Posts Tagged ‘Another World’

TV Shows Only in Soapdom Update 2017

August 9, 2017

Thanks to tips from several different readers we have fleshed out our list. Are we still missing any? Exact names preferred, but if you can describe which characters were on it on what show that helps too.

DAYTIME

All My Children

Erica Kane hosted the talk show Cutting Edge. Todd Martin also served as producer and host. A later show was called New Beginnings.

Kane was also former producer and host of Nothing But the Truth

Another World

Felicia Gallant hosted the talk show Jam Session (formerly Breakfast with Felicia)

As the World Turns

Kim Hughes hosted a local talk show for a long time called Patterns

Katie Peretti and Brad Snyder hosted the talk show Oakdale Now

WOAK local news hosted by Molly Conlin and Katie Peretti (at different times),  produced by Henry Coleman

The Bold and the Beautiful

Pam Douglas and Donna Logan Forrester hosted the Spencer Publications produced fashion show The Catwalk.

Days of Our Lives

Jack and Jennifer Deveraux hosted the talk show In the House from their house. Jennifer had previously been a TV reporter.

General Hospital

Christina Comes for Christmas was a classic Christmas movie like Miracle on 34th Street. It also appeared on One Life to Live, it was a Ron C creation. Black & white clips were filmed and shown on screen.

Guiding Light

Chelsea Reardon and Johnny Bauer hosted the talk show One on One

Nadine Cooper hosted The Love Bug

Reva Shayne Lewis hosted the talk show The Reva Lewis Show (She was eventually fired because the owners thought she was too old, setting off a drinking spree, Josh bought the station to get her show back, but she decided she didn’t want to do it anymore.) Previously Reva had occasionally covered local news stories as a reporter.

The Law a rip off of Cops focusing on local Springfield police.
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/the-law

WSPR local news – Dinah Marler was the station owner and frequent on air talent

One Life to Live

Access Llanview was a tabloid type show hosted by Wendy Williams  and later Carolina Bermudez

Dorian Lord hosted The View on Llanview.

Fraternity Row was a long time soap within a soap
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/oltl-gives-meaning-of-soaps

Don’t have a confirmation of this title but You Never Know Tomorrow was a rival soap to Fraternity Row

The Daisy Awards were the equivalent of the Daytime Emmys:
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2009/07/classic-clip-daisy-awards-1989.html

Christina Comes for Christmas was a classic Christmas movie like Miracle on 34th Street, also appeared on General Hospital. Black & white clips were filmed and shown on screen. See General Hospital section.

The Young and the Restless

In 2007, Jill Abbott and Gloria Baldwin Fischer Abbott served as celebrity judges on the fashion contest reality show Extreme Catwalk. See a photo and read about it in the April 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

GC Buzz is a local gossip show. After he didn’t like the new story Devon Hamilton purchased the show and installed his wife Hillary as the new host in 2016. Hillary got the entire show/network? in 2017 and renamed the show The Hillary Hour. However, it’s very confusing what this show actually is because it’s watched online, on TVs, and sometimes they act like it “airs” at a specific time and other times it seems like they release episodes or even single stories whenever they feel like it. It’s very confusing.

PRIMETIME

Castle

Temptation Lane was a soap that Richard Castle’s mother appeared on years ago an on whose set Caskett solved a murder. Included in the “cast” was Rebecca Budig and Corbin Bernsen.

Love Boat

Carol Channing guested as a leading lady who had been on Mercy Hospital for 6 months.

Newhart

Vermont Today was Dick Louden (Bob Newhart)’s talk show.

Psych

During the second series Gus and Shawn solve a murder on the set of the telenovela Explosion Gigantesca de Romance. Shawn goes undercover joining the cast as “Chad” the delivery boy.
http://www2.usanetwork.com/series/psych/theshow/episodeguide/episodes/s2_homicidio/index.html

Twin Peaks

Invitation To Love was a soap opera the first season.

Can you think of any more TV only shows from Daytime or Primetime?

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.

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Odds and Ends 49

February 15, 2017

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.

