Image of Vincent and Catherine standing close together in a forest with a shaft of sunlight shining on them through the trees.  Logo for CABB, The Classic Alliance of Beauty and the Beast.


Very Important News from CABB!

Did you hear that message on the pipes, the one telling us the ways have changed? Well, we don’t want you to get lost, so here are some important directions for you to follow.

The original CABB website (The Classic Alliance of Beauty and the Beast) is now in archive only mode and is at home now here at batbland where it will be preserved. You will still be able to read all the stories originally posted in Tunnel Tales, and you'll continue to find many of the other features we’ve all enjoyed on CABB for so many years. However, no new postings or updates will be made to the “old” original CABB site.

Additionally, The Steam Tunnels is also archived here at batbland. All the originally posted stories are still available, but the site will no longer be updated.

But don’t worry! We aren’t losing anything. In fact, we’re gaining a lot!

Our new site CABB – New Chambers is now up and running! At CABB – New Chambers, you will find a new Tunnel Tales section with stories and poetry (rated G to Steamy) never before posted on CABB, along with all the entries in the CABB Challenge Projects from the very first collection to the most current one, the complete collections of the “A Day in the Life” stories, and many other wonderful features.

So from now on, for all new content – including stories, Challenges, info on fandom activities, and much more – please keep checking in with CABB – New Chambers. (

We would love you to be part of CABB – New Chambers. Come for a visit and settle in with a pot of tea for an evening’s reading! Plus, there are opportunities for you to be an active member of this community. You’ll find the current writing Challenge posted there as well as the guidelines for submitting to Tunnel Tales.

If you have any questions about the original CABB, the original Steam Tunnels, or about our new site, just contact us at CABB – New Chambers and we’ll get back to you.


Once Upon a Time in the City of New York ...

a dream was born. 

A dream that still lives today

Welcome to CABB, The original Classic Alliance of Beauty and the Beast.  This site features information about the Beauty and the Beast television series, fanfiction, artwork, and other creative efforts inspired by the show.  

CBS aired the pilot episode of Beauty and the Beast, starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman, on September 25, 1987.   This reimagining of the classic fairy tale immediately won the hearts of viewers, many of whom remain dedicated fans today.  Since its original airing, long-time followers as well as newcomers just now discovering the show for the first time keep the dream alive by holding the show's theme of love and hope close to their hearts. 

This site is dedicated to the Classic Beauty and the Beast fandom.  Classic fans are those who prefer to ignore the events of the show's third season in favor of a universe in which Vincent and Catherine are still together and the dream continues ....


We're below the city, below the subways ...

The tunnels

  There is a whole world of tunnels and chambers that most people don't even know exists.
There are no maps to where we are ....

Well, there are no maps here either, but the links below will help you find your way through
CABB's tunnels and chambers.


Episode Guide

A guide to Seasons One and Two, with illustrations from Sandy "Chandler" Shelton, Clare Sieffert, Sandy Tew, and Lynn Wright.


The place for lots of Beauty and the Beast Fanfiction.  There's lots of reading to do here, so pull up a nice big comfy chair ...

A Beauty and the Beast Fanfiction
Lending Library

The Crystal Rose Lending Library has an extraordinary collection of printed fanfiction available for borrowing.

Episode Chat

 Join the
Beauty and the Beast Classic Episode Chat every Sunday. 

How to join? HERE


Steamy Beauty and the Beast fanfiction and art that's just for adults.

Logos From
the Past

Past logos for CABB, Tunnel Tales, The Update, The Steam Tunnels, and various holidays.

Literary and Musical References

Beauty and the Beast musical and literary references, separated by episode.

the way it might have been

A collection of episode expansions

"I Remember"   

Fans' memories of their first encounter with Beauty and the Beast, and/or how it changed their lives.

The New York City Sights of Beauty and the Beast
a guide to places related to the show

The Stacks

Here you'll find the
complete text of many of Vincent and Catherine's favorite books and poems.

The Beauty and the Beast Reading Chamber

Another site with a wealth of good fiction:  The BBRC

The Bench
in Central Park

Our Bench
 in Central Park.
The bench is now a reality!

The Photo Gallery

You don't need to ask permission to use the pictures in the Photo Gallery.  They're  there for the use of the fans.

B&B Land

A land south of Oz and north of Shangri-La, where our fandom and its activities are featured.


For Videos, go to
or take a look at these on YouTube.

The Work of Hands

Things of beauty from creative fans.

The Beauty and the Beast Memorabilia Museum

The Treasure Chambers

Two sites devoted to sharing Beauty and the Beast memorabilia, original costumes, and fan made objects.

The Art Gallery

Fan created Beauty and the Beast art.

Letters to Catherine

Here you'll find the complete text of Vincent's letters to Catherine, and directions for getting the audio files.

Fun Stuff


Two unaired scripts here, plus more scripts at the Scripts and Transcriptions Project.


Writer's Workshop

Writing tips from
 two of our best writers




The Con

Each summer, Beauty and the Beast fans gather for an annual convention, affectionately known as "the Con."  It's a fun time with a family reunion feeling.

Our Annual



Winterfest Online

Each year, around January or February, fans from all over the globe come together online for a virtual Winterfest Celebration.  Come join the fun!