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Horror Stars on Radio

Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 9:51 am
by Monsterwax
Horror Stars on Radio
The Broadcast Histories of 29 Chilling Hollywood Voices
Ronald L. Smith
ISBN 0-7864-4525-4
(McFarland Press)

Retail Price: $45.00

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1. Boris Karloff 7
2. The Wolfmen: Henry Hull and Lon Chaney, Jr. 29
3. Bela Lugosi 46
4. Vincent Price 64
5. The Horror Hams: Laird Cregar, John Carradine and Basil Rathbone 87
6. Professors of Pain: Lionel Atwill, George Zucco and Henry Daniell 127
7. Peter Lorre 144
8. Two-Shot Wonders: Claude Rains and Charles Laughton 171
9. Strange Ladies: Elsa Lanchester, Una O’Connor and Maria Ouspenskaya 196
10. Sinister Women: Gale Sondergaard and Agnes Moorehead 206
11. Scream Queens: Helen Chandler, Julie Bishop, Ann Doran, Louise Allbritton, Hillary Brooke, Evelyn Ankers, Jane Adams, Gloria Stuart, Elena Verdugo and Fay Wray 224
12. Radio’s Own Horror Stars 241

Bibliography 249
Index 253

Re: Horror Stars on Radio

Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 9:57 am
by Monsterwax
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.

About the Author
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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