Why Soap Actors Stay Long Term on a Soap – Read all about it in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A newbie Days of Our Lives actress was severely injured jumping from her apartment to save her life when an intruder broke in. Read more about it and find a Go Fund Me account to help with her medical bills. http://soapcentral.com/days/news/2017/0111-maria_tornberg_tragedy.php

Aileen Quinn (Annie in the 1982 Annie movie) appeared on The Young and the Restless as a Victorian dressed caroler. Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson Newman) was a big fan (me too I used to carry around a tape recorder of the soundtrack) and asked Quinn to sing “Maybe” with her (Maybe far away, Or maybe real near by…). Quinn obliged. Read more about it and see a photo in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out the 10 ten things they are missing about Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) on The Young and the Restless in the August 12, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Amber Lancaster who is a model on The Price is Right appeared on two episodes of The Young and the Restless as model for Brash and Sassy. Read more and see a photo in the October 3, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a large feature remembering Another World in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Tainted Dreams the online soap is moving to the Amazon platform. Read more about it in the December 16, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) from The Young and the Restless talk about “skinny dipping” at the local YMCA. See a current photo of them and read their memories about it in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Elena Tovar who played Rosalie Martinez on General Hospital from 2014-2015 was featured in a T-Mobile commercial featuring Ariana Grande. Read more in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A multiple page tribute to As the World Turns with a list of firsts and lots of photos is in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mal Young the new Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless is featured in the October 3, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Also find a feature article in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Learn about the new GC Buzz set on The Young and the Restless including detailed close up photos and explanations in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jess Walton (Jill Abbott on The Young and the Restless) does a feature on Jill’s epic return in the October 17, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

See a current photo of Scrubs – Kimberly McCullough (Robin Drake-Scorpio) and Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake-Scorpio) in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out a review of Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton’s relationship through the years, complete with dates and photos in the May 30, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

As part of a series of CBS Daytime crossovers, George Gray, the Price Is Right announcer appeared on The Young and the Restless. He played George a GC Buzz employee. Read about it in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

John McCook (Eric Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) is the subject of several articles in the October 3, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Catch up with Beth Maitland as she celebrates 3 decades as Traci Abbott in the August 23, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Check out a big collection of photos through the years.

There’s a very nice interview talking about their on screen sibling bond with Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) and Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Abbott) on the Young and the Restless in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

See photos of various star dressing rooms in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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.

Fake Book: Harry Must Die!

September 14, 2016

The July 25, 1995 issue of Soap Opera Weekly deals with a question about a book called Harry Must Die! I tried to find it both on Amazon and WorldCat Libraries and no luck so I’m going with it being fake until I’m proved wrong. Here’s the information of how it was used in the story once in the 1970s and once in the 1990s on Another World.

Q: I noticed that Another World‘s Justine consulted a book called Harry Must Die! about making a poison cocktail for Lorna. Isn’t this the same book Janice Frame used when she poisoned Mac Cory? K. Morley Calgary Alberta

A: You have a great memory! During the late 1970s, Janice stole Mac from Rachel. Her lover, Mitch Blake (Matt’s father), came to town, and the two hatched a scheme to swindle Mac. Janice found Harry Must Die! in Mac’s Office and read it. Pat Randolph also read the book and noticed certain pages were missing. Using this and other evidence, Rachel deduced that Janice and Mitch were planning to kill Mac.

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.

Odds and Ends 47

May 4, 2016

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.

Rebecca Campbell, president of ABC’s owned TV stations, is adding daytime programming to her watch following the departure of Paul Lee as entertainment president.”
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/programming/campbell-given-abc-daytime-oversight/154079

The December 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest list a small group of Hollywood stars who visited various soaps over the years. They include:

  • 1980 – Sammy Davis, Jr. on One Life to Live
  • 1981 – Zsa Zsa Gabor on As the World Turns
  • 1981 – Milton Berle and Elizabeth Taylor on General Hospital
  • 1986 – Liberace on Another World
  • 1993 – Charlton Heston on The Bold and the Beautiful
  • 2011 – Carol Burnett on All My Children (one of several guest stops)

The Jan. 26, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth adds

  • Michael McDonald guest-starred on The Young and the Restless in the 1980s where he sang his hits “Our Love” and “Sweet Freedom.”

