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I’ve been a little remiss at posting here due to the recent issues I had with the images I posted from Tamara’s play. The thing that has been running through my mind is, “How to proceed in terms of bringing Tamara’s fans what they’ve come to expect here?” And with good reason. So I’ve been juggling the pros and the cons in figuring out how to balance the needs of this site as well as those of the original authors/photographers and such of the various things that make up a fan website. So what I’ve decided to do is change the policy here at TAMARA OBSCURA. From here on I will post the content in the gallery or media sites and include in the post or page the original source, therefore any complications can be addressed by the fact I have posted the original source as well as comply with the nature of what is termed “Fair Use” for the purpose of furthering the understanding and education of people on the career of Tamara Braun. So without further adieu. I have an interview with Tamara on a wide range of things. First is her play, TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER where she explains her character Woman. She then goes into the survival of the Soap Opera genre as well as her role in the groundbreaking storyline involving the first Same-Sex marriage on daytime. Tamara also gives us a bit of insight into why she became an actress. I have added the article to the press section as well as cited the original source. Below is a snippet of Tamara’s interview.

Phyllis: Do you prefer acting for television, film or for the stage? Do you prepare for one differently than the other?
Tamara: I like the subtleties that film and TV allow that theatre does not. The camera does not lie. It picks up thought and inner life. But with film you have to wait so long to see the final product. TV airs much quicker than film and daytime…such quick turnaround but often I was too busy to watch.

In theatre, the audience becomes another entity to your performance. You try and not let them change your performance but inevitably one is affected by it. We are affected by people’s energy in life so of course we will be affected in the theatre. If the audience is with you on a certain night it can propel your performance to great heights and if they are not really with you (and the cast takes it in) then unfortunately the performance can feel off…in terms of preferring one more than others… I like them all for the challenges that each bring.

Examiner.com

  • [ 001 ] PRESS: 04/26/2012 – TAMARA BRAUN TALKS TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, DAYS OF OUR LIVES AND AMC


Finally, OBSCURE MEDIA is back up and looking VERY fine. Hope you can begin watching your favourite Tamara Braun vids again.



According to Privacyprotect.org, they have stated this issue is closed. By the meaning of closed, they feel the situation has been resolved to their satisfaction. Therefore no action will be taken. This site will remain open. One thing I want to do publicly… I want to issue an apology to the photographer who felt I was infringing on his/her property. It was never my intent to hurt or insult this person. It was only my desire to bring these images to Tamara’s fans and spread the word about her play. It is my hope that I can continue to bring you the relevant things It was also never my intention to upset or disrespect Tamara. If I have, I am truly sorry. I’ve brought you thus far without further issue. thanks to all and everyone who emailed me or commented here on their support. It was very much appreciated.

Thanks and onwards.

Dianne



I’m aware of some hinky things that have been going on with the site’s two media sections at OBSCURE MEDIA and TAMARA SOAP MEDIA. Apparently my host is moving servers one…more…time so that the security of the sites will be guaranteed. Fly meet ointment. TAMARA SOAP MEDIA is back and looking familiar, OBSCURE MEDIA this site’s regular media section housing all other content such as Tamara’s film, television and interview work is decidedly not its top billing. The template has been returned, however, the videos are not… well… Tamara Braun-ish. I’ve got a ticket into my hosting service one…more…time to find out what is going on. I’ll let you know when I know something which should be around the time of the next ice age. It’s been a tough week.



Hi gang. I’m posting this to let you know that TAMARA OBSCURA despite my domain renewal may be shut down. I feel this might have something to do with the posting of the stills from Tamara’s play TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER. Apparently someone contacted where domains are held and said I violated their copyright. This stems from someone who said they’d been trying to contact me regarding an issue. I have received nothing from anyone regarding any image issue and I can state, I did not receive anything from this person regarding this issue. After six years of running this site, I cannot believe that it might be gone over an issue that no one contacted me about. There are three areas on this site where you can contact me and they are clearly listed in the bottom of the sidebar had anyone bothered to scroll. There is also a contact page where you can submit your questions or complaints. There is also the fact that my Twitter account, as well as my Facebook and Myspace accounts are clearly shown in the sidebar as alternate methods of contacting me. As of right now, I will be removing those photos from the gallery and the post has been deleted.



