AW Magazines

Daytime TV Library Series No. 3: ANOTHER WORLD (1976) []

Soap Opera Digest Special: Another World (August 1977) []

"Everything You Want to Know About Another World"
Daytime Digest, Volume 9, Number 2, January 1991. Published by Sterling's Magazines, Inc., 355 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 10017.
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Another World: 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Daytime Digest, Volume 30, Number 6, August 1999. Published by the Sterling/McFadden Partnership. 233 Park Avenue South, New York, New York, 10003. []

Daytime TV, September 1972. Reprinted without permission. Research by Paul Denis. Daytime TV, April 1973. Reprinted without permission. Article by Paul Denis.

Magazine Scoops
[The more interesting sections from the soap mag reports originally reprinted by Usenet's Kim Coy.]

"It's going to be E.R. meets NYPD and Cheers," promises Jill Farren Phelps. "We're going to create a new neighborhood which includes the hospital, a police department and Carlino's Restaurant. Set designers are working hard on a new set that will be a first for AW. We're going to create an environment on the show. It's going to have three permanent sets and within each set there are going to be lots of little sets. One is going to be the hospital, one is going to be the police department, and one is going to be Carlino's restaurant. "It's a very creative thing that we hope will allow viewers to see people interact," explains Jill. "Everyone will either become a doctor, a policeman or a waiter. I like to think of it as E.R. meets NYPD Blue meets Cheers."

Plans are underway to convert one of the show's two studios into a neighborhood set. We are creating a new environment," Phelps said. "When I first started watching the show about six months ago I had a hard time understanding who was related to whom and who was married to whom. It became obvious that to make the show more viewer-friendly, we needed to create an area where a lot of characters could interact. We have three prominent sets, and within each set there will be lots of little sets. One will be the hospital, one will be the police department, one will be Carlino's restaurant, and in the midst of that, there will be a neighborhood. I like to think of it as ER meets NYPD Blue and Cheers."

Watch for: AW has a casting call out for Gabe McNamara, a Boston cop who investigates the shooting of a Bay City officer. Insiders say AW had been considering Kin Shriner (ex-Scott, GH).

AW is looking to cast Sofia and Danieli, Joe's younger sibs, but no actors have been signed yet.

Previews & Predictions: Watch for Felicia to find herself in the throes of an exciting sexual rebirth. A new "addiction" storyline is in the works - but this time it won't be alcohol wreaking havoc.

Character watch: Another hunky, handsome man in blue is on the way: Watch for police-guy "Len" to make the scene.

AW headwriter Carolyn Culliton and associate head writer Lorraine Broderick asked to be released from their contracts. AW's new head writing team consists of Sam Ratcliffe, Craig Carlson, Tom King and Janet Iacobuzio. Carlson and King were brought over from GL when Jill Farren Phelps made the move from Springfield to AW as executive producer. Former AW head writer Harding "Pete" Lemay has rejoined the show as serial consultant. Lemay's last soap job as was story consultant for GL.

AW's Paul Michael Valley's (Ryan) sizzling love scenes with Jensen Buchanan (Vicky) melt the screen - but surprisingly his first love scene as an actor was with another man!
Here are more memorable firsts in Paul's life.

