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December 30, 1999 - I added videocaps of "Back Talk," courtesy of Laura. To view these photos, go to The Complete Frasier Episode Guide and click on "Season 7."


December 28, 1999 - I added 9 more videocaps of "The Fight Before Christmas," courtesy of Laura. To view these photos, go to The Complete Frasier Episode Guide and click on "Season 7."


December 27, 1999 - According to this week's Canadian TV Guide, this is David Hyde Pierce's response to what he planned to do on New Year's Eve: "I've talked with friends and I've decided it would be a good idea to not be travelling, not on a boat crossing the international dateline, and not be in Times Square with every other person in New York. I might change my mind, but it's more relaxing at home. I also think the whole millennium thing will make a good story-line for Frasier. We should get some mileage out of that."

Also I just posted videocaptures of "The Fight Before Christmas," courtesy of Laura. To view these photos, go to The Complete Frasier Episode Guide and click on "Season 7."


December 26, 1999 - In the US, FOX stations are airing "Wolf" starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 8 p.m. DHP has the role as Roy, Jack Nicholson's underling in this movie. To read more information about and reviews of this movie, click here.


December 24, 1999 - DHP and Jane Leeves did an interview with ETOnline about the upcoming arc in the Niles and Daphne saga that gives some insight into the characters. To read the interview, click here.


December 23, 1999 - DHP and John Mahoney are scheduled to participate in reading of Kevin Crowley's play "Disgruntled Employees" at Nordhoff High School to benefit the Ojai Playwrights Conference on January 22, 2000. Peter Strauss and Christine Estabrook are also scheduled to read. Tickets are $50 and can be ordered by calling 640-0400. DHP appeared in this benefit in January 1999 as a one eyed jester.


December 17, 1999 - The funds have been donated and the drawing has been completed for the 2nd Annual Holiday Raffle. To see if you are among the prize winners, click here.


December 15, 1999 - Just in case you thought I was slacking off on my duties as webmaster, I assure you I'm not :) I just spent the past couple of days reading through the ENTIRE LA Times Archives for all DHP related articles (over 140 in all) and updated the "Appearances & News" sections with new dates and information.

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December 14, 1999 - The raffle is officially over. Thanks go out to all of you who participated to help raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association in David's honor. I will soon be posting the list of winners and their prizes so please stay tuned!!!

Speaking of helping out worthy causes... I know that this has absolutely nothing to do with DHP, but I recently became aware of a wonderful organization called "Locks of Love." It is a non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged kids with long-term medical hair loss. If you have or are thinking of cutting your hair (at least 10 inches), please think about donating it to this worthy cause. For more information on this and other ways to help, please go to locksoflove.org.


December 13, 1999 - Great news!!! I know that there is still one day left of the raffle, but so far, it's been an overwhelming success. We have raised over $500 for the Alzheimer's Association and received over 50 cards to forward to DHP. If I haven't said it before, I'll say it now... DHP is lucky to have the best fans in the world. But then again, maybe it isn't luck. You know what they say, birds of a feather, flock together :) Go ahead, pat yourselves on the back. You truly deserve it.


December 8, 1999 - I just posted DHP's interview in this week's issue of Toronto Sun's TV Magazine Dec. 5-11, 1999. To view the interview, click here. Thanks go out to Katie for scanning these and sending them to me.


December 7, 1999 - Time is ticking away, if you would like to participate in the raffle but have yet to mail your donations and/or Christmas card, please do so in the next day or two. Everything must reach Lana in Canada by December 14 AT THE LATEST!!! To find out more info, click here.

Only 2 days left until Daphne finds out!!!


December 4, 1999 - NBC started airing the new commercial for the upcoming 2 weeks of "Frasier" episodes that N/D fans have been waiting for forever :) Only 5 more days left!!!


December 1, 1999 - New items have just been added to the Prize list for the DHP/Alzheimer's Association Holiday Raffle. If you would like to do a good deed by helping to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association, purchasing a raffle ticket. However, you better get a move on as there is less than a week left. To find out more info, click here.


