- My Memories
- Dark Shadows
Back in 1967, my family was in the process of moving from
Tennessee back to Texas, and I found myself watching soap operas
with my mother during the time I was out of school. She watched
the regular stuff-"As the World Turns", "General
Hospital", but the one that struck my fancy was the last
one of the day. It was different. The first episodes I recall
were set around 1800, and there was a vampire--Yes, the series
was called "Dark Shadows", and I was hooked. That summer,
I watched every day, and when school started, my parents bought
me a small, reel to reel tape recorder, which my mother used to
record the day's episode. I would rush home from school (only
a block, but still too late to see the show), listen to the tape,
and Mama would tell me about the action that went with what I
was hearing. Soon, I was keeping a daily log of the show in my
diary. When I started running out of room on the page, I knew
I was in trouble, so I began a notebook.I maintained that journal
until the show ended in 1971. I also made a scrapbook. I still
have both-or all, I should say, sincethe journal is in three different
books. I graduated to a cassette recorder when the other one bit
the dust, and still have one or two of those episodes on audio
tape. I've always felt I was lucky to have a mother who would
take the trouble to record the show as mine did for me.
When the show ended, I was devastated. I wrote stories
about it,keeping it alive in my memory, read my journal-but never
thought to see it again. Then, one day, a local station began
reruns of Dark Shadows, and I watched when I could, since I was
now out on my own and working and had no one to turn on the recorder
for me. Later, when I was able to get a VCR, I started taping
episodes and filling in the gaps in my journals. I've never been
fortunate enough to see the entire run of the series.
When I heard that the SCI-FI channel was going to show
Dark Shadows, I was pleased, but I still couldn't watch it. We
didn't have cable, and even if we had, our local company didn't
carry SCI-FI, and had no plans to start. It wasn't until I was
able to get a satellite dish that I was able to watch it again.
I've bought several of the videos from MPI and hope one day to
be able to buy all of them.
My proudest moments regarding the show came at a Dark Shadows
Con in Dallas, Texas several years ago, when Jonathan Frid took
my scrapbook to look at and then autographed it for me.
I've had some short stories published in a couple of fanzines,
and one of my fan novels, dealing with Barnabas and Angelique,
was published a little over a year ago.
Here are some of my favorite Dark
Shadows Links. Have a howling good time.
- Dark Shadows Reader
- NEW!A new site with links
to fanfic, discussion groups, and lists and more. Check it out!
Shadows In Parallel Time
- Our sister site. Al's
really, really cool Dark Shadows site seems to have just about
everything. You really owe it to yourself
to check this one out if you haven't already done so. Home of
the NEW DS
in Parallel Time Webring!
- Rich's Self-Indulgence Theater
- has a Dark Shadows section. Check out his Java chat
- Amazing Links
- An amazing page full of Dark Shadows links on the net.
Check it out!
Dark Shadows Home Page
- Pictures of the Festivals. Lots of pictures of
the stars of DS.
- Dark Shadows Collins Assn.
- Relatively new site, check it out for info on DS happenings
- The World Of Dark Shadows
- Lots of DS images. Stop by.
- Susan's Dark Shadows Page
- This is the DS page of IRC's VictoriaW.
- Looking for synopses of DS episodes? Look here.
Judy's got 'em!
- Angelique's room
- Dedicated to the lovely Angelique.
Goode's Dark Shadows Page
- Check out Rex's page.
- Joey's Dark Shadows Page
- Has more DS links
- Dark Shadows Episode Table Of Contents
- Another source for synopses of DS episodes
shadows dot com
- Check out the cool photo of Barnabas on the home page
of this site!
- Acting in the "Shadows"
- Find out about the late Louis Edmonds (Roger Collins,
among others), by visiting this site about his biography,
- Guardian's Dark Shadows
- also has a Java chat area, plus other neat stuff. Check
- Collinwood Revisited-Dark Shadows Fan Fiction
- Alane's Page of DS FanFic.
- Dark Shadows FAQ
- Tim Choates' wonderful list of Frequently Asked Questions
about Dark Shadows.
- Check it out!
- Kathryn Leigh Scott's site, where you can buy most
of the Dark Shadows books put out by her publishing company
- Boocat's DS Page
- A wonderful DS site with lots of Links and IRQ numbers
for DS fans. Check out the fanfic while you're there!
- Eagle Hill Home Page
- A new site with some wonderful graphics and content.
Check it out!
- ZURC2's Home Page
- This is yet another wonderful, fun site. Don't miss
- Dark Shadows Mailing List
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for more information.
- More on the way!!
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