My Shadowed Past
protests and Dark Shadows.
In My Shadowed Past, actor-writer David Selby reflects on a
pivotal time in his life and career— a turbulent and vital period in the
1960s when America was experiencing profound social and political
It was an era in which civil rights marches and anti-war rallies were
rampant as the youth movement organized in the streets and on campuses
across the nation, demonstrating for peace and equality.
In the midst of the turmoil and tension was a daily afternoon escape—an
opportunity to become drawn into a Gothic world of fantasy, suspense and
romance on the ABC-TV serial Dark Shadows.
Selby joined the cast in 1968 as the mysterious Quentin Collins, and
now, four decades later, documents the ongoing devotion to Dark
Shadows and its special historical context.
My Shadowed Past features previously unpublished photographs.
"It is the freshest and most intelligent behind-the-scenes dissection of
that show's background I've ever come across." — James Hoover