As Smooth as a Waltz

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Zine
Title: As Smooth as a Waltz
Publisher: in Belgium
Editor(s): Ann Marie Calwaert
Date(s): 1989-1990?
Series?:
Medium: print
Size:
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Fandom: Professionals
Language: English
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As Smooth as a Waltz is a Professionals gen anthology of fiction, non-fiction, clippings, ads, photos, and LoCs.

There are at least four issues.

One issue has a story called "Operation Impossible" by Brian Clemens that appeared in an issue of the letterzine, Mixed Doubles. [1]

Some Descriptions

A 1990 ad says: "Genzine dedicated to Lewis Collins. This zine is for Lewis Collins fans -- who like to stay in touch with his career and each other! It will feature -- news, comments, clippings from British/Euopean magazines, artwork, ads, swops, zine/shop lists, photos, LOC's, reviews, synopsis, and fiction based on any of Lewis Collins [sic] many characterizations in movies/t.v./theatre... Each issue will have about 60 to 80 pages, photocopied with hardcover in A5 size booklet. All issues will stay available -- if the one you order is out of print, please, allow a longer time of delivery. Contributions welcome! Free copy for artists/writers."

In a 2007 posting to a fanzine mailing list, "As Smooth as a Waltz " was described as a letterzine and 3 issues were offered for sale.

In a 2010 Livejournal community posting, it was described as being made up of black and white "photocopied articles about Lew and some gen fanfiction about Bodie and Doyle". The zine was published in Belgium in the 1990s. [2]

Issue 1

As Smooth as a Waltz 1 was published in very late 1989 or very early 1990 and contains 83 pages. The artwork and fiction is by Anne Marie C.

flyer for issue #1
  • clippings out of British, French, and West German magazines
  • ads
  • review of "The Cuckoo Waltz" by "Mrs. Brenda Cunningham"
  • essay about the "controversy of violence"
  • Find Bodie 6 pages out of the TV Times Teleficiton '78
  • It's a Dog's Life (7 pages) by Anne Marie C. ("He saw Bodie's face darken and shook his head. "Let's face it," Ray went on. "That old lady has had that dog for years and she can handle him without any trouble. We've made a mess of it!" "Oh, yeah, the Cow is going to love this," Bodie agreed. "Especially when he finds out you were holding the lead, sunshine." Doyle looked alarmed. "You wouldn't tell him...!")
  • For Old Time's Sake (33 pages) by Anne Marie C. ("Bodie's bullets smashed the windscreen and ripped into the seats. Donnatelli felt a burning Paine and then everything went black. The Volvo swung to one side, ran over the pavement and smashed into a brick wall. "Bodie! What's going on?" Cowley's voice called again through the r/t. Murphy got out of the car and turned toward Bodie. "I think he wants an explanation," he said, pointing to the r/t. Bodie pulled a face. "He can't have heard the shots," he said indignantly. ... Ann kept her eyes on her shows, tears slowly staring to run down her face. "Thank you, Ray...." she beneath her breath. Her voice trembled under the strain of keeping her grief to herself. Doyle made no attempt to reply. He left the office, running down the corridor and just catching the lift taking the last group of agents to the car park. Ann looked at the door and at the feeble light wich through it. "I'm really sorry, Ray, I love you," she whispered through her tears.")

Issue 2

As Smooth as a Waltz 2 was to have been published in May or June 1990 and contains 90 pages.

Issue 3

Issue 4

References

  1. "More recently, "Operation Impossible" was reprinted in the Belgium genzine for Lewis Collins' roles, As Smooth as a Waltz. That zine was available in '89 and '90 and might still be available now." -- from Cold Fish and Stale Chips #8
  2. The Safehouse