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Christmas Cards from Springfield 2017

December 25, 2017

It’s become a tradition to share Christmas cards from Springfielders. I share them on Facebook and Twitter during Christmas week and then I collect them to share them here. Check out previous years cards from 2014, 2015, and 2016.

I always do a Manny card. This year Bethany Joy Lenz and Paul Anthony Stewart shared a photo of themselves from when they caught up in New York.

I hadn’t done a card yet from our favorite Manny friend couple Dresse (Drew Jacobs and Jesse Blue). When last heard from they were living in New York. There is some implication that they were married and had a kid. When you have a kid you need to be a grown-up and a way to do that and still be involved with art would be to run a gallery. Drew was good at business so I think this might be where they end up. I used a filter to make it look kind of artistic.

I like to include one for a Springfield business. This year I picked the Lakeland Country Club. I recreated the logo.

More often than not a do a LAM card for Lucy Cooper and Alan-Michael Spaulding. I’ve given them his General Hospital character’s daughter in hopes of finding more photos of them together. I also had the opportunity to take some photos of “Hope” at the Bauer BBQ this year. So I created a family Christmas card.

Vanilly (Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis) are another one of my favorite couples. I did them a card this year too. With a version with the letter written by Vanessa….

And how Billy fixed it…..

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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Guiding Light Cast Roundup 79

September 20, 2017

This is the seventy-ninth in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

The January 30, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest published the Manny photo from Instagram.

Check out “The Guiding Light” pp 42-44 in Daytime TV Yearbook, no. 5 1974. It includes the cast at the time with individual photos and bios.

The November 4, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest featured an article on the effect of chaos and switching TPTB behind the scenes. They tell about what’s going on behind the scenes on Guiding Light in the mid-1980s.

I’m sure I mentioned this when this first came out, but I just came across the August 1, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. In a feature on characters who get back together to characters after they really should know better, Manny get a page and a half and several photos.

The July 31, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest flashes back to what happened on all the soaps, including Guiding Light, in 1998. As any Manny fan knows the most important event that year was that Manny got its start. Also important was Michael Zaslow (the irreplaceable Roger Thorpe) was unceremoniously fired due to his advancing illness, Fiona Hutchinson (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper, Vanessa’s sort of sister, Buzz’s true love), Jay Hammer (long time reporter Fletcher Reade), Lisa Brown (Nola Reardon Chamberlain, of the Quola pairing), all left.

Bethany Joy Lenz (then credited as Joie Lenz) was on the red carpet for the premiere of HBO’s Big Little Lies. See a photo in the April 27, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) talks about being an introvert in the July 25, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jane Elliot (Carrie Marler, Ross’ wife) has retired from her iconic soap role on General Hospital. Read more in the April 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find a photo of Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1 of Marony fame) is given a full page photo with a discussion of his diet in the July 25, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. His character’s departure from Days of Our Lives means that there is a feature interview with Vilasuso in the August 7, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Since then has done two movies. Vilasuso did a quick short spot talking about what he has learned watching Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper) and A. Martinez on Days. It’s a nice little shot of how Deas worked. Find it in the March 21, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5, the one who started Marony) married TBS excecutive Thom Hinkle in Arcadia, CA at the Santa Anita Park racetrack on June 3, 2017. Read about it in the June 26, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding, part of terrific LAM pairing, victim of Marian Crane) has a featured interview about her part as Gloria Steinem in a 10 point docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story in the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Tylo (Quint McCord Chamberlain) was interviewed in the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest when he first came on All My Children. He talks about his time on Guiding Light and his bicoastal marriage.

Find a feature on the play Breathing Under Dirt including Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5, the adult one we know and love),  Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, adult Phillip), Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton #1), Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines), and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2) is in the August 8, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth

Chamberlain was also the subject of a feature about her career as a fitness guru in the August 11, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find a report on the 2016 Daytime Stars and Strikes event in the July 25, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

There is a where are they now catch up feature with soap stars who’ve gone on to primetime TV success in the February 27, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. It included is Frank Grillo (the last Hart Jessup) who now stars on Kingdom his real life wife and former Guiding Light love interest Wendy Moniz (Dinah Marler #3) played his love interest in Kingdom‘s second season. In the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest an Ask Us question explained that Moniz appeared in seasons 4 and 5 in House of Cards as Laura Moretti.

Krista Tersreau (Mindy Lewis #1) was quoted in the best quotes feature of April 15, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The quote was originally published April 10, 1984. About her screen-test experience for the soap, “As soon as I got in the limo, I felt like such a big shot. I was sitting in the back seat and I rolled the windows down, thinking when people pass they’d look in and want to see who is in there.”

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) shared a photo of her family from her latest baby shower in the June 26, 2017 issue of Soap Opera DigestRylan  is having baby #3. Read all about it in the January 30, 2017 issue of Soap Opera DigestRylan and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are both featured in Star Shots of the Week with their children in the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) shared a photo of her summer tip to Graceland in the June 26, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1) has previously played two very distinct roles on Days of Our Lives. She had returned awhile ago to her iconic role as Adrienne Johnson, but recently they’ve brought back Bonnie Lockhart. Their runs were on separate times and when Bonnie came on their resemblance was not noticed but will play a major part in current story. Find more in the July 31, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Daniel Hall who is now Scott Granger on The Young and the Restless had several short term roles on Guiding Light including Jack/Jake/Unnamed Pickpocket. Find an interview with him where he includes his time on GL in the April 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He also discusses (and is pictured with) Saundra Santiago (Carmen Santos). They didn’t overlap on the soap, but got to know each other later.

Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) attended the opening night of Robert Newman (Josh Lewis)’s new production of Man of La Mancha. Check out a photo in the July 11, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Brittany Snow (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #2 – during Susan’s first return) appeared on the red carpet photos in the July 11, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Back in 2011, Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper) announced becoming the host of a NJDiscover show called Earth Treasures. It’s no longer on the air, but there is a photo of him with his family including his daughter Olivia who was Maureen Reardon on the show. See it in the August 11, 2011 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

When Maeve Kinkead was out of Guiding Light on maternity leave she was replaced by Anna Stuart best known as Donna Love on Another World. Read about it in the November 4, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) reported she was now cancer free in the February 27, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest, a fan writes in and asks about Calla Matthews. The fan wanted to know if Calla still had syphilis. She was cured of the disease, but would no longer be able to have any more kids.

A question in the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest ask if Keith Timmons on Santa Barbara‘s cat was really his actor’s Justin Deas‘s cat. It wasn’t.

In the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest has a great 2 page photo of Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, adult Phillip) with a couple of cats. It’s worth finding the issue. There’s also a photo of Kimi Packs who played Dorie who India adopted.

Roger Howarth (Jory Andros, Eleni’s brother in 1992) returned to shooting his role of Franco Baldwin on General Hospital in July after a protracted contract neogiation. Read more in the August 14, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

JoBeth Williams (Brandy ???) talks about how Guiding Light‘s TPTB were kind and let her out of her contract after she hit the big time in Kramer vs. Kramer. The quote was originally from 2002, but was quoted again in the April 15, 2013 issue of Soap Opera Digest about how nice TPTB were about letting her out of her contract.

The April 4, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest answers a fan question about Simon Hall (the illegitimate son of Alexandra’s first husband who was also the father of Lujack and Nick McHenry). His accent was Canada and was his actor’s (Shawn Thompson) real accent.

Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper Davidson) was quoted from an interview originally published in the June 8, 1993 issue and republished in the August 7, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest: “Actors are just normal people. I think that disappoints fans more than anything else.” Ehlers was also featured in a round up of siblings paired with Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper).

Check out a casual photo of Laura Wright (Cassie Winslow #1) and her current boyfriend Wes Ramsey (Sam Spencer, Olivia’s brother) in the July 31, 2017 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.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 3

July 7, 2017

Author’s Note: We continue with the Bauer BBQ. There are more people around than I’ve specifically named. Fell free to mentally insert any favorite I’ve skipped. Feel free to write in what your fav is doing.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 3

Scene 12

Back in the kitchen, a commotion sounded at the door. Rusty Shayne and Wanda Hite arrived bearing the necessities for Oklahoma BBQ. Rusty had made the trip up from his ranch near Tulsa. He barely got his load down on the kitchen table before Mindy threw her arms around his neck.

“Melinda Sue,” he said happily. “Are you doing as well as you look?”

“As fine as an Oklahoma sunrise. How are you doing?”

“Oklahoma is still less fun without you, but the ranch is doing fine.”

Rick came in a pulled a grimace. Most of Mindy’s ex-es he didn’t much mind. In fact his best friend Phillip was one of them, but Rusty was the one whose relationship went back with Mindy longer than Rick’s. They had grown up together as kids. It was her one relationship that he felt might be as strong as theirs. Rusty and Mindy had grown up together as kids. Rick was happier when he stayed down in Oklahoma where he belonged.

Rick swallowed and walked over with his hand extended. “Rusty,” he said. “Thanks for bringing the Oklahoma BBQ. I know it makes Mindy happy and people have come to expect it now.”

“Don’t mind me and Earl. We make no never mind.”

Mindy jumped in. “Wanda, now you know we see you and Earl a lot more often than we do Rusty.”

Wanda helped balance her load on the back of a chair as she paused. “Where do you want us to set up?”

Billy came in. “Rusty, what are you doing by letting Wanda stand there with a heavy load. I’ll take that.”

During this exchange and the ribbing, a woman with long, black hair pulled into a tight bun. She was dressed too formally for the party in a black suit. She quietly worked her way behind the happy group and edged into a dark corner of the patio.

 

Scene 12B

The Indian motorcycle continue to drive south. He passed a green highway sign saying, “Springfield 172 miles.” He gunned it around a black suburban and hurried on.

 

Scene 13

Beth and Phillip had the art auction entries each set up on their own easel along the edge of the patio. Each had a number that matched a description in the glossy printed guide.

Clarissa Marler and Maureen Reardon had the children’s art station all set up. They grabbed kids who arrived early and set them to work on the mural.

Mindy had come out to make sure her fashion drawing she’d donated for the auction looked right, but she had been caught by the sight of the kids playing. It yanked at her heart reminding her of the baby she’d lost and the children she and Rick never had.

Rick had caught Mindy’s expression across the patio and came up behind her. “It looks like they could use some help. Why don’t you dig in there?”

“You think so?”

“I know so. No one spreads sunshine like you do.”

Looking cheered up, Mindy dived into the kids. She started helping a girl make a dog she was painting look a little less like park bench.

The woman with the tight bun had reached the artwork going straight to the painting from the Spaulding attic. She looked the painting over very carefully. She moved back into the shadows and pulled out her cell phone. She pressed a saved number. “It’s definitely THE painting…..No, not yet. I will try to get it before the auction starts. She abruptly ended the call.

 

Scene 14

Molly Spaulding came rushing into the Bauer kitchen nearly running into Blake and then Buzz in the process. Her dad, Alan-Michael Spaulding, was hot on her heels. “God Dad, stop hovering. I go to college for heaven’s sake. I don’t need you looking over my shoulder all the time.”

“Princess, will you wait up. I wasn’t hovering I was….”

Both continued through the kitchen and out the back door to the patio.

Lucy came in a troubled expression on her face. Frank intercepted her with a hug. “What’s going on, Sis?”

Waving towards the door, “You heard. Molly thinks Alan-Michael has been overly protective and it’s smothering. You know he always was protective, but lately…”

“Did something happen?”

“Well, he went to visit Hope earlier this month…I’m afraid she’s not doing well. Alan-Michael can’t do anything to help her so he’s determined to keep up safe. He knows I can take care of myself, but he’s even been a bit hover-y with me and he’s way overboard with Molly. Then there was her boyfriend.”

“What about him?”

