July 23, 2020 at 7:30 am #1203597470
The segment that streamed yesterday with Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman reminds us that today (July 23) is the 30th anniversary of Reva’s “death” in the Florida Keys.
The most memorable moment of the whole story of Reva’s departure was the scene in which Josh told little Marah her mother had died. It was done in a long shot down a pier with no dialogue we could hear. We watched Josh and Marah walk down the pier as he knelt to speak to her. She pulled away and began to sob and he took her in his arms. It was heartbreaking but completely the correct way to handle the moment. An example of the kind of beautiful writing Pam Long’s years gave us so many times.July 24, 2020 at 2:17 am #1203599258
^^^ You might’ve just given Alan his next reunion idea for another Writers Episode! Pam Long (and, of course, Patrick Mulcahey!) would make for some awesome guests.August 6, 2020 at 12:11 pm #1203630510
From the Facebook page of Alan Locher:
“Guiding Light — The One You’ve Been Waiting For! Please join Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Lewis), Rachel Miner (Michelle Bauer), Ellen Parker (Maureen Bauer) and Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) on Wednesday, August 12th at 3:00PM EST in The Locher Room.”August 7, 2020 at 5:45 am #1203631940
^^Oh boy! I’m going to knock off work early that day. 🙂November 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm #1203843919
ICYMI – Yesterday, The Locher Room did a tribute to Beverlee McKinsey featuring her son (director Scott McKinsey), Grant Aleksander, Vincent Irizarry, and Charles Jay Hammer.
Lots of great memories shared (including from Hammer, who worked with her on both Texas and Guiding Light), including several recollections of the day she famously exercised her contractual out option and quit as she left for vacation.
Grant Aleksander read a beautiful letter he wrote to the television Academy lobbying for a posthumous lifetime achievement Emmy for this legend.
Best moment may have been Hammer’s recollection of the day he called “Panty raid!” down the hallway of the dressing rooms and La McKinsey was the only person to offer one up.March 18, 2021 at 8:28 am #1204143066
The Locher Room is doing a major segment tomorrow, Friday, March 19 at 4pm eastern.
A tribute to Michael Zaslow will feature Michael’s daughter Marika along with his Guiding Light co-stars Maureen Garrett (Holly Thorpe), Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw), Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe), Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Sherry Stringfield (Blake Thorpe).
What a treat to have Sherry Stringfield and Liz Keifer together! And to get a chance to catch up with Kimberley Simms, whose performance as Mindy helped elevate the Mindy/Roger/Alexandra story into one of the show’s best of the ’90s. Zaslow’s Roger Thorpe was one of the most popular and memorable villains in daytime history. He won the Daytime Emmy for Lead Actor in 1994.March 18, 2021 at 9:59 am #1204143273
^wonderful!!! Can’t wait for this one!!!! Those were the glory days of soaps!!!!March 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm #1204145604
The Michael Zaslow tribute was amazing!!! Thanks for letting me know it was coming up! Really awesome!!!!March 19, 2021 at 8:32 pm #1204146118
Yes, it was a real treat. Disappointing that Sherry Stringfield had a conflict, but Elizabeth Dennehey joining was a nice surprise. I don’t think they had a clear vision for Blake while she had the role, but her insights were thoughtful and so much fun. Kimberley Simms is just as lovely today as she was then (ditto Liz Kiefer) and Fiona Hutchison’s lilting accent and wonderful stories are always a treat, despite her internet glitches.
Maureen Garrett’s historical perspective was invaluable and it remains one of the greatest crimes of the Daytime Emmys that she never won for her essential portrayal of Holly.
Michael’s daughter Marika was elegant and loving. I’m sure her father would burst with pride to see what a lovely woman he brought into the world.March 21, 2021 at 10:59 am #1204148762
I have taken some time to catch up on some wonderful episodes and I must say that Alan Locher is truly the best interviewer I have ever had the pleasure of watching! I love how patient he is with his guests, when they interrupt him he yields the floor yet he always makes his way back to what he was going to say or ask, he clearly loves and cares for everyone he interviews, and he usually brings together the right mix of guests from various daytime shows. Yes, he favors ATWT and GL since he worked on those shows but he has done reunions of all sorts of different shows, including The Doctors – a show in which I facilitate a fb group. I watched his SFT reunion, an TEON reunion, Crystal Chappell and Hillary B Smith, just to name a few recently – my all-time favorite though was Don Hastings and Kathryn Hays (with Scott DeFreitas as a special guest).
One of the things that has come up for me watching them is how much I preferred the east coast soaps – while west coast soaps have often been slicker and have had wonderful stories and actors, east coast soaps felt more for me like families that I belonged to and watched over the years. AMC, AW, ATWT, TD, TEON, GL, L, OLTL, RH and SFT have special places in my heart and I miss them terribly.
I hope he continues doing them! I would especially like one focused on Lisa Brown and her various co-stars from both ATWT and GL – I think he’s been having difficulty getting her to agree to it???
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