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2006 Fest Photos -- David Selby

Dark Shadows Festival Labor Day Weekend 2003
"Return to Collinwood" Radio Play, DS Fest 2003
Fest 2004 -- Lyndhurst
Fest 2004 -- Miscellaneous Actors Talks
Fest 2004 -- John Karlen's Sunday Afternoon Talk
Fest 2004 -- David Selby's Talk (avaliable light shots)
Fest 2004 -- David Selby's Talk (digital shots)
Fest 2004 -- Audio play "The House" (#1 -- avaliable light shots)
Fest 2004 -- Audio play "The House"(#2 digital shots)
DS Hollywood Weekend 2005 Pictures from Autograph Sessions
DS Hollywood Weekend 2005 Cast Reunion
DS Hollywood Weekend 2005 -- "Vengeance at Collinwood"
2006 Fest Pictures -- The Collinwood Drawing Room Set
2006 Fest Photos -- Marie Wallace
2006 Fest Photos -- Jerry Lacy
2006 Fest Photos -- Betsy Durkin
2006 Fest Photos -- Lara Parker at autograph session
Lara Parker and John Karlen
2006 Fest Photos -- Donna McKechnie
KLS & Conard Fowlkes
2006 Fest Photos -- David Selby
2006 Fest Photos: Cast Reunion
Lara Parker as Mrs. Scrooge (December 2007) -- Photographs
Mrs. Scrooge: Part One -- Manhattan Melodrama
Mrs. Scrooge: Part Two -- The Play's the Thing
Mrs. Scrooge: Part Three -- The Audience Speaks Back
Burbank Fest August 2008 -- Jonathan Frid
Burbank Fest August 2008 -- Robert Cobert
Burbank Fest August 2008 -- Sy Tomashoff and Big Finish
Burbank Fest, August 2008 --Performance of unaired episode from the Adam storyline
Burbank Fest August 2008 - Misc Cast Reunion & David Selby

Instead of the usual Q & A during his talk, David Selby chose instead to read from his book,"A Better Place". The passages he chose were specifically exerpts about his father, who had died the week before. These photos are taken during that reading.

A great deal has to be said for the fact that David Selby came to the fest at all under those circumstances. No one with any sense would have faulted him if he had chosen to cancel his appearance. But not only didn't he cancel, but the first night he participated in a tribute to Dan Curtis, which must also have been a difficult task. Then, the reading about his father.

I've spoken elsewhere about my first fest in 2003, and how Selby's few words about 9/11 and request for a moment of silence affected me at that time. It was that act that gave me the utmost respect for him not only as an actor, but as a person. I see this as something in the same vein; something that was probably very difficult on a personal level, but something he must have felt very strongly that he needed to do.

Doing the right thing under difficult circumstances is becoming a rare trait these days. And, given that Selby is a favorite target of attack -- along with Lara Parker -- by some who feel that they rate more attention than they have gotten from actors at Festivals, I thought that his dignity and grace under these difficult circumstances deserved to be pointed out.

Jim Pierson introducing Selby







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