November 30, 1999 - The new commercial for Drugstore.com that DHP does the voice for is currently airing on the radio. In it, DHP tells a story of trying to buy a Christmas gift for his mother as a child and being beaten over the head with a bubble bath shaped like a cat by some grandmother at the store and saying that if you want to avoid the holiday rush and a trip to the emergency room to shop online :)

There are several other new batches of the Drugstore.com commercials are running on the radio so keep your ears open.


November 29, 1999 - A trailer for DHP's new film "Isn't She Great" is now available online. To see it, click here.


November 26, 1999 - Scans of episode pics from season 6 and 5 of Frasier have just been posted in the Complete Frasier Episode Guide. Thanks go out to Jen for scanning the pics for me.


November 25, 1999 - I just posted a new pic of DHP from this year's Ovation Awards in the DHP photo, awards section.


November 24, 1999 - Important News... Yesterday, I went to the filming of THE episode of Frasier that will change the face of "Frasier" as we know it... YES, Daphne knows!!! If you want to read spoilers for this episode, check out my Frasier Spoilers Page.

Also DHP is featured in In Style's "Shining Stars" section for celebrities who have made an incredible amount of effort for worthy causes. I've scanned the article. To read, click here. There are also new pics of DHP in the DHP photo section.


November 19, 1999 - I just typed up DHP's letter to Christopher Reeve after his accident. It is one of the featured letters in Dana Reeve's book "Care Packages."


November 18, 1999 - Yet another emcee job for DHP: On November 13, "Memories are Made of This Gala" was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs to benefit the Coachella Valley Branch of the Alzheimer's Association to celebrate the first anniversary of their local office and remembering the great songs and performers of the 20th Century. Media Corporate Sponsor was KESQ-TV. Star-studded guest list included Maureen Reagan, Shelley Fabares, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of Rita Hayworth), Mike Farrell, Jane Wyman and Jerome Stone, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of the Alzheimer1s Association. David Hyde-Pierce emceed and Jim Bailey, a desert favorite, appeared as Judy Garland. Thanks to Michele for finding this bit of info.


November 15, 1999 - On any normal Tuesday, they would be filming but DHP along with the rest of the "Frasier" cast is set to attend the premiere of the Moss Hart comedy "Light Up the Sky" at the Pasadena Playhouse on November 16 to show support for their "Frasier" friends. The play is directed by David Lee, the co-creator of "Frasier," stars "Frasier" alum Dan Butler ("Bulldog") and Patrick Kerr ("Noel"), and the set is designed by Roy Christopher, who does the set design for "Frasier." The filming for the week was moved to Wednesday.


November 11, 1999 - Thanks to Michele, pics from the benefit staged reading of "A Royal Affaire" by DHP and Sharon Stone from October 18, 1998 have been found. To see the pics, click here.

Also a letter written by DHP is featured in a new book by Dana Reeve of letters received by her husband, Christopher Reeve after his accident. DHP once understudied Christopher Reeve: "every one of your friends, colleagues and fans is breathing right along with you" in support. I'll post the text of the letter as soon as I get a chance.

A couple of new pics have been posted in the Awards section of the DHP Photos.


November 9, 1999 - DHP attended The 1999 Theatre LA Ovation Awards last night. For more information on the Ovation awards with a couple of references to DHP, click here.


November 7, 1999 - The 1999 Theatre LA Ovation Awards will be held Monday, November 9, 1999 evening at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, CA. Scheduled to attend are: Annette Benning, Warren Beatty, David Hyde Pierce, Angela Basset, Scott Wolf, Paul Stanley, Carol Channing, Bea Arthur, Portia De Rossi, Crystal Bernard, Garry Marshall, Faith Ford, Morgan Fairchild, Sharon Lawrence, Alfred Molina, and more. Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Jen has created a wonderful DHP screensaver for fans. To download, click here.


