Podcast appearances and mentions of Basil Rathbone

British stage and movie actor (1892-1967)

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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Weirdhouse Cinema: Queen of Blood

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2023 78:52


In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Curtis Harrington's 1966 space horror movie “Queen of Blood,” starring John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Dennis Hopper and Florence Marly as the titular alien monarch. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Catching Up On Cinema
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Catching Up On Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 98:56


linktr.ee/CatchingUpOnCinema⁠ This May, Kyle takes control of all the programming designs on Catching Up On Cinema, for a special event that we're calling, “Kyle's Kitchen Sink”! All month long, Kyle follows his nose, allowing his impulsivity and gut instinct to drive his movie selection process from week to week. First up this month, Kyle has us review Michael Curtiz', The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)! A classic Technicolor swashbuckler starring Errol Flynn, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) is a joyful and timeless adventure film. Also starring frequent Errol Flynn co-star, Olivia De Havilland and Basil Rathbone, as well as featuring Claude Rains in fine form as the delightfully villainous Prince John, The Adventures of Robin Hood boasts a handsome cast of massively charismatic players. Structured in an episodic fashion, and covering most of the more famous story beats and characters in the broader Robin Hood lore, The Adventures of Robin Hood serves as an excellent introduction to the character and his associated tropes. Filled with vibrant costumes and sets, and a cavalcade of wondrous stunt work, The Adventures of Robin Hood is a charming and energetic film that gleefully and awkwardly chortles in the face of any who would think it “too old” to be fun. Follow us on Instagram ⁠@catchinguponcinema⁠ Follow us on Twitter ⁠@CatchingCinema⁠ Like, share, subscribe, and we'll catch you next time!

Attaboy Clarence
Hollywood's Hidden Side

Attaboy Clarence

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 3:51


The next edition of Cary is almost here! Be the first to hear it by signing up NOW at www.patreon.com/attaboysecret You'll also gain instant access to THE GAME IS AFOOT - the story of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce's Sherlock Holmes series, HUNTING WITCHES WITH WALT DISNEY, the tale of how the red scare came to Hollywood, THE ADVENTURES OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK, the complete tale of Hitchcock's life, BULLETS AND BLOOD, the story of James Cagney, The Warner Brothers, and the gangster genre in Hollywood, DEATH ON ALVARADO STREET, the hidden tale of Hollywood's most infamous murder mystery, plus much more... Your name will feature in the credits of every episode, you'll receive a weekly invitation to Film Club with myself and the other Co-Producers of the show, bonus reviews, movie commentaries to run alongside your favourite movies, a bite-sized version of the show named Blueprints. You'll also get exclusive access to Small Tales, a monthly anthology of short, twisty fiction (think Alfred Hitchcock Presents...) and much more! Sign up now at https://www.patreon.com/attaboysecret and explore the hidden treasures of Hollywood! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.390 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: April Fool's Adventure

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 29:49


Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world's first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.April Fool's Adventure: Watson joins in an April Fools prank on Sherlock Holmes. Originally aired April 1st, 1946Support the show

Movie Madness
Episode 376: Angry Marked Men

Movie Madness

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 59:27


We take another look at Blu-rays this week with Peter Sobczynski who along with Erik Childress do not have a lot of nice things to say about some recent theatrical offerings coming to physical media. But there are kind words to be found. Just not for William Goldman. However on the positive front there is a terrific everyday kind of thriller about being a working mom and some choice offerings from Kino with Irene Dunne, Buster Crabbe, Lon Chaney and Basil Rathbone. Plus new 4K offerings from Criterion, an overlooked horror film with Mia Farrow and two of Sidney Lumet's best films including one of the all-time great debuts. 0:00 - Intro 2:09 - Criterion (The Seventh Seal (4K)) 6:01 - Music Box (Full Time) 8:09 - Sandpiper (Year of the Comet) 11:18 - Warner Bros. (Magic Mike's Last Dance) 14:05 - Walt Disney (Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania) 16:53 - Universal (Marlowe, Cocaine Bear) 21:36 - Shout! Factory (The Haunting of Julia (4K)) 25:19 - Kino (High, Wide and Handsome, Lady in a Jam, Oh, Doctor! and Poker Faces: Two Comedies Directed by Harry A. Pollard, Rio, Search for Beauty, The Trap, You and Me,  Serpico (4K), 12 Angry Men (4K)) 53:46 – New Blu-Ray Announcements 56:52 - Outro

Doctor Who: Prognosis Negative
SPS #2 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Doctor Who: Prognosis Negative

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 89:53


  Seven Percent Solution II Doctor Who: Prognosis Negative proudly presents the Seven Percent Solution, the preeminent Sherlock Holmes commentary podcast covering all 14 of the Basil Rathbone films, featuring Josh, Eric, and Sean.   Listen in as they discuss the second of the two films produced by 20th Century Fox, starring Basil Rathbone.   [This is the last of the Lost SPS episodes recorded in 2016.] WARNING: This discussion contains miscellaneous SPOILERS pertaining to the film(s) discussed and more! If you are 100% spoilerphobic to films not yet seen, do not complain to us. The commentary is littered with EXPLICIT terms, concepts, and as always expect strokes of innuendo throughout. LINKS: Find your Trio of Hosts on their other Podcast Ventures. The 1001 Movies Podcast: https://1001moviespodcast.libsyn.com/ Mostly Harmless Cutaway: guidetothewhoverse.libsyn.com The Cabot Cove Confab Podcast: https://thecabotcoveconfab.libsyn.com/ The Best Picture Podcast: The Best Picture Podcast | Libsyn Directory Romulans Bearing Gifts: Romulans Bearing Gifts: The Star Trek Podcast | Libsyn Directory The Novice Elitists Film Podcast: https://thenoviceelitists.podbean.com/ DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded on Aug. 8th, 2016.  COMING SOON: SPS #3   Watson, the Needle!   Sean @@tardistavern Josh @whomeJZ Eric @BullittWHO Prognosis Negative @ProgNeg Email: guidetothewhoverse ~at~ gmail ~dot~com Website: prognosisnegative.libsyn.com Tumblr: progneg.tumblr.com  Facebook: facebook.com/ProgNeg Produced by E.A. Escamilla

Moonlight Audio Theatre
PROJECT AUDION - Sherlock Holmes

Moonlight Audio Theatre

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2023 39:37


PROJECT AUDION - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: "Murder in the Casbah" Premiered Aug 6, 2021 Sherlock Holmes is such an iconic figure, and so well-suited for radio, that the detective was on the air for over 20 years (starting in 1930) and portrayed by a half dozen actors. None, however, were better than Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone, who owned the roles from 1939-1946. Project Audion recreates an episode from December 3, 1945 entitled "Murder in the Casbah" which was sponsored by Petri Wine. Audion's transcribed-live edition features a cast of voice actors performing from England, Hollywood, and multiple locations in between. Holmes: David Ault, UK Watson: Paul Arbisi, IL Announcer: Lec Zorn, IN Miss Tretfield: M J Cogburn, TX Col. de Brisson: Trevor Rines, CA Rafi: Jacob Palka, IL Leaming/Commissioner: Joe Mendell, UK Ayisha: Grace Wagner, IL Milton: John Mauldin, TN Waiter/ Dr. Porter: Robert Mills, CA . ..and produced and directed by Larry Groebe in Texas

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
THE GREAT GONDOLPHO and MURDER BY MOONLITE THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2023 61:27


Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce take us on another great Sherlock Holmes Adventure sponsored by Petri Wines. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/a60ec356-c7d0-4535-b276-1282990e46ba/1001-radio-crime-solvers 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMNzU3MzM0Mjg0NQ== 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20heroes 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20sherlock%20holmes 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20ghost%20stories 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20stories%20for%20the%20road Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20greatest%20love%20stories 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellers APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/id1613213865 Catch 1001's Best of Jack London- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-best-of-jack-london/id1656939169 Catch 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-crime-solvers/id1657397371 Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
THE PROBLEM OF THOR BRIDGE and THE VANISHING ELEPHANT

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2023 65:01 Very Popular


Two great stories today from the American Radio Series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/a60ec356-c7d0-4535-b276-1282990e46ba/1001-radio-crime-solvers 1001's Best of Jack London- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMMzA0OTMyMjE1Mg/episode/ZGZjY2U4ZmUtNzMzYi0xMWVkLWE3NzUtMmY1MGNmNGFiNDVh?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwifjrqi8-L7AhViM1kFHQ1nA_EQjrkEegQICRAI&ep=6 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMNzU3MzM0Mjg0NQ== 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20heroes 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20sherlock%20holmes 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20ghost%20stories 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20stories%20for%20the%20road Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20greatest%20love%20stories 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellers APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/id1613213865 Catch 1001's Best of Jack London-https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-best-of-jack-london/id1656939169 Catch 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-crime-solvers/id1657397371 Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2 NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026 NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618 Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Those Old Radio Shows
Screen Guild Theatre - Can We Forget

Those Old Radio Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2023 30:05


Screen Guild - Can We Forget 1939 Director-Frank Capra Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Louise Beavers, George Murphy & Basil Rathbone & Oscar Bradley  You are invited to a gay party at an exclusive hotel in Park Avenue where the most photographed, the most discussed, the most envied debutante of the season. Hilda Rutherford (Betty Davis) is having her coming out party. Among her many admirers in the stag line is a young man named Alan Barker (Robert Montgomery). Dancing with Hilda at the moment is Paul Ferguson (Basil Rathbone)

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
THE CASE OF THE OUT OF DATE MURDER and THE EYES OF MR.. LAYDEN THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2023 70:02


Two great stories today from the American Radio Series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/a60ec356-c7d0-4535-b276-1282990e46ba/1001-radio-crime-solvers 1001's Best of Jack London- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMMzA0OTMyMjE1Mg/episode/ZGZjY2U4ZmUtNzMzYi0xMWVkLWE3NzUtMmY1MGNmNGFiNDVh?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwifjrqi8-L7AhViM1kFHQ1nA_EQjrkEegQICRAI&ep=6 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMNzU3MzM0Mjg0NQ== 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20heroes 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20sherlock%20holmes 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20ghost%20stories 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20stories%20for%20the%20road Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20greatest%20love%20stories 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellers APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/id1613213865 Catch 1001's Best of Jack London-https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-best-of-jack-london/id1656939169 Catch 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-crime-solvers/id1657397371 Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2 NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026 NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618 Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Borgo Pass Horror Podcast
The Hound of the Baskervilles

Borgo Pass Horror Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 129:43


In this episode, our hosts take a perilous side trip to Devonshire, where a great hound has been prowling the moors. Watch out for the Great Grimpen Mire!Ian Bates joins series host Jim Towns in this deep delve into 1939's The Hound of the Baskervilles, which introduced the world to Basil Rathbone's touchstone performance as Sherlock Holmes. Produced by 20th Century Fox and co-starring Nigel Bruce as Holmes' faithful companion Dr. John Watson (and also featuring Universal faves Lionel Atwill and John Carradine), this film launched a series of movies and radio programs that would forever connect Rathbone's image and persona with Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective.

