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Blake Marler’s Books

January 13, 2019

What do you know about Blake Marler’s books?

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Hearts AloneI hope to eventually have a good long section of this website devoted to Guiding Light books. (I have one now.) My original plan was to create a review for each one before I posted it, but as I haven’t made a lot of progress on that, I may create a list first and then add reviews as possible. The first book is already on the Guiding Light Books page, a review of Jonathan’s Story kindly submitted by my mother. Read it here:

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/guiding-light-jonathans-story

So I decided to start with the fictional books that appear on the show. I thought this would be easier to find than the real books, but it’s proven far harder a task than I thought it would be. Tonight I’m offering up Blake Marler’s books. Blake, first driven to write while she hung out pregnant at the Bauer Cabin (not wanting Ross to…

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Odds and Ends 54

January 8, 2019

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Do actor’s know what storyline is coming? Read the answers in the March 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

How do you make yourself cry on cue? Read the answers in the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

How has being a soap star changed your life? Read the answers in the August 13, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out a review of the last year of As the World Turns in the December 21, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out a collection of photos from Days of Our Lives weddings that were later annulled in the April 23, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards led to 2 awards already given to be revoked. A detailed investigation suggested changes to the system, but we’re not sure they will. Read about it so far in the December 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find a list of lovers for both Sharon and Nick Newman on The Young and the Restless since they originally got together is in the November 26, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

For Kristian Alfonso‘s 35th anniversary of her role of Hope Williams Brady on Days of Our Lives they did a round up in the April 23, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest of tributes from cast members.

Fionla Hughes (Anna Devane on General Hospital, et al.) talks about taking on her character being diagnosised with the currently incurable polycythemia vera (PV) in the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas Horton, on Days of Our Lives, part of the wonderful Lumi pairing) answers a roundup of readers questions in the March 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Original All My Children cast member Richard Hatch (Phillip Brent) passed away on February 7, 2017. He was best known for playing Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica. Read more in the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find a tribute to Lauralee Bell and her character, Cricket Blair Williams for her 35th show anniversary for The Young and the Restless in the August 13, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

When Paul Williams was introduced he had a mother, father, brother, and sister. His mother, Mary Williams, was played by Carolyn Conwell. She started in 1980. Her role gradually decreased especially after Mary’s husband Karl disappeared without explanation for years. (They finally did a short storyline that showed what happened to him, he was living with amnesia as a happily married man to some other woman. He returned to Geona City, but left after he didn’t recover any trace of his memory.) She was last seen in Geona City in 2004 and she retired from show business. Although they requested her to come back for the start of crazy Patty story, she remained resolute in her retirement. She passed away in 2012 at age 82. In 2014, Paul had a line mentioning “the late, great Mary Williams” but they haven’t elaborated on her death. Read more about it in the April 23, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Learn about the history of Spectra Fashions on The Bold and the Beautiful thru 2017 in the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out the dressing rooms of Thorsten Kaye  (Ridge Forrester #2 on The Bold and the Beautiful), Sal Stowers (Lani Price on Days of Our Lives), William deVry (Julian Jerome #2 on General Hospital), and Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman #3 on The Young and the Restless) in the August 13, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Thorsten Kay (Ridge Forrester #2 on The Bold and the Beautiful) answers fan questions in the April 23, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

According to the April 23, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest “Ask Us” 5 of the 6 kids from The Brady Bunch have appeared on a soap opera:
Barry Williams (Greg) on General Hospital
Maureen McCormick (Marsha) on Passions
Christopher Knight (Peter) on Another World and The Bold and the Beautiful
Eve Plumb (Jan) on All My Children and Days of Our Lives
Susan Olesen (Cindy) on The Young and the Restless
– But Mike Lookinland (Bobby) hasn’t. Get more details from the article.

There is a feature and a round up of reader questions for Peter Reckell (Bo Brady on Days of Our Lives) in the December 21, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Hillary B. Smith (Margo Hughes on As the World Turns) talks about bringing her One Life to Live role to General Hospital as the needed second attorney as needed in the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

There is a round up of cast photos from The Bold and the Beautiful‘s 31st anniversary cast party in the April 23, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Before the marriage of Danny Romalotti and Cricket Blair in Hawaii, The Young and the Restless producer Nancy Wiard had a Hawaiian priest to bless the shoot over worried about the weather. It was gorgeous. Ready about it in the Aug. 21, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful) is a short film producer she talks about her career and her projects in the Aug. 21, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth. Tom has been accepted into CBS’s Director’s Initiative – a training school for TV show directors. Read about it in the Nov. 26, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

