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Upcoming Appearances and Projects

Earl Hamner Storyteller

Earl Hamner, the creative force behind The Waltons and Falcon Crest, is the subject of a new documentary titled Earl Hamner Storyteller.

David Selby is among the many actors who were interviewed for the film. David first worked on an Earl Hamner project when he appeared in an episode of The Waltons as Olivia Walton's art teacher in the 1970s. (View screen grabs in the Photos section of the site.) He teamed up with Hamner in the 1980s as Richard Channing on Falcon Crest. (Images are available in the Photos section.) 

On Friday, February 6, a private screening of Earl Hamner Storyteller was held at UCLA, and David Selby attended along with numerous actors from The Waltons, Falcon Crest, and other Earl Hamner projects. Photographs are featured on the Earl Hamner Storyteller Facebook page. The image embedded above features David Selby, Earl Hamner, Susan Sullivan, and William R. Moses.

Information about pre-ordering a DVD of Earl Hamner Storyteller is posted here

New Books

Light and Shadows by David SelbyLook for two new books by David Selby to be available in the near future.

Promises of Love
, a work of fiction, is scheduled for a March 20 release. Paperback copies may be pre-orded from Amazon. For a very limited time, the Kindle version of the novel is available for immediate download for only 99 cents.

Here is a description of the book from the publisher, Headline Books:

A product of usually beautiful but sometimes cruel southern Appalachia, Daniel Friend overcomes poverty, abuse, and personal tragedy to establish an identity. Inspired by the strength and love of his older sister, he realizes the power of Promises of Love by David Selbyeducation to lead him to a life he has imagined for himself--the pinnacle of his ambition is to graduate from Harvard University. That he does not get this opportunity, devastating as it is to his life plan, does not prevent him from becoming a beloved doctor, loving husband and father. Although well-meaning, he stumbles in his relationship with his two children as he tries to interject his own preferences into their lives. A deeply felt story of love, the novel examines the boundaries of a family, of its secrets, of the complex web family relationships can weave. Finally, the novel examines the damage that abandonment, poverty, and childhood neglect can do to a human personality, damage that sometimes cannot be overcome.

Light and Shadows, which collects the poems/songs that David has performed at recent Dark Shadows gatherings, is also in the works. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Dark Shadows: The Best of Quentin

MPI Home Video has announced that it will be releasing a "Best of Quentin" Dark Shadows DVD compilation later this year as part of its Dark Shadows: The Greatest Episodes collection. An Anqelique compilation is also planned. "Best of Barnabas" and "Fan Favorites" DVD compilations were released in 2012.

The "Best of Quentin" DVD is slated to include the following episodes:

#694: In 1969, the Collins family abandons Collinwood, which is haunted by the ghost of Quentin Collins.
#714: In the year 1897, Quentin learns his family's fate with the reading of his grandmother's will.
#722: Angelique resurrects Quentin as a zombie, who then possesses young Jamison.
#786: Under a werewolf curse, Quentin recites “Shadows of the Night” in Charity Trask's nightmare.
#836: In 1969, the ghost of Beth Chavez reveals how Quentin died in 1897.
#905: Closely resembling Quentin, Grant Douglas appears in Collinsport, suffering from amnesia.
#984: During Parallel Time 1970, Quentin and his bride Maggie struggle with the supernatural.
#1065: In 1995. Barnabas Collins and Dr. Julia Hoffman discover Quentin has gone insane.
#1129: In 1840, Quentin reveals to Barnabas the history of the evil warlock Judah Zachary.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

EqualsEquals

David Selby has signed on to appear in Equals, an upcoming futuristic film from producer Ridley Scott, director Drake Doremus, and writer Nathan Parker. Filming took place in Japan and Singapore in the summer of 2014. Other performers attached to the project include Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men), and Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3).

According to Variety, "Equals is set in a world where there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone: SOS, or Switched-On-Syndrome, activating depression, sensitivity, fear, love — and once a person is overtaken, they are sent away and never seen again." 

Additional information about the film will be posted as it becomes available. It should be released in 2015.

  

New Releases

Are You Here

Are You HereDavid Selby appears in Are You Here (originally titled You Are Here).

The feature film directorial debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, Are You Here focuses on childhood buddies who return home when one of them inherits a large sum of money upon the death of his estranged father.

Are You Here stars Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Owen Wilson.

The film debuted in theaters and on demand on August 22, 2014. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2014 and is available through online retailers such as Amazon.

David is featured in the film's trailer. He is also featured in a recently released clip from the movie.

New Dark Shadows Audio Dramas from Big Finish

Dark Shadows BloodlustDavid continues to reprise the role of Quentin Collins in Big Finish's ongoing series of new Dark Shadows audio dramas.

Dark Shadows Bloodlust, a full-cast audio drama due out in January 2015, marks a new approach for the audio drama series. Bloodlust is a 13-part serial. To recreate the feel of the original daily soap opera, it is initially being released as a twice-weekly download. Box sets collecting all of the episodes will be available following the original online run of the serial.

Dark Shadows: Bloodlust features original Dark Shadows series cast members Jerry Lacy, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby, and Marie Wallace. David's son, Jamison Selby, also joins the cast.

Want to discuss Bloodlust as the episodes are released with other Dark Shadows fans? Be sure to visit the Big Finish Dark Shadows Forum.


Listen to the trailer for Dark Shadows: Bloodlust below. Click the links above to visit the Big Finish site and listen to trailers from other productions.

 

Recent Appearances and Projects

2014 Dark Shadows Festival Weekend

The 2014 Dark Shadows Festival Weekend was held on June 28 and 29 in Tarrytown, New York. David Selby attended. Other original series cast members on the guest list included Lara Parker, Christopher Pennock, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Sharon Smyth, James Storm, and Marie Wallace. Nancy Barrett was unable to attend due to a family obligation. John Karlen was unable to attend due to health issues but he recorded a video greeting to be shown in his absence.

The festivities began on Saturday, June 28, at Lyndhurst, the home used as Collinwood in the first two Dark Shadows films, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows. David presented a musical tribute to the fans accompanied by his wife, Chip, on piano and by James Storm on guitar. Other events included a charity auction and a cast reunion and Q & A session. Prior to his performance, David was available for autographs inside the stables. Following his on-stage events and a small gathering inside the mansion, he was available for autographs at a table outside the stables, and he stayed until the line ended.

On Sunday, June 29, events moved to the DoubleTree Tarrytown Hotel. The day was scheduled to begin with a luncheon with the Dark Shadows actors and to conclude with autographs. David arrived early to sign autographs before the luncheon in order to accommodate as many fans as possible. The luncheon program included a musical performance by James Storm and a comic book reading by Christopher Pennock. Following the luncheon, David signed autographs alongside his castmates.

Unfortunately, over the course of the weekend, several of David's books sold out. If you were unable to attend the event or attended and were not able to get the books that you wanted, please visit the Books section of this site. Books sold through this site are signed by David, and he will personalize them to whomever you specify when you order.

Thank you to the event organizers and to everyone who attended this event.

 

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

David Selby reunited with his Falcon Crest co-star Susan Sullivan in a production of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The play was directed by Robin Larsen.

A Delicate Balance
premiered in 1966, and Albee received the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes for this play. Upper-middle-class couple Agnes and Tobias and Agnes' sister Claire find their lives disrupted by the arrival of unexpected guests. Susan and David portrayed Agnes and Tobias.

Production photographs from the play are posted on the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Facebook page.

The play opened on April 26 May 3 and closed on June 15.

David and Susan previously appeared together on stage in a performance of A. R. Gurney's Love Letters at the Apollo Theatre in Martinsburg, West Virginia in October 2003.

Read what the reviewers said about A Delicate Balance:

Additional media coverage:

  • Riefe, Jordan. '"Falcon Crest' Stars Reunited But Still Squabbling in Edward Albee's 'A Delicate Balance.'" The Hollywood Reporter 8 May 2014.

On Thursday, May 22, David Selby and Susan Sullivan appeared on Good Day L.A. to discuss A Delicate Balance.

In early January 2015, ArtsinLa.com announced the winners of its annual Sage Awards. A Delicate Balance was recognized with six awards for direction, sets, and lighting as well as performances by O-Lan Jones, David Selby, Susan Sullivan.

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the L.A. Drama Critics Circle announced that A Delicate Balance is one of three nominees for the McCulloh Award for Revival, an award recognizing plays written between 1920 and 1980. The 46th Annual L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards will be presented on Monday, March 16, 2015.