The Smellcast
2023 Valentine's Day Special

The Smellcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2023 19:51


Roger Bunting stops in to deliver his annual love poem recitation for Valentine's Day. TASTES LIKE BURNING, a podcast by Tim and James Instrumental Music by Monica Gil Music  and gils102. Poem – Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe, read by Basil Rathbone, put to music by Foxiekitten25 Song – Annabelle Lee by Fiddler's Green. To Earthward by Robert FrostLove at the lips was touch As sweet as I could bear; And once that seemed too much; I lived on air That crossed me from sweet things, The flow of—was it musk From hidden grapevine springs Downhill at dusk? I had the swirl and ache From sprays of honeysuckle That when they're gathered shake Dew on the knuckle. I craved strong sweets, but those Seemed strong when I was young; The petal of the rose It was that stung. Now no joy but lacks salt, That is not dashed with pain And weariness and fault; I crave the stain Of tears, the aftermark Of almost too much love, The sweet of bitter bark And burning clove. When stiff and sore and scarred I take away my hand From leaning on it hard In grass and sand, The hurt is not enough: I long for weight and strength To feel the earth as rough To all my length. Write to Toppie at Smellcast@aol.com. Leave a comment on Toppie's blog!  Follow him on Twitter. Friend Toppie on Facebook by emailing him YOUR FB name and link, then Toppie will find YOU and friend you! Rss feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheSmellcast

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
THE CASE OF THE LIMPING GHOST THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 66:01


The Case of the Limping Ghost is the 1st episode of season 6 of the American Radio Series The new Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/a60ec356-c7d0-4535-b276-1282990e46ba/1001-radio-crime-solvers 1001's Best of Jack London- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMMzA0OTMyMjE1Mg/episode/ZGZjY2U4ZmUtNzMzYi0xMWVkLWE3NzUtMmY1MGNmNGFiNDVh?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwifjrqi8-L7AhViM1kFHQ1nA_EQjrkEegQICRAI&ep=6 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMNzU3MzM0Mjg0NQ== 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20heroes 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20sherlock%20holmes 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20ghost%20stories 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20stories%20for%20the%20road Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20greatest%20love%20stories 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellers APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/id1613213865 Catch 1001's Best of Jack London- coming soon Catch 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-crime-solvers/id1657397371 Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2 NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026 NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618 Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Doctor Who: Prognosis Negative
SPS #1 The Hound Of TheBaskervilles (1939)

Doctor Who: Prognosis Negative

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 94:48


Seven Percent Solution I Doctor Who: Prognosis Negative proudly presents the Seven Percent Solution, the preeminent Sherlock Holmes commentary podcast covering all 14 of the Basil Rathbone films, featuring Josh, Eric, and Sean.   Listen in as they discuss the first of two films produced by 20th Century Fox.   [This is the first of two Lost SPS episodes recorded in 2016.] WARNING: This discussion contains miscellaneous SPOILERS pertaining to the film(s) discussed and more! If you are 100% spoilerphobic to films not yet seen, do not complain to us. The commentary is littered with EXPLICIT terms, concepts, and as always expect strokes of innuendo throughout. LINKS: Find your Trio of Hosts on their other Podcast Ventures. The 1001 Movies Podcast: https://1001moviespodcast.libsyn.com/ Mostly Harmless Cutaway: guidetothewhoverse.libsyn.com The Cabot Cove Confab Podcast: https://thecabotcoveconfab.libsyn.com/ The Best Picture Podcast: The Best Picture Podcast | Libsyn Directory Romulans Bearing Gifts: Romulans Bearing Gifts: The Star Trek Podcast | Libsyn Directory The Novice Elitists Film Podcast: https://thenoviceelitists.podbean.com/ DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded on Aug. 8th, 2016.  COMING SOON: SPS #2   Watson, the Needle!   Sean @@tardistavern Josh @whomeJZ Eric @BullittWHO Prognosis Negative @ProgNeg Email: guidetothewhoverse ~at~ gmail ~dot~com Website: prognosisnegative.libsyn.com Tumblr: progneg.tumblr.com  Facebook: facebook.com/ProgNeg Produced by E.A. Escamilla

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.325 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Night Before Christmas

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 31:32 Very Popular


Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world's first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.The Night Before Christmas: One of Moriarity's henchman switches Christmas sacks with Dr. Watson when both are dressed as Santa Claus. Sherlock Holmes has to catch the thief and save Watson and his Christmas party.Originally aired December 24th,1945.Support the show

Civilcinema
#504 La morte rouge (2006), de Víctor Erice

Civilcinema

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 59:34


Un 24 de enero de 1946, con tal sólo 5 años, Víctor Erice vio su primera película: The Scarlet Claw, una de las tantas cintas de la serie de Sherlock Holmes, con Basil Rathbone en el papel estelar. Rostros, muertes, sombras y bruma, amplificados al máximo en la gran pantalla, quedaron grabados para siempre en la memoria de un chico que, sin darse cuenta, se acababa de convertir en un espectador. Sesenta años después, y con varias obras maestras a cuestas, Erice revive el episodio en La morte rouge, cortometraje creado para la instalación conjunta que el realizador montó con su colega Abbas Kiarostami. El filme quizás le deba un poco más de lo debido a la formidable Tren de sombras (1997), de José Luis Guerín, pero es un fascinante punto de intersección entre el universo de recuerdos de Erice, el rol que estos jugaron en su vocación, el pacto que toda audiencia hace en orden a dejarse llevar por la ficción, y cierta vocación memorialista surgida en los años 90, a raíz de los cien años del cine, y que con esta cinta alcanza una suerte de culminación. De esto y otras cosas se habla en este podcast.

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.302 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Fifth Of November

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 31:31


Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world's first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.The Fifth Of November: Holmes and Watson are off on a Guy Fawkes Day Adventure when a Mr. James Stuart comes in on November 5 and retains Holmes to protect him from his cousin, Guy Falkenberry, who Stuart says is planning to blow him up.Originally aired November 5th,1945.Support the show

Heirloom Radio
Sherlock Holmes -A Study In Scarlet - Part 1 - Dec 22, 1962 - Saturday Night Theatre

Heirloom Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 35:58


A Sherlock Holmes mystery without Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone... a bit refreshing with a good story. Aired in 3 parts in December 1962. First mystery written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but dramatized for radio by Michael Hardwick. Carleton Hobbs plays Sherlock and Norman Shelley plays Dr. Watson. This is an extremely well produced program as it was done by the BBC. Part 2 will be released on November 9th at 3pm ET. All tracks of Sherlock Holmes mysteries are in the playlist of "Sherlock Holmes Mysteries"

Classic Radio Theater
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Ep. #91

Classic Radio Theater

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 65:08 Transcription Available


Enjoy two free detective episodes of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A) 2/10/47 The Strange Case of the Persecuted Millionaire w/ Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce B) 4/18/48 The Case of the Very Best Butter w/ John Stanley and Alfred Shirley Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the legendary, violin-playing detective and his loyal companion were first heard on the air in a 1922 local production of “The Sign of the Four” by pioneer station (Schenectady, New York). Doyle wrote 56 short stories and four novels based on the Holmes character. Radio scriptwriter Edith Meiser handled all the adaptations during the first decade and when material was running low, the Conan Doyle estate gave her permission to create original mysteries. The stories have been dramatized so often and by so many performers in every known entertainment medium that listing them would require volumes of footnotes. Of all the Sherlock Holmes dramas broadcast on radio, however, the most popular starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce (broadcast from 1939 until 1946). To many, these fine Hollywood actors represented the quintessential Holmes and Dr. Watson. Nigel Bruce, playing a retired Watson, usually functioned as the narrator, entertaining listeners with accounts of his adventures alongside the eccentric detective. Following Rathbone's departure from the role in 1946, Tom Conway played Holmes to Nigel Bruce's Dr. Watson. In 1947, both Conway and Bruce were replaced by John Stanley and Alfred Shirley, with Shirley replaced by Ian Martin for the 1948-49 season. Regardless of who performed the roles of Holmes and Watson, the quality of the stories remained constant. Well-crafted, atmospheric, and never sensationalized, these were good, solid mysteries and the millions of listeners who sat back in their easy chairs, cup of hot tea or coffee in hand, thoroughly enjoyed them.

