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Dark Shadows By Marilyn Ross

Background: When Dark Shadows initially aired on ABC in June of 1966, it was a fairly conventional soap opera, with some Gothic trappings that borrowed heavily from Jane Eyre and Rebecca. The initial storylines dealt with the 20 year old … Continue reading

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Agnes Nixon’s All My Children Book I: Tara & Philip By Rosemarie Santini

An Annoying Autobiographical Pause: For years I was fascinated with every aspect of daytime soaps, except actually watching them: the visual grammar (Everyone has a hair-halo!) the narrative constructs (Why does a single conversation take all week, while a transatlantic … Continue reading

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