QP goes to college

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Posted Mar 05, 2005 - 3:54 PM:

The College of Charleston's Communications Museum at 58 George Street in Charleston, South Carolina is presenting QP later this month:

Hosted by Rick Zender
Wednesday Evening Old Time Radio Series

March 23
QUIET, PLEASE (1947-1949)
Time/Location: 7:00 p.m., Communications Museum, 58 George Street
Considered by many to be the most creative series in the history of radio, Quiet Please was written and directed by Wyllis Cooper, the original creator of Lights Out. Ernest Chappell, the series' featured actor, set the dark and mysterious mood through a dramatic stream-of-consciousness narrative, as he took the listener into a world convincingly like our own ... but not quite real. Shhhhh ... Better slip in silently so Rickley can treat you to audio presentations of "The Man Who Knew Everything," "Calling All Souls," and "Meet John Smith, John."

About the Presenter
Rick Zender is Curator of the John Rivers Communications Museum, where he has worked since 1997. He is an avid and well-informed collector of Old Time Radio Shows, as well as an aficionado of classic horror films. Rick is also a local guitarist with the band Deadontime. Catch his performance some week-end at a local darkness-filled nightspot.

Source: http://www.cofc.edu/~jrmuseum/events.html

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the UCLA Film and TV Archive put its database online -- at http://cinema.library.ucla.edu -- and it lists a short kinescope of the sixth and final episode of "Volume One," Cooper's TV version of QP. Here's the entry:

...: Volume one. No. 6.
Genre(s)/form(s): Anthologies.
BBID (expression): 130898
Database: Film and Television Archive
Location: Non-circulating SRLF research copy
Inventory Number: T32417
Collection: TV Television Collection
Format: 1 reel of 1 (ca. 1200 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 16 mm. safety kinescope.
Notes: Preservation copy.
HLDID (manifestation): 226978

Posted Mar 11, 2005 - 1:32 AM:

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Posted Mar 13, 2005 - 3:46 PM:

Sorry, I didn't mean to be confusing. A kinescope is a film of a television program. In the days before videotape was perfected, a common way to record a TV show would be to point a motion picture camera at a television set. In plain English: the film & TV archive at UCLA claims to have a reel of film (about ten or twelve minutes) from the last episode of Wyllis Cooper's anthology series "Volume One."
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