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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Pomegranate Press; 2 edition (June 28, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0938817183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0938817185
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,317,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kathryn grew up on a farm in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Upon graduation from the American
Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kathryn landed the ingénue lead in the classic Gothic daytime drama
Dark Shadows (ABC, 1966-1971), and starred in the 1971 MGM feature, House of Dark Shadows. Kathryn played four roles in the series: Maggie Evans, Josette du Pres, Lady Kitty
Hampshire and Rachel Drummond. Realizing that the enduring and innovative series still has a
tremendous following in syndicated reruns throughout the world, Kathryn wrote Dark Shadows Memories to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Dark Shadows Companion as a 25th
anniversary tribute. Both were book club favorites, and combined sales (Hardcover, Trade, audio
CD) exceed 65,000 copies. Kathryn appears in a cameo role in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp. Her latest nonfiction title is Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood, currently in its third printing and available as an ebook.
While continuing her acting career, Kathryn launched Pomegranate Press, Ltd. to publish
books about the entertainment industry. Along with such non-fiction fare as guide books,
biographies, textbooks, humor and coffee table art books, Kathryn published Coya Come Home, the biography of former Minnesota Congresswoman Coya Knutson, which was optioned
for a TV movie, Charlie's Angels Casebook, made into an NBC MOW in 2004, and
Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre, which she co-produced as
an American Movie Classics documentary.
Kathryn wrote The Bunny Years (the 25-year history of Playboy Clubs told through
the women who worked as Bunnies), optioned by Disney for a feature film. She also co-produced a
two-hour special for the A&E Network, and a one-hour documentary for BBC-1 and Canadian TV,
based on the book.
Pomegranate has published over 50 nonfiction titles, including Scott's books, Lobby Cards: The Classic Films (which earned the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Coffee Table
Book) and Lobby Cards: The Classic Comedies, both of which were published in the U.K. by
Bloomsbury. Other Pomegranate titles include Michael Landon: Life, Love & Laughter, Word of Mouth, The Fugitive Recaptured, Rockford Files, The Night Stalker and Maverick.
Kathryn's theatrical credits include a lengthy run with James Stewart in Harvey in London's West End. TV audiences have seen her in the four-hour mini-series Voice of the Heart, based on the Barbara Taylor Bradford novel, as Dan Travanti's wife in Murrow, George C. Scott's mistress in The Last Days of Patton and Philip Marlowe's girlfriend in Chandlertown. She co-starred in several pilot episodes, among them Police Squad, Paradise and Big Shamus, Little Shamus with Brian Dennehy, and The Professionals with Edward Woodward. Feature films include Providence, The Great Gatsby, Brannigan, The Greek Tycoon, Assassination, 187 and Parasomnia.
Kathryn maintains homes in Los Angeles and New York. In addition to her debut fiction, Dark Passages (2011), Kathryn has completed two other novels and will issue a Tradepaper edition of Coya Come Home, with a Foreword by Walter F. Mondale, in August 2012. Down & Out in Beverly Heels will be published March 19, 2013.

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By S. Manning on December 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
The original edition of the "Dark Shadows Almanac" proved extremely popular with fans, and for many of them contemplating purchasing this update, there will be concern that the new edition fails to offer sufficient new material. However, in spite of my general dislike of rehashed titles, I find the "Dark Shadows Almanac: Millenium Edition" to be an exemplary title, which will doubtless be treasured by enthusiasts of the series.
If the previous book felt somewhat uncohesive, with its broad mixture of facts, trivia and tributes, this book succeeds in feeling genuinely more authoritative, with a much heavier leaning towards the factual. While the book has smaller dimensions than its parent, its hugely increased word and page count helps make it far more substantial than the original. The typesetting and design is also a great improvement.
Of the original fan and alumni tributes, only those of David Selby and scenic designer Sy Tomashoff remain. In their place are new chapters from Kathryn Leigh Scott, Chris Pennock, Denise Nickerson, cameraman Stuart Goodman and Lara Parker, who provides an enthusiastic commentary on her 1998 "Dark Shadows" novel "Angelique's Descent". Bringing the show's story to the present day is a genuinely compelling chapter from Darren Gross, detailing his recent recovery of the lost director's cut of the spin-off film "Night of Dark Shadows".
Photographically, this is easily the strongest series guide ever published, with only a handful of its photographs having seen print previously. Unlike the original "Almanac", which relied heavily on amateur snapshots to provide illustration, the new book boasts a genuine wealth of quality photographic content.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Thomas D. Petitjean Jr. on June 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
Most revised books have only superficial changes--not so with DARK SHADOWS ALMANAC: MILLENIUM EDITION. Filled with new articles and photos even the most diehard DARK SHADOWS fan has NEVER seen, this revised edition of the ALMANAC is a must-have for the DARK SHADOWS fan, the serious soap opera scholar, and a serious fan of popular culture (with an emphasis on cult television). DARK SHADOWS is indeed the series that will not die. Still shown on SCI-FI television, it maintains a loyal following--one that grows annually with new, younger, equally loyal viewers. The Millenium Edition of the DARK SHADOWS ALMANAC is a trove of information for new fans. It is cross-referenced with information about the show, related merchandise, behind-the-camera information, profiles of actors and actresses (some penned by the actors and actresses themselves; for example, a piece by Lara "Angelique" Parker as to how she approached writing the first in Harper Collins new series of DARK SHADOWS novels, ANGELIQUE'S DESCENT). What the buyer will NOT find in this books is simply a rehash of the first version of the DARK SHADOWS ALMANAC. Instead, the reader will find new, updated information and never-before-seen pictures. Words are inadequate when it comes to describing the exceptional level of information--both written and pictoral--in this millenium edition. Just buy it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
I'm relatively a newcomer to "Dark Shadows," fell in love with it from the start, and have been catching the episodes on the Sci-Fi Channel ever since. It was wonderful to learn about the history of the show from these two books. The technical aspects of the show fascinate me, and much info is supplied on how the show was made, etc. There are character/actor lists and descriptions, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, tons of interesting trivia, bloopers list (it's fun to see the mishaps that happen on camera - the show was done live-on-tape...), some great photos, and all kinds of interesting info on the show...
Any "Dark Shadows" fan would enjoy this book, as well as "Dark Shadows Memories" which provides a complete episode list and lots more memories from several members of the cast.
It's awesome that original actors from the show, such as Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker, put together these books on "Dark Shadows" - it makes them that much better! :)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2000
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The Dark Shadows Almanac : Millennium Edition is a must have for all fans of Dark Shadows. This edition contains new information and photographs that were not in the 30th Anniversary Edition.
Reading about how the lost footage from Dan Curtis' "Directors Cut" from Night of Dark Shadows was discovered (and how they plan to go about restoring the film) alone is worth the purchase price!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By meiringen on August 6, 2000
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This is not just an update--it's almost an entirely new book! Plenty of new photos and articles, plus many facts about the series that were not in the previous edition.
A must-buy for DARK SHADOW fans!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob Ashley on December 6, 2001
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I bought this book over a year ago and still find myself going back to it again and again,uncovering an interesting tidbit I hadn't noticed before.You'll find a lot of things in here.If you consider DS to be the coolest,this book will knock you out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ray Oaktown on June 16, 2010
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I eagerly awaited settling with the Kindle edition of this book, but alas, I found that it is riddled with typographic errors. No one seems to have proofread the Kindle edition. I don't recommend purchasing this until Amazon is more careful with its e-book conversion.
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