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Posted Oct 29, 2005 - 8:35 PM:
1. There's a website here:
... which includes a page with recordings of the World War II propaganda series, "Words at War," here:
Takes a while to download sometimes but if you skip down to the episode listed as:
Words at War 44-05-23 (50) Lend Lease - Weapon for Victory
... you can hear a half hour of propaganda narrated by our man Ernest Chappell.
2. There's a book coming out next year about radio horror with chapters on "Quiet Please" and "Lights Out." Here's some info:
Terror on the air!: horror radio in America, 1931-1952 / Richard J. Hand ;...
LC Control Number: 2005025351
Horror beyond horror: horror radio in the golden age of American broadcasting
Hosts and music, sound and silence: narrative techniques and formal strategies in horror radio
The cult of the actor: acting and genre in horror radio of the golden age
The grandmother of horror radio: Alonzo Deen Cole and The witch's tale (1931-1938)
The ultimate in horror: Lights out (1934-1947), Arch Oboler and horror
Exploring horror form and genre: the Hermit's Cave (1935-1944)
The paradigm of horror radio: Himan Brown and Inner sanctum mysteries (1941-1952)
The eclectic horrors of Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan: The mysterious traveler (1943-1952)
The unsettling universe of Wyllis Cooper and Ernest Chappell: Quiet, please (1947-1949).
Summary: "This full-length study of golden age horror radio focuses on six representative programs, starting with The Witch's Tale in 1931 and ending with The Mysterious Traveler in 1952. Each chapter provides a critically and historically informed study of one series. The book ends with a look at the demise of horror radio and its influence"--Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Horror radio programs--United States--History.
LC Classification: PN1991.8.H+