Sunday, October 9, 2011

Picture of the Week: Portrait of a Vampire


This week, it's a solemn early portrait of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins, complete with some covert branding from ABC-TV peeping in from the sidelines.


As the show's resident fiend, Jonathan was always keen to play down the perception of Dark Shadows as a campy show: "You can't kid me that people watch the show month in and month out hung up on the camp aspects," he asserted in a 1969 chat with the Montreal Gazette. "Sure, there's a kind of university following in the dorms... This team came up from the University of Miami to interview me the other day. They were pretty cool about it all. Certainly didn't treat it as camp."

Well, that's that cleared up, then.

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2 comments:

Andrew Bayuk said...

One of my favorites, a classic. It will be fun to see the "new" version of this one....

Annette's said...

ONE OF MY FAV THREE VAMPIRES...JOHNNY DEPP WILL ROCK THIS MARCH 2012 DS FILM