FIRST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: "I was living in Edina, Minnesota, and there was this huge rainstorm. The whole street had turned into a river and I was sitting on the sidewalk, watching. Everybody said, Don't go in there because it's really dangerous."
FIRST SCHOOL MEMORY: In North Dakota when I went to kindergarten, it was so cold that when we walked into school we'd take our mittens off and they would pinch our hands, checking for frostbite. Then we'd take our hats off and they'd pinch our cheeks."
FIRST TIME IN TROUBLE: "I remember saying a dirty word and the woman down the street told my mom. It was so humiliating, having my mouth washed out with soap."
FIRST CRUSH: "Katherine Holiday in Fargo, North Dakota."
FIRST EMBARRASSING MOMENT: "When I was 8 we had just moved to Connecticut. I turned to my mother and said, 'How am I going to find friends? It's summertime and I can't go to school to find my friends.' Mom had just moved in herself and had four kids running around so she sort of blithely said, 'Oh. I don't know, Paul, why don't you just go door to door?' So I walked around the neighborhood, knocked on doors and said, 'Do you have any 8-year-old boys I could play with?' "
FIRST KISS: "In fifth or sixth grade, we were sitting in a circle playing spin-the-bottle. I remember feeling nervous, sick to my stomach. and trying oh-so-hard to be oh-so-cool and not geeky.-'
FIRST LOVE: "Kristen Steele. It's the first time I remember kissing being a really pleasurable thing as opposed to going 'Ooh, I'm kissing.' "
FIRST JOBS: "I did a lot of yard work when I was a kid. I'd knock on a door and say `Would you like your leaves raked?' At the end, getting $5 was the coolest thing in the world, immediate gratification."
FIRST PLAY: "My first show was Annie Get Your Gun. I could sing so I was given the lead and all my buddies were doing it, all of my best friends and we just had a blast."
FIRST LOVE SCENE: "The very first time I kissed somebody onstage was with a man, my best friend Doug. I was in my third year at Julliard, and it was a play called Spring Awakening. The only healthy, loving, sweet, romantic relationship in the entire play was between two boys. It was so funny when we found out we were going to play these lovers. We said, 'We're going to have to smooch each other, dude. That's going to be weird. We did it and it was okay. I said, 'Man, you've got to shave!' It was a hellacious experience."
FIRST SCREEN TEST: "It was for the role of LINC on ATWT, and I was awful. I had auditioned a few times, but I hadn't really grasped TV cameras. I remember being overwhelmed and not doing a very good job. It was that constant state of feeling like you want to throw up."
FIRST APARTMENT: "It was an unheated basement apartment in Washington, DC, that was absolutely infested with thousands of cave crickets. The cave crickets are big and long and they have four-inch-long antennas and they're white. They're attracted to heat, so when it was cold they would come into this unheated basement apartment because it was still warmer than outside and my bed was still warmer than the apartment. So I'd wake up with cave crickets all over."
FIRST DAY ON AW: "The ever-famous entrance on horseback. I showed up at Prospect Park at 5 in the morning and had to get on a horse. I had lied through my teeth that I could ride. There was this really weird wonderful, nightmarish, daydream mixture of everything - the best, the worst, the happiest, the saddest. I was so elated because I was a working actor."

Timothy Gibbs portrays ANOTHER WORLD's Gary Sinclair
Had things worked out differently, he might have been Evan Frame or Joe Carlino. But Timothy Gibbs isn't one to play Monday morning quarterback. "I figured that was it, they had seen enough of me," he says of the two AW roles for which he had unsuccessfully screen tested. "And then, out of the blue, I got a phone call asking me if I would do this role."
AW headwriter Carolyn Culliton says "We are going to start him out very slowly. He is the instructor at the police academy where Josie is in training. He is a real tough guy. She has this vision of him as a strict disciplinarian, but what the audience will see is that he is privately struggling with his sobriety."

"Joe and Paulina" doesn't quite roll off the tongue with as much ease as "Jake and Paulina" did for all the many years that Jake (Tom Eplin) and Paulina were a hot item. But give it some time. The buzz around the studio is that this twosome is being groomed to be the next big thing. Yikes! The pressure. The pressure. "You get nervous because a lot is riding on it. You know it, but you can't think about it," says Judi.

Dave Gibbs, brother of Tim (Gary) does a short-term stint in Bay City beginning next week. Dave, who also appeared on Seinfeld, will play Officer Tibbs, a Bay City police officer. While the brothers are best of friends, they're looking forward to clashing onscreen. There's a scene I have with my brother where he bawls me out, says Dave. That should be exciting, it's always been a dream of ours to work together and it's coming true. The Gibbses will be marking soap history as brothers who have worked together on the same soap.

Engagements: Ryan proposed to Vicky, giving her a stunning Claddagh ring, while Grant gave Lorna his mother's antique locket as a symbol of his love.

Q: Whatever became of the first actress who portrayed AW's Loretta? Can you tell me why she was replaced? Where is the character now? (B. King, Prince George, BC)
A: The second actress to play Loretta, Susan Mansur, took over when the first Loretta, Sloane Shelton, was trapped in Florida because of a hurricane and couldn't make it back to the studio in time for taping. The character is back in New York City, still running her hair salon.

Christine [Tucci, Amanda Cory] had never met Jill Farren Phelps (the show's newly installed executive producer), who wasn't officially at work on the show yet. "So I can't take her decision personally--although," she admits, "it's difficult not to...." It's also difficult to understand why she was let go. "I was told it was because there was no story for me--but everyone in daytime goes through times when there's no story, and I had a huge one for about nine months. I was also told that they're making a lot of cuts because of money, but considering I'm one of the lowest-paid actors on the show, I think that's sort of BS."
The situation is almost as hard on Christine's fiance, Paul Michael Valley (Ryan). "He's really upset. I feel bad for him, because he's in a very difficult position. He has to go in there now knowing that I'm not going to be there...." And knowing that he's about to begin a working relationship with the executive producer who just fired his fiancee. Yeah--but again, he's handling it like I am, the best he can, in the most professional way he can," she says.

