October 28, 2012
Three Skeleton Key (A Great Lighthouse Tale for Halloween)
So what could be better this Halloween week than Vincent Price, Old Time Radio and the story of a Lighthouse! George Toudouze's brilliant story about a lighthouse off the coast of Afica was written in 1937. It first appeared in English in the January 1937 issue of Esquire. I would tall you more about the story - but spend a half and hour and enjoy the show.
Three Skeleton Key was performed numerous times on Escape and Suspense - the great long-running shows on radio. But the most famous and memorable performance appeared on March 17, 1950 on Escape. The recording featured Vincent Price in the lead role of Jean, one of the three member of the crew on that cursed light. I have heard some of the other performers as Jean....no one can do it like Vincent Price!
Here is the audio...enjoy:
Here are some other links that you will want to see.
- Script (RTF format - opens in MS Word)
- Script (web page)
- Blog entry about Three Skeleton Key from the OTR blog Escape and Suspense
- Episodes of Escape from the Internet Archive
- Episodes of Escape from 1949-1950 from the Internet Archives
Posted by cseeman at October 28, 2012 08:14 PM