Horror Stars on Radio: The Broadcast Histories of 29 by Ronald L. Smith

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By Ronald L. Smith

This e-book chronicles the radio appearances of all favorite vintage horror motion picture stars--Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent cost, and dozen extra, together with "scream queens" like Fay Wray. It comprises script excerpts from radio indicates in addition to fabric from narrated albums and tune singles. every one star's appearances are indexed via express and air date, with descriptions of the subject material.

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In the show’s highlight, Bing joins Victor Moore and Boris Karloff in a singing celebration of Halloween. The Jimmy Durante Show. December 10, 1947, NBC, 30 min. Featuring Boris Karloff, along with Arthur Treacher, Candy Candido and Peggy Lee. In a change of character, Karloff plays disc jockey “Happy Sam the Record Man,” shilling cucumber beauty cream to the ladies in the audience: “Do you have a winning smile but a losing face? When you walk into a room do mice jump on chairs? Then there’s only one solution for your face.

A legendary lost program. Gray was a well known local radio personality in New York, able to secure both Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff as interview guests. Audio Boris Karloff recorded many albums for children, beginning circa 1958 with The Ugly Duckling and Kipling’s Jungle Books. He also recorded spoken word material for adults, often on topics in keeping with his horror image, as well as the usual radio and soundtrack work. The following discography is divided into those three categories. • KARLOFF’S NARRATION ALBUMS FOR CHILDREN Kipling’s Jungle Book: How Fear Came (Caedmon Records TC 1100).

24 Horror Stars on Radio Spike Jones Spotlight Review. April 9, 1949, CBS, 30 min. Spike Jones hosts special guest Boris Karloff. S. Steel Hour). May 29, 1949, ABC, 30 min. “The Perfect Alibi,” starring Boris Karloff and Joan Lorring, is a lost episode. Sealtest Variety Theatre. June 23, 1949, NBC, 30 min. Boris Karloff offers both menace and comedy in his second appearance on Dorothy Lamour’s show. Co-starring Eddie Bracken. Starring Boris Karloff. September 21–December 14, 1949, ABC, 30 min. , and a television version was broadcast Thursday nights.

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