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Fans of DARK SHADOWS who live in the Los Angeles area can meet one of the show's original cast members, Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie/Josette), live and in person at a book signing on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
The actress/author will be signing copies of her latest tome Dark Shadows: Return To Collinwood at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Grove located at 189 Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036. (The Grove is located next to Farmer's Market located at the cross streets of Fairfax Avenue and Third Street.) Scott posted on her website that she'll be bringing some special gifts that will be raffled off, too!
Scott, along with DARK SHADOWS cast members Jonathan Frid (Barnabas), Lara Parker (Angelique) and David Selby (Quentin), have cameos in the Tim Burton Dark Shadows feature starring Johnny Depp, which premiered on May 11.
Some critics have panned Burton's vision for being too comedic and light-hearted, but Scott says such criticisms are unwarranted.
"The entire film is [a tribute] to the original series or else Johnny Depp wouldn't be wearing his hair [the way the original Barnabas did] and Helena Bonham Carter [who plays Julia] wouldn't be wearing an orange wig," Scott says. "Our original show was a wonderful meld of romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and, indeed, comedy. The original DARK SHADOWS actors were aware that what we were doing was comedic, but we didn't play it that way. I hope this discourages [critics] who feel they have to take a cynical point of view. It doesn't reflect the intent of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, any of the producers or Warner Bros."
For other upcoming book signing appearances by Scott check out the actress' Web site.