November 5, 1999 - To see an interview with DHP at the Jodie Foster Benefit courtesy of Hollywood.com - Movie News (Video Headlines), click here. (Note: Quicktime version seems to work the best)


November 3, 1999 - An old article about the shooting of Frasier's 100th episode in Seattle from the Seattle Times (September 9, 1997) was found by the fabulous Michele :) To see the article, click here.

There is a new address for Lana's DHP mailing list. The list has been in operation since December of '97. If you would like to join more than 160 of your fellow DHP fans in discussing his work, please contact Lana at lanzie@sympatico.ca. Hope to see you on the list!


October 28, 1999 - David sent a thank you note for the various list members' sponsorship of Dawn Marie for the Los Angeles Memory Walk on October 2.

Remember, even though the Memory Walk only happens once a year, the Alzheimer's Association accepts volunteers and donations year round. If you'd like to find out what you can do to help, please contact your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.


October 27, 1999 - "Mating Habits of Earthbound Humans" will be out on video on November 30 so check your local videostores.

I just added new pics in the DHP Photo Page so check it out.

Also, if you want to read the synopses of the upcoming Frasier episodes, go to the Upcoming Spoilers page.


October 25, 1999 - DHP participated in a charity in Santa Barbara called the Millennium Mask Project by creating a mask speckled with colors entitled "Dots Enough." Some of the masks donated will hang in the Contemporary Arts Forum in Paseo Nuevo mall. Others will be in a traveling exhibit around town. Some will be sold on eBay and others displayed in Nordstrom's windows. Most will be part of a four-week silent auction to raise money for Hospice Services of Santa Barbara, an organization that provides home care for dying patients. For more information, click here.


October 24, 1999 - Just a little tidbit:   When asked "what was your most memorable costume?" DHP's response was "The Wolf Man." - Entertainment Weekly (October 29, 1999)


October 23, 1999 - This is not directly related to DHP, per se, but since Alzheimer's is a cause near and dear to DHP's heart (and mine), I thought I'd post some recent breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research here. A few weeks ago I posted on the mailing lists that studies conducted at Johns Hopkins found that taking an aspirin and drinking a glass of red wine every day reduces the symptoms of those suffering from the disease and may even delay the onset in others not yet affected with the disease. Further research needs to be done, but definitely a good preliminary sign. Now, the magazine "Science" reports that researchers have just isolated the key enzyme that causes Alzheimer's disease. Of course, drugs to prevent the disease are still years off but it looks like they are making great headway. If you'd like to help in speeding up the process, please donate your time, effort, and funds to the Alzheimer's Association. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.


October 21, 1999 - The DHP interview from September 27, 1999 that was posted on sfgate.com was just been transcribed. To read the transcript, click here. In addition, I've put together a Transcript Archive that lists the various transcriptions of DHP interviews that are available on my site as well as some others.


October 19, 1999 - According to The Hollywood Reporter, the high society Cushing sisters of New York are the focal point of a new movie being developed by Rita Wilson with Lifetime Television. A script being written by Susan Gauthier is expected to be complete in December. Wilson would executive produce along with Michael Besman and would star as Barbara (Babe) Cushing Mortimer, who married CBS founder William Paley in 1947. Greg Gugliotta and Shanna Tyndall are attached as producers. Although no casting has begun, sources said Wilson has talked with Kate Capshaw about a role and with David Hyde Pierce about playing Truman Capote. (Scott Hettrick and Thom Geier) Thanks to Michele for this info.


October 16, 1999 - I just added a guestbook to eunice's DHP page after almost 8 months online :) so if you've been a visitor to the website in the past, please let me know what you think of the page by signing in. Thanks.

Also, I've made updates (too numerous to list individually) to the links provided in the 1999 section of Appearance & News.


October 14, 1999 - Lots of new photos of DHP from the Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk in LA have just been posted in the Charity section of the DHP Photo Page. I also posted some scanned sections of the program from "The Boys From Syracuse" in the Miscellaneous pics section. I'd like to thank Alli for her generosity :) If you have any pics that you don't see here and wouldn't mind sharing, please contact me at frasier411@hotmail.com. I'd love to hear from you.


