The cast of Dark Shadows, including Joan Bennett, Louis Edmond, CLarice Blackburn, Grayson Hall, Jonathan Frid, John Karlen, Alexandra Motlke, Nancy Barrett, Robert Gerringer, Joel Crothers, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Hennesy, and Sharon Smyth
Dark Shadows, the show that millions of kids ran home from school to watch. The first gothic soap opera aired on ABC-TV.
The show was the creation of a man named Dan Curtis, a TV producer and creator. Initially as a character-driven show, it aired first on June 27, 1966, with Alexandra Moltke's "My name is Victoria Winters. My journey is beginning. A journey to link my past with my future..." While a great beginning, the audience wasn't buying it. The series main attraction was Joan Bennett, a popular movie star from the 30's and 40's. She played the mistress of Collinwood, widowed Elizabeth...
There once was a sailor His ship got caught in a gale With the wind coming hard he went over the rail But he swam through the water And he walked through the rain Hitched a schooner back home To Collinsport, Maine He had to see her again
Cause love is deep like the ocean and love is big like the sea And it always has been and it always will be Sweet Daphne
Just the young girl are so pretty And when she'd been there Well the sweet smell of lilacs would drift through the air And she loved that sailor When he came from the sea She fell into his arms it was her destiny Sweet Daphne