Johnny and Maeve Ryan
Bernard Barrow and Helen Gallagher) do a mad Irish jig to the tuneful music of the Irish
lassie's fiddle. the entire cast has to learn how to do the jig. It wasn't easy, but it as
a lot of fun once they learned how.
St. Patrick's Day: An
Affair To Remember!
Above & Below: Pat
and Maeve Ryan (Malcolm Groome and Helen) tried to cheer up little Johnny Ryan with, first
, a bottle (in which we hope there was milk, not beer!) and then with a morsel of
cheese. Jadrian is an adorable little boy, but one in front of the cameras, he does get
just a tiny bit tearful. Come now, that's no way for a future star to act!
Delia Reid Ryan (Ilene Kristen)
wasn't too happy at the St. Patrick's Day. She glumly look on as Johnny and Maeve prepare
to dance up a storm. Delia later found solace in the arms of her lover, and her husband's
arch enemy, Dr. Roger Coleridge.
Three TV cameras were
constantly moving around the sets to get the proper camera angle. During a break, Mary,
Pat, Frank, and little Johnny Ryan (Kate Mulgrew, Malcolm, Michael Hawkins, and Jadrian)
had a chance to relax before the next scene.
Mary Ryan (Kate) and Jack
Fenelli (Michael Levin) wait for their cues before the taping begins. Their torrid romance
on RH ranks among the greatest love stories on daytime TV.
Michael Levin takes some time out from his role as a
newspaperman to relax and play some cards with the boys on the set. And judging from that
grin, he has a very good poker hand!
On-screen, Delia (Ilene) has a
stormy relationship with Frank (Michael) and a hot affair going with Roger (Ron Hale).
Off-screen, they're all good friends.
The show's two villains, Nick
Szabo (Michael Fairman) and Roger (Ron) both have a witty sense of humor are are always
teasing each other. Mike is drawing caricatures of the cast which he plans to present to
the show's creators, Paul Avila Mayer and Claire Labine.
As a touch New York City detective, Bob Reid (Earl
Hindman) is nobody to fool with, as he proves with a typical scow. In real life, Earl is
just a sweetie pie!
Faith Catlin (Faith Coleridge) wasn't involved in filming
the St. Paddy's Day celebration, but she visited the set to watch the shenanigans. She's
dating Somerset star Gary Swanson, but she's had tons of trouble and tragedy in
her role on Ryan's Hope.
Michael Hawkins was almost written off the show earlier
this year. Michael was having a tough time doing both his daytime role and a nighttime
play. But his role as Frank Ryan proved so popular that Michael's character can look
forward to a long political career.
And now, time out for a little loving! Feeling
terribly neglected by her husband Frank Delia arrived at Roger's apartment for a little
comfort. Left: Roger helped her relax by giving her a sensuous foot massage. Below
left: Trying to make Delia even more comfortable, he loosened her blouse as she
unbuttoned his shirt. Below right: That soon led to some hanky-panky. And, of
course, that led straight to Roger's bed! These love scene look passionate and
easy to do, but it takes timing and careful movements--just like the real thing,
supposedly . . . .