On The Bold and the Beautiful Bill Spencer’s yacht (courtesy of a wealthy fan who let them use hers) is called The Stella Maris. Check it out in the trivia in the Aug. 21, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find a tribute to recently departed Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady – long the matriarch of Days of Our Lives). Read it in the November 26, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

In honor of the 30 years CBS Daytime has spent as the number 1 network, they gathered 100 daytime stars past and present, including now cancelled shows, for a class photo. See it in the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard, Chelsea’s mom Anita on The Young and the Restless) attended the 2018 Carousel of Hope ball with her daughter. See a red carpet photo in the November 26, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 4 by Robansuefarm

January 7, 2019

Author’s Note: We continue with the second day of Bauer BBQ.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 4 by Robansuefarm

Scene 20

Alan-Michael came into the garage where Danny and Michelle were still kissing. “Oh, sorry you guys.” Danny and Michelle broke apart. “Have you seen Molly anywhere?”

Michelle answered, “Um, she was here a little while ago. I’ll go help you look.” Avoiding looking at Alan-Michael headed on out the door. Alan-Michael turned to follow her, but Danny stopped him.

“Alan-Michael, can we talk for a minute?”

“I’ll feel better after I find Molly.”

“We saw Molly like 5 minutes ago and she was fine. Please?” Danny gestured toward a stool.

Alan-Michael lifted up his hands and walked over and sat down.

“What is it?”

“I wanted to talk to you about Hope, your mother, not my daughter.”

Alan-Michael briefly chuckled. “What about her?”

“I’ve been thinking about her and my mother.”

Alan-Michael flared to his feet, “Carmen? You’re comparing MY mother to Carmen?”

Danny held up his hand consolingly. “When I met Michelle, I thought I knew my mother. I thought I understood how she thought, why she did things. I would have bet anything I understood her. In fact, in a way I did bet Michelle’s life.” Danny shook his head in bemusement. “Was I ever wrong…and that’s why I was thinking about your mother.”

“I don’t follow.”

“Did you ever wonder how Michelle and I got Spaulding stock?”

“What’s that got to do with…I just assumed Phillip gave you a particularly generous signing bonus.”

“No, I didn’t get it from Phillip…we got it from Alan. You missed the formal reading of the will. Alan left me and Michelle the stock and a letter. You can read it if you want. He confirmed something Phillip had told me. Alan saw Michelle and me as having his and Hope’s second chance. He wrote how much he loved Hope. I believe him. He said with her he was the man he’d always wanted to be. He said that was the happiest he’d ever been in his entire life… and he destroyed it. He said he respected me and wanted me in his business because I’d been able to do what he hadn’t, to break the patterns I’d been programed with, to step up and be the man Michelle needed me to be, that I needed me to be. He hadn’t been able to do that. When they finally broke up for good, he let her go because he saw how he’d practically destroyed her and he realized that if he saw her again he’d try to get her back because he couldn’t not do that and she couldn’t resist coming and then he’d hurt her again and again. The only thing he could to make up for the fact that he wasn’t strong enough to be who she needed him to be was to be strong enough to let her go and not hurt her again and again and again. That much he COULD do, so he did. I imagine he said something similar to your mother in the letter he left her. I don’t think your mother is in as bad a place as you think. I don’t think she’s living with a delusion about your father, I think she’s living with his ghost.”

Alan-Michael snorted. “A ghost? Like in Casper the Friendly…”

“No, not a physical ghost, but she must have spent her life thinking that man she loved was an illusion, to find out that she had been right that he’d been there all along, that he treasured her just as much and that he’d stayed away to spare her because he was too weak to be what she needed…I think it must have made her see everything differently. It isn’t that she’s delusional about your father, it’s that in her mind she’s living with the part of the man he was that she loved. I know you’re worried about her and it may not be the healthiest thing, but now I’m older if I did lose Michelle I can’t say I wouldn’t be in exactly the same place thinking of her all the time, talking to her as if she was there when no one else was. You’d probably be the same if you lost Lucy. I know you’ve been acting like you think your mother is crazy and it is probably good to have her here with family again and we’ll do our best to give her other interests around here, but I don’t think your mother IS crazy. I think you’ve been as wrong about your mother as I was about mine. I think your mother is acting like she is because after a long time she realized she was sane all along. Just think about it, OK?” Danny slapped Alan-Michael on the should and left him sitting there pondering.

Scene 21

Kat was sitting on a lounge chair by the pool watching the festivities her boys playing and talking with the other kids when Jim came up and sat down beside her. While they are talking we can see Blake catching up with Jason in the background, talking with him a little bit and then he threw up his hands and walked away with Blake looking worriedly after him. This is all in pantomime and is only at the beginning of the scene. Focus tightens on Kat and Jim after they finish, but the interplay was always in the background with no sound or long focus shots on them.