Medfield College Film Society
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Medfield College Film Society

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 81:38


It's time for another SPOOOOOKY HALLOWWWEEEEEN special.  This year, it's only half spooky, as we're watching the 1949 Disney animated package film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, directed and animated by a crew of Disney greats, and staring Basil Rathbone and der Bingle himself, Bing Crosby.  Join us as we suffer bouts of motormania and, well whatever you call that condition that Ichabod Crane has where he is a kind of weird ladies' man and can't stop eating.  But beware of VILLAINS, particularly Winky and the Headless Horseman.Follow @medfieldfilm for the latest updates.

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)
BONUS - Bride of Halloween Hoopla!

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 237:06 Very Popular


Put out your Jack-o-lantern, grab the candy bowl, and enjoy the Down These Mean Streets Halloween Special! It's a full-sized candy bar of a show with eight old time radio shows - a mix of frights and delights - to get you in the spirit of the season. First, Paul Frees stars in an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" from Escape (originally aired on CBS on October 22, 1947) and Basil Rathbone drops by The Jack Benny Program for Halloween hijinks (originally aired on NBC on November 2, 1941). A killer stalks the streets of London in "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole," a spine-tingling tale from The Mollé Mystery Theatre (originally aired on NBC on June 21, 1946) and Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of a witch in "The Laughing Lemur of Hightower Heath" (originally aired on Mutual on October 26, 1947). William Bendix visits a haunted house on The Life of Riley (originally aired on ABC on October 29, 1944) and we'll hear an unusual werewolf story on The Stan Freberg Show (originally aired on CBS on October 6, 1957). Finally, we're back in Poe country as The Weird Circle presents "The Cask of Amontillado" and Bud and Lou drop by Bela Lugosi's monstrous mansion on The Abbott and Costello Show (originally aired on ABC on May 5, 1948).

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)
Episode 508 - The Fabulous Holmes Boys (Sherlock Holmes)

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 94:00 Very Popular


An older and smarter brother, Mycroft Holmes was the only member of Sherlock's family we ever met in Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. He appeared in just two stories, but he's been featured in original Holmes adventures in print and on screen for decades. We'll hear Mycroft in the original adventure "The Great Gandolfo" starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce (originally aired on Mutual on October 22, 1945). Then, we'll hear a pair of episodes from a long-running BBC Holmes series starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley as Holmes and Watson. Both of Mycroft's original appearances are adapted for radio in "The Greek Interpreter" (originally aired on April 5, 1960) and "The Bruce-Partington Plans" (originally aired on August 28, 1964). Click here to read "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter." Click here to read "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans."

Junk Food Dinner
JFD640: House of Usher, The Haunted Palace, The Comedy of Terrors

Junk Food Dinner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022


It's the third week of Schlocktober and we're getting creepy with three 1960's gothic horrors from American International Pictures starring the King of Halloween, Vincent Price! Up first, Price plays a mysterious and afflicted man living in a cursed castle with his sister, but when the sister's lover comes calling all hell breaks loose in House of Usher from 1960, based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.Then, AIP combines mythology from H.P. Lovecraft and Poe in The Haunted Palace from 1963 about a man who inherits an old mansion from his long deceased relative, not knowing the secrets it and the town around it possess.And finally, Price teams up with Peter Lorre as a couple of down on their luck funeral men who have to create customers, if you know what I mean, in the slapstick Comedy of Terrors from 1963, also starring Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone.All this plus some brief Vegas chat, we announce the winner of the Kevin Moth statue, Sean dives even deeper in Vincent Price, hot Halloween records for your party, Terrifier 2 chat, some hot blu-rays to keep you entertained and so much more!LISTE NOW:MP3 Direct DonloydAlso, if you like the show, please take a minute and subscribe and/or comment on us on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry or Podfeed.net. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter! We'd love to see some of your love on Patreon - it's super easy and fun to sign up for the extra bonus content. We'll avenge our child's death with your love and support.

Breaking Walls
BW - EP132—008: Mutual Mystery Shows Of The 1940s—Halloween 1948 With The Shadow And Sherlock Holmes

Breaking Walls

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 17:10


At 5PM Mutual's most famous program, The Shadow signed on. The show was in its eleventh season on the air in 1948. Andre Baruch handled emcee duties while Grace Matthews played Margo Lane. Bret Morrison was Lamont Cranston. Halloween's episode was called “Murder By A Corpse.” This season's Shadow rating was 13.2. It was Mutual's highest-rated show. As night descended on New York on October 31st, temperatures dropped into the upper 40s and an eerie fog rolled in. Police were ready for mischief as children went trick or treating. The Halloween tradition was still seen by many as an act of begging and vandalism. In response, members of the Madison Square Boys Club paraded through the Lower East Side carrying a banner that read "American Boys Don't Beg.” Politically, Progressive Henry Wallace was making a dent in Harry Truman's campaign. On Election Day, Truman still carried the City, collecting 1.6 million votes to Dewey's 1.1 million, but Henry Wallace received over four-hundred thousand votes. It's this split that allowed Thomas Dewey to narrowly win New York state by sixty-thousand votes, giving the republicans forty-seven important electorates. At home, the Mutual Broadcasting System's prime time programming featured news and music, but at 7PM literature's most famous detective—Sherlock Holmes—took to the air from WOR. Sherlock Holmes peaked on radio between 1939 and 1946 with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce playing Holmes and Watson. They made over a dozen films and their rating climbed to 14.1 in 1942 on NBC. The next year, the entire cast moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System. Petri wine sponsored the series. Famed radio character actor Harry Bartel became the announcer. They remained on Mutual for three seasons until Holmes left for ABC. Basil Rathbone stayed with Mutual to star in a new series called Scotland Yard. Nigel Bruce still played Watson while Tom Conway became Holmes. When the Semler Company discontinued sponsorship in the spring of 1947, ABC canceled the show. That summer Clipper Craft Clothing signed to pay the bills. The program moved back to Mutual with John Stanley as Holmes and Alfred Shirley as Watson. By Halloween 1948 it was airing Sundays at 7PM. As radio audiences changed, Holmes and Watson couldn't keep up. That Spring Mutual canceled the series. ABC revived it for one final season before the last version of an American Sherlock Holmes series departed the air.

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.282 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure Of The Speckled Band

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 31:24 Very Popular


Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world's first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.The Adventure Of The Speckled Band: A young woman contacts Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for aid in foiling the villainous plans of her stepfather. Originally aired November 12th,1945.Nother RealmA portal has opened to Nother Realm, a dimension of magic, mystery, and danger!Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

A Cure for the Common Craig
18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival, Part 1 (Alucarda, The Blob, The Comedy of Terrors, Dracula A.D. 1972, Each Time I Kill, The Fly, Grim Prairie Tales, The Hills Have Eyes)

A Cure for the Common Craig

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 169:18


Halloween is upon us. Go buy every single pumpkin spice item you can find, and don't forget the Count Chocula! Oh, and the October ritual is back! It's time for the 18th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival!Part one consists of entries A-H. Gear up for a wild Mexican exploitation ride, with enough evil to set your Satan detector into PANIC mode! Curse the day you meet Alucarda (1977)! A malevolent mound of muck begins devouring everything in a small mountain town, thanks to some updated 80s special effects. Is it an alien entity, or government conspiracy? One thing is for sure, it's The Blob (1988)! If you are running a struggling funeral parlor, killing off local townspeople may seem like a logical solution. But you have to make sure that you actually kill them! Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff certainly have their problems offing Basil Rathbone in The Comedy of Terrors (1963). Hammer makes an attempt to appeal to groovy 70s kids, by bringing the classic Dracula versus Van Helsing feud out of their regular gothic trappings, and into the modern age. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) is such a giggle, man! Doris Wishman filmed this next one during her comeback run at age 89, in 2002. That's probably the most interesting thing about Each Time I Kill (2007), other than John Waters making a cameo appearance! Geena Davis begins to worry about Jeff Goldblum, as he is not quite himself after what seemed like a successful teleportation attempt using his recent invention. Unfortunately, he didn't anticipate what would happen should an uninvited guest join him in the telepod. Things get buggy in David Cronenberg's full-on body horror version of The Fly (1986)! Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones try to outdo each other, spinning spooky yarns around the campfire, in the western-themed horror anthology, Grim Prairie Tales (1990). And an accident strands a family, putting them in a battle for their lives against a desert clan who will eat any kind of meat that they can get their hands on! It's Wes Craven's classic, The Hills Have Eyes (1977)!