Charles Keating told us Carl's recent charade posing as a madman isn't the first time he's been called on to play a lunatic. In 1977 the actor appeared in Peer Gynt at a theatre in England in which he played "a wonderful character called The Pen. I had an asylum scene where I kept saying, "I'm a pen, write with me,'" recalls Charles. One day after slitting his throat, The Pen was granted his request. "The other patients turned him upside down and wrote with him," recalls Charles. To make the "ink" flow, "I got a condom and put a fair amount of fluid in it. Then I took a very fine flexible metal which I stuck to my skin and I stuck the condom to that. When the time came, I pierced my neck and the blood spurted out. The audience would get sick. I loved it," enthuses Charles. "It was great!"

AW fan Tom Freeman will always remember October 11, 1993. That's the day he tuned in to watch his favorite soap, and airing instead was an episode of Sally Jessy Raphael. "I called our local affiliate, King Television in Seattle, Washington, and found out they had canceled Another World because of poor ratings. I was devastated," admits Tom, who's been a loyal viewer for 20 years. "It felt as horrible as when Douglass Watson (MAC) and Constance Ford (ADA) died only this time, I lost all my friends." So Tom decided to fight back. He created the Another World Fan Brigade, an organization through which he and other members pressured King to get AW restored. "After creating a frazzling quantity of phone calls for the switchboard operator and letters galore to the station management and their parent company, King has finally relented. AW is to return to Seattle this fall!" beams Tom.

Now that AW has finally cast the 3-year contract role of Sofia, Joe's sister, with newcomer Dahlia Salem, viewers can look forward to an intriguing storyline as producers plan to mix and match its younger teens. Look for Maggie's friend Pam to set her sights on Nick, while Sofia gets hooked on Tomas. Meanwhile, Maggie will turn to Joe's brother Danieli, a role which still has to be cast.

Also, there are casting calls in the works for two contract roles of 3-year duration. One is for a young woman named Aisha Burrell, who'll be a love interest for Chris Madison. Aisha is an exotic dancer by night, attends college during the day and also works at a beauty salon. The show is also seeking a young actor to play Bobby Reno. As SOM recently reported, the show has been casting the man who got a cornea transplant when Ryan died.

The show is casting the 3-year contract roles of Annie Russell and Ross Falconer. Annie, a blonde, blue-eyed young woman, is smart, playful, and traditional. Her only problem is balancing a career with the demands of home life and her husband. (Sounds like the recast of Josie to us!) She's scheduled to start airing in Dec. In Dec. or early Jan. Ross, a handsome young man who could be dangerous, come to BC looking for love, a home and a family. He's responsible, strong willed, and a risk taker. (SOM)

Jacqueline Courtney (Alice Matthews Frame)
Letter Appearing in a Soap Magazine

Dear Carolyn, from reading your one-on-one article with Paul Rauch (Sept. 7) I felt very upset. Although you chose not to mention names it was obvious to me and any longtime fans about whom you were speaking. I am extremely offended by Mr. Rauch's statement that I was "guilty of outrageous, outrageous bad behavior." Admittedly I was young at the time and may have been swayed to a degree by George's (original Steve) strong opinions (especially since we had worked together so long) but I don't believe I was ever guilty of outrageous bad behavior. Mr. Rauch further asserts that all the "writers, directors and fellow actors put up with an unbelievable amount of aggravation from them." However, I never had any problems with any of the directors nor with any producer prior to Mr. Rauch. As for the writers, to my knowledge I had no problem with them except head writer Harding Lemay. He always disliked my protrayal of Alice but that's a writer's prerogative. I also had no indication that any of my fellow actors were upset with me. I agree that I refused to do the "falling in love with Steve's brother" story because I was defending my character and the Alice/Steve love story of so many years. I felt Alice would never fall for Steven's brother so quickly after his death. I had integrity. I realize now that for many actors on many shows integrity does not come into play. They compromise their characters and accept totally implausable stories. I am not chiding anyone for making that choice: it just wasn't mine. When you grow up playing a character for such a long time the character can become a part of you and it can become very personal. At least it did for me. In your article Mr. Rauch also claims that "several months later the hour show premiered and the audience forget all about them." I have to disagree. I can't speak for George (Steve) but I still have people coming up to me and remembering me as their beloved Alice. Mr. Rauch attempted to recast the character several times but was unsuccesful. Of course the show went on. I would never be so arrogant as to think it wouldn't go on without me-- it just wasn't as easy as Mr. Rauch would like people to think. I realize this letter is long but I hope you find a way to print it in its entirety and give me equal time, if not for me then for all my still-devoted fans who knew who you were talking about and how Mr. Rauch maligned me.

Thank You,
Jacqueline Courtney