Thursday, February 16, 2006

Edmund Dulac Illustrations of Poe Stories

If you want to see some absolutely stunning illustrations, head over the and look at Edmund Dulac's illustrations for The Poetical Works of Edgar Allen Poe (1912). This is about the best there is anywhere.

By the way, the International Animated Film Society is creating a virtual archive of animation. They plan to digitize thousands of animated films for public access and research. The Animation Archive site is part of that effort. If you want to know why someone would create an archive of animation, read this.

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

'Quiet Please' - Brilliant 1940s Radio Suspense

Oh wow! Here's something amazing. An old radio suspense series from the late 1940's. It's called 'Quiet Please.' The shows were written and created by Wyllis Cooper. The main actor was Ernest Chappell. It was played on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1947 through 1949.

It is widely regarded as one of the greatest radio dramas ever created. When you listen to these you will see where TV's 'Twilight Zone' found its inspiration. You can't beat this stuff. Now I want to go out and buy an old radio just to listen to these.

I'm giving these shows a good, thorough listen while forming ideas for Candlelight's own suspense audio stories.

You can get a huge listing of 'Quiet Please' episodes from a site called, '' Turn out the lights, disconnect the phone and let your computer play these brilliantly frightening dramas for you.

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