“Tom got a little aggressive with her, enough so she filed a police report.”

“Oh, what did you say his last name is? Does he go to Springfield U with Molly?”

“Yes, he goes to Springfield U, but don’t worry about putting the fear of God into him. Besides making it clear that him that putting hands on a woman like that was NOT acceptable, he also specifically made him aware at the might the Spauldings could bring down on his head. After Brent, Alan-Michael isn’t taking any chances.”

“None of us do,” Frank said pulling Lucy in for a big brotherly hug. He silently gave a prayer of Thanksgiving that it had turned out as well as it had. “I’m glad he’s watching out for both of you.”

“He’s watching over us all right, but it’s driving Molly nuts. When I was her age I was conning people out of jobs and almost ready to decide who I was going to marry. He’s got to give her some space before she does something crazy to assert her independence, and if there’s one thing Alan-Michael and I know about acting out and doing extreme things to get our way….I hope Molly can avoid learning about it.”

Lucy bit her lip and looked out the door in the direction that Alan-Michael and Molly had gone.

Scene 15

Bridget hurried through the Bauer living room towards the front door. Lillian and Buzz were sitting on the couch talking. “Is she here yet? Kat just texted she was almost here.”

Bridget through open the door and there stood Kat looking stark and formal. Bridget paused, and then both women broke into laughter as they hugged each other. Bridget wrapped her arm around Kat’s shoulders. “You’re looking great, Kat. It’s been way too long. What’s it been since we saw each other? Oh, at least a year since you came to visit us in Oakdale.”

“It’s been even longer since I’ve been back to Springfield.” Kat looked back at the open door. “Paul, Hamp, get in here.” Kat shared an exasperated look with her best friend. “You keep thinking it will get easier as they get older — it doesn’t.”

“Tell me about it. Peter’s out of college now and I still worry about him….and he still doesn’t pick up after himself.”

Both women were laughing together when Paul and Hamp walked in, Hamp pulling the door shut behind them.

Hamp looked rebellious. “I still don’t see why we had to come here to celebrate the fourth. The guys and I had pitched in on some fireworks and now I’m going to miss them setting them off.”

Kat walked over to Hamp. “Because the Bauer BBQ is the best time to visit Springfield. It’s the one time when the whole town is together and I want you to meet some of your Grandpa Hamp’s friends. You never got to meet him and I want them to help you get an idea of what he was like. I want you to see his club. Plus this is where I finished growing up. You’ll just have to put up with it. Besides here’s Bridget. You like Bridget don’t you?”

“Ya, Bridget is fun.”

“Thanks…I think.”

“Plus your Uncle Billy is here. He was Grandpa Hamp’s best friends. He can tell you about when they played football together.”

Paul broke in with a smile. “Billy’s here? Where?”

Bridget answered, “Right before you got here he was out watching them set up the grill. I’ll walk you back there….Oh before we do that I want you to meet Lillian and Buzz. Kat, you remember them.”

“Of course…. Boys, Buzz here makes the best non-Bauer burger in town. When I was your age, I used to hang out at his restaurant, the Fifth Street diner, all the time. And this is Lillian she’s the best nurse anywhere.”

Buzz shrugged one shoulder, “Not the greatest….”

Lillian interrupted. “That’s nice of you to say, Sweetie.”

“These are my boys Paul and Hamp.”

Lillian added, “Oh, I see their resemblance to Hamp. Now I think Bridget told me that you were married to Paul Frasier’s son. Ed Bauer has told all about your grandfather. He was one of Ed’s mentors and a great surgeon before he got promoted to administration, but you want to talk about Hamp. Have fun today.”

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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 Cast Round Up 72

June 17, 2015

Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #3) was photographed at People‘s Ones To Watch Event. See the photo in the December 29, 2014. Check out this lovely smiling photo that was on Twitter. https://twitter.com/haleyjamesx/status/604463343093575680

Peter Simon (Ed Bauer #4 – Simon played Ed from the early 1980s through most of the rest of the run of the show) and  his wife Courtney Sherman (who met when they played Scott and Kathy on Search for Tomorrow) celebrated their 40th anniversary on June 15, 2015. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2015/06/courtney-peter-simon-nelson-aspen.html

In the 10 year flashback of the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth is to Josh and Reva arguing over Jonathan Randall’s role in their lives.

Always great news when you get news from someone who you haven’t heard anything about for awhile. Ty Simpkins (Jude Bauer – Rick’s son with Harley part of the chain of children) is going to be in the Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World. It opens on Fri., June 12, 2015. I hope we can get some photos to create some father son pictures. 🙂 Read more and see a photo in the June 1, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) is enjoying his post-acting life as a handyman. Also it briefly mentions Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding, part of terrific LAM pairing, victim of Marian Crane). http://www.welovesoaps.net/2015/06/news-jordan-clarke-sonia-satra-john.html Satra is now a fitness and health guru.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWeqescp_bo#t=23

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) is the subject of a feature article focused on his current role as Aiden (Hope’s current Bo replacement beau) on Days of Our Lives. Read all about it in the June 1, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) has left her brief General Hospital turn, but the door has been left for her to return with the secret that Jake is really Jason Morgan.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/rebecca-budig-exits-general-hospital-but-since-hayden-holds-a-big-secret-will-she-return/2015/05/21/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Lauren C. Mayhew (Marah Lewis #4 –  her recast scuttled the somewhat interesting crush on inappropriately aged Jesse Blue. Her most memorable storyline she partnered with Brittany Snow‘s Susan right before the Nursery Rhyme Stalker mass kidnapping) is in the webseries Escorts. https://www.youtube.com/user/South9Entertainment/featured
Mayhew released a single on iTunes called “What is Love.”
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-is-love-justin-drip-remix/id987619532

