While researching my earlier post about Joel Crothers, I notice he made his Broadway debut in “The Incredible Mr. Pennypacker” in 1954. The show starred Burgess Meredith (later TV Batman’s the Penguin).
According to Wikipedia, Joel was born in 1941 which would have made him 13 years old in 1954. If you don’t recognize him, he is the tall boy on the far left in the photo above.
The photo of Joel Crothers I posted earlier was from the Broadway production of “Barefoot in the Park”. Crothers (Joe Haskell) performed the role starting August 29, 1966. “dark Shadows” premiered June 1966 so Crothers likely performed in both during the same period.
As far as I can tell from the Internet Broadway Database, Crothers was the 4th to play make lead Paul Bratter (after Robert Redford, Tony Roberts, and Robert Reed).
Untold Tales Of Dark Shadows
In a Parallel a Time, Joe Haskell married Carolyn Stoddard and they moved to Manhattan. Elizabeth Stoddard visited them occasionally but she had trouble walking up the six flights of stairs.
Just finished reading “Dark Shadows Year One” (the compiled Graphic Novel from Dynamite Comics series).
My local comic shop didn’t carry it and I had only read one issue (Forbes’ death) when I found it at another store.
Over all it’s pretty good. Writer Marc Andrayko deviates from the original episodes but within the context of six issues it summarized the 1795 storyline pretty well. I’ll just consider it a parallel timeline where events were similar.
I especially liked Guiu Vilanova’s art. He captured the likeness of the characters very well and there were some very memorable images - especially of vampire Barnabas and hellish Angelique.
It would be cool if they continue the series with a summary of the 1897/Quentin storyline.
Great poster for “Let the Right One In”. Tho I get the sense the characters are well into their teens rather than about 12 years old.
If you’ve never seen the Swedish original, I highly recommend it. The US version was good but the Swedish version was great!
A new diner opened up in Collinsport. I think it’s going to take away a lot of business from the Cafe at the Collinsport Inn.