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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: 50 YEARS! Photo Book Commemorates Anniversary! U.S. Book Tour Dates Announced!

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Get ready DAYS fans! To commemorate the NBC  Daytime Emmy Award winning daytime drama’s golden anniversary, the series co-executive producer Greg Meng has written and produced a special coffee table book to honor the legacy of the iconic series.

Days of our Lives: 50 Years is an unparalleled peek into the soap opera that has not only become an important part of American pop culture, but is also adored by millions of fans around the world for the lives.  The book is available for pre-order now, and will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and in book stores and Barnes & Noble locations nationwide starting on October 27, 2015.

Meng said of the new book: “As a longtime member of the Corday Productions family, it is a privilege to present this memory book. Days of our Lives: 50 Years is a collection of rare photos providing a big picture view of the show’s history while reflecting the heart and soul of the show through some of the beloved and iconic stories during the first 50 years. This is a tribute to our family of fans around the world.”  Inside the book is an in-depth, photographic journey of the longest-running scripted program in NBC’s history which includes rare black-and-white historical images and a wealth of full color photos. Fans can go on the journey and remember highlights of iconic characters and beloved stories.

But there is more!  To promote the book and the big 5-0 announced today will be a multi-city book signing tour including some DAYS most beloved actors.  Cities slated for the tour include: New York, Northvale (NJ), Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Kansas City, Atlanta, and Pigeon Forge.

Cast participating in the nationwide tour include: Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady), Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera), Stephen Nichols (Steve “Patch” Johnson), Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady), Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton), Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera), Christopher Sean (Paul Norita), Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux), Drake Hogestyn (John Black), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton), Martha Madison (Belle Black), James Reynolds (Abe Carver), Bill Hayes (Doug Williams), Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Julie Williams), James Lastovic (Joey Johnson), Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady), Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker), Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan), Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis), Sal Stowers (Lani), Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis), as well as Author/Co-Executive Producer, Greg Meng.

U.S. Tour Dates

    • Los Angeles-10/25/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble The Grove at 2:00pm
    • Phoenix-10/26/2015 Book signing at Changing Hands at 6:30pm
    • New York-10/27/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue at 12:00pm
    • Northvale, NJ-10/27/2015 Book signing at Books & Greetings at 6:30pm
    • Denver-10/28/2015 Book signing at Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove at 6:30pm
    • Dallas-10/29/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble at 6:30pm
    • Kansas City-10/30/2015 Book signing at Oak Park Mall (B&N) at 6:30pm
    • Atlanta-10/30/2015- FoxTale Book Shoppe – Location TBD at 6:30pm
    • Pigeon Forge-10/31/2015 Book signing at the Titanic Museum from 11:00am to 3:00pm

So will you be picking up your copy of Days of our Lives: 50 Years?  Will you head out to see DAYS cast members in-person if you are nearby one of the book signing tour locations?  Are you happy to read there will be a commemorative book from the show itself?  Who do you hope is featured in it?  Comment below!

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  1. MBmomof3

    September 17, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Wish the tour would hit my area. I would so be there! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE DOOL!!!!

  2. su0000

    September 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    wow .. ok, are those books sought after?
    My neighbor gave me 2 new, never opened, AMC collectors Anniversary books from B&W day 1 to whenever.
    I was about to give them to Goodwill. lol 00ooops..I’ll find 2 AMC fan’s to give them to.
    I hope all the Days fans can get the 50 year anniversary book. Someday those book may be all that is left 🙁
    ((who gets the money from them, I wonder..

  3. Eddie

    September 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Why should I care anymore?

  4. Mo

    September 18, 2015 at 6:05 am

    I too wish they were coming near me. I will get the book. Probably put on my Christmas list.

  5. maddiehayes

    September 18, 2015 at 6:25 am

    I am totally pre-ordering this! Bought SOD’s 50th anniversary edition, too. Been a fan since I was in preschool, LOL, at my mother’s knee. 🙂

  6. Ces

    September 18, 2015 at 7:23 am

    I’m there Phoenix!! 🙂

  7. Robbie

    September 18, 2015 at 7:24 am

    No Guy Wilson or Kassie Depiva. Pretty telling that those reports might be true.

