Horror Stars on Radio: The Broadcast Histories of 29 Chilling Hollywood Voices

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McFarland, Mar 8, 2010 - Performing Arts - 260 pages
This book chronicles the radio appearances of all prominent classic horror movie stars—Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, and two dozen more, including “scream queens” like Fay Wray. It contains script excerpts from radio shows as well as material from narrated albums and music singles. Each star’s appearances are listed by show and air date, with descriptions of the subject matter.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Boris Karloff
7
2 The Wolfmen
29
3 Bela Lugosi
46
4 Vincent Price
64
5 The Horror Hams
87
6 Professors of Pain
127
7 Peter Lorre
144
8 TwoShot Wonders
171
9 Strange Ladies
196
10 Sinister Women
206
11 Scream Queens
224
12 Radios Own Horror Stars
241
Bibliography
249
Index
253
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About the author (2010)

Bronx native Ronald L. Smith has written 19 books and produced and DJ’d a continuous 24 hour radio broadcast. He has edited three national magazines, appeared on a variety of television programs including “A&E Biography,” and written a dozen radio scripts for the series “Comedy College.” He lives in New York.

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