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This page assembles many B&B reference and information files

Useful for trivia lovers, fan fiction writers, and detail obsessives ...

All document files are .pdf format for easy download

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Cast and Crew

Episode References

Books and Media

new Articles and Essays

Statistics and Trivia




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Cast and Crew


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Complete Cast and Crew Photo - January 30, 1990

Visit the 30th Anniversary page to see the work-in-progress of identifying the people in this photo.

Complete Crew List - by department

Complete Cast List - in order of appearance and year of episode

Complete Cast Table - Alphabetical by last name of actor, with episode appearance


Episode References



Secondary and Recurring Character List 

Characters who appeared more than once, the episodes they appeared in, and memorable single appearances

 Literary and Musical References

- All Seasons
(revised 2015)
Organized by episode


Episode Production, Airing Order and US Airing date

Comparison table


Pilot Episode Press Release

For more press releases (with photos) visit the Treasure Chambers Museum

 Press Section


Episode Descriptions, description, writer(s), guest stars


Short description

Long description

Full description and credits:   Season 1     Season 2     Season 3

Unfilmed Scripts

Vincent's Letters to Catherine

Episodes 1-8 only
Originally offered via 900 pay telephone call,
then added to VHS tapes of individual episodes.
Not included on DVDs
(although one DVD release used a different voice actor to read them!).


All Transcripts


Audio Files
(mp3
)

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

 Audio clips and readings from the series
may be found in the

READING CHAMBER


Books & Media


Original Story - translated from French


Beauty and the Beast: Original version by  Madame de Villeneuve - 1740

Beauty and the Beast: Abridged and republished version by Marie LePrince de Beaumont - 1756


Beauty and the Beast: modernized and illustrated by Anonymous (from Project Gutenberg)


Beauty and the Beast - by Terri Windling
 - an essay on the legend and its many forms

The Velveteen Rabbit - by Margery Williams (excerpt featured in the 'Orphans' episode.)

Other classic, off-copyright books, poetry and plays referenced in the series may be downloaded free from:
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Movie  - La Belle et la BÍte (French 1946)

Considered a classic adaptation of the Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont tale, this black and white 93 minute film, directed by Jean Cocteau, stars Jean Marais as the Beast (and Belle's suitor) and Josette Day as Belle/Beauty.

Much of the dialogue was taken directly from the original story.

A videotape of this film was apparently given to Ron Perlman to watch, as a guide to how he was to play Vincent.


Be sure to watch the Criterion Collection dvd. Criterion digitally remastered the film in 1997 and released it on dvd in 2002. The dvd includes a fascinating short documentary made in 1997 about the making of the film, with some of the original actors visiting the locations used in France. There's also an interesting short on how Criterion restored it from old film stock and audio files.

Link to information about the DVD (Amazon)

Classical Music

Some of the music used in various episodes (mp3)
 (see Literary and Musical References above for episode details)


Beethoven Piano Sonata #8 (Pathetique) ; Piano Sonata # 14 (Moonlight)
Chopin Prelude in E Minor
Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major
Schubert Unfinished Symphony
Schumann Kinderscenen
Vivaldi Four Seasons (Summer) ;  

Articles and Essays

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Remember Love

Use of Dylan Thomas poem "The Long-Legged Bait"


The text is difficult to read, even from a DVD ep capture, but once enlarged, it's possible to identify the poem. This is a very different reference to 'Fern Hill', the Dylan Thomas poem read at the beginning of the episode.
 

The title alone raises some questions about why it has such significance to Vincent that he was going to take it on the trip to Catherine's cottage.

The only other time we saw a rose used as a bookmark, was in the collection of Shakespeare's Sonnets he left Catherine at the end of 'Siege'. We could assume that anything so marked is of visceral importance to Vincent.


poem

Read the excerpt seen above HERE

Read the complete poem HERE

 So what does it mean?

Why was this unusual reference not explained in the episode?

Zara offers her explanation HERE


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tP It's Not A Fairy Tale Anymore
- by Henry Jenkins

(Excerpt from his book, Textual Poachers - Television Fans and Participatory Culture)

Used with permission of the author
Beauty and the Books - by Jeanette C. Smith (1990)

A Bond Stronger Than Friendship or Love - Female Psychological Development and "Beauty and the Beast"   by J.P Williams (1992)

Cable Girl Review (The Guardian) - Lucy Mangon 2009 

Statistics and Trivia



How often did Vincent save Catherine, or vice versa, and in what episodes? etc.

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The rock where Vincent carved his name with Devin
(referenced in 'Promises of Someday' episode),
changed when seen in later episodes

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Catherine's Apartment Building

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From the Pilot episode
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The Langham - 135 Central Park West,
New York
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From 'Siege' episode
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 The Langham - 715 Normandie Ave,
Los Angeles

Images from the Set of Beauty and the Beast
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From 'To Reign in Hell'

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Camera crew with Vincent
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Vincent going home?

For a pictorial look at some episode trivia
visit CURIOSITIES


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