October 12, 1999 - I just posted new photos of DHP so check out DHP Photo Page.

I just posted an old article about DHP from back on July 11, 1995. To read it, click here.


October 11, 1999 - Pics from the amfAR benefit that Frasier hosted on the August 17, 1999 filming of "Father of the Bride" has just been posted. To see pictures from the event, click here.

TV Guide (Oct.16-22, 1999) has named our beloved Dr. Niles Crane as one of "TV's Fifty Greatest Characters Ever" (number 31 to be exact). Niles was one of only four current characters to make it into the list. Personally, I would have ranked him number one on the list. I think Niles is the most well-developed, well-written and well-acted character on any TV show EVER, but I guess that goes without saying :)


October 10, 1999 - Last night American Cinematheque paid tribute to actress Jodie Foster at the 14th annual Moving Picture Ball fundraiser, Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute. The annual honor goes to "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of film and video." Previous recipients include Eddie Murphy, Bette Midler, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Tom Cruise and John Travolta. The event took place at the Beverly Hilton with celebrity presenters that included Robert De Niro, Jonathan Demme, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Hann-Byrd, Laura Dern, James Garner, Stockard Channing, James Woods, and Gillian Anderson, who introduced clips from Foster's career. The award presentation was made by Foster's "Silence of the Lambs" co-star Anthony Hopkins. DHP, who appeared in Foster's directorial debut, "Little Man Tate," was the host of the fund-raiser, which raised nearly $500,000 for the nonprofit film exhibition group and which will be televised at 8 p.m. Sunday October 17 on TNT. DHP's comments about Jodie Foster: "She's been directing since the womb. The doctor looked at Jodie, and she said, 'Cut!' "


October 9, 1999 - To view video segments of season 7 episodes as well as interviews with the cast, be sure to check out VideoSeekers!


October 5, 1999 - Mating Habits of Earthbound Humans (rated R) is set for limited release in the selected cities listed below on October 8, 1999:

The following cities will be added on October 15, 1999:


October 3, 1999 - I just did the Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk on Treasure Island yesterday. It was yet another beautiful day in the bay area. I'd like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for those who participated and/or sponsored others and helped raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause.

More interviews with DHP:

More reviews of "The Boys From Syracuse" has been posted below under "September 23-34, 1999."


September 30, 1999 - To see a video interview of DHP on SFgate.com, click here.


September 29, 1999 - I just put a link to where you can order The Official 2000 Frasier Calendar in the links section.

Yet another review of "The Boys From Syracuse" has been posted below under "September 23-34, 1999."


September 25, 1999 - An online benefit auction that started September 17 and ended September 26 at 8 pm PDT offers up an array of celebrity "experiences" including a kickboxing lesson from DHP himself! Produced and managed by TEN97, the company specializing in online benefit auctions and nonprofit promotion, the interactive auction is in conjunction with "A Family Celebration" and will benefit several family-oriented non profits,including Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, the Child Welfare League of America, We Care About Kids and the American Diabetes Association, benefiting the Elizabeth Knight Fund. The benefit auction culminated on September 26 with a 50th Anniversary gala for Gladys Knight, where 1,500 celebrities, their families and guests bid live, online against others from around the world. The kickboxing session went for $500.

Another charity function that DHP is involved in is the annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk that will take place on October 2, 1999. DHP is once again the honorary co-chair of this event. If you'd like to participate or donate, please contact your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. It's a very worthy cause so please try to help out in any way you can. Call the Memory Walk Hotline at (800) 660-1993 for further information.


September 23-24, 1999 - Reviews of "The Boys From Syracuse" are out and links to some of them are listed below:

Also I posted some pics of DHP from "The Boys From Syracuse" on The DHP Photo Page under "Miscellaneous"


September 22, 1999 - DHP started his 12 day performance in the Rodgers and Hart musical "The Boys From Syracuse" today.