Lindsey Mckeon (Marah Lewis #6 – the Marah who did the most with Marony) did a two day spot on The Young and the Restless as a prostitute Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc – Kirk McColl on As the World Turns). Sporting a striking dark red hairdo, there is a photo and article in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Soap Fantasy Reunion Weekend in late 2014 featured many Guiding Light stars including Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4), Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry) and Darnell Williams(Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower). See photos in the Dec. 29, 2014 of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jordi  Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) and his wife Kaitlin Riley were photographed at the Hallmark Channel’s Northpole screening. See the photo in the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He shared a photo of him, his wife and daughter on Instagram.
https://instagram.com/p/2hb3rigCu1/

Check out this great photo from Daytime Stars and Strikes, featuring @GuidingLight Elizabeth, Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5), and Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler #5 – the main Bloss one).
https://twitter.com/Guiding_Light/status/590738409146163201
Also check out Kim Zimmer at the event:
https://twitter.com/Guiding_Light/status/590137602965118976
Finally Elizabeth in her auction win Zimmer’s Emmy dress:
https://twitter.com/Guiding_Light/status/589976150757216256

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) was interviewed about her groundbreaking storyline about her The Bold and the Beautiful‘s character reveal as being transgendered. Mosley was also the gold star performer fo the week. Check out both in the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Check out her feature in Hydrogen magazine. http://hydrogen-mag.com/archives/28000
Mosley also took part in the first ever CBS Soap Mayhem minibasketball tournament as the actors of The Young and the Restless competed against the actors of The Bold and the Beautiful. Sadly The Young and the Restless won. Check out the feature in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

A short report about Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis) when she was on Another World in the May 1980 issue of Soap Opera Stars:
Maeve taught literature at Harvard University before deciding to pursue a career as an actress. Maeve makes her home in the artsy craftsy Soho district of Manhattan , where she loves to pop in on all the interesting shops and galleries in her free time. She says She’s looking forward to marrying and raising a family someday.

Brittany Snow (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #2 – during Susan’s first return) attended the Oscars with her boyfriend Tyler Hoechlin. Check out a photo in the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Snow is also appearing in Pitch Perfect 2.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5) retweeted “ in Act I of the Lexington Theatre Company’s Concert with the Stars.”
https://twitter.com/LexGoKY/status/554107770774241280/photo/1
Showboy BakeShop @showboybakeshopThe most unique cakes in show business!! Henderson, NV showboybakeshop.com recently tweeted

Bundy will be appearing in Italy on June 27, 2015:
https://twitter.com/Nicola__Guidi/status/610416175638552577

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) tweeted a photo of herself playing a round.
https://twitter.com/tinasloan/status/554057539667890177/photo/1

Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding #3) and Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow) are among the General Hospital stars who appeared April 11-12, 2015 in New York and New Jersey.
https://twitter.com/coastalent1/status/551853755139100672/photo/1
Wright is also going to be in Chicago and Cleveland in October 2015.

Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1) is the subject of a feature article in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding #3)  is going to be appearing in Man of La Mancha in Pittsburgh Jun 23, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015.
http://www.pittsburghclo.org/pages/shows

Emme Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding Lewis #6, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) tweeted “Picked up Chipotle on my way home while wearing my set slippers…”
https://twitter.com/EmmeRylan/status/553382985420910592/photo/1

Roger Howarth (Jory Andros, Eleni’s brother in 1992)has a recurring role on the CW’s The Flash. His character is a reporter named Mason Bridge. Read more about it in the November 10, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) has a feature interview about in her role as The Young and the Restless‘ Phyllis Summers in the June 23, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon, Maureen and Nola’s little sister) has a feature interview about her new role of Eve Donovan in Days of Our Lives in the June 23, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. DePaiva was one of the soap team who took part working at The Los Angeles Mission Celebrates Easter and The Hope for a New Life event. See a photo in the May 18, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. In the same issue DePaiva is part of an in-depth feature on Mom’s focusing on her relationship with son JQ.

Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley) appeared in a NoH8 photo.
https://twitter.com/NOH8Campaign/status/554414500971966464/photo/1

Terrell Tilford (David Grant #3, brother to Gilly, son of hospital administrator Charles, friend to Bridget, coupled with Vicky Spaulding his real life wife Victoria Platt) discuss his opinions on whether he wanted his baby to be a boy or a girl in the June 23, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

During Soap Fantasy Reunion Weekend 2014 included were Guiding Light favorites Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4), Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick McHenry), and Darnell Williams (Griggs, who shot Dinah and help Harley and Cyrus captive in St. Michael’s church tower).

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) and his girlfriend Gretta Monahan were photographed at the premiere of Horns. See a great photo in the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Goldin‘s brief role as Maya Avant’s ex-boyfriend on The Bold and the Beautiful was featured with photo in the InDepth Answers section of the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Frank Grillo (Hart Jessup) tweeted from location shooting for his latest movie. “Indonesian heat and humidity is like no other. I want my mommy.”
https://twitter.com/FrankGrillo/status/546491881064914944/photo/1
“Truly humbling. Ancient ruins outside Yogakarta.”
http://instagram.com/p/wxm_egFX9c/
Photos of Grillo while filming as Crossbones.
https://twitter.com/OlyaSiganova/status/600345036027494400

Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper) is featured in the All-Star Scrapbook of the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. It’s a flashback to her transformation into Ruth Karloff – an undercover personality she developed to get into Spaulding Enterprises to investigate Phillip. The scrapbook includes a series of photos and some quotes about the transformation process including a shout out to makeup artist Kelly Gleason.

There’s a photo of Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis), her husband AC Weary and her son Max Weary at the 23 Blast premiere in the December 29, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Zimmer also was part of a group of Wicked stars who took part in a Q&A at The Second City Hollywood Training Session. See a photo in the April 20, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2) is staring in the new raining piranha commercial.
http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7uE4/vonage-piranhapocalypse

Matt Boomer (Ben Reade #3, who paired with Marina Cooper) pictured at Golden Globes. He won a Golden Globe for “The Normal Heart.”
http://instagram.com/p/xvACH5mfJo/ He also attended the Family Equity Council dinner with his husband Simon Hall. See a photo of both of them in the April 20, 2015 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.

