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Old 22-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #114
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Arrow Island

Before it became a long-running original television series, Fantasy Island was introduced to viewers in 1977 through two highly-rated made-for-television films. Airing from 1978 to 1984, the original series starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, the enigmatic overseer of a mysterious island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, where people from all walks of life could come and live out their fantasies, albeit for a price.

Originally Posted by Sister Shekyll View Post
Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County; it is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia.

The island is also full of wildlife, consisting of many different mammals, reptiles and birds living and breeding in the island's inland marshes.

..isis a species of HOLLY native to southeastern North America

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Mr. Roarke

Very little is known about the man known as Mr. Roarke and it isn't clear if that's his first, last, or only name. Although most guests know him as "Mr." Roarke, many people close to him, including past lovers, have referred to him only as "Roarke", which suggests he may not have any other names. He is the sole owner and proprietor of Fantasy Island.

Roarke's actual age is a complete mystery. In the pilot movie, he comments how the guests who come to his island are "so mortal" and there are hints throughout the series that suggest Roarke may be immortal. In "Elizabeth", a woman from Roarke's past appears, but it's revealed that she died over three hundred years ago. Another episode even suggests that he was once intimate with Cleopatra. However old he is, Roarke has come to know many seemingly-immortal beings over his time on Earth, including ghosts ("The Ghost's Story"), a genie ("A Genie Named Joe"), the mermaid Nyah ("The Mermaid", "The Mermaid Returns", "The Mermaid and the Matchmaker"), the goddess Aphrodite ("Aphrodite"), and even Michael, the Angel of Death ("The Angel's Triangle"). In two episodes ("The Devil and Mandy Breems", "The Devil and Mr. Roarke"), Roarke even faces The Devil (played by Roddy McDowall), who has come to the island to challenge him for either a guest's immortal soul or his. It is mentioned this is not the first time they have confronted each other and Mr. Roarke has always been the winner. In the second story, the Devil himself was one of the island's guests, claiming he was only there to relax and had no interest in Roarke's soul at the time. However, this turned out to be yet another ruse.

In later seasons, there were often supernatural overtones. Roarke also seemed to have his own supernatural powers of some sort (called the "Gift of the McNabs" in "Delphine")

Jekyll Club 2007

The club officially opened its doors when the executive committee arrived for the 1888 season on January 21.

Recreation during the club era

The Jekyll Island Club was a unique resort, more family oriented than the Union Club of New York or the Chicago Club. Women were encouraged to hunt, ride and camp.

When the club started out, hunting was a major recreational activity for both men and women.

All members were to report daily what they had killed and turn it over to the club. Wild game was a common sight on the menu of the clubhouse.

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