September 18, 1999 - DHP was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. As usual, he was witty and funny. I transcribed the interview for your enjoyment. To read the transcription, click here.

I added various new pics to some of the sections in The DHP Photo Page.

A link to DHP's new movie Mating Habits of Earthbound Humans has been placed in the links section. Currently it is only planned for limited release on October 8, 1999 but they might change their minds and go nationwide if they get a strong show of interest. Please let the director/producers/distributors know that you are interested in seeing the movie by e-mailing them at the addresses located on the official movie website. There are 5 pics of DHP in the bio section of the movie website. You can go directly there by clicking on the movie icon to the right.


September 12, 1999 - Congratulations to David Hyde Pierce for winning his third Emmy as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series! It was well deserved. To see pictures of David at the Emmys, click here. To view a backstage interview with DHP on UltimateTV, click here. To see a commercial for the Emmys featuring DHP and Jenna Elfman that was blasted by the parent organization, parentstv.org, as being raunchy :), click here.


September 10, 1999 - I just posted photos of DHP at various Charity Functions. If you have any pics that you don't see here and wouldn't mind sharing, please contact me at frasier411@hotmail.com. I'd love to hear from you.


September 5, 1999 - I just posted a page of comments about DHP by other celebrities in the DHP files.

DHP will be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 17 so get ready to set your VCRs!


September 3, 1999 - I just uploaded A LOT of Frasier episode shots that I scanned from various sources into my Frasier EP Guide. If you would like to see a list of the episodes for which photos are available, click here.


August 30 1999 - One fan's account of her journey to DHP's hometown in words and pictures:

In Search Of...

New transcripts of 3 DHP interviews from 1994:

I just saw a commercial for the sitcom "Caroline in the City" on a local station. It seems the show is going into syndication this fall so keep an eye out for the two episodes, "Caroline and the Bad Back" and "Caroline and the Cat Dancer," in which DHP guest stars (Update: "Caroline and the Cat Dancer" in which DHP plays the IRS auditor whose dream is to be in CATS will air on September 21, 1999 so check your local listings for times and station.


July 1999 - For news about the future of The DHP Page and eunice's DHP website, click here.


When two become one...


April 22, 1999 - I have scanned the latest thank you note we received from David, and it can be viewed by clicking here. (If you have any problems reading it, the text of the note can also be viewed below; in order to make the file size manageable, I had to scan the note smaller.) As well, thanks to Jamie from the DHP List, we have a copy of the the review of Summer, David's first play. This is the very review that he admitted (on Later, with Peri Gilpin) to not having read to this day. Thank you, Jamie!


April 17, 1999 - I would like to invite you all to read the *wonderful* new biography that is up in the Niles section. Kathy Churay, my lovely friend and "DHP Board" member, went above and beyond the call of duty when I issued her the challenge of detailing Niles' life and times. Please go have a look, and drop her a line. Thank you dearly, Kathy!

In other news, David will be attending a very interesting charity event (a jitterbug contest) on April 20th to launch the release of "A Bug's Life" on video.


April 9, 1999 - We've just received a lovely note from David in response to his 40th Birthday Surprise. Until I get the note scanned and up, here is what he wrote:

To the Members of the Mailing List,

Thank you for your generosity of pocket and spirit. I was, as some of you suggested, buried under a mountain of birthday cards. . .but what a way to go. Your donations to Broadway Cares mean so much to me, I was wishing I had more than one birthday per year; but then I realized I'd be old and you would all be broke.

And although my policy is never to accept gifts from fans, I am so touched by your kind words and support of good causes that I will make an exception and open the Venre Cliquot Champagne in order to toast you all.