  8. Liz

    September 18, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I will definitely go to the one in New York!

  9. Lisa Westcott

    September 18, 2015 at 9:39 am

    PLEASE!!!!!!! come to Massachusetts or New Hampshire for a book signing

  10. judy

    September 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    would love to have the book been watch seen day one

  11. Cathy

    September 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    If Suzanne Rogers is coming to Denver, along with Bill and Susan Hayes… I will be there!

    • Kathy

      September 20, 2015 at 7:00 am

      I would love to meet these three too. Cathy, if you get to meet Suzanne tell her the other Kathy says hello.

  12. Rodd

    September 20, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I love it when any soap, whether I watch it or not, is able to hit such a milestone. DAYS is going all out in promoting their 50th by starting a year ahead of its actual anniversary. It certainly is a great money-making plan. Their 50th anniversary magazine came out with a lot of pictures and information that stopped short of this past year. Now comes another book and I can’t help wondering how short o the 50th it will come. I’m really not complaining, because I gobble it all up. But I do wonder why they couldn’t have put things in the next memory book that encompasses the 50th year of the show? That would have felt more complete to me; not a celebration of 49 years, but 50.

    • Amy

      September 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Are all of these cast members coming to every city?

      • 4ever DAYS

        September 20, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        No, but I can give you a list of who if you give me one or two specific locations you have in mind…What city or cities do you want more info on?

      • Amy

        September 21, 2015 at 9:59 am

        I am interested in the Dallas event. Please give me as much information as possible, including which Barnes and Noble location. I went to a Frozen event with my children at a Barnes and Noble. It was insane. Are you limiting the number of people at the event. If so, how do I make sure I get in. Thank you.

      • 4ever DAYS

        September 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm

        Barnes and Noble

        Dallas, Texas…Lincoln Park

        Cast members from Days of our Lives

        Author Event (Film/TV/Radio/Video)
        Thursday October 29, 2015 7:00 PM

        Cast members Kristian Alfonso, Deidre Hall, Lauren Koslow, Stephen Nichols, Galen Gering, Billy Flynn, Camila Banus, Thaao Penghlis, and author and Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng join us to sign Days of Our Lives 50 Years! Don’t miss this rare chance to meet these amazing talents. Wristband required. Sorry, no memorabilia allowed in signing area.

        Special Instructions
        Please present your Barnes & Noble receipt for DOOL 50 Years beginning 9:00AM on October 27 to receive your wristband to save your place in line. Those without a Barnes & Noble receipt may get their wristbands beginning 6:00PM on October 29. No memorabilia allowed.

    • 4ever DAYS

      September 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      DAYS turns 50 on November 8th of this year, so it is already in it’s 50th year.

  13. Stephanie

    September 23, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    How do we find out which cast members are coming to the Atlanta and Pigeon Forge book signing?

    • 4ever DAYS

      September 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    • 4ever DAYS

      September 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Friday, October 30, 2015, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      Days cast members book signing
      Titanic Museum, 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
      Phone: 800-381-7670.

      You can call and ask who will be there.

      • Lynn Karriker

        September 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

        That date is wrong, it’s going to be October 31st, tents will be set up outside in the parking lot

      • Lynn Karriker

        September 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm

        Pigeon Forge news:
        Days of our Lives” fans, get ready. A little bit of Salem will converge on Pigeon Forge in late October.

        A few cast members of NBC’s long-running soap opera will attend a book signing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Titanic Museum for “Days of our Lives: 50 Years,” a book with a collection of photos that reflect the show’s history and celebrate its anniversary. Author and co-producer Greg Meng wrote the book, and it will be released on Oct. 27.

        Meng along with cast members Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Stephen Nichols (Steve “Patch” Johnson), Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) and Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera) will be at the Pigeon Forge signing.

  14. judy

    September 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    the show is a good show hope it stays on a a lone time 50 more years go go go day

  15. jennifer

    September 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    will there be more cities announced I live in Indiana and I was hoping that they would come to Indianapolis.

