July 28, 2008 - Pauline Clarkson
One of the notable things about Strange Paradise was its attention to period detail. Although the series only featured brief segments from the past, there were several costumes created for each sequence. At right is a photgraph of hair stylist Pauline Clarkson modeling a dress later worn by actress Tudi Wiggins when she played the character of Helena Raleigh.


July 21, 2008 - Kittaning, PA Simpson Leader Times 7.5.69
This week's archive item is a brief article from the Kittaning, PA Simpson Leader Times from July of 1969, giving a brief introduction to Strange Paradise. The show would premiere just two months later, one month ahead of its Canadian debut.




July 14, 2008 - Rehearsal Shot

This week's archive features a shot of David Wells in rehearsal, taken in the drawing room of Desmond Hall. The photo shows David, in character as Cort, memorizing lines from his script.


July 7, 2008 - Strange Paradise Scheduling Memo
At right is a memo from Doug Nixon, CBC Director of Entertainment Programs, to Norn Garriock, CBC Director of TV Network Planning, regarding the start date for Strange Paradise. As the memo states, Strange Paradise was originally scheduled to begin on October 13, 1969, but was postponed one week due to coverage od the World Series.


JULY 2008