Thank you Michele, Kathryn, Abby, Kym, Dawn Marie, Elissa, Victoria, Lana, Gwen, Meredith, Aeronwy, Pamela, Tane, Michelle, Sue, Rhiannon, Samantha, Donna, Eunice, Julie, Marissa, Michelle, Adrienne, Ele, Jennifer, Lisamarie, Pia, Nikki, Jamie, Tom, Kerrie, Kelly, Sarah, and Helen,

Sincerely,
David Hyde Pierce


March 24, 1999 - This is for those of you who contributed to David's 40th birthday surprise (but who are not on the DHP List). I just wanted to let you know that I called David's agent Marilyn Szatmary this afternoon in order to see if our package of cards and the Instant Party had safely reached her. They have indeed, and she has just forwarded them on to David. She also mentioned that he definitely took our little "gift idea" in the spirit in which it was intended...wonderful! Thank you again to everyone who pitched in to honour David on his birthday.


March 18, 1999 - There have been several additions to the Page today:

Members of the DHP Mailing List raised a total of $302.00 US towards David's 40th birthday surprise (when only a minimum of $165 was needed!). The money was donated in his honour to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and the present David shall receive from BC/EFA is the "Instant Party" (which may be viewed here). As well, a package of 50 birthday cards was sent to David from List members, and they should be reaching him shortly. Thank you once again to all contributors, and any questions regarding our little endeavour may be sent to Lana at lanzie@sympatico.ca, at any time.

News on the BC/EFA benefit show in which David shall be participating (in New York April 26th). Ticket information can be found at the bottom of the page, and if you are able to attend, *please* do; it will be a fabulous night with all proceeds going to benefit this wonderful cause.

And finally, an older British interview from perhaps around the end of 1996. Thanks go to Michele from the Board for this one!


March 7, 1999 - Tané has generously provided us with another transcript, this time for David's November '98 appearance on Entertainers With Byron Allen. I have to start paying you for your generous time, dear. *grin*


March 2, 1999 - Another transcript added, thanks to Tané, transcriber extraordinare; Later, guest-hosted by Peri Gilpin (Roz on Frasier).


February 17, 1999 - Another VCR alert! Peri Gilpin (Roz from FRASIER) will be guest-hosting "Later" all next week. Her guest on February 25th shall be none other than our David. As well, remember the American Comedy Awards, to be aired on the FOX network March 15th.


February 16, 1999 - Courtesy of Tané, the two transcripts from yesterday's talk shows have already been added to the DHP File.

DHP on Rosie O'Donnell
DHP on Letterman


February 13, 1999 - Another VCR alert! First, the episode of Saturday Night Live that David hosted will be airing on USA's Comedy Central on Tuesday, February 16. As well, many of you saw entertainment show clips of David rapping at the American Comedy Awards. The ACA is to be aired on FOX March 15th; not to be missed!


February 11, 1999 - VCR Alert! David will be on both Rosie O'Donnell and Letterman Monday, February 15th. DHP is always a hoot on talk shows, so be sure not to miss him.


February 5, 1999 - On January 27th, Salma Hayek and our very own David were the ones to announce the nominations for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards. David has won once before, and to his great joy, he has been nominated yet again. Upon reading aloud his own nomination, he exclaimed, "I'm so glad I came!"


January 22, 1999 - I've finally had the time to put up the THANK YOU NOTE that we received from David for our donation to the Alzheimer's Association in his honour.

From the L.A. times online: DHP is scheduled to appear in a benefit reading of the play 'Incorruptible' (a dark ages farce) by Michael Hollinger. It will take place on January 23 at Nordhoff High School auditorium, and the proceeds will go to the Ojai Playwrights Conference. The cast will also include Larry Hagman, Peter Strauss, and Grant Shaud.

Thank you for that information, Linda!


December 29, 1998 - Dawn Marie returned home from her Christmas holiday to find a card from David addressed to the David Hyde Mailing list. In his words, "Thank you all for your incredible generosity and for your kindness, and for supporting the work of the Alzheimer's Association. Your donation is the best Christmas gift anyone could have given me (and all the compliments about my acting were the second best Christmas gift anyone could have given me.) Best wishes and profound thanks to you all--you made my Christmas. Sincerely, David".


December 17, 1998 - The Raffle Page has been updated! $545.00 US was donated to the Alzheimer's Association on behalf of David, and we are very happy everything worked out so well.

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