Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Don Stewart’s Life Story Chapter 2

May 10, 2019

Continuing our article from Afternoon TV (see citation in the first post). We follow the wonderful Mike Bauer aka Don Stewart‘s life starting with his college years and his time in the Air Force.

Magazine Article 3

Chapter 2

College and Air Force: “I was the best singer of all the pilots I knew.”

Being a doctor’s son, it seemed natural for Don to major in pre-med when he entered Hastings College. But his talent for singing became apparent almost immediately, and his faculty adviser heartily urged him to major in music instead. So, though he knew his father would be at least a little disappointed, he made the switch, minoring in math, which he knew he would need for the flying he still intended to do.

Don made quite a name for himself as a singer in college: although at first his shyness made performing something of a traumatic experience. “The first time I sang,” he recalls, “I told my dad I had a cold. He took me down to his office and sprayed my throat. I’m sure he knew it was psychological. After that, I’d get a dry throat before I sang and have to have a couple of cough drops. Cough drops have always been my psychological crutch.”

During his sophomore year he became the only sophomore ever asked to appear in a junior concert. Also in the concert was a girl- a junior- named Greta Hirsch with whom Don fell deeply in love. “We were engaged and were going to get married,” he reveals. “But I went into the Air Force. She was faithful to me for two years while I was gone. Then we decided it was either time to get married or break our engagement. I couldn’t bring myself to get married right off, so we broke up.”

Don quit college after two years to join the Air Force because he simply couldn’t wait any long to fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot. He did, however, continue his education while in the service by enrolling in a Florida State extension course.

He got his pilot training in places like San Antonio, Texas; Reno, Nevada; and Wichita, Kansas; then went overseas, where he was stationed in Morocco, England, Spain, and Germany. He flew his plane in good weather or bad, was forced, on occasion, to make crash landings; sometimes even forced to bail out. “I’ve had different problems here and there, ” he admits frankly. “But I’ve managed to live through them.”

“It’s fun to fly jets,” he goes on. “And, of course, there’s also the element of responsibility. You’re responsible for a million-dollar airplane. And, because it’s unforgiving of carelessness and neglect, you feel there’s a challenge you have to beat. Totally. In other words, if you fly and run into weather, there’s no compromise to be made. You’re already in the airplane, you’re flying it, and you have to get through there. If you do, it means that you have the discipline and the training to make it. If you don’t you’re gone. It’s a very black and white type of challenge.”

“You can partially fall in the theater, you can partially fail as a car driver, you can partially fail as a businessman, but you don’t partially fail when you’re up against bad weather or emergency conditions in an airplane. You just don’t do that. Then it becomes a total success by getting through it. It’s this challenge of knowing that I have the discipline to face and to beat this thing that’s exciting.”

When Don joined the Air Force he fully intended to make it his career. However, there were times when he was not up in the air meeting those challenges he found so exciting. Much of the time he was down on the ground, and he used that time to further develop his interest in singing. “Even in the Air Force I did concert work and sang in churches. People were always encouraging me to go into singing.”

While in the Air Force, he met a fellow named Richard Anderson, who was also considering a singing career. Finally, Anderson left the service and moved to New York, and at one point Don visited him there.

“I went to see Eleanor McLellan, who was Eileen Farrell‘s teacher, and she suggested I get out of the Air Force and become an opera singer. She thought I had a great opera career in store for me. Little did she know it would turn out to be soap opera!”

Don thought about it and decided to take the great teacher’s advice. “I knew I would hate myself if I didn’t try,” he says today, adding with a wink, “after all, I was the best singer of all the pilots I knew.”

So, after five-and-a-half years of living with danger on a day-to-day basis, the rugged, singing pilot turned in his uniform and headed for a brand-new kind of challenge. The challenge of making it in show business.

2nd WSPR News Story

May 5, 2019

Check out one of our WSPR news stories.

Glmanny's Blog

Here’s the second in my series of news stories from the WSPR archive. Tonight’s is about when Beth Raines Spaulding was struck by the car driven by a Spaulding employee.

See the scenes it refers to here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Robansuefarm#p/f/10/-yDP-1xDJ08

Note the employee was making himself look better. Her coat is not black. The clip originally aired Jan. 31, 1998. I also created a new playlist to for the clips the news stories will reference.

See the first WSPR story here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfajIdpbxts

And watch for more upcoming stories as they are brought out from the archive.

UPDATED May 4 2019: I added my signature block and double checked links.

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…

View original post 43 more words

Fireplaces of Springfield

April 21, 2019

Have you thought about the fireplaces of Springfield?

