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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Look it's BARNABAS!

Pittsburgh DARK SHADOWS FAN Donna J.Stack tries on the BARNABAS COLLINS HALLOWEEN costume from ELOPE.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

May 8th, 1991 DARK SHADOWS RALLY in Pittsburgh

At WPXI (NBC Affiliate) television hill in Pittsburgh, PA's NORTHSIDE. DARK SHADOWS fan RALLY to SAVE the 1990's DARK SHADOWS series.
This from my fellow Dark Shadows and FaceBook friend -
All across the USA on May 8, 1991, fans of the NBC "Dark Shadows" revival series held rallies of support for the show at the NBC broadcast stations in the major cities of the country. NBC was considering canceling the show even though the ratings were improving. (The show debuted the same week that the Gulf War started and many people missed it because they were watching the war on CNN.) Despite the rallies and thousands of letters of support, (then) NBC vice-president Warren Littlefield canceled the show. However, not long after this, Littlefield approached "Dark Shadows" creator Dan Curtis about making several made-for-TV DS movies. Unfortunately, it was too late, because the cast had moved on to other projects (Adrian Paul to "War of the Worlds" and "Highlander"; Joseph Gordon-Levitt to "3rd Rock from the Sun"; etc...) I led the rally in Washington, DC. Art Campbell came out to interview us and, like the totally unprofessional jerk he is, tried to make us out to be angry protestors. I stressed to him that we were there to SUPPORT DS not to condemn NBC. He kept trying to compare the "Dark Shadows" revival to the recently canceled "Twin Peaks", which was a wonderful, quirky show (that also was canceled too soon) but very different from DS. I wonder what Art "Nice Tie" Campbell thinks about "Dark Shadows" now, with the TIm Burton/Johnny Depp film slated to debut in May 2012? "Dream on" indeed, Mr. Campbell!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Marie Wallace and Daniel Silvio during a DS FEST in the 1990s

Mike Stroka and Donna J. Silvio (Stack) pose at a 1990s DS FEST

Dark Shadows Fandom: Information from

Dark Shadows Fandom: Information from


The Pittsburgh Dark Shadows Fan Club was founded in 1987 for fans of Dark Shadows in southwestern Pennsylvania and the nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia. Founder Dan Silvio also began Shadows of the Night as the club's official fanzine. The club may be contacted c/o Dan Silvio, 4529 Friendship Ave., 2nd Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Shadows of the Night (4529 Friendship Ave., 2nd Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15224) is the name of two different vampire fanzines. Dan Silvio edits the one dedicated to Dark Shadows and serves as the official publication of the Pittsburgh Dark Shadows Fan Club. Silvio founded the fanzine in 1987. Each issue contains news, fan art, photographs, and reports of festival gatherings. It also publishes materials about the Collinsport Players.

Dark Shadows ABC-TV trading cards from PITTSBURGH, PA

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