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Guiding Light Project | Guiding Light Project

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Jun.24.2009
With Guiding Light coming to an end, it’s time to pay tribute to something that many fans cursed sometimes, fast forwarded, and why soaps were created in the first place. Yes, I’m talking about The Commercials.   Back in the thirties (thanks again to Robert LaGuardia’s Soap...
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Jun.17.2009
Katherine Phillips Hughes died two weeks ago. I know the name doesn’t sound familiar, but she was a part of a dynasty, a soap opera dynasty.  She helped start a career of an actress, who would later win an Oscar.  While she wasn’t directly involved with Guiding Light, her death adds to the end of...
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May.25.2009
I came across the following description of Irna Phillips’ storytelling Ruth Warrick attributed to Ted Corday: “an uncanny ability to tie the largest number of knots in the shortest possible piece of string.” The textile analogy is apt: the denser the texture, the better an item looks and feels –...
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May.20.2009
      I’ve been procrastinating on writing a Bert Bauer blog.  Well, that’s not really true.  I wrote a 1,200-word blog about Bert last week. Only I didn’t save it correctly; when it didn’t appear in My Documents, I started to rock back and forth for a bit and wanted to bang my head on...
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May.06.2009
  When I announced the Guiding Light Project two weeks ago, I had no idea the response I was going to get. Sure, I knew people would be excited about it, but it has caught on like wildfire.  Roger Newcomb has mentioned the project several times in his blog We Love Soaps.  Patrick Erwin gave me a...
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May.05.2009
Today would have been Douglas Marland’s 74th birthday. In any case, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate his talent and his work. The newer generation of soap viewers may not know who he is, but he touched so many of the shows I know and love: Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Another World (...
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May.01.2009
Enter Vanessa Chamberlain (Vanessa Chamberlain was a central character in the long-running soap opera The Guiding Light in the 70's and 80's. At least that's how I remember her. I watched the show often during extended periods of unemployment) Burying the phone in black hair,Vanessa Chamberlain...
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May.01.2009
along with jennifer gibbons, patrick erwin and harley jane kozak, i'll be discussing red room's  guiding light project with robert reid at blog talk radio. here's the link http://www.blogtalkradio.com/robertreidshow (time shown is your local time) hope you can tune in.
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Apr.29.2009
I love this picture of Irna Phillips. It looks like she’s talking about something good, maybe a story, maybe a deal to get another one of her shows on television. Whatever it is, she’s got something going on, you can tell.  I also love the fact in this picture she looks so ordinary.  That might...
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Apr.22.2009
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the possible end of Guiding Light.   I wanted so much to be wrong. I wanted to write a blog that said surprise! It’s not going to be canceled, even though it is last in the ratings!  I also thought Walter Mondale was going to win the election in 1984. This proves...