The February 22, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a list of this year’s pre-nominees.

Dawn Wells (MaryAnn off Gilligan’s Island) appears as an old friend for Eric and Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. Read more about it in the February 22, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Meg Mundy who played Mona Aldrich Croft on The Doctors for a decade passed away January 12, at 101. Read more about it in the February 22, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman on the Young and the Restless) starred as Dolly Parton in The Coat of Many Colors. Read more about it in the December 14, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest and the December 14, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. 

Stars from The Bold and the Beautiful share about their life behind the scenes from the first things they do when they reach the set to the last thing they do before they leave. Check it out in the February 1, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

How Actors Deal With Co-Star Exits find out more in the December 14, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

What Soap alums Miss Most About Not Being in Daytime Anymore in the February 1, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Days of Our Lives celebrated their Day of Days event at Universal Studios. Check out a great collection of photos from it in the December 14, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The Bold and the Beautiful threw Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) a good luck party when she went off to the Ironman competition. The photos include Producer Mark Pinciotti, Producer/Director Cynthia J. Popp, Supervising Producer Rhonda Friedman, and Supervising Producer Casey Kasprzyk. See them in the December 14, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The book Sam and Jason read to Danny on the March 2, 2016 episode of General Hospital, The Four Clever Brothers, really exists.

Joseph Mascolo (Stefano Dimera) talks about retiring from the show (although he might be willing for being an occasional ghost shot) read the full interview in the Feb. 1, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

After a one-car automobile accident (it’s believed he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed when he woke and over compensated) Nathaniel Marston died in the hospital on November 11, 2015. Marston appeared on As the World Turns where he played Eddie who with Georgia were shaping up to be the Tom and Margo of the new generation when they were given a happy ending and written off the show. Sadly he had personal issues off screen which dogged him on his new role on One Life to Live and beyond. His mother said that he had gotten his life together when the accident happened. Read more about it in the December 14, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Learn the stories of Katherine Chancellor’s two suicide attemps in the InDepth Answers of Jan. 26, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ten years after terrorizing Lauren Fenmore as Shawn an obsessed fan actor Grant Crammer returned as a different character, a Jabot employee in 1996. Read more about it in the December 14, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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.

TV Shows Only in Soapdom Update

September 10, 2015

Thanks to tips from several different readers we have fleshed out our list. Are we still missing any? Exact names preferred, but if you can describe which characters were on it on what show that helps too.

DAYTIME

All My Children

Erica Kane hosted the talk show Cutting Edge. Todd Martin also served as producer and host.

Kane was also former producer and host of Nothing But the Truth

Another World

Felicia Gallant hosted the talk show Jam Session (formerly Breakfast with Felicia)

As the World Turns

Kim Hughes hosted a local talk show for a long time called Patterns

Katie Peretti and Brad Snyder hosted the talk show Oakdale Now

WOAK local news hosted by Molly Conlin and Katie Peretti (at different times),  produced by Henry Coleman

The Bold and the Beautiful

Pam Douglas and Donna Logan Forrester hosted the Spencer Publications produced fashion show The Catwalk.

Days of Our Lives

Jack and Jennifer Deveraux hosted the talk show In the House from their house. Jennifer had previously been a TV reporter.

General Hospital

Christina Comes for Christmas was a classic Christmas movie like Miracle on 34th Street. It also appeared on One Life to Live, it was a Ron C creation. Black & white clips were filmed and shown on screen.

Guiding Light

Chelsea Reardon and Johnny Bauer hosted the talk show One on One

Nadine Cooper hosted The Love Bug

Reva Shayne Lewis hosted the talk show The Reva Lewis Show (She was eventually fired because the owners thought she was too old, setting off a drinking spree, Josh bought the station to get her show back, but she decided she didn’t want to do it anymore.) Previously Reva had occasionally covered local news stories as a reporter.

