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Ron Barry Radio Interviews

While home sick one day back in the late 1960's, W.E.S.T. radio disc jockey Ron Barry happened to catch an episode of Dark Shadows on T.V. He immediately fell in love with the show, and eventually ventured down to the studios in New York City to meet the players and watch tapings of the show.


Over the course of the next couple of years or so, Mr. Barry conducted a series of interviews with members of the cast, both, in the W.E.S.T. studios, as well as via the telephone. He interviewed Jonathan Frid on four separate occasions, with the third interview also including fellow cast members; Grayson Hall, Humbert Allen Astredo, Robert Rodan, Roger Davis, and Don Briscoe. Candid audio from this time period is so rare, making these interviews that much more interesting to listen to. To hear Grayson laugh in a relaxed non-acting environment is delightful, and Humbert interjects with his quick witted comments as well.
Mr. Barry also had occasion to interview Thayer David for W.E.S.T. during the early run of the 1897 episodes. It is wonderful to hear a candid Mr. David doing the voices of the various characters he had played to that point, and describing how he went about creating the different voices and accents.
Finally, this Double CD concludes with Bonus Tracks that contain the very rare radio spots for the theatrical films; House of Dark Shadows & Night of Dark Shadows. There are six of these spots for House and five for Night.

All the material on this DOUBLE CD has been "remastered" from audio tapes, to provide the best possible sound quality of these 30 year old interviews.

Normally $32.00. Available now thru Oct. 31st for only $25.00! 

 

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The Collinwood Collection: Books I & II. Both books feature rare letters Mr. Frid wrote home to his mother during the original run of Dark Shadows. Both books also feature pages of very rare color studio days pictures, as well as an abundance of other Dark Shadows related articles, scripts, etc. Price $26.00 ea. + postage

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: (Left) Gold Key Dark Shadows comic #1. Published in 1968, this comic book is in very good condition, but does not contain the pull out poster. Price: $40.00 (Center) The Bennett Playbill. A former library copy, this 1st Edition print was published in 1970. This book chronicles 5 generations of the acting family. Price $25.00. SOLD (Right) The Barnabas Collins Personal Picture Album published by Paperback Library. 1st edition printing December 1969.Price sticker has been removed from cover otherwise book is complete and in very good condition. Price $20.00. SOLD

BELOW: Spoof #1 Oct. 1970
This comic book features a parody story of Dark Shadows called Darn Shadows. It also has a funny take-off on The Mod Squad called, Clod Squad. $12.00

Video of the Night of Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary celebration at the Vista Theatre is also available. Click here for more information and to see clips from the tape.

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