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING SUBMARINE PLANS A SHERLOCK HOLMES RADIO ADVENTURE

1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories & The Best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 35:07


These radio dramas, called The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, were written for radio by Edith Meiser, and starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Together, they starred in 220 episodes which aired weekly on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:00pm. Basil Rathbone's last episode as the famous detective was "The Singular Affair of the Baconian Cipher". He was eager to separate himself from the show to avoid being typecast in the role. From then until 1950 the series continued with various actors playing the two principal parts. The series was originally broadcast from Hollywood. During WWII the show was also broadcast overseas through the Armed Forces Radio Service. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMNzU3MzM0Mjg0NQ== 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20heroes 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20sherlock%20holmes 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20ghost%20stories 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20stories%20for%20the%20road Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20greatest%20love%20stories 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellers APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2 NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026 NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618 Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Letterboxd Show
Four Favorites with Julian Higgins: Mythic storytelling, Foxcatcher, Orson Welles and father figures

The Letterboxd Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 69:29 Very Popular


We're all Golden Eagles here. Gemma is away on festival assignment, so filling in for her we've got Letterboxd senior editor and Weekend Watchlist co-host Mitchell Beaupre! Slim and Mitchell are joined by Julian Higgins, director and co-writer of God's Country—his neo-Western debut feature which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is hitting theaters September 16 from IFC Films. We also dive deep into Julian's four favorite films: Rashomon, Chimes at Midnight, The Return and Foxcatcher. Plus: Julian growing up with college professor cinephile parents; why he's never seen a single Star Wars movie (hint: those two things are related); why is everyone in Rashomon sweating so much?; Toshiro Mifune is the last 30 seconds of a bag of Skittles; Slim (still) isn't a Shakespeare person; the relentless pursuit of making a juicy period epic; going “full on Orson Welles”; Thandiwe Newton having bigger balls than Slim; “We all gotta play by the same rules if this is gonna work”; Julian being afraid of reading reviews from writers he loves; Mitchell watching Foxcatcher in the heart of Du Pont country; rich people can get away with anything; ornithologist, philatelist, philanthropist; nostalgia for HD DVD and how they made Slim's dad cry and Julian's childhood hero Basil Rathbone. Credits: This episode was recorded in Los Angeles, Delaware and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Brian Formo. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Art by Samm. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque' by Moniker. Lists and links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune by Stuart Goldbraith IV; The Criterion Collection's HQ page; Julian's Instagram, Winter Light by James Lee Burke; New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France by Lynn A. Higgins—Julian's mother Reviews of Rashomon by Esther Rosenfield and DallasFrance, Chimes at Midnight by Alyssa Heflin, God's Country by Brian Tallerico, The Return by Marcissus

Hypnogoria
HYPNOGORIA 218 - The History of Universal Horror XXII

Hypnogoria

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 45:18


In this chapter we continue our journey through the fright flicks from Universal released in 1945, looking at two new cases for Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes - The Woman in Green and Pursuit to Algiers, plus the final two Inner Sanctum movies with Lon Chaney Jnr. making a Strange Confession and tangling with The Pillow of Death!

Hypnogoria
HYPNOGORIA 218 - The History of Universal Horror Part XXII

Hypnogoria

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 45:18


In this chapter we continue our journey through the fright flicks from Universal released in 1945, looking at two new cases for Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes - The Woman in Green and Pursuit to Algiers, plus the final two Inner Sanctum Mysteries movies with Lon Chaney Jnr. makes a Strange Confession and tangling with The Pillow of Death!

Stars on Suspense (Old Time Radio)
Episode 301 - Henry Daniell

Stars on Suspense (Old Time Radio)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 68:31 Very Popular


One of the best heavies in Hollywood, Henry Daniell crossed swords with Errol Flynn and played Moriarty to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes. Appropriately, Daniell appeared as a pair of scoundrels when he visited the Suspense microphone. First, he's a professional blackmailer confronted by his victims in "The Dealings of Mr. Markham" (originally aired on CBS on DATE). Then, he's a scientist with some unusual theories about murder in "The Last Letter of Dr. Bronson" (originally aired on CBS on DATE).

Monkey Off My Backlog
Ep. 113 - Childhood Favorites! The Flight of the Navigator, Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Seahawk, The Wizard

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 93:51


This week, Tessa and Sam make each other watch some childhood favorites, including The Flight of the Navigator, Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Seahawk, The Wizard. 2:04 - What is a childhood favorite? 16:24 - The Flight of the Navigator 31:44 - Nostalgia and its dangers 36:59 - Captain Blood 50:35 - The Adventures of Robin Hood 59:08 - The Seahawk 1:10:49 - How to introduce someone to a childhood favorite 1:15:36 - The Wizard

10xTheTERROR
Episode 58: Universal Studios Sherlock Holmes Series

10xTheTERROR

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 37:52


In this episode, Paul discusses the lengthy series of films Universal put out of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. How they integrated with their Horror films and the way they moved the Holmes films into the Horror genre. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gwendolyn-black/support

10xTheTERROR
Episode 56: Basil Rathbone

10xTheTERROR

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 45:10


In this episode Paul and Gwen go through the career of Basil Rathbone. An English actor who played so many roles from Shakespeare to Swashbuckler villains to Universal Horror and then most notably as Sherlock Holmes in what is not an iconic role. We discuss his career, his many achievements, and how his beloved role of Holmes became a typecast nightmare. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gwendolyn-black/support

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals
Liese Sherwood-Fabre – Young Sherlock

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 34:21


Liese Sherwood-Fabre has a fresh angle on Sherlock Holmes, featuring Holmes as a wily adolescent saving his family from disaster, acclaimed by critics for its deep understanding of Holmes' life and times. Hi there, I'm your host Jenny Wheeler, and today on Binge Reading we hear about what happened before Sherlock Holmes became the world's greatest consulting detective, when scandal rocked the Holmes family.  We've got a group promo of mysteries that are perfect to relax with on the beach or in front of the fire... Today's free MYSTERY book offer Readsey deals – free books plus the chance to win chocolate and gift card… GET FREE BOOKS ENTER FOR CHOCS AND GIFT CARD https://books.bookfunnel.com/books-to-read-mystery-giveaway-promotion/hwemo1h1y6 All the links to books and topics discussed in this episode can be found in the show notes on The Joys of Binge Reading website, www.thejoysofbingereading.com. Links In This Episode: Early Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes_(1939_film_series) Arthur Conan-Doyle, The Captain of the Polestar:  https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Polestar-other-stories/dp/B09B1TYK9X Sherlock's brother Mycroft Holmes:  https://arthurconandoyle.co.uk/character/mycroft-holmes# Murder She Wrote TV show:  https://arthurconandoyle.co.uk/character/mycroft-holmes# Saving Hope, Liese Sherwood-Fabre: https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Hope-Liese-Anne-Sherwood-Fabre/dp/0998411213 The Daughters of Yalta:  https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780008299736/the-daughters-of-yalta-the-churchills-roosevelts-and-harrimans-a-story-of-love-and-war/ The Bombay Prince, Perveen Mistry series:  https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/fiction/popular-fiction/The-Bombay-Prince-Sujata-Massey-9781761065248 Where to find Liese Sherwood-Fabre:  Website:  www.liesesherwoodfabre.com Email:  liese@liesesherwoodfabre.com Facebook: @liese.sherwoodfabre What follows is a "near as" transcript of our conversation, not word for word but pretty close to it, with links to the show notes in The Joys of Binge Reading.com for important mentions.But now, here's Liese. Introducing Liese Sherwood-Fabre Jenny Wheeler: Hello there Liese, and welcome to the show. It's great to have you with us. Liese Sherwood-Fabre: Sherlock Holmes mysteries Liese Sherwood: Thank you so much. I'm so honored to be on your podcast. I don't know what time people will be watching this, but for me it's late afternoon and for you it's early morning, so I'm very pleased that we were able to get together. Jenny Wheeler: That's right, and we're on almost opposite sides of the globe. You're in Virginia, are you? Liese Sherwood: No, I'm in Dallas, Texas. Jenny Wheeler: I'm in Auckland, New Zealand, so it's the miracle of modern technology. Liese Sherwood-Fabre: Isn't it? I do hope someday to make it there. I understand it's an incredible place to visit. Jenny Wheeler: People say so. We love it. Liese, you've delved into Sherlock Holmes' world in a great deal of detail with three highly praised non-fiction books about his life and times and now four mysteries about Sherlock when he's a young man, before he gets into his stride as a detective, before fame struck. Where did this fascination with Victorian life and Sherlock Holmes begin? Liese Sherwood-Fabre: That's a good question. People ask me and the first thing I would say is that I recall Sherlock Holmes and knowing about Sherlock Holmes since I was little. When I was growing up there was a show on in the afternoons after school that was called Dialing for Dollars. They would show old movies. They would also make random phone calls to people, and if you could give the count and the amount – they never asked me, although I always knew it – you could win money. Hooked on Sherlock watching old movies I would watch the show and they had on a lot of the old Basil Rathbone movies.

Golden Classics Great OTR Shows
Afrs 006 - Cass Daley Show - Basil Rathbone 08-10-50

Golden Classics Great OTR Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 29:04


The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943, and included less than five hours of recorded shows, a BBC news and sports broadcast. That day, Corporal Syl Binkin became the first U.S. Military broadcasters heard over the air. The signal was sent from London via telephone lines to five regional transmitters to reach U.S. troops in the United Kingdom as they prepared for the inevitable invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. Fearing competition for civilian audiences the BBC initially tried to impose restrictions on AFN broadcasts within Britain (transmissions were only allowed from American Bases outside London and were limited to 50 watts of transmission power) and a minimum quota of British produced programming had to be carried. Nevertheless AFN programmes were widely enjoyed by the British civilian listeners who could receive them and once AFN operations transferred to continental Europe (shortly after D-Day) AFN were able to broadcast with little restriction with programmes available to civilian audiences across most of Europe (including Britain) after dark. As D-Day approached, the network joined with the BBC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to develop programs especially for the Allied Expeditionary Forces. Mobile stations, complete with personnel, broadcasting equipment, and a record library were deployed to broadcast music and news to troops in the field. The mobile stations reported on front line activities and fed the news reports back to studio locations in London. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Entertainment Radio Stations Live 24/7 Sherlock Holmes/CBS Radio Mystery Theater https://live365.com/station/Sherlock-Holmes-Classic-Radio--a91441 https://live365.com/station/CBS-Radio-Mystery-Theater-a57491 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Overinvested
The Court Jester

Overinvested

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 52:41


This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss the classic musical "The Court Jester," starring Danny Kaye as a hapless circus performer forced to go undercover as a court jester as part of an elaborate seditious scheme. The film also stars a young Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone, and Glynis Johns. Topics include the film's connection to other medieval satires, the influence of vaudeville on Hollywood performance, Danny Kaye's motor-mouth, and much more.

