1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

Discussion in 'The Colbys' started by Alexis, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Hero EXP: 12 Years

    Threads:
    107
    Messages:
    6,343
    Trophy Points:
    2,638
    Ratings:
    +10,376
    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!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Michael Torrance

    Michael Torrance Soap Chat Star

    Threads:
    102
    Messages:
    2,820
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Location:
    Roaming
    Ratings:
    +4,480
    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 .
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Richard Channing

    Richard Channing Soap Chat Star EXP: 6 Years

    Threads:
    125
    Messages:
    2,863
    Trophy Points:
    3,854
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Tuscany Valley
    Ratings:
    +8,371
    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.
     
  4. GillesDenver

    GillesDenver Soap Chat Well-Known Member EXP: 3 Years

    Threads:
    8
    Messages:
    578
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    Moldavia
    Ratings:
    +889
    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. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Hero EXP: 12 Years

    Threads:
    107
    Messages:
    6,343
    Trophy Points:
    2,638
    Ratings:
    +10,376
    Well I've searched YouTube and cant find it... Just my luck.
     
  6. Richard Channing

    Richard Channing Soap Chat Star EXP: 6 Years

    Threads:
    125
    Messages:
    2,863
    Trophy Points:
    3,854
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Tuscany Valley
    Ratings:
    +8,371
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Zable

    Zable Soap Chat Dream Maker EXP: 3 Years

    Threads:
    24
    Messages:
    1,633
    Trophy Points:
    690
    Ratings:
    +911
    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 .
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Hero EXP: 12 Years

    Threads:
    107
    Messages:
    6,343
    Trophy Points:
    2,638
    Ratings:
    +10,376
    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.
     
    • Cyber Hug Cyber Hug x 1
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Hero EXP: 12 Years

    Threads:
    107
    Messages:
    6,343
    Trophy Points:
    2,638
    Ratings:
    +10,376
    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.
     
  10. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator EXP: 18 Years

    Threads:
    281
    Messages:
    13,106
    Trophy Points:
    9,250
    Occupation:
    marriage counselor
    Location:
    Plotville, Shenanigan
    Ratings:
    +23,729
    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)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Hero EXP: 12 Years

    Threads:
    107
    Messages:
    6,343
    Trophy Points:
    2,638
    Ratings:
    +10,376
    Wasn't Katharine Ross in that too?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Ked

    Ked Soap Chat Star

    Threads:
    73
    Messages:
    2,582
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Ratings:
    +2,251
    So was Kathleen Beller, Tommy Lee Jones and Laurence Olivier.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. colbyco

    colbyco Soap Chat Active Member

    Threads:
    15
    Messages:
    286
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +497
    * 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."

    hqdefault.jpg
     
  14. Toni

    Toni Soap Chat Mega Star EXP: 18 Years

    Threads:
    45
    Messages:
    3,413
    Trophy Points:
    4,844
    Occupation:
    Aspiring writer and factual webmaster
    Location:
    Fletcher Sanitarium, Barcelona, Spain
    Ratings:
    +5,974
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Edie70

    Edie70 Soap Chat Fan

    Threads:
    6
    Messages:
    443
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Ratings:
    +638
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  16. Matthew Blaisdel

    Matthew Blaisdel Soap Chat Enthusiast EXP: 14 Years

    Threads:
    21
    Messages:
    2,139
    Trophy Points:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    enjoying life
    Location:
    past orbit, on the way out of the solar system
    Ratings:
    +3,689
    @Alexis so what about the interview with Esther Shapiro? :D
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle EXP: 19 Years

    Threads:
    540
    Messages:
    7,557
    Trophy Points:
    6,642
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +9,675
    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:
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Michael Torrance

    Michael Torrance Soap Chat Star

    Threads:
    102
    Messages:
    2,820
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Location:
    Roaming
    Ratings:
    +4,480
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle EXP: 19 Years

    Threads:
    540
    Messages:
    7,557
    Trophy Points:
    6,642
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +9,675
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  20. kenneth

    kenneth Soap Chat Active Member

    Threads:
    28
    Messages:
    118
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    drammen, norway
    Ratings:
    +235
    Genie Francis went through something similar. Often hired to capitalize on her Laura Spencer fame, forced into having to push for character to get something useful to do.
     

Share This Page