2017/11/01

Shadow of the Past

Rabble-rousing raconteur, shades-bedecked sage, and pulp aficionado Razörfist presents for our listening pleasure a lovingly staged recreation of a lost episode of The Shadow radio program. This classic installment features Orson Welles' third-ever turn as the titular hero.

This production also marks the final performance of Razör's friend and cast mate Emer Prevost. Eternal memory!


And because episodes of The Shadow are the potato chips of classic radio drama, here's another Razörfist production, this time of a formerly lost episode that originally aired back in 1944.


8 comments:

  1. This is another way to take back the culture: resurrect long-dead or dying media channels that SJWs ignore or have sucked dry.

    Serials or adventures in podcast format, or flash animation, or mini-films with live action could be made into a cultural beachhead, if done with the Razörfist touch.

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    1. Agreed but will Youtube allow them?
      I just have a question: how did Razorfist find this episode? There's a story behind it worth recounting.
      xavier

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    2. Absolutely. Don't feel up to writing your own script? There's all kinds of fun stuff in the public domain. A buddy of mine recorded and released his own version of H.P. Lovecraft's "Dagon" a while back.

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    3. Brian:
      That's good advice. Start with a story and then do your dramatization. Then when you feel confident enough write you're own.

      Sorry my original question was very unclear: How did Razorfist find the lost episode? I'm curious how he discovered it and realized it was a Shadow episode?
      That's worth a podcast episode :)
      And might even generate another fun story: the discovery of a lost episode
      xavier

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  2. I have a vintage radio app where (because I'm a John C Wright fan) I've listened to a number of these. They are very very cool ("the weed of crime bears bitter fruit!") and the commercials are an interesting peek into another time.

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    1. The ranks of old time radio drama addicts continue to grow!

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  3. The HPLHS has been producing excellent H.P. Lovecraft adaptations, both film and audio, for a while now.

    JackCrow

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