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Old 04-04-2009, 04:10 PM   #31
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If this doesn't make you nostalgic for days of yore and mourn the dying breed that is the soap opera, nothing will. Some of these actors here are no longer with us, and those that are mostly are rotting on the backburner or are out of daytime all together.

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If this doesn't make you nostalgic for days of yore and mourn the dying breed that is the soap opera, nothing will. Some of these actors here are no longer with us, and those that are mostly are rotting on the backburner or are out of daytime all together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC5VK...eature=related
That special is so great. My favorite part is the one with the Phillips/Nixon/Bell tribute. I'd never, ever seen an interview with Irna before, and it's even in color! Really a treat.
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^ Same here - do you think primetime today would give up 2 hours for a special dedicated to soaps? I don't.
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^ Same here - do you think primetime today would give up 2 hours for a special dedicated to soaps? I don't.
No indeed. The Daytime Emmys going to The CW is proof of it.

I always hate it when the big networks (and by "big," I only mean ABC and CBS lol) do these huge promo packs where they highlight nearly every show they air...casts from the dramas and comedies, hosts and/or judges from the reality shows, talk show hosts, game show hosts, news personalities, sports personalities, etc, but not a single mention at all of any soap-related people at all. It really ticks me off because even if the soaps are in the worst place they've ever been (and, arguably, they pretty much are), the networks shouldn't give up on them or sweep them under the rug like that. They should be just as proud of them as they were 30 years ago, and they should promote just as much.

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^ Well said!!

Did you read this article, JT? A lot of food for thought here...

http://www.redroom.com/blog/jennifer...s-not-restless
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was capitol mentioned?
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Hey everyone, I just found TONS of soap themes on this awesome site!!

http://www.televisiontunes.com/
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Did you read this article, JT? A lot of food for thought here...

http://www.redroom.com/blog/jennifer...s-not-restless
That's a great read. Rauch isn't a good people person at all. Almost all of his EP stints have been involved in controversy...the worst, IMO, is the way he fired One Life to Live's Lillian Hayman. It was 1986 and Hayman was one of the show's original cast members (she played Sadie Gray), and so she was walking to her car after taping for the day. Rauch ran after her and told her that she was through at OLTL and to not come back. What kind of crap is that!?

But, when it comes to putting on a good show, the man know what he's doing. His Another World (1972-1983) still remains to be some of the best soap opera ever produced. I think it all depends on who the writer is. Maria Arena Bell is doing good things at Y&R, and I think Rauch appreciates that. It makes his job easier.
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Hey everyone, I just found TONS of soap themes on this awesome site!!

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OMG thanks for the link!!

That site lifted all of their files from wavethemes.org, which in turn lifted most of its soap files from The World of Soap Themes, which is closing down this year and is only available to paying members. wavethemes.org is a total pain because all of the files are in .zip format, so you have to download the folder, and then play the music. This site is 100% easier!

It's been a while since I OD'ed on some good soap music, too, so that link is much appreciated

ETA: Ooooh there are some soap files there that aren't on wavethemes.org either! I think they might have come from YouTube.
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That's a great read. Rauch isn't a good people person at all. Almost all of his EP stints have been involved in controversy...the worst, IMO, is the way he fired One Life to Live's Lillian Hayman. It was 1986 and Hayman was one of the show's original cast members (she played Sadie Gray), and so she was walking to her car after taping for the day. Rauch ran after her and told her that she was through at OLTL and to not come back. What kind of crap is that!?

But, when it comes to putting on a good show, the man know what he's doing. His Another World (1972-1983) still remains to be some of the best soap opera ever produced. I think it all depends on who the writer is. Maria Arena Bell is doing good things at Y&R, and I think Rauch appreciates that. It makes his job easier.
Good point. Harding Lemay has to be one of the best soap writers, ever. Not for nothing have people referred to his tenure on AW as that soap's "golden era". When he left, things just started to fall apart. I heard that right before Mr. Rauch joined OLTL in 1983, that show fired Jacqueline Courtney, who'd been on since 1975. That was the same year he'd fired her from AW. She wrote a scathing letter to Soap Opera Weekly about him in 2004.

I finally saw the "cigar stomp" from the SB finale on YouTube. All the other behind the scenes people (including creators Bridget & Jerome Dobson, who toasted the camera) waved and smiled to the viewers, and then Mr. Rauch did that. Michael Logan (TV Guide) and others have gone on record saying how utterly tastless that was, and I agree. Oy vey.

Yes, it is also utterly classless how actors have been fired under his watch. Terrible, especially in the case of Michael Zaslow. I honestly think that was truly the beginning of the end of GL. My grandfather passed from the same disease as Zaz (ALS) and GL lost a golden opportunity to write the illness into the story and educate the audience as well.

While most of the actors fired under his watch went on to work in daytime again, does anyone know whatever happened to Virginia Dwyer? She just fell off the radar screen - I don't think she acted again, period, after being let go from AW in 1975. Anyone know for sure?
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OMG thanks for the link!!

That site lifted all of their files from wavethemes.org, which in turn lifted most of its soap files from The World of Soap Themes, which is closing down this year and is only available to paying members. wavethemes.org is a total pain because all of the files are in .zip format, so you have to download the folder, and then play the music. This site is 100% easier!

It's been a while since I OD'ed on some good soap music, too, so that link is much appreciated

ETA: Ooooh there are some soap files there that aren't on wavethemes.org either! I think they might have come from YouTube.
No problem!! That site is a mecca for all of those who love TV themes, as I do. I've always loved the Ryan's Hope theme, "Here's To Us" and the different Search for Tomorrow songs the most. Plus I found a ton of primetime themes I've always wanted. Now they are on my iPod. Glad I could help.
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From the same blogger: a sweet Ryan's Hope tribute:

http://www.redroom.com/blog/jennifer...we-miss-you-so
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I thought Another World and Sunset Beach got killed off too soon.
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What about Somerset?
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