A word from Denise:
Twenty-three years ago, I was living in NYC, pursuing a career in acting and working graveyard shift at the law firm of Davis, Polk and Wardwell. My husband also worked there and a host of other aspiring actors, musicians, writers, filmmakers and other artists. We were an interesting lot. One of our co-workers was a young actress, Nancy Kersey. She was a fun person to work with and a great friend. One night, Nancy asked my then fiancee, Donovan, and me to attend a preview of the performance by an actor with whom she worked. When I asked the actor's name and she said, "Jonathan Frid", I was flabbergasted. She worked with my childhood idol! I was a big fan of "Dark Shadows" as a small child. Of course, I said yes. Thanks to this very special lady, I had the opportunity to meet this lovely gentleman and visit his home. A dream come true for me!
|Nancy with Barnabas' signature wolf's head cane.|
When I was nine years old, one of my favorite pastimes was watching a creepy soap opera in the afternoon before “Wee Willie Webber” cartoon hour came on. The show was called “Dark Shadows” and my young curiosity honed in on it’s vacillating vampire, Barnabas Collins. I couldn’t get enough of the character and at one point I wore red boots much like the character did during the famed 1795 time period when the show went back to explain how the tortured vampire came to be.
Nancy, I'd like to thank you once more for being my guest here today! Readers, please a comment for Nancy and share your fond memories of "Dark Shadows" and Mr. Frid. Those who leave a contact email or url will receive a free ebook of my vampire short stories Annals of the Immortyls as a thank-you from me!