Tamara’s play TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER has its first review. The LA Times has given it a glowing review. See below with source credited. More below the cut:

Review: Tamara Braun in intimate ‘Tennessee in the Summer’

By Margaret Gray
April 18, 2012, 2:10 p.m.

If you’ve been struggling to dissuade your child from becoming a playwright, here’s an easy fix: Take the theatrically inclined scribbler to the Sidewalk Studio Theatre to see “Tennessee in the Summer,” Joe Besecker’s nightmarish portrait of the late-career Tennessee Williams, sweating, reminiscing, drinking and gulping Seconal pills in a New York City hotel room.

Besecker’s conceit is that Williams (the great Jack Heller) had an inner child — actually a young blond woman in a slip, played here by the slinky, sloe-eyed soap opera star Tamara Braun. As the lights come up, Williams hunches over his typewriter, surrounded by balled-up pages, while the blond sprawls on the bed, complaining of boredom and taunting Williams about his “recent string of box-office flops.” Eventually she lures a hustler (Robert Standley) into the room, effectively ending the workday.

“Woman,” as she is listed in the program, owes a great deal to Williams’ female characters, particularly Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” But she’s also a persuasive embodiment of that inner voice that can make the most successful existence an inescapable hell. At times her mockery becomes so vicious that I was tempted to grab a Seconal for myself. (The 33-seat space is very intimate. I essentially participated in the steamy sex scenes, staged fearlessly by director Sal Romeo.) But she can also be sympathetic, even loving, and in the most wrenching scene, when Williams’ brother Dakin (Standley again) tricks him into committing himself, she suffers alongside him.

Woman forces Williams to relive painful incidents from his past: encounters with his adored schizophrenic sister, Rose (Louise Davis), and pivotal moments in his 14-year romance with the muscular Frankie Merlo (Standley yet again). Davis is chilling as the mad, impish Rose, and also performs an unforgettable monologue as Williams’s equally crazy and far meaner mother, Edwina. The character of Frankie is the least well written, almost mawkish, and the point of his scenes seems to be to present Williams’ selfish, cruel side.

So vividly does this play depict a great writer’s misbehavior, isolation, terror and misery that even the most stage-struck youth in the audience is bound to fill out that law school application you brought along just in case.

SOURCE

Off to a good start. I’ve been combing the internet for any other reviews for the play. I’m so happy Tamara is getting good notices. As I’ve said before I’d kill to see this. There are three actors I’d love to see on stage, one of them is Tamara. The other two are David Strathairn who garnered himself an Oscar Nomination for his role as Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney’s Good Night And Good Luck and who is returning for season two of the SyFy channel’s breatkout series Alphas and the other is Keir Dullea who I’ve created a site for and who starred as astronaut Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick’s amazing work of art 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Keir founded a theatre group with his late wife, Susie, for helping talent both young and old to hone their crafts with script-in-hand readings of various plays. I’d love to see either of these three in something before I keel over. That would be the dream at least.



I wanted to make sure this was seen. I’ve put up a new page regarding Copyrights and Disclaimers. It can be read here:

DISCLAIMERS & COPYRIGHTS

The reason I’m posting this is because I want it known as I’ve posted in the disclaimer section in the sidebar that I do not own anything. What I’ve found on the internet is subject to the same laws I’ve posted here and that is the FAIR USE law or what is also known as CREATIVE COMMONS. The meaning of CREATIVE COMMONS is listed below.

The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.

Source

I am not saying that I own anything unless it has my name attached to it such as the tribute section or any synopsis created for Tamara’s films or her television work. There have been some instances where I have been granted permission such as in the gallery section under LITTLE CHENIER where I was granted permission to post certain pictures by Stafford Scott who was attached to the film. All other content I again claim under FAIR USE and CREATIVE COMMONS for educational purposes and to advance the knowledge of Tamara Braun and her work in its totality. Where I have been contacted to remove images, I have done so.



Happy Birthday Tamara! As we all know, Tamara was born on this day 41 years ago in a small village named Evanston. From there she journeyed out into the world to give us her talent and her beauty both internal and external. On behalf of TAMARA OBSCURA, OBSCURE MEDIA and TAMARA SOAP MEDIA I’m wishing a happy and wonderful day for our girl. Hoping she spends it with the people and puppy who mean the most to her. Thank you Tamara for all you’ve brought to our lives and for what you will bring. It’s been a joy thus far. Continued good wishes for a successful run of TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER.



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