Guiding Light Cast Round Up 71

March 4, 2015

This is the seventy-first in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

Cassie Layne was hiding the fact she thought she had accidentally slept with her nephew Jonathan Randall from new husband Edmund is the featured 10 years ago flashback in the January 26, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) recently reported online that his Broadway show Beautiful won a Grammy for their cast recording, which features the original cast before Stewart joined.
http://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news/nytg15/beautiful557457.htm
If you are in the Orlando, Florida area attend his one man show Nice ‘n Easy on March 16, 2015. ” Paul Anthony Stewart brings his show Nice ‘n Easy to the stage on March 16 at 8 p.m. Direct from NYC where he is currently appearing in BEAUTIFUL, Paul explores all things “nice” and “easy” that will include songs from stage and screen, as well as some anecdotes about everything from his time on “Guiding Light” to his time on the Great White Way. Tickets to Paul Anthony Stewart’s Nice ‘n Easy are $40 for general admission and $60 for VIP, which includes reserved table seating and a meet and greet with Paul after the show.”http://www.broadwayworld.com/orlando/article/Tony-Winner-Norbert-Leo-Butz-More-Join-The-Abbeys-Broadway-Spotlight-Series-20150116

Bethany Joy Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #3) screen capture from One Tree Hill, I’m choosing to believe it’s Michelle acting out her fantasy from the Thousand Gun Speech.

And if this Michelle had Robbie.
Lenz and Brittany Snow (Daisy Susan LeMay Cooper #2 – during Susan’s first return) are pictured at the Golden Globe Awards in the February 23, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) gets new role on General Hospital.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/rebecca-budig-joins-the-cast-of-general-hospital/2015/02/10/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The February 17, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest looks back at 1994. Here are the Guiding Light highlights. Ron Raines debuted as Alan Spaulding #3, Cynthia Watros debuted as Annie Dutton, and Kurt McKinney came on as Matt Reardon. Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis) and Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw Cooper) left the show. Jenna gave birth to her and Buzz’s son Rocky before she left. Blake Thorpe and Ross Marler, Nick McHenry Spaulding and Mindy Lewis, Frank Cooper and Eleni Spaulding, and Buzz and Nadine Cooper all married. Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis and Matt Reardon began an affair. Roger Thorpe and Holly Norris Bauer Thorpe Lindsey reconciled. After unsuccessful recast Billy Lewis went to jail for shooting Roger. Dylan Lewis was blinded in an accident before heading off to a school for the blind. Ed Bauer got engaged to Eve but lost his sobriety. Michael Zaslow won a Daytime Emmy for Lead Actor, Justin Deas won for supporting actor and Melissa Hayden won for Oustanding Younger Actress. The Soap Opera Digest gave the Editors’ Award to casting director Betty Rae. Stephen Demorest, Patrick Mulcahey, Nancy Williams Watt, Millee Taggart took over headwriting duties after Nancy Curlee gave them up. The other big news is that Nathan Fillon joined One Life to Live as Joey and he would never forget his soap roots, continuing to support soap operas.

Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding, part of terrific LAM pairing, victim of Marian Crane) was interviewed by Michael Fairman.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/sonia-satra-talks-her-new-venture-moticise-the-cancellations-of-gl-oltl-and-playing-phoebe-hearst/2014/11/12/

Sharon Leal (Dahlia Creed, Michelle’s friend the singer who fell for Marcus Williams) was featured in an interview in the February 23, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Leal is featured in the fact based movie White Water set in segregated 1960s.
http://tvone.tv/category/shows/white-water

Performers at the 2014 Jane Elissa Extravaganza, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphonoma Society, included Sean McDermott (Hart Jessup #3 who came back to find Roger married to Dinah) and David Andrew Macdonald (Prince Edmund Winslow).

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) was featured in an interview in the January 26, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth about her character on The Bold and the Beautiful, Maya Avant.

Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) are hosting a bridal fair in Pittsburgh, PA March 22, 2015. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2015/02/frank-dicopoulos-lawrence-saint-victor.html
Saint-Victor also was featured in the January 26, 2015 issue in the CBS Soaps in Depth talking about the music video he produced.

Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) also has been cast in the new movie Pass the Light.
http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/id/42035/BandBs_Lawrence_Saint-Victor_In_Pass_The_Light/
Read more about it in the February 23, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. And check out the movie website:
http://passthelightmovie.tumblr.com

Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis #4, part of the wonderful Bizzie pairing) talks about his current soap role on Days of Our Lives with a great photo in the February 23, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Rebecca Staab (Jessie Matthews) was pictured in the Daytime Emmys Gift Room with partner William deVry (Julian Jerome on General Hospital). See the photo in the Aug. 11, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Zach Conroy (James Spaulding #2, part of the lovely Jaisy pairing) was interviewed about his latest pairing on The Bold and the Beautiful in a feature interview in the Aug. 11, 2014 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Hayden Panettiere (Lizzie Spaulding #2, the little girl who survived cancer and killed Beth’s abusive boyfriend) recently had a daughter with fiance Wladimire Klitschko. Their daughter arrived on December 9, 2014 and is named Kaya Evdokia. See more in the January 12, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler #4) was declared the Jan. 12, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest‘s Performer of the United States for her new Young and the Restless role of Phyllis Summers. See Soap Opera Digest for more.

Jordi  Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1) recently tweeted a photo of himself.
https://twitter.com/kweezymusic/status/564574421609107457/photo/1

Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) shared this photo of her granddaughter.

Ritchie Coster (Nate Hoffer / Alfred Randall, Jonathan Randall’s abusive dad and his pseudonym) is in the movie Blackhat. Read more in the January 26, 2015 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2717822/

Buzzworthy Radio shared this recording of him being used in “Inside the Light”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL5fAEP0j04

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 Cards from Springfield 2014

December 23, 2014

My original idea for last year was to write Christmas letters for a bunch of our Springfield favorites. Unfortunately I didn’t get those written again this year. I’ve got to start writing those during the summer next year.  So here are this year’s Christmas cards. Merry Christmas, Springfield!

