, Kodachrome Enlargement, December 1962.
Collection David Claudon
Before all that nastiness with the car accident, Roger spent a relaxing time on the beach in Qgunquit, Maine. I wonder if that’s Burke Devlin laying beside him?
Barry Atwater as “Janos Skorzeny” in THE NIGHT STALKER.
This may be one of the scariest vampire movies… and it was made for TV !
"I don’t want to talk about Joe. I don’t want to think about Joe. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t even know Joe Haskell. And I want to forget him."
Maggie is sad after her encounter with Joe. Nicholas orders Black Russians. Maggie claims she just wants to forget Joe. Nicholas turns up the smarm and smiles his creepiest creepy masher smile. Maggie looks like she has a stomach ache. Back at Casa Blair, Adam doesn’t want to be in the same room with Angelique. This surprises Angelique (*Why? Aren’t all the guys a little afraid of you, Angelique?…lol), but she’ll think about that tomorrow. Tonight she’d rather concentrate on how she can get Even Steven with Nicholas and ruin his date with Maggie. She eyes the magic mirror and smiles.
"Nicholas is getting what he wants and depriving me of what I want. And he’s doing it deliberately! Nicholas thinks he can control everything. But he’s in for a surprise tonight. Because tonight I intend to do everything I can to spoil his plans."
I’ll pretend that Maggie is under another spell and was forced to say those things. After all Joe did to help Maggie when she was under the control of a vampire, Maggie comes across pretty shallow here.