Off-Ramp with John Rabe
Meet the only novelist to score 38,387 points in the NBA. Spoiler Alert: It's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and "Mycroft Holmes," set in an accurate multi-cultural London

Off-Ramp with John Rabe

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 18:56


There's something Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has loved as long as he's loved basketball: Sherlock Holmes. Like so many of us, he watched the old movies with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce on TV and fell under Holmes' spell; he even thought Holmes was a real detective. In 2015, when Kareem published his well-regarded "Mycroft Holmes," a mystery-adventure about Sherlock's smarter brother, he joined me on Off-Ramp to talk about it. Kareem is smart; there's little in Doyle's stories about Mycroft, leaving the field open to him and his co-author Anna Waterhouse to tell new stories, and not incidentally let Kareem explore his Trinidadian heritage, and paint a more accurate picture of the multi-cultural London of Victorian England. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. (Off-Ramp theme music by Fesliyan Studios.)    

Queer as Fact
The Captive

Queer as Fact

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 61:42


Today's episode of Queer as Fiction, as chosen by our patrons, is on the 1926 play “The Captive”. Join us as we discuss the sale of violets, the padlocking of theatres and the diverse ways a story can be interpreted by audiences and critics. Thank you to our Patrons for voting on this episode! Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image description: A black and white photo of a theatre production of the Captive. Basil Rathbone and Helen Menken as Irene and Jacques face each other on lounge furniture.]

Ron's Amazing Stories
RAS #549 - The Submarine Caves

Ron's Amazing Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 59:17


On we have three great stories from the listeners that feature a residual haunting, A ghost named Gary, and one from Essex, England. Our featured story is a good one from the case files of Sherlock Holmes. Then we end the show with something Ron calls, The Tootsie Roll Incident.   Featured Story - The Submarine Cave Our featured story comes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. It is from the OTR series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone. Sherlock finds himself at odds with butter (Yes, I said butter). The story is titled The Submarine Caves which is odd because there are no submarines in the story. Confused? You won't be after you hear this one. It first aired on March 4, 1946. Other Stories Include - Murder In Tibet, Have Space Suit - Will Travel, Night Knockers, Gary The Ghost, It Did What to Spiderman, The Submarine Caves, and The Tootsie Roll Incident Ron's Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Social Links:Contact Links:

Zoomer Radio's Theatre of the Mind
Basil Rathbone & Murder Goes For A Swim

Zoomer Radio's Theatre of the Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 57:47


The Fred Allen Show followed by Suspense

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)
Episode 491 - Out to Sea (Sherlock Holmes, Let George Do It, & Rocky Fortune)

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 90:57 Very Popular


We're setting sail with three old time radio detectives who find capers on cruise ships. First, Basil Rathbone tries to stop a shipboard poisoner in "Murder by Moonlight" from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (originally aired on Mutual on October 29, 1945). Then, Bob Bailey is undercover as a cruise athletic director to catch some smugglers in "Serenade to the Southern Star" from Let George Do It (originally aired on Mutual on June 13, 1949). And finally, Frank Sinatra is Rocky Fortune as he tries to clear his own name and solve "The Shipboard Jewel Robbery" (originally aired on NBC on October 20, 1953).

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.220 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Haunting Of Sherlock Holmes

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 31:15 Very Popular


Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world's first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.The Haunting Of Sherlock Holmes: Holmes and Watson travel to Europe for holiday and attend an opera and the opera singer is a spy. Originally aired May 20th,1946.Grumpy Nostalgia: Second Look CinemaA second look at our favorite movies, without the fog of nostalgiaListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Mostly Murder (But Sometimes Not)
The Kid Detective (2020)

Mostly Murder (But Sometimes Not)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 81:43


New episode up now! We watched the 2020 film The Kid Detective starring Adam Brody and wow—everyone in this movie needs therapy. We discuss the clear themes of trauma and depression that thread throughout, love the use of cinematography and music to aid the storytelling, are surprised by how dark the movie gets, and talk about the expectations vs reality of both Abe Applebaum and the town of Willowbrook. Is Abe actually a good detective or is he just somewhat observant, good at psychology, and watched too many detective shows? We also get into the odd nostalgia of the film's flashbacks, where it's not quite clear what time period the “kid” detective grew up in but stylistically it could vary between the 1950s and the 1980s and we ponder on what that might mean. Katy is tired of movies showing depressed men peeing, Carrie admits to watching black and white films, Maddy enjoys smooth jazz, and Mack shows off his bottle cap collection. We argue about bathroom mirror placement, get anxious about hiding in closets, and wonder - why are Gen Z teens so into Pong? We also talk about cute gang names, young Vincent Price, and the nutritional aspects of ice cream. Give it a listen and you'll hear some delightful tunes as well! TW: Statutory rape, teen pregnancy, racism, depression SHOW NOTES/CORRECTIONS: Katy was incorrect in her remembrance of the crazy sword fight; it was between Basil Rathbone and Danny Kaye, not Vincent Price and Danny Kaye. Still worth watching though as Danny Kaye is a wild man with no training which made Rathbone nervous: Here! What Katy thought was a podcast with John Hodgman is actually a TV show called Dicktown which is on FXX but it is about a former kid detective solving crimes in a small town. Keep It! Podcast with guest Adam Brody Here is a link to The Solve It Squad show website Mack mentioned The book Katy was thinking of is Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero. Goodreads link

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.213 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Man With The Twisted Lip

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 31:11 Very Popular


Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world's first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.The Man With The Twisted Lip: Holmes and Watson helps a wife investigate the disappearance and possible murder of her husband in an opium den. Originally aired May 6th, 1946The Short Box: A Comic Book Podcast Join four lifelong friends for entertaining discussions about comics and culture.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.195 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearing Scientists

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 30:08 Very Popular


Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world's first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.The Disappearing Scientists: Holmes wants to retire, but is in demand to solve one last case before taking up bee farming. Originally aired April 8th,1946.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/steviek)

Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox
Classic Radio for April 1, 2022 Hour 1 - Sherlock Holmes and the April Fool's Adventure

Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 44:59


The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, originally broadcast April 1, 1946, 76 years ago, April Fool's Adventure. A plan to play a practical joke on Sherlock Holmes succeeds, yet a valuable emerald is nonetheless stolen. An early case for a young detective, and the first round ever fought against the evil Dr. Moriarty.

ScreamQueenz: Where Horror Gets GAY!
"Perhaps she requires liquid nourishment..." - QUEEN OF BLOOD (1966)

ScreamQueenz: Where Horror Gets GAY!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 69:29


Get ready to blast off into a galaxy of gay camp and mortal terror as we go do the depths of space to battle the QUEEN OF BLOOD! A group of astronauts on a rescue mission to Mars suddenly find themselves on the menu when the beautiful female alien they've rescued turns out to be a bloodsucking femme fatale. A solo mission to space isn't any fun. That's why I've packed today's flight roster full of beefcake. My special guests are the boys of MONSTER MAKEUP LLC, the crew that brought us DEATH DROP GORGEOUS....MICHAEL AHERN, CHRISTOPHER DALPE and BRANDON PERROS-SANCHEZ. QUEEN OF BLOOD was directed by CURTIS HARRINGTON and stars JOHN SAXON, BASIL RATHBONE, DENNIS HOPPER, JUDI MERIDETH and FLORENCE MARLY. Visit us at https://www.ScreamQueenz.com (www.ScreamQueenz.com) ***** Leave us a message at www.ScreamQueenz.com/voicemail ***** Get access to THE FINAL REEL, "DAMN YOU, UNCLE LEWIS!" and all other Premium ScreamQueenz https://www.patreon.com/screamqueenz (PATREON) Content for as little as $5 a month. Find out more at https://www.patreon.com/screamqueenz (www.Patreon.com/screamqueenz) ***** https://www.buymeacoffee.com/screamqueenz (BUY ME A COFFEE) at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/screamqueenz (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/screamqueenz) ***** Leave a https://www.lovethatpodcast.com/screamqueenz (REVIEW) at https://www.lovethatpodcast.com/screamqueenz (www.lovethatpodcast.com/screamqueenz) ***** Get all your https://www.screamqueenz.com/merch (SCREAMQUEENZ MERCHANDISE )and browse our entire catalog of hand-curated designs at https://bit.ly/merchsq (SCREAMTEEZ). Visit www.screamqueenz.com/merch ***** Catch all the video fun on the official https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg2yOVFHmwA0hHEt5Gpd7DA?view_as=subscriber (ScreamQueenz YouTube Channel)! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg2yOVFHmwA0hHEt5Gpd7DA?view_as=subscriber (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg2yOVFHmwA0hHEt5Gpd7DA?view_as=subscriber) ***** https://www.screamqueenz.com/captivate (CAPTIVATE.FM )is the only podcast host dedicated to helping your podcast grow. Try them out for free for 7 days at https://www.screamqueenz.com/captivate (https://www.screamqueenz.com/captivate) ***** Don't settle for subpar sound. Get a free 7 day trial of https://www.screamqueenz.com/squadcast (SQUADCAST.FM - Remote Recordings For Professional Podcasters) at https://www.screamqueenz.com/squadcast (https://www.screamqueenz.com/squadcast) Mentioned in this episode: July Drive in https://screamqueenz.captivate.fm/drivein (SQ Drive In)

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs
Episode 138: “I Fought the Law” by the Bobby Fuller Four