Manny 2014

Rick and Mindy 2014

Dr Kelly Nelson 2014

LAM 2014

Annie Dutton 2014

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.

Frank Beaty Interview

October 29, 2014

In honor of our Halloween week, we look back on one of the scariest people ever to live in Springfield, Brent Lawrence aka Marian Cramer. If you haven’t heard the story, after Alan-Michael Spaulding shot Lawrence as he attacked A-M and his love Lucy Cooper everyone in town thought Lawrence was dead, despite the fact his body had disappeared. Actually his sister had discovered him and took him away, nursing him back to health. When he returned to town he knew he needed a disguise to get close to his targets for revenge, A-M and Lucy. His disguise was incredible. He turned himself into the female Marian Cramer. Frank Beaty did an amazing job portraying this complicated role.

Watch a summary of his storyline through the Character Profile in this post:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/spauldingfield-character-profile-roundup/

The mainstream press was also taken with the storyline which brought in lots of press for the show. Besides the interview above, which shows what Beaty went through to transform into Marian he was interviewed by multiple sources.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVRN8yNM35I

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.

Springfield Bound by Robansuefarm – Chapter 6

September 11, 2010

I’ve published this fanfic as one piece before, but I decided I wanted it in chapters. I hope you enjoy it.

Springfield Bound by Robansuefarm – Chapter 6

(It’s around a week after the Santos Family has moved back to Springfield.) Hilda shows Danny into the front room/office of the Spaulding Mansion. He’s wearing a suit. Phillip is sitting at what used to be his father’s desk and he stands as Danny comes in. They shake hands and Phillip gestures for Danny to take a seat in front of him.

“Danny, I just want to tell you again how glad I am you, Michelle, and the kids moved back. Rick is a new man having his family back again.”

“Well, we’re glad to be back. And I don’t know exactly how to phrase this, but I’m really glad you didn’t die after all.”

Phillip chuckled. “Me, too. Yeah, it isn’t really an occasion Hallmark makes a card for, is it? Though maybe in this town it should be.” Phillip chuckled again at his own joke.

“And I’m sorry about your father.”

Phillip sobered. “So am I. In fact, Alan is why I asked you here today.”

“I was wondering.” Danny gave Phillip a friendly, but cautious look inviting him to continue.

“First, Danny, I want to explain a couple of things. When you worked at Spaulding, I wasn’t as welcoming as I could have been.”

“I seem to remember something like that.”

“Well, I’d like to apologize. I don’t think you quite understood my position at that time.” Phillip leaned back in his chair and then began to speak, broke off, fidgeted in his chair, and started again. He was seemed to be struggling to collect his thoughts.

“My grandfather, Brandon, was quite a piece of work. He used to pit family members against each other. He had this crazy idea that it would make them, make the family, strong. The more I learn about Alan and Alex’s childhood, it’s really a wonder they turned out as well as they did.”

“I understand.” Danny’s face had withdrawn as if behind a mask. Phillip couldn’t have picked anyone else in town, not a Spaulding, who would understand the complicated and destructive nature of Phillip’s family dynamics more.

Phillip’s eyes snapped back to Danny’s at the toneless, careful quality of Danny’s voice. “You really do, don’t you?” Phillip laughed. “You ARE one of the very few outside the family who does understand what it’s like.” He paused again, still struggling for words to express his complicated meaning. “Alan picked up from Brandon the habit of pitting his children against each other and I was the only one of his kids in town at the time you came to work for Spaulding. He truly thought a lot of you and so he pitted me against you.”

“Excuse me.”

“Oh yeah, every five minutes he was rubbing it in my face, how you were a man of action, how you got your family back, how you protected your family and how I failed to protect mine.” Phillip grimaced at the still sore memory.

Danny was surprised in spite of himself and before he could stop, blurted out, “No wonder you were such a jerk. Oh.” He stopped short realizing he had said it aloud.

“No, I was, especially about the FBI sting. I got a lot more pleasure than I should have from not telling you and it did put Michelle at some risk, although I know you’d never let anything happen to her. I’ve gotten a little more perspective now and I wanted to explain and apologize.”

“That really isn’t necessary, Phillip. It was a long time ago. I accept, but you didn’t need a special meeting…”

Phillip held up a hand to stop him. “That was just the first thing we had to clear up. I have a couple other things to talk to you about.” Again he paused, then surged ahead. “Have you ever heard of Hope Bauer?”

“Of course, she’s one of Michelle’s cousins. My daughter is partially named after her.”

Phillip nodded, he was just trying to make sure everything was making sense to Danny. “Did anybody ever tell you about her marriage to Alan?”

“Yeah, I heard the story. I was told it should be an object lesson for me about what not to do.” Danny smiled at the memory and he had to admit, they’d been right. There had been a lot of similarity between the marriages and it had taken a lot of hard work for theirs not to fall permanent prey to some of the same things that did in Alan and Hope’s.

“That will make this easier to explain then. Alan seems to have really identified with you and Michelle. He always regretted how things ended with Hope. I think in some way he thought you and Michelle were living the second chance he and Hope never could seem to find. Take a look at this.” Phillip handed over a folder. “I found this when I was going through Alan’s papers.”

Danny opened the folder and of all the things he thought might be there, he wasn’t prepared for what was. Danny flipped through a record of his family’s life, news clippings, report cards, photos, ads from his business back in California, etc. “What is this?!”

“Even though he was too consumed with his own problems the last few years of his life to do much about it, he always kept a watchful eye on you. He thought that much of you.” Phillip gave Danny a minute to process. “We haven’t had the formal reading of the will yet, but he even left you a small block of Spaulding stock.”

Danny’s eyes snapped off the folder’s contents and back up to Phillip’s at this news.

“To will it out of the family, well, it shows how much he thought of you. He always said you were Spaulding material, you just didn’t realize it yet.”

