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Chitter Chatter => General Discussion => Topic started by: Illoman on February 19, 2010, 10:03:47 PM

Title: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Illoman on February 19, 2010, 10:03:47 PM
I know Robert and Craig will be all over this one!!! This is a great day for Boris Karloff old time radio fans!!! Randy over at Rand's Esoteric OTR has discovered (and posted) a newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!! It's from Great Scenes from Great Plays, Oct. 29, 1948.

You can find it here:

http://randsesotericotr.podbean.com/ (http://randsesotericotr.podbean.com/)

Many thanks to Randy for discovering and sharing this treasure!!

Mike
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: typhooforme on February 19, 2010, 10:39:16 PM
Full marks on posting this, Mike!  Great news!
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: mike c on February 20, 2010, 12:44:15 AM
Indeed, Mike, THANK YOU for the info! Being an OTR and Karloff fanatic, this is right up my alley and a fine surprise!

Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Illoman on February 20, 2010, 08:37:23 AM
Both of you are welcome. I listened to the show last night. Great play, with Parker Fennelly as the main character, Gramps, not Karloff as is listed on the net. Boris has the more interesting role.  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Wich2 on February 20, 2010, 09:25:05 AM
Dear Mike-

Thanks. Rand has a great site.

GREAT SCENES FROM GREAT PLAYS was produced by a wonderful charitable organization that Bernadette and I are proud to belong to, The Episcopal Actors' Guild. You folks might want to join, yourselves:

http://www.actorsguild.org/aboutus2.html (http://www.actorsguild.org/aboutus2.html)

Its home is a place I know Elder Robert knows - the famous "Little Church Around The Corner," where the event that I posted the invite for this week took place. Our Annual Poetry night, where I did "Casey at the Bat," and where Auden, Yeats, and Dickenson were represented. Along with new material by its authors; an amazing gang, the Guild.

This series was intended as a NY stage compliment to LA film series like SCREEN DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE - and it's every bit as polished. There are several episodes in circulation; including "A Doll's House," "Dead End," and then Guild President Walter Hampden recreating his legendary "Cyrano" (free here):

http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/GreatScenesfromGreatPlays (http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/GreatScenesfromGreatPlays)

Stars included Basil Rathbone, Gertrude Lawrence, Raymond Massey, Ingrid Bergman, and Henry Fonda - whose return to the role of YOUNG MR. LINCOLN I was honored to recreate last year at FOTR (clip here):

FRIENDS OF OLD TIME RADIO AG-03 YOUNG MR. LINCOLN - DREAMSCAPE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P-oGrXr1F8#)

There are more episodes available, in wonderful quality, from FGRA:

http://www.radioarchives.com/Great_Scenes_from_Great_Plays_p/ra087.htm (http://www.radioarchives.com/Great_Scenes_from_Great_Plays_p/ra087.htm)

All best,
-Craig
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on February 20, 2010, 01:59:52 PM
Fantastic news! Since there is so little taped or filmed footage of Karloff onstage, this is the next best thing. Thank you so much for posting this!
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 20, 2010, 04:27:58 PM
I found it more than a little annoying that the grand kids name was pud. :-[  Which has taken on a decidedly different meaning nowadays,..... ;)
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Wich2 on February 20, 2010, 06:02:22 PM
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Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Illoman on February 20, 2010, 06:56:08 PM
Craig, where in the world did you find *that*???? Pure awesomeness!!!

Mike
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Wich2 on February 20, 2010, 07:10:54 PM
Grabbed it somewhere online, sometime...
Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on February 20, 2010, 09:51:15 PM
Awesome ! Craig let me know when the FOOR con is this year. I think I want6 to check it out
Best..
Tom

Title: Re: Newly discovered Karloff radio appearance!!!
Post by: Wich2 on February 21, 2010, 09:30:44 AM
Tom & gang, the official place for FOTR updates is here:

http://www.lofcom.com/nostalgia/fotr/ (http://www.lofcom.com/nostalgia/fotr/)

I dunno how much I'll be working out there this year, as it's about the time we hope to be shooting this Indie Feature:

http://www.adventuresofpaulandmarian.com/ (http://www.adventuresofpaulandmarian.com/)