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021


Episode one hundred and thirty-eight of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “I Fought the Law", and at the mysterious death of Bobby Fuller. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode. Patreon backers also have a fifteen-minute bonus episode available, on "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James and the Shondells. Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt's irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com No Mixcloud this week due to the large number of tracks by the Bobby Fuller Four Resources Information about the Crickets' post-Holly work comes from Buddy Holly: Learning the Game, by Spencer Leigh. There are two books available about Bobby Fuller -- the one I consulted most is Rock and Roll Mustangs by Stephen McParland, which can be bought as a PDF from https://payhip.com/cmusicbooks I also consulted I Fought the Law: The Life and Strange Death of Bobby Fuller by Miriam Linna and Randell Fuller. One minor note -- both these books spell Bob Keane's name Keene. Apparently he spelled it multiple ways, but I have chosen to use the spelling he used on his autobiography, which is also the spelling I have used for him previously. There are several compilations available of the Bobby Fuller Four's material, but the best collection of the hit singles is Magic Touch: The Complete Mustang Singles Collection.  And this is an expanded edition of the Crickets' In Style album. Erratum I say Sonny Curtis wrote "Oh Boy!" -- I meant Sonny West. Patreon This podcast is brought to you by the generosity of my backers on Patreon. Why not join them? Transcript A warning, before I begin. This episode, more than most, deals with events you may find disturbing, including graphic descriptions of violent death. Please check the transcript on the podcast website at 500songs.com if you are worried that you might be upset by this. This episode will not be a pleasant listen. Now on with the episode... More than anything, Bobby Fuller wanted desperately to be Buddy Holly. His attitude is best summed up in a quote from Jim Reese, the guitarist with the Bobby Fuller Four, who said "Don't get me wrong, I thought the world of Bobby Fuller and I cared a lot for him, so I say this with the best intentions -- but he was into Buddy Holly so much that if Buddy Holly decided to wear one red sock and one blue sock and Bobby Fuller found out about it, Bobby Fuller would've had one red sock and one blue sock. He figured that the only way to accomplish whatever Buddy Holly had accomplished was to be as much like Buddy Holly as possible." And Reese was right -- Bobby Fuller really was as much like Buddy Holly as possible. Buddy Holly was from Texas, so was Bobby Fuller. Buddy Holly played a Fender Stratocaster, Bobby Fuller played a Fender Stratocaster. Buddy Holly performed with the Crickets, Bobby Fuller's biggest hit was with a Crickets song. Buddy Holly recorded with Norman Petty, Bobby Fuller recorded with Norman Petty. Of course, there was one big difference. Buddy Holly died in an accident when he was twenty-two. Bobby Fuller lived to be twenty-three. And his death was no accident... [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "I Fought the Law"] After Buddy Holly quit the Crickets in 1958, they continued recording with Norman Petty, getting in guitarist Sonny Curtis, who had been an associate of the band members even before they were a band, and who had been a frequent collaborator with Buddy, and vocalist Earl Sinks. But while they kept recording, Petty didn't release any of the recordings, and the group became convinced that he wasn't really interested in doing so. Rather, they thought that he was just using them as leverage to try to get Buddy back. "Love's Made a Fool of You" was the record that made the Crickets lose their faith in Norman Petty. The song was one that Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery had written way back in 1954, and Holly had revived it for a demo in 1958, recording it not as a potential song for himself but to give to the Everly Brothers, reworked in their style, though they never recorded it: [Excerpt: Buddy Holly, "Love's Made a Fool of You"] When Holly and the Crickets had parted ways, the Crickets had recorded their own version of the song with Petty producing, which remained unreleased like everything they'd recorded since Buddy left. But on the very day that Buddy Holly died, Petty shipped a copy of the tape to Decca, express mail, so that a single could be released as soon as possible: [Excerpt: The Crickets, "Love's Made a Fool of You"] The Crickets never worked with Norman Petty again after that, they were so disgusted at his determination to cash in on the death of their friend and colleague. Petty continued to exploit Holly's work, getting in a band called the Fireballs to add new instrumental backing to Holly's old demos so they could be released as new singles, but the split between Petty and Holly's living colleagues was permanent. But the Crickets didn't give up performing, and continued recording new material, mostly written either by Sonny Curtis or by the group's drummer Jerry Allison, who had co-written several of the group's earlier hits with Holly. "More Than I Can Say" was written by Curtis and Allison, and didn't make the top forty in the US, but did become a top thirty hit in the UK: [Excerpt: The Crickets, "More Than I Can Say"] That was later also covered in hit versions by Bobby Vee and Leo Sayer. The B-side, "Baby My Heart", wasn't a hit for the Crickets, but was covered by the Shadows on their first album, which made number one on the UK charts. That performance was one of the few Shadows records at this point to have vocals: [Excerpt: The Shadows, "Baby My Heart"] The group's first post-Holly album collected all their singles without Holly to that point, plus a few new filler tracks. The album, In Style With the Crickets, didn't chart in the US, but was a success in the UK. Around the time that album was released, Earl Sinks quit the group, and became a songwriter. He collaborated with Buddy Holly's old musical partner Bob Montgomery on a variety of hits for people like Brenda Lee, and in the seventies went back into performing for a while, having minor solo country hits as Earl Richards, and then bought a chain of abbatoirs. Allison and Curtis supplemented their income from the Crickets with session work -- Allison backed the Everly Brothers on "Til I Kissed You": [Excerpt: The Everly Brothers, "Til I Kissed You"] and both of them played on Eddie Cochran's last studio session, playing on "Three Steps to Heaven", with Curtis playing the electric lead while Cochran played the acoustic: [Excerpt: Eddie Cochran, "Three Steps to Heaven"] After that, the group went on tour in the UK as the backing band for the Everly Brothers, where they coincidentally bumped into Cochran, who told them "If I knew you guys were coming, I'd have asked you to bring me a bottle of American air.” They would never see Cochran again. Shortly after that tour, Sonny Curtis was drafted -- though while he was in the army, he wrote "Walk Right Back" for the Everly Brothers, as we discussed in the episode on "Cathy's Clown": [Excerpt: The Everly Brothers, "Walk Right Back"] Joe Mauldin gave up on music for a while, and so for a while The Crickets consisted of just Jerry Allison, new singer Jerry Naylor, and guitarist Tommy Allsup, who had played with Holly after Holly left the Crickets. That lineup recorded the "Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets" album, with Bobby Vee singing lead: [Excerpt: Bobby Vee and the Crickets, "Well... All Right"] Curtis would return once his time in the army was over, and eventually, in the 1970s, the group would stabilise on a lineup of Curtis, Mauldin, and Allison,  who would play together more or less consistently until 2015. But for a few years in the early sixties there was a lot of lineup shuffling, especially as Allison got drafted not long after Curtis got out of the Army -- there was one UK tour where there were no original members at all, thanks to Allison's absence. When Curtis was out of the group around the time of the Bobby Vee album, Snuff Garrett tried to get a friend of his to join as the group's new lead singer, and brought him to LA, but it didn't work out. Garrett later said "He and Jerry didn't hit it off in the way I imagined. After a few months, it was over and the guy started playing clubs around LA. I did demos with him and took them to my boss, the president of Liberty, and he said, ‘You've got enough of your friends signed to the label. You've signed the Crickets and Buddy Knox and they're not doing much business, and this guy can hardly speak English.' I said, ‘Well, I think he's going to be something.' ‘Okay,' he said, ‘Drop one of the acts you've got and you can sign him.' I said, ‘Forget it.' A year later, he was an international star and his name was Trini Lopez" Lopez's big hit, "If I Had a Hammer", was recorded in a live show at a club called PJs: [Excerpt: Trini Lopez, "If I Had a Hammer"] PJs was owned by a gangster named Eddie Nash, who is now best known as the prime suspect in a notorious case known as the Wonderland Murders, when in 1981 four people were horribly beaten to death, either with the assistance of or to send a message to the porn star John Holmes, depending on which version of the story you believe. If you're unfamiliar with the case, I advise you not to google it, as it's very far from pretty. I bring this up because PJs would soon play a big part in the career of the Bobby Fuller Four. Bobby Fuller was born in the Gulf Coast of Texas, but his family moved about a lot during his formative years, mostly in the Southwestern US, living in Lubbock, Texas, Hobbs, New Mexico, and Salt Lake City, Utah, among other places, before finally settling down in El Paso. El Paso is a border town, right up close to the border with Mexico, and that meant that it had a complicated relationship with Juarez, the nearest large town on the Mexican side of the border. Between 1919 and 1933, the selling and consumption of alcohol had been made illegal in the United States, a period known as Prohibition, but of course it had not been criminalised in Mexico, and so during those years any time anyone from El Paso wanted to get drunk they'd travel to Juarez. Even after Prohibition ended, Juarez had a reputation as a party town, and Randy Fuller, Bobby's brother, would later tell a teen magazine "You can grow up in El Paso and get really bad -- it's Juarez that makes it that way. Whatever personality you have, you have it 100%. You can go to Juarez and get drunk, or stay in El Paso and get religion" Of course, from the outside, that sounds a whole lot like "now look what YOU made ME do". It's not the fault of those white people from Texas that they travel to someone else's city in someone else's country and get falling-down drunk and locked up in their jails every weekend, but it's the fault of those tempting Mexicans. And when Bobby and Randy Fuller's older brother Jack disappeared in 1961, while Bobby was off at university, that was at first what everyone thought had happened -- he'd gone to Juarez, got drunk, and got locked up until he could sleep it off. But when he didn't reappear after several days, everyone became more concerned. It turned out that Jack had met a man named Roy Handy at a bus depot and started chatting with him. They'd become friendly, and had gone off to do some target shooting together in the desert. But Handy had seen what looked like a wad of thousand-dollar bills in Jack's sun visor, and had decided to turn the gun on Jack rather than the target, killing him. The thousand-dollar bills had been play money, a gift bought for a small child who lived nearby. Because of the murder, Bobby Fuller moved back to El Paso from Denton in North Texas, where he had been studying music at university. He did enroll in a local college, but gave up his studies very quickly. Bobby had been something of a musical prodigy -- his original plan before going to North Texas State University had actually been to go to Juilliard, where he was going to study jazz drumming. Instead, while Bobby continued his drumming, he started living a party lifestyle, concentrating on his car, on women -- he got multiple women pregnant in his late teens and early twenties -- and on frequent trips to Juarez, where he would spend a lot of time watching a local blues musician, Long John Hunter: [Excerpt: Long John Hunter, "El Paso Rock"] Meanwhile, a music scene had been growing in El Paso since the late 1950s. A group called the Counts were at the forefront of it, with instrumentals like "Thunder": [Excerpt: The Counts, "Thunder"] The Counts splintered into various groups, and one of them became The Embers, who Bobby Fuller joined on drums. Fuller was also one of a tiny number of people at this time who actually had a home studio. Fuller had started out with a simple bedroom studio, but thanks to his parents' indulgence he had repurposed a big chunk of their house as a studio, including building, with his brother Randy, an echo chamber (though it didn't work very well and he stuck with tape echo). It was in that home studio that the Embers recorded their first single, "Jim's Jive", with Fuller on drums and Jim Reese on lead guitar: [Excerpt: Jerry Bright and The Embers, "Jim's Jive"] That was released on a tiny local label, Yucca Records, which also released the Embers' second single -- and also released two Bobby Fuller solo singles, starting with "You're in Love": [Excerpt: Bobby Fuller, "You're in Love"] That was recorded at Fuller's home studio, with the Embers backing him, and became the number one single locally, but Yucca Records had no national distribution, and the record didn't get a wider release. Fuller's second single, though, was the first time his Buddy Holly fixation came to the forefront. Fuller was, by many accounts, *only* interested in sounding like Buddy Holly -- though his musical tastes were broad enough that he also wanted to sound like Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, and the Crickets. But that was the extent of Fuller's musical world, and so obviously he wanted to work with the people who had worked with Holly. So his second single was recorded at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, with Petty's wife Vi, who had played keyboards on some Buddy Holly records, on keyboards and backing vocals: [Excerpt: Bobby Fuller, "Gently My Love"] But as it turned out, Fuller was very underwhelmed by the experience of working with Petty, and decided that he was going to go back to recording in his home studio. Fuller left the Embers and started performing on his own, playing rhythm guitar rather than drums, with a band that initially consisted of his brother Randy on bass, Gaylord Grimes on drums, and Jim Reese on lead guitar, though there would be constant lineup changes. Two of the many musicians who drifted in and out of Fuller's revolving band lineup, Larry Thompson and Jerry Miller, were from the Pacific Northwest, and were familiar with the scene that I talked about in the episode on "Louie, Louie". Thompson was a fan of one of the Pacific Northwest bands, the Frantics, who had hits with tracks like "Werewolf": [Excerpt: The Frantics, "Werewolf"] Thompson believed that the Frantics had split up, and so Fuller's group took on that name for themselves. When they found out that the group *hadn't* split up, they changed their name to the Fanatics, though the name on their bass drum still read "The Frantics" for quite a while. Jerry Miller later moved back to Seattle, where he actually joined the original Frantics, before going on to become a founder member of Moby Grape. Fuller started his own record label, Eastwood Records, and put out another solo single, which covered the full breadth of his influences. The B-side was "Oh Boy!", the song Sonny Curtis had written for Buddy Holly, while the A-side was "Nervous Breakdown", which had originally been recorded by Eddie Cochran: [Excerpt: Bobby Fuller, "Nervous Breakdown"] Everything was very fluid at this point, with musicians coming and going from different lineups, and none of these musicians were only playing in one band. For example, as well as being lead guitarist in the Fanatics, Jim Reese also played on "Surfer's Paradise" by Bobby Taylor and the Counts: [Excerpt: Bobby Taylor and the Counts, "Surfer's Paradise"] And Bobby's record label, renamed from Eastwood to Exeter, was releasing records  by other artists as well as Bobby and the Fanatics, though none of these records had any success. In early 1963 Fuller and his latest lineup of Fanatics -- Randy, drummer Jimmy Wagnon, and guitarist Tex Reed -- travelled to LA to see if they could become successful outside El Paso. They got a residency at the Hermosa Biltmore, and also regularly played the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, where the Beach Boys and Dick Dale had both played not long before, and there they added some surf instrumentals to their repertoire. Bobby soon became almost as keen on surf music as he was on rockabilly. While in LA, they tried all the record companies, with no success. The most encouragement they got came from Bob Keane at Del-Fi, the label that had previously been Ritchie Valens' label, who told him that the tapes they brought him of their El Paso recordings sounded good but they needed better songs, and to come back to him when they had a hit song. Bobby determined to do just that. On their return to El Paso, Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics recorded "Stringer" for Todd Records, a small label owned by Paul Cohen, the former Decca executive who had signed Buddy Holly but not known what to do with him: [Excerpt: Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics, "Stringer"] Fuller also opened his own teen nightclub, the Teen Rendezvous, which he named after the Balboa ballroom. The Fanatics became the regular band there, and at this point they started to build up a serious reputation as live performers. The Teen Rendezvous only stayed open for a few months, though -- there were complaints about the noise, and also they booked Bobby Vee as a headliner one night. Vee charged a thousand dollars for his appearance, which the club couldn't really afford, and they didn't make it back on the doors. They'd hoped that having a prestigious act like Vee play there might get more people to come to the club regularly, but it turned out that Vee gave a sub-par performance, and the gamble didn't pay off. It was around this time that Fuller made his first recording of a song that would eventually define him, though it wasn't his idea. He was playing the Crickets In Style album to his brother Randy, and Randy picked up on one song, a Sonny Curtis composition which had never been released as a single: [Excerpt: The Crickets, "I Fought the Law"] Randy thought the Crickets' actual record sounded horrible, but he also thought the song had the potential to be a really big hit. He later explained "The James Dean movie Rebel Without a Cause had made a big impression on me, and I told Bobby, 'Man, let's do that one... it oughta sell a million copies'. Everyone was into the whole rebel thing, with switchblades and stuff like that. It just seemed like a natural thing for us to do." Fuller recorded his own version of the song, which once again became a local hit: [Excerpt: Bobby Fuller, "I Fought The Law (El Paso version)"] But even though the record did get some national distribution, from VeeJay Records, it didn't get any airplay outside the Southwest, and Fuller remained a local star with absolutely no national profile. Meanwhile, he was still trying to do what Bob Keane had asked and come up with a hit song, but he was stuck in a musical rut. As Jim Reese would later say, "Bobby was a great imitator. He could sing just like Holly, McCartney, Lennon, or Eddie Cochran. And he could imitate on the guitar, too. But Bobby never did Bobby". To make matters worse, the Beatles came on to the American musical scene, and caused an immediate shift in the public taste. And Bobby Fuller had a very complicated relationship with the Beatles. He had to play Beatles songs live because that's what the audiences wanted, but he felt that rock and roll was *American* music, and he resented British people trying to play it. He respected them as songwriters, but didn't actually like their original material. He could tell that they were huge Buddy Holly fans, like him, and he respected that, but he loathed Motown, and he could tell they were listening to that too. He ended up trying to compromise by playing Buddy Holly songs on stage but introducing them by talking about how much the Beatles loved Buddy Holly. Another person who was negatively affected by the British Invasion was Bob Keane, the man who had given Fuller some encouragement. Keane's Del-Fi Records had spent the previous few years making a steady income from churning out surf records like "Surf Rider" by the Lively Ones: [Excerpt: The Lively Ones, "Surf Rider"] And the Surfer's Pajama Party album by the Bruce Johnston Surfing Band: [Excerpt: Bruce Johnston, "The Surfer Stomp"] But as surf music had suddenly become yesterday's news, Del-Fi were in financial trouble, and Keane had had to take on a partner who gave the label some financial backing, Larry Nunes. Now, I am going to be very, very, careful about exactly what I say about Nunes here. I am aware that different people give very, very, different takes on Nunes' personality -- Barry White, for example, always said that knowing Nunes was the best thing that ever happened to him, credited Nunes with everything good in his career, and gave him credit on all his albums as his spiritual advisor. However, while White made Nunes out to be pretty much a saint, that is not the impression one gets from hearing Bob Keane or any of Bobby Fuller's circle talk about him. Nunes had started out in the music business as a "rack jobber", someone who ran a small distribution company, selling to small family-owned shops and to secondary markets like petrol stations and grocery stores. The business model for these organisations was to get a lot of stock of records that hadn't sold, and sell them at a discount, to be sold in discount bins. But they were also a perfect front for all sorts of criminal activity. Because these were bulk sales of remaindered records, dead stock, the artists weren't meant to get royalties on them, and no real accounting was done of the sales. So if a record label "accidentally" pressed up a few thousand extra copies of a hit record and sold it on to a rack jobber, the artists would never know. And if the Mafia made a deal with the record pressing plant to press up a few thousand extra copies, the *record label* would never know. And so very, very, quickly this part of the distribution system became dominated by organised crime. I have seen no proof, only rumours, that Nunes was directly involved in organised crime, but Bob Keane in particular later became absolutely convinced he was. Keane would later write in his autobiography: “I wondered if I had made a deal with the Devil. I had heard that Larry had a reputation for being associated with the Mob, and as it turned out three years later our relationship ended in deception, dishonesty, and murder. I consider myself very lucky to have come out of my relationship with Nunes in one piece, virtually unscathed." Again, this is Keane's interpretation of events. I am not saying that Larry Nunes was a mobster, I am saying that Bob Keane repeatedly made that accusation many times, and that other people in this story have said similar things. By late 1964, Bobby Fuller had come up with a song he was pretty sure *would* be a successful single, like Keane had wanted, a song called "Keep on Dancing" he'd written with Randy: [Excerpt: Bobby Fuller, “Keep On Dancing”] After some discussion he managed to persuade Randy, Jim Reese, and drummer DeWayne Quirico to move with him to LA -- Bobby and Randy's mother also moved with them, because after what