The Law a rip off of Cops focusing on local Springfield police.
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/the-law

WSPR local news – Dinah Marler was the station owner and frequent on air talent

One Life to Live

Access Llanview was a tabloid type show hosted by Wendy Williams  and later Carolina Bermudez

Dorian Lord hosted The View on Llanview

Fraternity Row was a long time soap within a soap
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/oltl-gives-meaning-of-soaps

Don’t have a confirmation of this title but You Never Know Tomorrow was a rival soap to Fraternity Row

The Daisy Awards were the equivalent of the Daytime Emmys:
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2009/07/classic-clip-daisy-awards-1989.html

Christina Comes for Christmas was a classic Christmas movie like Miracle on 34th Street, also appeared on General Hospital. Black & white clips were filmed and shown on screen. See General Hospital section.

PRIMETIME

Castle

Temptation Lane was a soap that Richard Castle’s mother appeared on years ago an on whose set Caskett solved a murder. Included in the “cast” was Rebecca Budig and Corbin Bernsen.

Newhart

Vermont Today was Dick Louden (Bob Newhart)’s talk show.

Psych

During the second series Gus and Shawn solve a murder on the set of the telenovela Explosion Gigantesca de Romance. Shawn goes undercover joining the cast as “Chad” the delivery boy.
http://www2.usanetwork.com/series/psych/theshow/episodeguide/episodes/s2_homicidio/index.html

Twin Peaks

Invitation To Love was a soap opera the first season.

Can you think of any more TV only shows from Daytime or Primetime?

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.

Odds and Ends 40

December 1, 2014

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.

Happy 15th Anniversary Cory and Topanga! From Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World.
https://twitter.com/BMWSequelDotCom/status/530106589806882817/photo/1

A roundup of 1999 in the July 7, 2014 in Soap Opera Digest listed behind the scenes TPTB changes. Megan McTavish was All My Children‘s head writer, she was first replaced by Agnes Nixon and Elizabeth Page. Before the year was out Page was replaced by Jean Passanante. The recently cancelled Another World‘s executive producer Christopher Goutman took over the same position at As The World Turns, meaning Felicia Minei Behr was out. Another World writers Leah Laimen and Carolyn Culliton also replaced then As the World Turns writers Lorraine Broderick, Hal Corley, and Addie Walsh. Days of Our Lives head writer, Sally Sussman was replaced by Lorraine Broderick and then Co-EP Tom Langan. Megan McTavish took over as One Life To Live’s head writer.

Michael LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin on The Young and the Restless) gives fans a behind the scenes tour of The Young and the Restless. It includes Tony Lorito and Gayle Mosley (Wardrobe stylists), Luis Godinez (Boom operator who passed away in 2013), Mary Ianelli (costume designer), Bill Roberts (lighting director), Tony Morina (supervising producer), and Tom McDermott (stage manager). See all the photos in the December 30, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Read a look behind how much soap stars are really making today in the June 16, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) and Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) from The Young & the Restless on Home & Family (Sept. 2014).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnLh8NSDGsw

Eileen Fulton (Lisa Miller Hughes, etc.) is recovering from a shoulder injury she sustained in a fall in July. Read more in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The July 7. 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a small article with Kin Shriner (Scott) talking about when Gloria Monty (Executive Producer, General Hospital) had to go to bat with the network to get them to green light his Scotty and Laura storyline because it was the first time the show had featured a storyline on such young people. Shriner sees it as having set up a trend for young people storylines, especially in the summer.

