Monday, January 30, 2012

Costs Felled Dark Shadows

from The Waterloo Daily Courier, June 18, 1971
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As seems to be the general consensus among television "historians" the death of "Dark Shadows" was not only due to a drop in ratings but also the rising costs of producing the show. In this news clipping Mrs. Linda Magee of Cedar Falls wrote in to the entertainment editor bemoaning the end of the show while also trying to understand the corporate suits at the TV stations. She got a curt answer, a plug and a death knell for her efforts.

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