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I'm Mark & I've Been a Fame fan since 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show and is a place to share music, videos and pictures. To contact me please send emails to: mark1814uk@googlemail.com

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Billy Hufsey Soap Opera Digest Article


Billy Hufsey article from Soap Opera Digest 1989 revelaing the story behind Billy's departure and return to U.S. Sop Opera Days of Our Lives.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Janet Jackson MTV Rockumentary 1990 Part 4

MTV Rockumentary on Janet Jackson from 1990 charting her career up to the release of the Rhythm Nation 1814 album. This is Part 4.


Fame Top Ten Things I Love No 4!

At number 4 on my count down of the top 10 things I love about Fame is "Emotional Connection":

As a teenager back in the 80s watching "Fame" was the first time I'd ever felt some kind of emotional connection a TV show. Naturally, I'd enjoyed TV programmes before that, but never felt the same kind of connection that I did with "Fame".

I think there was an obvious connection between the cast and this spilled over into their characters and in turn the audience felt that connection too.

These characters felt like friends and so I cared what happened in their lives and the things that affected their dreams of becoming stars.


The energy of the show particularly in the first season had me hooked and left me feeling happy and excited. It was almost like a natural high that the show left us with, which was hard to resist.

The stories themselves had a real emotional impact. I will always remember the look on Doris' face when she hears the tape of the teachers meeting in "To Soar and Never Falter", discussing Kathy's medical condition. There were no words in the scene but the emotion is very clear and we worry about Doris' being upset about her friend.

In "A Special Place" the performance of "Starmaker" is very powerful and it was me seeing Leroy wiping tears away from his eyes that made me feel it was okay to be upset too. If Leroy this tough street wise guy could show emotion then it was okay for me too.

The emotional connectionis there through out the 6 seasons, although I always found it difficult to connect to the latter characters that joined in the final year. However seeing the original characters return for the final episode and everyone together singing fame is a very emotional moment.

Today, nearly 30 years later, that emotional connection is still so very strong to the show and all of the cast.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Michael Cerveris Broadway 1994 Interview

1994 Interview With Michael Cerveris during his time playing Tommy on Broadway. Interesting to hear that he originally signed a 3 year contract for "Fame". I'm not sure I could imagine what seasons 7 & 8 might have bee like!


To read the Interview click the link below:
https://sites.google.com/site/famemoviesandtvseriesdirectory/michael-cerveris-interview-1994

Erica Gimpel Late Late Show Interview 2010 Part 2

Erica Gimpel Interview on Ireland's Late Late Show from January 2010 Part 2 of 2. I have previously posted a link to this interview for people to watch but now it's available to download. With thanks to Derek.

To download the video click the link below:
http://www.mediafire.com/?fntq35h2ayu1w1c


Friday, 18 February 2011

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Erica Gimpel Late Late Show Interview 2010 Part 1

Erica Gimpel Interview on Ireland's Late Late Show from January 2010 Part 1 of 2.
I have previously posted a link to this interview for people to watch but now it's available to download. With thanks to Derek.

To download the video click the link below:
http://www.mediafire.com/?cy944q31sjaq8ic


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Janet Jackson MTV Rockumentary 1990 Part 3

MTV Rockumentary on Janet Jackson from 1990 charting her career up to the release of the Rhythm Nation 1814 album. This is Part 3.


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Debbie Allen Golden Globe Award 1983


Debbie Allen wins the 1983 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series.

To download the video click the link below:
http://www.mediafire.com/?er6lpn440n59001



Friday, 11 February 2011

Janet Jackson MTV Rockumentary 1990 Part 2


MTV Rockumentary on Janet Jackson from 1990 charting her career up to the release of the Rhythm Nation 1814 album. This is Part 2.


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Fame Movie I Love The 80s 3D

From "I Love The 80s 3D", Fame Movie segment from "I Love 1980"

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Fame Director Harry Harris Emmy Awards 1982


Fame director Harry Harris wins best director award at the 1982 Emmy Awards for "To Soar and Never Falter"

Monday, 7 February 2011

Janet Jackson Live in Manila and European Tour Dates



Janet Jackson's Up Close and Personal Tour kicked off in Manila last Friday Night. The set list was:

Opening Janet video montage
Go Deep Video - Dedication to Manila

(Janet enters the stage from the aisle)

Opening Medley
Pleasure Principle
Control
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Feedback

Medley
You Want This
Alright
Miss You Much
Nasty

Ballad Medley
Nothing
Come Back To Me
Let's Wait Awhile
Again

Interlude
Days Go By

Medley
Doesn't Really Matter
Escapade
Love Will Never Do (Without You)
When I Think Of You
All For You

That's The Way Love Goes

Interlude
What About
Black Cat

Medley
If
Scream
Rhythm Nation

Interlude
In Complete Darkness

Final Medley
Make Me
Together Again




Also the first European dates of the tour have been announced:

PARIS
June 26th, 27th, 28th
Venue: Olympia


LONDON
June 30th, July 2nd, July 3rd
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

MONTE CARLO
July 8th, 9th
Venue: Sporting Club

Ticketing information will be posted soon.


Friday, 4 February 2011

Fame TV Series I Love the 80s Strikes Back

From MTV's "I Love The 80s Strikes Back", the Fame TV series segment from I love 1982.

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Nia Peeples Fit and Flirting with 50!


Nia Peeples in action through out each decade of her life.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Valerie Landsburg Talks about Doris


2004 audio interview recording where Valerie Landsburg discusses the Character of Doris on Fame.

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Janet Jackson MTV Rockumentary 1990 Part 1

MTV Rockumentary on Janet Jackson from 1990 charting her career up to the release of the Rhythm Nation 1814 album.


Irene Cara Fame Live


Irene Cara performs the Fame Theme live from a 1985 Japanese concert.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Fame News!

I can't believe we are into February already!

With Valentine's Day on February 14th, this is the month of Love. As the Christmas songs post went down very well I thought this month I'd post some 80s love songs, along with out usual mix of videos, interviews and episodes. We have some great award footage and U.K. newspaper articles from the 80s.



The episode of the month is "Wishes" from Season 4 and posts for that start on Monday.




Janet Jackson' book "True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself" is due for release in America on February 15th. Pre-order now at Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/True-You-Journey-Finding-Yourself/dp/1416587241/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296502401&sr=8-1


Janet's UP Close and Personal Tour starts this month. She will be meeting 20 fans at each concert. If anyone meets Janet, goes to a show, has any video or photos they want to share then please get in touch. Speaking of Janet this month with have the MTV Rockumentary from 1990. Posts for that start tomorrow.


Happy Valentines everyone!

Out Here On My Own Flute Instrumental

An Instrumental version of "Out Here On My Own" played on the flute.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?r5dwq552l8dd473


Cynthia Gibb Snakkle Interview




Snakkle Interview with Cynthia gibb discussing her career.



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Thanks to Kim for sending this to me.

Debbie Allen Atlanta & Company interview

Debbie Allen Interview on Atlanta & Company 2010