The Colbys Writer Paul Huson Has Agreed To An Interview With Me

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  1. The Holiday Whore

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    Frankie's bastard was how she put it? No?

    Can someone please make a gif of Sable dragging her fur out of Zach's apartment? I would have endless uses for it! @Richard Channing I'll love you forever!
     
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  2. Michael Torrance

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    We will discuss this on another thread if you want. I think it is better for me not to develop negative arguments about the show in this thread, as a show of courtesy both to the writer and to @Alexis who secured this interview .
     
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  3. Blizzard Channing

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    Sure. Assuming the clip is on Youtube (I think most of Sable's scenes are) just post it here and I'll see what I can do.
     
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    I think that Stanwyck was wrong for the part as it was written in the early episodes (the nice old woman who gets an affair with a rancher and who is accused to become senile).
    It's clear that in mid-season the writers made some changes (the rancher is out, Connie is back at Colby Enterprises) in order to give the right material for her.
    They should have done that right from the start.
     
  5. The Holiday Whore

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    Well I've searched YouTube and cant find it... Just my luck.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't own the DVD's. I've never used them but there are sites online that will make a gif, but I don't know if you can do that from an episode on a DVD or if that's more for youtube videos.
     
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    Have just seen this thread. My laptop recently found itself in a half-baked universe after an auto-ungrade fried a part of my hard-drive. I was offline until it received a new body in an old skin. (Almost the first thing I did after getting back online on Friday evening was to more or less stay put with Netflix, to binge watch. Haven’t ventured further afield until now.)
    ….Am glad to see that one of SoapChat’s old guards finally thought that Paul Huson was worth contacting. Good on ya, @Alexis .
     
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  8. The Holiday Whore

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    To someone like me, making a gif would be like entering The Hunger Games. And on a morning when I didn't have my Weetabix.
     
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    I had forgotten that Douglas Cramer owned that horrible nude of Joan Collins reading. I found that a bit strange when I read about years ago.
     
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    Maybe it's already been mentioned here, I'm too lazy to look it up, but William Bast also wrote the screenplay for The Betsy (which should have been a prime time soap, albeit with a different name)
     
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  11. The Holiday Whore

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    Wasn't Katharine Ross in that too?
     
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    So was Kathleen Beller, Tommy Lee Jones and Laurence Olivier.
     
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    * A great interview! It must have been hard to work with Stanwyck. She expected to be the female star like Jane Wyman just to realize the show was created to show the love of Fallon & Jeff and HIS family. All the attention went to two british nowhere famous ladys and with every episode Beacham´s star rose bigger and bigger while her role was reduced because of her illness.

    * Huson: "I never felt Channing had enough going for her to justify Miles interest in her." - it was right the was it was written. Channing was only a placeholder. Miles will love Fallon forever ...

    * Why the hell did they wanted Dickinson all the time? They wanted her to be Krystle, later offered her another part on "Dynasty" and she could have been Sable, too.

    * When Al asked Evans (in 1992 for a German documentary about the show) "Did the Colbys hurt Dynasty?" - She said "It definitely damaged the marketing."

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    I'm very late to the game but this was a fascinating read. Thank you very much @Alexis for the opportunity and for contacting Paul. Great questions, guys.
     
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    @Alexis so what about the interview with Esther Shapiro? :D
     
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    Aaron liked her, and Angie might have been a good fit for the DYNASTY that should have been (more than for the DYNASTY that actually was) but, yes, Angie was offered Krystle, Lady Ashley, Sable, and later admitted that turning down Krystle was her biggest professional mistake... She had a thing about her, Angie, at least when she was focused. I like the idea of Dickinson as a Blake's vengeful-towards-Alexis ex-fiancée... smells like Season 8.

    FALCON CREST went after her, too, as a long-lost daughter of Angela Channing (instead of the obvious cousin of Maggie Gioberti).

    Jason and almost-Sable:
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    I liked Evans as Krystle (especially in seasons 1 and 2) and I also liked Sable. But I wonder if Dickinson's Lady Ashley could have been different. After all, at some point in the low years of the show most of us admit Collins saved her character even in the worst lines and scenes-- @colbyco even posted some scripts demonstrating that.
     
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    Of the three characters, only Lady Ashley is negotiable in terms of casting. And as someone who was supposed to be mysterious, enigmatic, knew the secrets of the world, and the secrets of all men -- all the things dear, sweet Ali Mac Graw couldn't possibly muster --- yes, it seems the ideal role for Angie Dickinson.

    But Dickinson turned it down by telling Aaron, "you have too many ladies on that show already!" and requesting a special guest star salary above and beyond what they were willing to pay.

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