“Well, Kat I’m certainly glad you invited me to come here for the Fourth of July. Yes, sir. It’s been great to see all the old haunts and to see Ed again. A lot of the faces I knew were gone, but it’s brought back a lot of memories being back here. It’s been great to be here with the boys, too.”

“I’m glad, Jim.”

“I can’t help, but notice that Paul isn’t here.”

“No, he isn’t.” Kat looked away to the middle distance.

“Don’t you think this has gone far enough? You and Paul – you’re magic together and what are you fighting about really?”

Kat turned back to Jim getting adjugated. “Respect. If Paul had gotten a dream job offer no one would have thought anything about him assuming I’d just come along. So when I’ve got the dream job why can’t he come here?”

Jim interrupted, “But you had a perfectly good job…”

“It’s not just a job, it’s a chance to make a real difference to make sure people have a voice not just in Springfield, but WSPR covers at least a third of the state. This means a lot to a lot of people. Paul needs to understand. He can get a job here. Look around.” Kat gestured around. “Here’s the management of every business in town. I could get him a job somewhere, a good job. Why is it asking too much for him to move here? Springfield is a great place to live.”

“A man’s got his pride, Kat, maybe he doesn’t want a job you got for him.”

“And I don’t have pride? So I’d be expected to take the job he found me if the situation was reversed? Paul is in the wrong, Jim, and he has to realize it.”

Scene 22

Blake was still adjugated and pacing around. Holly came up behind her. “What do you think you’re doing? What’s going on with Frank?”

“What do you mean, Mom?”

“I mean I’ve been watching you and Frank all day. You’ve done nothing, but snipe at him all day.”

“Oh, Mom. I know Frank and I have been good for each other. We’ve been – stable.”

“Stable doesn’t mean bad.”

“No, it isn’t bad – stability has been good for me and Frank, the boys, Clarissa, and Frankie, but more and more it just feels like we’ve been marking time. We’re still just friends with benefits. We’re not life partners. I’m not Frankie’s mother, I’m Auntie Blake. I don’t want Frank to father my kids. We’ve talked about it sometimes, but we’re not married for a reason, Mom.”

Holly exhaled.

“Don’t Mom. Don’t start. I know what love is. Frank knows what love is. This isn’t it and I’m getting tired of playing house, of pretending what this is.”

Holly took a sip of her drink. “It doesn’t seem like Frank is having a problem with it.”

“Ohhh. That’s what Frank does. He’s like the Energizer Bunny. He never gives up. He just keeps pushing and pushing and he’s sure we’ll get there. Even when there’s no hope for it. Look at how long it took him to figure out Natalia was pregnant? I mean how obvious was that? But did he get it? Did he get how perfect Natalia and Olivia were for each other? No, he just kept pushing and pushing. He’s never going to admit things aren’t perfect between us. He’ll just keep slogging along…. Don’t worry, Mom, I’m not going to do anything sudden. But things aren’t right with Frank…they’re just not right. Stable, it’s just not enough.”

Blake walked away and Holly looked worried.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Guiding Light Finale Bloss Update

January 6, 2019

A look back at cancellation.

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I was playing around in a database today and found an article about the end in the September 5, 2009 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

Ellen Wheeler is quoted in the best thing I ever remember her saying, “We need to let the audience know that Springfield is going to go on and that just because  Guiding Light isn’t on the air doesn’t mean these lives don’t go forward.”

Most interesting in the article are the quotes from Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Marler). Keifer reports that actors were given the opportunity to purchase clothes their character wore on the show. Among the things Keifer purchased was her silver wedding dress. The article identifies it as her first Bloss wedding dress, but from the description I think it is actually from the second Bloss wedding at the Beacon. Keifer hoped that writers would finally reveal who poisoned Blake back in…

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Classic Couples Blog Talk Radio Show

January 5, 2019

Revisiting my thoughts about my favorite soap couples.

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I’ve been thinking about having GLManny join the soap shows on Blog Talk Radio and I wondered what I could do  that was unique. I decided what I could do was talk about classic soap things, couples and plots we feel in love with and still remember years later.

I’m going to start with talking about classic soap couples on Feb. 14th, 2011.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/robansuefarm/2011/02/15/glmanny-presents-favorite-couples

Join me at 11:30 PM EST, 10:30 PM CST, 9:30 MST, and 8:30 PST

(NOTE: Unless you create a membership identity, all times on the Blog Talk Radio website are given in  Eastern Standard Time.)