LauraLee Bell (Cricket Williams on The Young and the Restless) has created a webseries to argue the point about not texting and driving called Mi Promise. Read more about it in the December 30, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera, Days of Our Lives) has released a book about his travels, Places: The Journey of My Days, My Lives. Read more about it in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Thank heavens Michael Graziader (Daniel Romalotti, The Young and the Restless) has finally gotten a decent haircut. See a photo and read an interview in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless) is featured in an interview in the August 4, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Victoria Mallory who played concert pianist and Lori Brooks’s sister, Leslie Brooks on The Young and the Restless, passed away on August 30th, 2014. Read a tribute in the October 6, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Nice feature on the epic Shick engagement party which was one of best friendship building episodes of The Young and the Restless ever in the October 6, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The Bold and the Beautiful threw a great retirement party for set decorator Elsa Zamparelli. See photos in the Oct. 21, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Although they still use the traditional country house front of the building, The Bold and the Beautiful has taken to using the CBS studio loading dock, rooftop, and parking lot of the actual CBS building. Read more about it in the January 27, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters held an event honoring Lee Phillip Bell. She co-created both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Current and former stars of both soaps attended the celebration. See photos in the July 14, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The 2014 animal shelter and animal rescue scenes on The Bold and the Beautiful were shot at the South L.A. Animal Shelter. Kim Matula (Hope Forrester)’s boyfriend Ben Goldberg had a cameo during those animal shelter scenes. See that and photos in the June 30, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, The Young and the Restless) is pictured with his son Christian Gudegast in the June 16, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Thorsten Kaye is known by his nickname of Toast and is close enough friends with Lawrence Welk III that he’s godfather to his daughter. He’s spoken of both these facts in several interviews recently for instance check out the June 16, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kristina Wagner, who plays Felicia on General Hospital, has released a documentary Children of the Internment: An Oral History of Children Behind Barbed Wire. Read more about it in the February 17, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.  Wagner discusses the documentary on Buzz Worthy Radio:
http://buzzworthyradiocast.com/?p=237
Read more about it on her website:
http://www.childrenofinternment.com It’s also available on DVD on her website.

In 2014, The Bold and the Beautiful took their foreign location trip to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. See photos and read more in the June 30, 2014 CBS Soaps in Depth.

The July 7. 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a round up of stars sharing the dumbest thing they did when they first started the soaps. It includes: Bryan Craig (Morgan, General Hospital), Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful), Darin Brooks (Wyatt, The Bold and the Beautiful), Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of Our Lives), Lauralee Bell (Cricket Williams, The Young and the Restless).

Days of Our Lives is currently renewed until September 2016. It will celebrate its 50th anniversary on November 8, 2015.

Check out the fabulous dresses from the Delia fundraiser on The Young and the Restless in the February 17, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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.

Love on the Air

July 10, 2014

Book Cover Music is an important part of the soap opera experience. A good or bad song can make or break a pivtol moment. Love themes for couples are especially important for their fans, but even bridges and cues can be noticed and appreciated by fans. However, even the best musical directors aren’t exactly household names even with the biggest fans, so judging by what he says in this book and in previous CD liner notes I’ve read A.J. Gundell thinks he’s a little bit more important and famous than he really is. (I really think people would buy this because it was music from their soap, not because it was by A.J. Gundell, but who cares because it means this book exists which is a great thing.)

A.J. Gundell has won 13 Emmy awards for his music including 3 for best song, a record that has yet to be beat. He also manages an array of music. He was musical director of Guiding Light starting in 1985 and was still there when this book came out in 1993. He also appeared multiple times on camera as an extra on Guiding Light. You can read more about him here:
http://www.spiritmusicgroup.com/music/songwriters/aj-gundell

Find a probably incomplete record of his work here:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1598008/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Okun, Milton (Ed.). Love on the Air. Port Chester, NY: Cherry Lane Music, 1993. ISBN 0-89524-807-7  Note: Distributed by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation.

Either way find it on Amazon with CD or with an audiotape.

The book features insider stories by Gundell in general and about each song. It also includes pretty standard publicity type shots of the actors involved in the story related to each son. It also comes with an audiotape that has a recording of each of the included songs. They are NOT however the versions used on the show, just another cover of the same song. From a note on the Spirit Music Group page it was also available with a CD. I got my copy off Ebay so I’m not sure if Hal Leonard is still distributing them or not, but both versions had links on Amazon (see above).