  16. Karen

    September 29, 2015 at 5:58 am

    I am interested in going to the book signing in Pigeon Forge, TN. Does anyone know how that will work? Do you buy the book at the Titanic. Do they know what cast members will be there for the signing?

    • Lynn Karriker

      September 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Days of our Lives” fans, get ready. A little bit of Salem will converge on Pigeon Forge in late October.

      A few cast members of NBC’s long-running soap opera will attend a book signing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Titanic Museum for “Days of our Lives: 50 Years,” a book with a collection of photos that reflect the show’s history and celebrate its anniversary. Author and co-producer Greg Meng wrote the book, and it will be released on Oct. 27.

      Meng along with cast members Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Stephen Nichols (Steve “Patch” Johnson), Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) and Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera) will be at the Pigeon Forge signing.

      When I called, I was told tents will be set up in the parking lot, but please the DATE will be October 31, not 30th!
      As far as the book, I am assuming we will be able to buy it before we go.

      • Betty

        October 29, 2015 at 7:42 am

        When would you suggest getting there in order to get a ticket in to see them?

  17. Cathy Dominu

    September 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Do we buy the book ahead of time or can we get it when we get there.pigeon forge location. Thanks

  18. Darlene

    October 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Can we get a book at the siging in pigeon forge my mom has been watching almost 50 yrs truefan

    • jamie

      October 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      I don’t know if books will be there, I preordered mine on amazon, it was 24.91, . Can’t wait to go

  19. Darlene

    October 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Can i get a book at signing in pigeon forge

  20. lauren

    October 3, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I would like to confirm which cast members will appear in New York on 10/27 and approximately how long will the event last?

  21. Amy

    October 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I don’t know how to go about getting a book signed. Do I buy ahead or buy it there. How do I help my mother in wheelchair enjoy the experience? We would head to pigeon Forge

  22. Linda jones

    October 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I think Arianna Zucker, Nicole, is the most beautiful person I have seen. I love the show and Nicole and Brady Black are my favorites.

  23. Bev Buzzerd

    October 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

    What’s the chance of not getting to see them if you are at end of line and their time is up?

  24. kimberley

    October 28, 2015 at 9:40 am

    wish they would make the trip to enid event center in enid,ok there is a bunch of days of our lives fans here be a dream come true….. or even okc would be close maybe one day they will …. fingers crossed…..

  25. Megan

    October 29, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Why is there not a signing in Chicago, Oak Brook or Naperville, all in Illinois? Huge area to overlook.

  26. Lisa Manz

    October 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Do you know the cast list for Kansas city tomorrow

  27. Laura reynolds

    October 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Went to pigeon forge for the book signing . It was very disappointing due to the lack of organization and nothing was ever mentioned that you had to have a ticket to get in to see the cast. We stood on line for five hours to be turned away. I would like to say a huge ty to (on screen names)hope ,Kate and Lucas. I have to say Lucas was awesome! Me vice president was awesome as well he was very appreciative of the fans. I have watched for 39 years and Peter Reckell has always been the person I wanted to meet but from what I could peek and see maybe I am glad I didn’t!

  28. Michelle

    November 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Going to the one in Bethesda, MD on Tuesday but there are only 5 cast members and all the other signings have so many more including my favorite characters. I have always wanted to visit the set or meet them on tour. Do you know if there will be any coming in 2015/2016? I would be thrilled just to visit the set or have a meet in greet. I’m 44 and have been watching since I was 10.

  29. Jennifer

    November 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    What cast members will be at the New York and New Jersey signing???

  30. Charlene Kroeker

    November 3, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Will you be doing a book signing in Houston or Austin TX? We missed the one in Dallas, TX. My Mom has been a fan since day one it would be awesome if she could get to see some of favorites actors.
    Thank you,

  31. Brenda

    November 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Will the tour be in Philadelphia, PA or Baltomore, MD? Anywhere near those cities? If so, when?

  32. Carolee Chrisman

    November 16, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I have not seen anything about the cast doing a book signing at the Villages
    In Rochester Hills, MI Nov. 18 at 6:30.

    • April

      November 17, 2015 at 6:56 am

      I really hope there are stories and biographies in this book. Can someone let me know if there is? Thanks and God Bless

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