Danny decided not to get upset about the folder. Alan was gone now anyway and in combination with the rest of what Phillip was saying, he decided it had only been Alan’s way of showing interest. Twisted, yes, but just the kind of thing his mother might have done to show affection, before she went totally around the bend. “I get that.”

Phillip shifted in his chair. “Alan is gone now. Alex isn’t going to be involved in day to day operations for awhile, maybe never again. Lizzie and Bill are out, at least for now and I think they’d probably go back to Lewis Construction before they came back here. James will continue in the junior capacity Alan started him in, but he’s hardly up to running the company. I’m going to take part, but I don’t think my life was saved so I could spend every day in the office. I’m going to ask back Alan-Michael and Lucy and I’m going to ask Amanda back, too, but I’d really like you to be part of the team. It would have meant a lot to Alan also. You’re a gifted businessman. You were involved recently enough and in a broad enough position that you understand a lot about the company. Rick tells me that you were planning on starting up another business here, but I know how much time that can take, running your own business, especially a start up and I know you want to spend time with Michelle and the kids. You come on board at Spaulding and I can promise you that you can get home at a decent hour almost every night and we can work your schedule around Robbie and Hope’s school stuff. Take a look at this.” Phillip handed Danny the job description, salary, and benefits for the position he was offering. “It’s a good deal, especially since you’ll have a stock block now. What do you say?” Phillip stuck out his hand. “Do we have a deal?”

Danny hesitated, “I’ll have to talk it over with Michelle, but” Danny flashed Phillip his smile and took Phillip’s offered hand. “Tentatively, we have a deal.”

“Great.” Phillip grinned back.

60th Anniversary Celebration 1997

May 6, 2010

This is the 60th anniversary celebration from 1997. Springfield is throwing an elaborate ball in honor of the 60th anniversary of Cedars Hospital (really of the show). Almost everyone in town attends, but they have diverse reasons for going and different things they hope will happen there. (Jeffery Morgan and Jenna Bradshaw are looking for easy marks for jewel robbery – he’s forcing her, Reva is trying to get Josh’s attention although she previously promised to back off because Annie was supposedly pregnant with Josh’s baby, Billy Lewis, Matt Reardon, and Little Bill are focused on the dedication of the new wing of Cedars in a then thought dead Vanessa Chamberlain, etc.) The story gets more complicated when Michelle arrives and announces there are some people in trouble out on the lake and they need to get the lighthouse going again to save them.

60th Anniversary of Cedars Umbrella Story – Adjust the volume up for these, the sound is kind of muffled, most of these clips are 5 minutes or less.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyiMPpcfifQ&feature=related (Part 1) People arrive at ball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULFtPHUmzok&feature=related (Part 2) More people arrive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXUEqGrlQiQ&feature=related (Part 3) Amanda Spaulding & Roger Thorpe announce their engagement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw444vUUQPs&NR=1 (Part 4) Harley Cooper arrives. Annie Dutton is freaked out by Reva. Annie tears into Fran. Alexandra Spaulding tears into Amanda.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLANoy14N4U&feature=related (Part 5) Harley grows increasingly irked by Reva’s behavior as she sees its effect on her father Buzz  Cooper and her ex-fiancee Josh Lewis. Jeffery Morgan is jealous of Jenna’s relationship with Buzz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kl-TLBWarA&feature=related (Part 6) Mike Bauer arrives in honor of the party. They talk about Bauer history. Meanwhile, back at the lighthouse, Michelle throws herself at Angel Boy aka Zachary Smith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJJsF4ESHY&feature=related (Part 7) Bridget Reardon and Nola and Quint Chamberlain arrive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCz4BWwEEhU&feature=related (Part 8) Josh and Harley find some closure. Very nice Rabby moment involving a Bauer heirloom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6bYiYBBPrc&NR=1 (Part 9) Annie fights with Reva. Folly arrogantly ask Griffin to write a column for the Springfield Journal to add a person of color’s view point to the paper. Hart makes a fuss over nothing leading to a Dart fight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Bf2BaFOrA&NR=1 (Part 10) Jezz have a moment and then a run in with the Spauldings. Jon-Luc is making a play to get Dinah away from Hart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAsGl4HkYA8&NR=1 (Part 11) Zachary explains to Michelle that they have no future together. Buzz and Alan have a moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CZGyn7wj54&feature=related (Part 12) Reva and Dinah stir up trouble with their respective tangos. Roger is unhappy, torn as usual between his desire for money & power on one side and Holly & happiness on the other.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjQ1IAnZCuA&NR=1 (Part 13) Reva makes a scene ticking off Alex. Zachary realizes some people on the lake are in trouble and they need to get the lighthouse going.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSfpMii4QFw&NR=1 (Part 14) Buzz grows uncomfortable watching both Jenna with Jeffery Morgan and Reva make a play for Josh. Everyone Macarenas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ufqZRB3mYs&NR=1 (Part 15) Harley blasts Reva. LAM, Phillip Spaulding, Alan & Alex have a strategy meeting  and LAM announces they are moving out of town.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX9AqcoeqTg&feature=related (Part 16) Zachary says goodbye to Michelle. He sends her to the ball for help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsl1uktapVA&feature=related (Part 17) Harley and Reva make peace. Dart argue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA0FztQQI_U&feature=related (Part 18) Roger & Amanda who sneeked out of the party keep searching Alex’s room for papers whose existence Roger blackmailed out of Vanessa (he knows she’s really alive and in treatment in Europe). Alex arranges the ceremony for Vanessa. “Chalk it up to mysteries of the ladies powder room.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bP-aM548uk&feature=related (Part 19) Michelle arrives at ball and a rescue party is organized for the people on the lake and Zachary. Holly takes care of Michelle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MraQX0TkTD0&feature=related (Part 20) Mike Bauer has a run in with Alan Spaulding his old rival. After several digs, their talk turns to Hope and both men are effected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axu8tr2fOLs&feature=related (Part 21) Flashbacks of Michelle-Zachary aka Angel Boy story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA_1b6wF8mQ&feature=related (Part 22) Harley and Lucy Cooper talk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG1kwePgNlI&feature=related (Part 23) Roger and Amanda return and learn about the trouble at the lighthouse. Roger decides to help both out of his occasional impulse to play hero (it happens on a semi-regular basis) and because he hears Holly will be there. He cleverly uses Alan as a cover for his wanting to go to Amanda.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZGlqzRHPic&feature=related (Part 24) Jon-Luc thinks he’s making progress. I forgot Annie was involved in the Bloss twins story this early.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9QURzpf5LI&feature=related (Part 25) Alan and Annie make a start at a new relationship. Annie asks Blake Marler to find out information on Reva (this will eventually reveal that Reva is looking for a half-sister Reva’s mother told her about on her deathbed that she had given up for adoption – it’s Cassie).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm3HAz_0shg&feature=related (Part 26) Annie and Blake two masters at covering. Almost everyone else works together and gets the light working saving the unseen people in danger on the lake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0xllWl_DSc&feature=related (Part 27) Terrific shot of Jeva on the lighthouse as the light starts to spin again. Bridget mopes about Hart not being at the ball while spying on her newest rival for Hart, Dinah. Dinah describes her love for Hart and their current problems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df4USSseAbw&feature=related (Part 28) Now Lillian Raines is hanging around Mike. Has she NO shame? Alan hires Annie as his nurse. Michelle realizes that Zachary is probably lost in the lake. Great Jezz connection scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN4P-zNkSeQ&feature=related (Part 29) Alannie continue their conversation. Hart continues to “make his point” with Dinah (not sure what it is though).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHKNFFkJXag&feature=related (Part 30) Annie changes her mind and decides to go to work for Alan. Tribute to Vanessa is set up. Across the world, Vanessa gets good news and a goodbye visit from Zachary. Theme song: “Hold onto Love” with words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5POffBlXus&feature=related (Chapter 31) Annie discusses taking up Alan’s  job offer with Josh. Jezz kiss. Zachary’s boat is found washed ashore and broken in two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGAiplU5Mtc&feature=related (Part 32) The ceremony to honor Vanessa starts. Meanwhile Vanessa spills her guilty secret to Zachary about telling Roger Alex’s secret to keep her own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNqikvPgsD8&feature=related (Part 33) Dinah reaches out to Matt after he breaks down during Vanessa’s memorial service. Michelle cries over Zachary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-rhhB5eMtc&feature=related (Part 34) Ross gives a speech about the history of Cedars Hospital. Dart reconcile. Annie grows more suspicious of why Reva has business with Ross.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGUgIlPS3P0&feature=related (Part 35) Dahlia sings “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.” End of this set of clips.