  • Love Like This – Emmy Award Winner, 1991 – Written to be used as a farewell flashback montage when Rick left the show after the help fake Phillip’s death debacle. According to Gundell, it was almost cut from the episode because it was running long.
  • I Knew That I’d Fall – Emmy Award Winner, 1992 – Written to be the theme song of Eleni Andros and Alan-Michael Spaulding. It was introduced at their Greek wedding.
    Recording on YouTube which has been vidded to Sam and Jason on General Hospital:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx452jb_1q0
  • Together – Gundell originally wrote for his own family, but reworked for the happy Jeva family montage in Florida right before Reva drove off the bridge. – 1990
  • Threshold of My Heart – Written for Eleni Andros and Frank Cooper theme. First used when they returned home having discovered Marina was Frank’s. 100s of people contacted him wanting to use it for their wedding. – 1993
    http://www.allmusic.com/song/threshold-of-my-heart-mt0005897158
  • Honestly (I Do) – Written for Johnny Bauer and Chelsea Reardon to sing as a duet at Rick Bauer and Meredith Reade’s wedding. Gundell ended up using in his own real life wedding also.- 1988
  • You Make Loving You Feel So Right – Emmy Award Nominee, 1990 – Originally written for Texas and then used on As The World Turns by a character named Heather. Gundell had given Kim Zimmer a tape of his songs for her to consider for her cabaret act. She was really taken by his recording of You Make Loving You Feel So Right and took it to Pam Long who wrote the romantic field romp when Jeva chose the field they have their wedding in at Cross Creek.
    http://www.allmusic.com/song/you-make-loving-you-feel-so-right-mt0010735131
    See the original montage 45 minutes into this episode
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80_BU2hwnFs
  • One Too Many Tears – Written for Chelsea Reardon when she was at the end of her emotional rope when she decided it was over with Phillip Spaulding. – 1993
  • This is Love – Written for Mindy Lewis and Kurt Corday’s wedding. Another one that he got long term interest in from people wanting to use it at their own wedding. – 1985

From other shows it includes:

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.

Odds and Ends 28

August 12, 2013

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 July 29, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a feature on photos from Classic soap operas including As the World Turns, Ryan’s Hope, Loving, Santa Barbara, Capitol, Another World, Edge of Night as well as Guiding Light.

The April 8, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth has a photo spread on the 40th anniversary of the soap. Included are photos of Nikki-Victor’s first wedding, pals Danny-Andy-Paul, Jill as Kay’s hairdresser, Tyrone goes undercover as white, and many others plus an interview with EP Jill Farren Phelps.

If you get confused by the sometimes mixed up paternity stories on soaps, check out the most complicated ones through the years in the May 7, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke’s kids were born Rick (1990), Bridget (1992), Hope (2002), and R.J. (2004) as listed in the April 8, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ronn Moss addressed Ridge not coming back for Stephanie’s funeral and whether his return to The Bold and the Beautiful was likely on his online talk show Ronn’s Garage and the highlights are in the March 25, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Kyle Lowder (formerly on The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives) has been starring in the Las Vegas production of Rock of Ages. Read all about it in the April 8, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find photos from the 40th Annual Daytime Emmys in the July 39, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The Forrester mansion is located on Willowhill Road on The Bold and the Beautiful according to the July 29, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The fine china used in the Chancellor Mansion is from the Royal Albert china company. No word on the pattern name. It’s listed on the July 29, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.
http://www.royalalbert.com/

Since he’s good now, new viewers often don’t realize Michael Baldwin on The Young and the Restless had a dark phase and older viewers often confuse stories and think thank Michael raped Christine Cricket Blair. He was dark, but he didn’t rape her. Now murdering someone else…..that was left up in the air. For all the dope find a one page summary in the May 7, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Eileen Davidson is interviewed about her upcoming departure as Kristin on Days of Our Lives and what her future holds.
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Eileen-Davidson-Days-of-Our-Lives-Departure-1068721.aspx