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New Years Roundup 2018

December 31, 2018

With all the anniversary stuff I didn’t get any specific posts done this year, but here is last year’s roundup with all previous posts.

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Let’s check out what I’ve found so far for New Year’s in Springfield. It really seems like the in place to spend New Year’s Eve most years was the Lakeland Country Tux and Gold DressClub. I didn’t double check all of the dates that people gave when they uploaded them and some people seem to be inconsistent whether you take the year from the eve or the day. In other words do you say that events that take place across Dec. 31, 1990 and Jan. 1, 1991, is that dated 1990 or 1991? When I update this there might be changes to dates.

Episodes:

1984 – Beth and Phillip during Four Musketeers in New York
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/new-years-eve-1984

1986/1987 – Young people at Ski Cabin/Party at Blue Orchid
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/new-years-eve-19861987

1990 – Lewis and Spaulding are sparring over oil leases in Saudi Arabia
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/new-years-day-1990

Another Part of 1990 – At Lakeland Country Club
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/new-years-1990

1991 –…

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Manny Diner Breakfast After Mick’s Funeral

December 27, 2018

I’m pretty sure this episode is from November 18, 1998, but I haven’t been able to confirm it. I think later on Michelle feels terrible about this. Already she’s sorry because she thinks she shouldn’t have missed someone’s funeral, but I think later she feels terrible that she wasn’t there for Danny this day.

I’m pretty sure now this was Nov. 18th, but I’m still not 100 percent sure. Michelle and Drew are having breakfast at the 5th Street Diner. They draw to one side and finally Drew convinces Michelle that she should make up to Danny to keep them safe. When Michelle approaches Danny he isn’t buying, he’s upset because no one much came to Mick’s funeral and Michelle and her friends didn’t even bother to come. Michelle says nobody told her when it was and admits it didn’t occur to her to ask. I think she is genuinely sorry that he’s upset she wasn’t there.

Manny Highlight Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOynxshqAAc&feature=channel_page

Full Episode –

(Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-smSSG0wHs (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI0RVduk0Ks (Part 3)

(Part 4)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Christmas Roundup 2017

December 23, 2018

Remember it’s Christmas in Springfield!

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xmas-2001Take a trip with me to Christmas in Springfield through the years. On each episode post for a particular year find a description, classic quotes, and my comments followed by the links to the video on YouTube. Sometimes I’m able to share full episodes, some multiple full episodes and on others only selected clips. After that I have a selection of posts about Christmas in Springfield that I hope you will enjoy and a selection of fanfic. This is mostly Manny fanfic, but I’m open to any and all things people want to write about the holiday in Springfield with any couple from any time.

Remember to check back next year when I’ll have more to add. Plus if you find Christmas or any other holidays in Springfield on YouTube or have a fanfic story you want to share I’m all ears, please share. Robansuefarm@hotmail.com

Mike Bauer Singing at Christmas

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Mannifield Players

November 11, 2018

My story index for Manny fanfic to get you started.

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This Friday, I’m making a slight deviation in my weekly soap term post. Instead, in honor of my story index update, I’m going to define a term I made up for my Manny fanfic descriptions.

In some of my fanfic story descriptions, I used the term Mannifield Players and it occurs to me that I should explain what I mean. In some Manny fanfiction, our beloved characters from the Manny storyline and the wider Guiding Light family are merged with famous characters from fiction, plays, fairytales, etc. While they keep their own names and characteristics, they blend in with these other famous roles.

This rather struck me as being similar to a repertory theater company, where every week the same company puts on a different play. So to explain this type of story (whether they are doing Emma, Letter to Three Wives, Laura, Sleeping Beauty

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Soap Opera Jargon Roundup

October 14, 2018

We’ve added more terms than this, but I hope you will continue to follow our soap opera jargon terms.

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Here is a list of terms of soap opera jargon that I’ve defined so far, except for the show abbreviations. Find them on the Soap Opera Jargon page. What should I define next?

Almost Wedding

Cancellation

Canvas

Closing or End Credits

Continuity Error

Core Family

Couple Code

Day Players

Guarantees

Inside the Light

Jumping Soaps

Legacy Character

Love Interest

Mannifield Players

Newbie

Nu

Off Contract

On Contract

Opening Credits

Out

Out of Town

Proctor & Gamble

Recaps

Recast

Recreated Flashback

Recurring

RL

Show Bible

SL

Soliloquy

SORAS

SSS

Supercouple

Talk To

Throughline

TIIC

TPTB

Travel Time

Tune in Tomorrows

Umbrella Stories

Voice Overs

UPDATED October 13 2018: I added my signature block and a link to the soap opera jargon page.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is…

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