Glmanny's Blog

Room with fireplace and Michelle sitting on Danny's lap Fireplace in Bauer Living Room

One of the strange things I noticed watching a lot of Guiding Light back to back is that from at least the early 1990s on every single house had at least one fireplace. The Spaulding Mansion had several. The Bauer House had one in the living room. The Jessup Farmhouse and the Bloss Carriage House both had ones people got shot in front of. The Bauer cabin had one. Even Dinah’s penthouse had one. Once I thought A HA! the Jezz firehouse doesn’t have one and then I saw a scene of the Jezz bedroom upstairs and there it was — a fireplace.

Can you think of a house in Springfield pre-move to Peapack that didn’t have a fireplace? (Hotels don’t count.)

UPDATED April 20 2019: I added a screen capture of the living room and my current signature block.

Robansuefarm is the handle of…

View original post 81 more words

Charita Bauer 60th Anniversary Tribute

March 10, 2019

Everyone loves Charita.

Glmanny's Blog

Bert and her husband Bill Bauer

Ask most fans and the first Bauer that comes to mind is Bert Bauer played by actress Charita Bauer for 35 years. Bert simply was the Guiding Light of the show, especially after Papa Fredrich Bauer’s passing. For Manny fans, Michelle’s unused first name was Bertha after Bert and Robbie’s name was also in honor of Bert because Michelle said Robbie had Bert’s eyes.

The Power of the Bauer by Adam Kelley

Kelley, Adam. “The Power of the Bauer.” Soap Opera Digest 28 January 1997 p.28

To millions of fans, Charita Bauer (Bert Bauer) was the heart and soul of Guiding Light. “She was wonderful,” says Robert Newman. “I still miss her very much. She was no-nonsense, a real straight shooter, with no ego at all. And she brought such a sense of honor and history to the show.”

She sure did.

View original post 374 more words

Soap Opera Jargon Voice Overs

March 9, 2019

Updating a soap opera jargon term – voice overs.

Glmanny's Blog

Every Friday night I try to post another term of Soap Opera Jargon. I haven’t gotten in done much lately, but hope springs eternal. Find more on the soap opera jargon page.

Voice Overs – A voice over lets you inside a character’s head to hear their thoughts. It used to be used more heavily. It gives you a chance to hear why a character is doing what they are saying and can show a difference between their actions and their words. Sometimes they are used just to give a character a chance to say “if you only knew.” An alternative way to do this is a soliloquy. Below is a link to a scene that has dueling voiceovers from Phillip Spaulding and Harley Cooper to show what an effective device it can be. Their scene starts at 5:20 into the clip.

UPDATED March 8 2019: I added my…

View original post 119 more words

The Lighthouse Princess: A Manny Fairytale by Robansuefarm

March 3, 2019

Flashing back to a favorite fanfic.

Glmanny's Blog

The Lighthouse Princess by Robansuefarm

Author’s Note: In putting together my Manny Story Index, one of the most surprising things to me was the fairytale category. Having enjoyed a couple of them, I decided to try my hand at one myself. I tried to decide what was the best not previously done fairytale for them and sat on a bucket and thought and thought. Finally, I remembered The Light Princess by George MacDonald. I hope you enjoy this Manny parody version, but please read the original. I should also explain that I wanted to include Rick as the doctor in this story, but as that would make several plot points more difficult, I de-Bauerized him. I’m going to call him just Dr. Rick, but yes, that is supposed to be our Dr. Rick Bauer. The old nurse is Dr. Claire Ramsey. I also appropriated one of my favorite lines from…

View original post 5,506 more words

My First Tribute Video

February 24, 2019

Revisiting my first tribute video.

Glmanny's Blog

Manny NapkinI just posted my first Manny tribute video on YouTube. It’s a little different than most tribute videos and shows “Michelle” looking through her memory album. Especially note the two props I created for this: A version of the inkblot drawing Danny sends Michelle to get her to meet him at Springfield Mall and a note from Michelle to Danny I see her sending him on her wedding day with a lipstick blot, sealing it with a kiss.

UPDATED February 23 2019: I added my signature block and a photo of my version of Michelle’s “inkblot” wedding note.

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…

View original post 34 more words

Odds and Ends 55

February 14, 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.

