Dark Shadows Almanac: Millennium Edition
Foreword by David Selby
Edited by Kathryn Leigh Scott and Jim Pierson
Tradepaper, 208 pages
100+ photographs (b&w and color)
The Dark Shadows Almanac: Millennium Edition is a colorful, picture-packed tribute to the legendary 1966-1971 gothic ABC-TV daytime series “Dark Shadows,” that starred Jonathan Frid as vampire Barnabas Collins. he Dark Shadows Almanac was originally published in 1995 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show every kid “ran home from school to watch,” The Millennium Edition has been updated with additional text and over 100 newly discovered photographs, both black & white and color.
Edited by series archivist Jim Pierson and Dark Shadows actress Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans and Josette duPrés), this book overflows with fascinating facts, anecdotes and trivia about “Dark Shadows,” and a foreword by David Selby (Quentin Collins). Lara Parker, (Angelique) has written a sparkling salute to the fans, who have kept the series alive and airing continuously for three decades, and shares the secrets of her novel, Angelique’s Descent (HarperCollins, 1999). Associate Producer George DiCenzo and Scenic Designer Sy Tomashoff also provide fascinating, often hilarious behind-the-scenes insights as to how the show was conceived and produced. Other contributors include Louis Edmonds, Marie Wallace, Donna Wandrey, Dennis Patrick and Dark Shadows fans themselves, who recount their youthful, unforgettable experiences visiting the Manhattan TV studio while the series was in production.
The book also contains information about the planned Broadway musical based on “Dark Shadows,” a complete list of cast and characters, program history, storyline and production details, and a tribute to “Dark Shadows” creator and executive producer Dan Curtis. The series is currently playing in daily reruns on the SyFy channel.