David Grant

February 18, 2010

David Grant – During David Grant’s initial run from 1992-1996, he was the black sheep of the Grant family, determined to clear his name and make his father proud of him. His sister was TV reporter Gilly Grant. His father was Dr. Charles Grant who eventually became chief administrator at Cedars. His mother was social climber Vivian Grant. During his first residency in Springfield, he’d served time for a crime he committed and was tried for a murder he did not commit. He was well liked in the community and was especially close to Bridget Reardon, Lucy Cooper Spaulding, and Buzz Cooper. His best known storyline during this time was his star crossed romance with Kat Speakes which brought him in conflict with her father Hampton Speakes, Billy Lewis’s best friend during his football heyday, who also married David’s sister Gilly.

David returned in 1998, but never really found a throughline during this second run. He’d already made a good name for himself and proven himself with his father. Mission accomplished, but the character never seemed to find another ongoing goal and didn’t seem to connect with people he had been close to his first time on the canvas (many of them Gilly, Bridget, Lucy, Kat, and Hampton had also left town).

Originally brought back to take Jenna’s place at Harley’s detective agency, David eventually becomes Frank’s partner at the SFPD. They tried a brief romantic pairing with Dehlia, Michelle’s best female friend, before she left town. When that fell through they paired him with Vicki Spaulding, which was the most memorable part of his second run in Springfield. The writers had several obstacles involving their different social status and her concern over the danger his job put him in, but the romance flamed out and another effort at romance with Reva’s latest protege, Ruth Lockhart, fell through and he left the show.

Most inexplicable during this second run was his attitude toward Michelle. While David had known Michelle for a good portion of her life and their fathers and her older brother were all good friends and he’d always been friendly with Michelle, once Michelle married Danny, David came to view her as a Santos and therefore an enemy. David had a personal grudge against the Santos family feeling that Mick’s threats to get Dr. Grant to buy supplies and equipment for Cedars through a Santos backed source had caused his father’s stroke. Which was pretty weak considering he’d already had health indicators before that and maybe having to continually deal with the Griffin Williams, now a judge and community leader who traveled in the same social circle, who’d had an affair with his wife and unbeknownst to him for many years, fathered Gilly who Charles had thought was his daughter, just might have contributed as well. This grudge against the Santos family caused David to blow hot and cold for years sometimes going after Manny with a vengeance, sometimes actually helping them. Eventually David not only got both Danny and Michelle in trouble with the law, but he even went after Frank because he helped Manny spend Christmas eve together when Michelle was in jail.

David was last heard from in 2003 when Harley contacted him to help get her some information when he was working as a private detective in Paris, France. She didn’t say whether he and Vicki had reunited or not. (However, in real life the actor and actress who played David and Vicki met on the show and are happily married. David’s last portrayer has said on record that prejudice led the GL writers not to write story for him, but this was not an issue during David’s 1st run. David had simply lost his throughline and never got another, as a result there wasn’t any story for him. The same thing happened to the white character Rob Layne about the same time and he flamed out even earlier.)

http://www.soapcentral.com/gl/whoswho/david.php

LAST UPDATED July 23 2016: I added my signature block and broke it into more paragraphs. I also made a few slight edits including adding Ruth Lockhart’s name, etc.

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