The soaps were rejecting participating in the Daytime Emmys because of problems where two awards were pulled back. The threatened boycott by the network soaps was called off after they cut a deal. The web soaps – which were the ones directly effected by the problems – still haven’t made a deal. Read more in the December 24, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Read more in the December 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The CBS Corporation has sold its 25 acre CBS Television City property where The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless shoot. The deal included for productions of CBS shows to continue there for the next 5 years, but their long term future is unclear. CBS has another production facility at CBS Studios Center in Studio City perhaps it will be their future home. Read the details in the Jan. 7, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

If you’re a General Hospital fan you NEED to get a copy of the October 4, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. It features stories of dozens of couples complete with photos. Especially useful for any fan is a timeline of hard dates for things like first kisses, break-ups, weddings, etc. It looks like it’s mostly from 1983 on.

Check out all the photos from the Days of Our Lives‘s annual fan event in the January 7, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

In the December 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest track down a year summarized in a long paragraph for 1998, 1993, 2003, 2008, and 2013 soaps featured soaps are The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless.

Hope Logan started the Forrester tradition of going around the Thanksgiving table and saying something nice to the person to your right was started in 2013. It has been followed even while Hope was off the canvas. Read about it in the December 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

ABC has released 20 classic episodes of General Hospital that show important moments in the romance of Sonny and Carly to stream through February 12, 2019. One hopes that if they show a lot of views that other episodes may become available. Any long term streaming of a soap is a great idea. I hope it’s a success. http://abc.com/sonnyandcarly

Days of Our Lives celebrated their 53rd anniversary with a cake and loads of photos of the stars. Check them out in the December 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Barber Winters, The Young and the Restless) remembers her Christmas 2003 wedding in Japan. (It was in Japan because Dru was using the wedding as an excuse to go hunting for an orchid she thought was the key to a new makeup line, she found it, it made her hair fall out.) Rowell talks about all aspects of the wedding including her involvement in getting the singers, and designing the dress which was later chosen for a costume exhibit at the Hollywood Museum. Read all about it in the January 7, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Emily O’Brien (Jana Fisher on The Young and the Restless) talks about her most recent projects which are period pieces. She also looks back at Jana and Kevin the great couple she was a part of in the November 12, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Hunter King (Summer Newman, The Young and the Restless) just got engaged to The Bold and the Beautiful camera operator Nico Svoboda. Read about it in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher on The Young and the Restless, Leo Starke on Days of Our Lives) gives an interview in the December 3, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He repeats my point that by being a gay villain he’s crossing a new barrier in acceptance.

Noah Alexander Gerry (Charlie Ashby, The Young and the Restless) is related to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the 5th Vice President under President James Madison AND the man who Gerrymandering were named after. Read more in the December 24, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Patricia Bethune (Mary Pat on General Hospital) talks about how they made a fake head for it to show up as one of Ryan’s victims. Her head floated up in the bobbing for apple barrel. Actually it’s strange that they had a bobbing for apple thing anyway. Modern concern for hygiene has destroyed the once far more common practice. Read about it in the December 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Shawn Christian (Mike Kasnoff, the first man Carly Tenney and Rosanna Cabot fought over on As the World Turns) is service persona new travel show/social media content producer. Read all about it in the October 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The Bold and the Beautiful‘s supervising producer Casey Kasprzyk was honored by his alma mater Chapman University. See photos of the events with Kaspryzk and many actors from the show in the December 24, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

“The exterior shots of the Forrester mansion are of co-creator Lee Phillip Bell‘s house — and the views from the windows are the same as the Bell’s!” – CBS Soaps in Depth, June 11, 2018

Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman, The Young and the Restless) together with her husband has started a new t-shirt company aimed at women, toddlers, and infants called Liv + Soph after their daughters. Read about it in the November 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) had a hip replacement in August 2018. He announced it at the same time he revealed his daughter Molly took over the role of the middle daughter on Last Man Standing after the original actress couldn’t return when the show restarted. Read all about it in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find a feature interview by McCook  in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He also does an Ask Him Anything piece in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. One answer is that when the show replaced the lamp on Eric’s desk he moved the original lamp to his dressing room.John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful)’s daughter has taken over the role of Mandy, Tim Allen‘s character’s middle daughter Mandy on Last Man Standing. See a photo of Molly McCook with her real life father and learn more about the switch in the November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Susan Brown (Gail Baldwin on General Hospital) who passed on during August 2018 at age 86 is featured in a through the decades photo round up on October 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott on The Young and the Restless) grew up with a Southern accent instead of hiring a dialect coach he went to a hospital and worked with people who normally work with stroke victims to retrain himself to speak with a generic American accent. Read all about it in the November 12, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out the 50 years Susan Seaforth Hayes has spent on Days of Our Lives as Julie Olson Williams. Look for the stories on screen and off with photos through the years in the December 24, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson Newman on The Young and the Restless) appeared on the cover of the board game, Girl Talk, as a teenager according to the November 12, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Don Diamont (Brad Carlton, The Young and the Restless & Bill Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful) wrote a biography My Seven Sons. Read about it in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