Irna Phillips in Harvard Magazine

February 24, 2013

This article has been out for awhile, but I hadn’t yet called attention to it with a post so in case you missed it, read it now. Although she was once a household name, Irna Phillips has since disappeared from non-soap related popular culture, so it was very gratifying to see her appear in Harvard Magazine. Highlights of the article include descriptions of the innovations of  and her connection to As the World Turns (including a recent Mad Men reference), how she worked her own life story into Another World, and her untimely death.

http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/01/vita-irna-phillips

Odds and Ends 20

January 7, 2013

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 Young and the Restless threw a party in honor of taping its 10,000th episode. Find photos in the October 22, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The Bold and the Beautiful‘s costume department says the character of Brooke Logan owns more than 35 pairs of shoes. It’s listed in the October 22, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Post her ouster from The Young and the Restless Maria Arena Bell gave a (literally) incredible interview in the October 22, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Before Larry Hagman‘s untimely passing, Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), and Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) gave a three way interview about the new Dallas restart. Read it in the July 2, 2012 issue Soap Opera Digest. Find a tribute to Larry Hagman complete with many photos in the December 31, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jackee Harry aka Jackee aka Jackee Harris was featured in the July 2, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest because of her work on Another World. She also had appeared in the hits 227 and Sister, Sister among many other projects.

Ewa da Cruz (Henry’s Vienna on As the World Turns before TPTB totally assassinated her character) was interviewed about her acting and jewelry projects in the Nov. 12, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell) played two small roles on soaps. She played single mom Wendy Reardon on Days of Our Lives in 1993. Then she played Forrester intern Jasmine Malone in 1995 on The Bold and the Beautiful and returned briefly in 2004 before her character left for Europe.

William Christopher who played Father Mulcahy on MASH has joined Days of Our Lives in a recurring role.

When Susan Flannery left the show, The Bold and the Beautiful threw a party in her honor on October 18, 2012. See the photos on November 12, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Also photos in the December 31, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ian Buchanan ( a soap hopper, most recently play Duke Lavery on General Hospital) remembers when he first played the role he agreed to something he would have fought about later. Duke dropped sprigs of heather wherever he went around town. Buchanan discusses it in detail in the Nov. 12, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A Villy related The Young and the Restless question showed up in the InDepthAnswers of the December 31, 2012 issue of the CBS Soaps in Depth. In answer to a question to the characters relative real ages, Victoria Newman Abbott was born in 1982, making her 30 in real life. Billy Abbott was born in 1993, making him 19 in real life, for a difference in ages of 11 years. Read a more detailed answer in the Dec. 31, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

According to the Dec. 31, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth, Paul was on The Young and the Restless for 2 years before getting the last name of Williams and eventually a family.

Scott Clifton‘s  (Liam Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful) life is by the book, literally, his mom wrote The Manual: The Definitive Book on Parenting and The Causal Theory. Read more in the Dec. 31, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Darcy Rose Byrnes (Abby Carleton Newman on The Young and the Restless, as the little Abby who everyone loved) is going to voice a new Disney Junior series Sofia the First. Read more and see the photo in the December 31, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The December 31, 2012 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth gives the behind the scenes story of the glorious 25th Anniversary of The Bold and the Beautiful photo shoot with some wonderful photos.

Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe on General Hospital) was interviewed on her return after a long time absence in the December 17, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The Young and the Restless celebrated its 10,000th episode at the Paley Center for Media in August 2012. Check out photos in the December 17, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Executive Producer Brad Bell of The Bold and the Beautiful was interviewed about all the recent behind the scenes turmoil in the December 17, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Shawn Christian (Mike Kasnoff, the initial fighting point between Carly and Roseanna) says in his interview in the December 17, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest that he was asked back to resume playing Kasnoff on As the World Turns “a few times”, but it “wasn’t the right time; I was working on [other] shows. But I loved playing that character.”

The Knots Landing twitter feed recently posted that the Knots Landing companion book has finally come out.
http://www.amazon.com/KNOTS-LANDING-REVISTED-Roman-Bova/dp/1595932283/ref=lh_ni_t

@Suz4th  shared a screen capture of Susan Flannery‘s first appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephanie Forrester.
https://twitter.com/Suz4th/status/286242412232314880/photo/1


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