Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL 2003

Pittsburgh Dark Shadows Fan Club member Donna Jennifer Silvio (STACK) as Carolyn during the COSTUME CONTEST at the 2003 Dark Shadows Festival in New York. Photo by Joe Bondi.

Monday, July 25, 2011

TV GUIDE AUGUST 1968

An Original DARK SHADOWS ad from the Pittsburgh edition of TV GUIDE. The storyline when this ad appeared concerned ADAM and EVE and the TOM JENNINGS VAMPIRE episodes. Notice the time DARK SHADOWS is on........9AM and that was NOT a MISPRINT! I used to try and stay home playing SICK (It worked sometimes!) just to watch!  Click on image to make bigger!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

OTHER DARK SHADOWS FAN CLUBS pt.1

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Here is the LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT from JOHN E. PETERS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA DARK SHADOWS FAN CLUB from 1988. (I used this as a design for THE PITTSBURGH DARK SHADOWS FAN CLUB certificate.) Not sure if this DS CLUB is still active! The Club also furnished a set of 24 Central PA DS FAN CLUB post cards that you can find on ebay every once in awhile. Here are a few of the post cards.

LAST WILL......PDSFC

The Pittsburgh Dark Shadows Fan Club was founded in 1989 for the fans of the Dark Shadows television series in southwestern Pennsylvania and the nearby Ohio and West Virginia. The Club has held gatherings and trips to Dark Shadows Festivals, performances by Jonathan Frid and David Selby and in 1991, the club held a peaceful rally at the local NBC affiliate - WPXI to stop the cancellation of the revival series of DARK SHADOWS. The PDSFC was founded by Lorraine Underwood (of Carnegie, PA.) and Daniel Silvio (of Bloomfield, PA.) The club also had an official fanzine called SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT (created in 1987 by Daniel Silvio). The Fanzine, Shadows Of The Night stopped publishing in 2003,  The Club is no longer active. The FANZINE website blog is at SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT
Last Will And Testament certificate for the PGH DS FAN CLUB members.

PGH DS FAN CLUB TEE SHIRT....

This is a SILK SCREEN FILM designed by DANIEL SILVIO in 1990 for a Pittsburgh Dark Shadows Fan Club Tee Shirt that never came about.

Gifts for the PGH DARK SHADOWS fans

Dark Shadows PENCILS

Autographed Photo of DS star Sharon Smyth Lentz (SARAH COLLINS), PGH DS FAN Donna Jennifer Silvio made a friendship with  Sharon during a DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL and made this item happen.

Photograph of the Barnabas Collins Portrait

When The Pittsburgh Dark Shadows Fan Club started in 1989 with the meeting of Daniel Silvio and Lorraine Underwood, the group held irregular gatherings to view DARK SHADOWS episodes and rare material, and the club would hand out Special items to its guests during these meetings, pictured above are just some of the SPECIAL MADE memorabilia.

JOSETTE'S PORTRAIT 1993

Dan Silvio at a PITTSBURGH DARK SHADOWS GATHERING in 1993 with the JOSETTE portrait from the NBC Mini-series Pilot of DARK SHADOWS (1990) The Portrait was bought at a DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL auction by the Late PGH DS FAN Paul Brown.

Donna Jennifer Silvio 1993 hold JOSETTE'S PORTRAIT

PGH DARK SHADOWS FAN CLUB 1993

My Daughter, Donna Jennifer Silvio (Stack) at a PGH DARK SHADOWS FAN CLUB gathering showing off a DARK SHADOWS MUG with lid that was offered as a prize during a DARK SHADOWS related game. Photo 1993.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

       UNDER CONSTRUCTION 
                   JULY 2011