See a photo of a very pregnant Tammin Sursok (Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless), her husband Sean McEwen, and their daughter, Phoenix in the November 12, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

A new Soap Opera Digest feature traces the career path of soap stars to star stars with photos through their various roles. The first one features John Stamos who was Blackie Parrish on General Hospital. Find it in the November 28, 2018 issue.

Find a write up of The Young and the Restless‘ Liam Forrester and Hope Logan’s Thursday, August 16, 2018 wedding. It includes photos, officiant, guests, and full text of the vows in the November 12, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Erika Girardi of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made her 3 appearance as a realtor on The Young and the Restless in early June 2018. Read about it in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Farah Faith (Mimi Lockhart, Days of Our Lives) talks about having a miscarriage before her successful pregnancy. She wants to take a stand about talking about miscarriages being common instead of presenting the “happy families” view of pregnancy that is all too common. Find it in the November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find a photo of Jennifer Gareis (Donna Logan #2, The Bold and the Beautiful & Grace Turner, The Young and the Restless) with her daughter Sophia in the Daytime Emmy Gifting Suite in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Peter Porte (Ricky Williams, The Young and the Restless) talks about his final stunt when Paul shot his son Ricky. Read all about it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In the December 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest they track the career of Anne Heche.

Linda Gray (Suellen Ewing, Dallas) has joined the web soap Hilton Head Island and talks about experience and how it compares to her network soap experience in the November 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forester, The Bold and the Beautiful) always likes to meet people who were named Brooke or Logan after her character. Read about it in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

On November 12, 2018 General Hospital aired a special episode where Sonny Corinthos dreams what life would be like if he hadn’t gotten into the mob. (SPOILERS: It’s a lot worse because of course it can’t be shown to be bad that Sonny flatly refuses to get out of a life of violence.) It celebrates his actor’s, Maurice Benard, 25th year in the role. Read all about it in the November 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find a current “mother/daughter” character photo of Martha Byrne (Lily Walsh Snyder on As the World Turns) and Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh Dixon) from Emmy weekend in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Nathan Fillion (Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live) has always maintained a connection and respect for his soap roots. Find a feature on him and his new show The Rookie in the October 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find a multi-page tribute to Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady, Days of Our Lives) who passed away October 7, 2018 after having been on the show more or less continuously since 1983. It includes many photos and tributes from cast members in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Penn Badgley who played the young boy who was Phillip Chancellor III and Nina’s son on The Young and the Restless is appearing on the Lifetime series YOU. Read more about him in the October 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jacob Young (Rick Forester, The Bold and the Beautiful) also played major roles on General Hospital and All My Children giving him 3 major soap roles. However, his All My Children role (JR) briefly crossed over to One Life to Live and his The Bold and the Beautiful role briefly crossed over to The Young and the Restless. So Young has appeared on five soaps. Read about it in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Lisa Cerasoli (V, General Hospital) returned to the Midwest after she left the show. Read a feature interview with her on the November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest lists, with photos, characters who were in disguise over the years:

  • Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) on All My Children – as nun to sneak into Kent Bogard’s funeral
  • Cass Winthrop (Stephen Schnetzer) on Another World – as woman named Krystal Lake to avoid a loan shark in 1984
  • Megan Gordon Harrison (Jessica Tuck) on One Life to Live – traded her glamourous acting for a schlumpy bookworm on Island of Badderly in 1990
  • Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) on General Hospital – disguised herself into a butler named Dobson and went to work for the Quartermaines to be close to daughter Kristina in 2003
  • Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) on Days of Our Lives – disguised as surgical nurse to insure Chloe’s operation was a failure by substituting infected surgical tools in 2005
  • Shelia Carter (Kimberlin Brown) on The Young and the Restless – disguised as Jennifer who had a British accent when she secretly returned to town in 2005
  • Shirley and Sally Spectra (Patrika Darbo and Courtney Hope) on The Bold and the Beautiful – disguised themselves as caterers to get into Zende and Nicole’s wedding in 2017

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.

Blake Marler’s Books

January 13, 2019

What do you know about Blake Marler’s books?

Glmanny's Blog

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…

View original post 781 more words

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.


%d bloggers like this: