Monday, April 20, 2009

ATWT FLASHBACK

The article is a rehash of the same old, same old. But the photo is to die for!



Zsa Zsa Gabor guested on As The World Turns in 1981 as Lydia Marlowe, sister of Miranda Marlowe (played by Elaine Princi, who would go on to sub for Robin Strasser as Dorian on OLTL), the exotic, European drug smuggler who married... Bob Hughes?

Of her brief visit to Oakdale, Gabor observed, "I never have worked so hard and fast in all my life. I just hope I looked OK."

Pictured with Gabor above is a very, very young Anthony Herrera (James). James was smuggling contraband Egyptian jewels through his then-wife, Barbara's, store, Fashions. When that didn't prove to be adequately lucrative, he added drugs to his repertoire. When the organization he was working for threatened James' life (yes, boys and girls, there was a time when James Stenbeck was actually scared of someone else), he tried to turn state's evidence by taping his conversations with Miranda. This story ultimately led to the syndicate's kingpin, the infamous Mr. Big, and, in a roundabout way, to Tom and Margo's romance. (Full story, here.)

4 comments:

schiffeg68 said...

I really want James Stenbeck to come back [from the dead - again] and clean up this mess he started.

schiffeg68 said...

>>>>>James was smuggling contraband Egyptian jewels through his then-wife, Barbara's, store, Fashions.<<<<<

Sounds familiar/similar.

nancyd said...

I want James back too and don't for a second believe he's dead lol. But on a return, I want him heavily involved with Barbara in a story. They're too great together to not revisit their history and their love/hate relationship.

What a wonderful pic! Thanks for posting!

Will you be posting pics from the ATWT luncheon? Pretty please :)

Oakdalian said...

"I really want James Stenbeck to come back [from the dead - again] and clean up this mess he started."

If mess means siring Paul, then I agree, the cleanup is long overdue. As Cliff Huxtable said to Theo, "I brought you in this world, and I'll take you out."
TAKE HIM OUT, JAMES.
I can't stomach anymore of Roger Howarth phoning in his portrayal of Paul.