had happened to her eldest son she was very protective of her other children. Jim Reese was less keen on the move than the others, as he thought that Fuller was only interested in himself, not in the rest of the Fanatics. As Reese would later say, "Bobby wanted us all to go to California, but I was leery because it always had been too one-sided with Bobby. He ran everything, hired and fired at the least whim, and didn't communicate well with other people. He was never able to understand that a musician, like other people, needs food, gasoline, clothes, a place to live, etc. I often felt that Bobby thought we should be following him anywhere just for the thrill of it." Eventually, Fuller got them to go by agreeing that when they got to LA, everything would be split equally -- one for all and all for one, though when they finally made a deal with Keane, Fuller was the only one who ended up receiving royalties. The rest of the group got union scale. Keane agreed that "Keep on Dancing" could be a hit, but that wasn't the first record the group put out through one of Keane's labels. The first was an instrumental titled "Thunder Reef": [Excerpt: The Shindigs, "Thunder Reef"] That wasn't released as by the Fanatics, but as by The Shindigs -- Keane had heard that Shindig! needed a house band and thought that naming the group after the show might be a way to get them the position. As it happened, the TV show went with another group, led by James Burton, who they called the Shindogs, and Keane's plan didn't work out. The Shindigs single was released on a new Del-Fi subsidiary, Mustang, on which most future records by the group would be released. Mustang was apparently set up specifically for the group, but the first record released on that label was actually by a studio group called The Surfettes: [Excerpt: The Surfettes, "Sammy the Sidewalk Surfer"] The Surfettes consisted of Carol Connors, the former lead singer of the Teddy Bears and writer of "Hey Little Cobra", and her sister Cheryl. Carol had written the single with Buzz Cason, of Brenda Lee's band, and the session musicians on that single included several other artists who were recording for Del-Fi at the time -- David Gates, Arthur Lee, and Johnny Echols, all of whom we'll be hearing more about in future episodes. Almost simultaneously with the Shindigs single, another single by the Fanatics was released, "Those Memories of You": [Excerpt: Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics, "Those Memories of You"] That single, backed by a surf instrumental called "Our Favourite Martian", was released on Donna Records, another Del-Fi subsidiary, as by Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics, which made the other group members furious -- what had happened to one for all and all for one? Randy Fuller, who was a very aggressive young man, was so annoyed that he stormed into Bob Keane's office and frisbeed one of the singles at his head. They didn't want to be Bobby's backing band, they wanted to be a proper group, so it was agreed the group's name would be changed. It was changed to The Bobby Fuller Four. Jim Reese claimed that Keane and Fuller formed The Bobby Fuller Four Inc, without the other three members having participation, and made them employees of the corporation. Reese said "this didn't fit in with my concept of the verbal agreement I had with Bobby, but at least it was better than nothing". The group became the house band at the Rendezvous, playing their own sets and backing people like Sonny and Cher. They then got a residency at the Ambassador Hotel in Hollywood, and then Jim Reese quit the band. Fuller phoned him and begged him to come back, and as Reese said later "I again repeated my conditions about equal treatment and he agreed, so I went back -- probably the biggest mistake I ever made." The group's first single as the Bobby Fuller Four, released on Mustang as all their future records were, was "Take My Word": [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "Take My Word"] The record was unsuccessful -- Keane's various labels, while they were better distributed than Bobby's own labels back in El Paso, still only had spotty distribution, and Mustang being a new label it was even more difficult to get records in stores. But the group were getting a reputation as one of the best live acts in the LA area at the time. When the club Ciro's, on the Sunset Strip, closed and reopened under its new name It's Boss, the group were chosen to perform at its grand reopening, and they played multiple four- to six-week residencies at PJ's. The next record the group released, "Let Her Dance", was a slight rewrite of "Keep on Dancing", the song the Fuller brothers had written together, though Bobby was the only credited writer on the label: [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "Let Her Dance"] That was the first single they recorded at a new state-of-the-art studio Keane had opened up. That studio had one of the first eight-track machines in LA, and a truly vast echo chamber, made up from a couple of unused vaults owned by a bank downstairs from the studio. But there were big arguments between Fuller and Keane, because Fuller wanted only to make music that could be reproduced live exactly as it was on the record, while Keane saw the record as the important thing. Keane put a percussion sound on the record, made by hitting a bottle, which Fuller detested as they couldn't do it live, and the two would only end up disagreeing more as they continued working together. There's a lot of argument among Fuller fans about this -- personally I can see both sides, but there are people who are very much Team Bobby and think that nothing he recorded for Mustang is as good as the El Paso recordings, because of Bob Keane diluting the raw power of his live sound. But in an era  where studio experimentation was soon to lead to records like "Strawberry Fields Forever" or "Good Vibrations", I think a bit of extra percussion is hardly an unforgivable dilution: [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "Let Her Dance"] KRLA radio started playing "Let Her Dance" every hour, at the instigation of Larry Nunes -- and most of the people talking about this have implied that he bribed people in order to get this to happen, or that it was through his alleged Mob connections. Certainly, he knew exactly when they would start playing the record, and how frequently, before they did. As a result of this exposure, "Let Her Dance" became a massive local hit, but they still didn't have the distribution to make it a hit outside California. It did, though, do well enough that Liberty Records asked about putting the record out nationally. Keane came to a verbal agreement, which he thought was an agreement for Liberty to distribute the Mustang Records single, and Liberty thought was an agreement to put out the single on their own label and have an option on future Fuller recordings. Liberty put the record out on their own label, without Keane having signed anything, and Keane had to sue them. The result was that the record was out on two different labels, which were suing each other, and so it hardly had any chance at any kind of success. The legal action also affected the next single, "Never to Be Forgotten": [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "Never to Be Forgotten"] That's often considered the best of the band's originals for Mustang, and was written by the Fuller brothers -- and both of them were credited this time -- but Liberty sued Keane, claiming that because they'd released "Let Her Dance", they also had an option on the next single. But even though the group still weren't selling records, they were getting other opportunities for exposure, like their appearance in a film which came out in April 1966. Though admittedly, this film was hardly A Hard Day's Night. Indeed, a lot of people have claimed that The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini was cursed. The film, which went through the working titles Pajama Party in a Haunted House, Slumber Party in a Haunted House, Bikini Party in a Haunted House, and Ghost in a Glass Bikini, was made by the cheapy exploitation company American International Pictures, and several people involved in it would die in the next four years, starting with Buster Keaton, who was meant to appear in the film, but had to back out due to his health problems and died before the film came out. Then on the first day of filming, a grip fell to his death. In the next four years, two of the film's young stars, Sue Hamilton and John Macchia, would die, as would Philip Bent, an actor with a minor role who died in July 1966 in a plane crash which also took the life of Peter Sachse, an extra on the film who was married to a cast member. Three more stars of the film, Francis X Bushman, Basil Rathbone, and Boris Karloff would also all be dead within a handful of years, but they were all elderly and unwell when filming started. I don't believe in curses myself, but it is a horrible run of bad luck for a single film. To make matters worse, the group weren't even playing their own music in the film, but lipsynching to tracks by other musicians. And they had to play Vox instruments in the film, because of a deal the filmmakers had made, when the group all hated Vox instruments, which Jim Reese thought of as only good for starting bonfires. For the next single, Keane had discussed with Fuller what songs the group had that were "different", but Fuller apparently didn't understand what he meant. So Keane went to the rest of the group and asked them what songs always went over well in live performances. All three band members said that "I Fought the Law" should be the next single. Bobby disagreed, and almost got into a fistfight with his brother over it -- they'd already released it as a single once, on his own label, and he didn't want to do it again. He also wanted to record his own material not cover versions. But the others prevailed, and "I Fought the Law" became the record that would define the group: [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "I Fought the Law"] "I Fought the Law" became the group's breakthrough hit. It made the top ten, and turned the song, which had previously been one of the Crickets' most obscure songs, into a rock and country standard. In the seventies, the song would be recorded by Hank Williams Jr, the Clash, the Dead Kennedys and more, and all of them would be inspired by the Bobby Fuller Four's version of the song, not the Crickets' original. Around this time, the group also recorded a live album at PJs, in the hope of duplicating Trini Lopez's success with his earlier album. The album was shelved, though, because it didn't capture the powerhouse live act of the group's reputation, instead sounding rather dull and lifeless, with an unenthused audience: [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "Oh Boy!"] While "I Fought the Law" was a huge success, it started a period of shifts within the band. Shortly after the PJs album was recorded, DeWayne Quirico quit the band and moved back to El Paso. He was temporarily replaced by Johnny Barbata, who would later become a member of the Turtles, before Fuller's preferred replacement Dalton Powell was able to get to LA to join the band. There seems to have been some shuffling about, as well, because as far as I can tell, Powell joined the band, then quit and was replaced by Barbata returning, and then rejoined again, all in about a six month period. Given the success of "I Fought the Law", it only made sense that at their first recording session with Powell, the group would record more tracks that had originally been on the Crickets' In Style album. One of these, their version of "Baby My Heart", went unreleased at the time, though to my taste it's the best thing the group ever did: [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "Baby My Heart"] The other, "Love's Made a Fool of You", became the group's next single: [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "Love's Made a Fool of You"] "Love's Made a Fool of You" was also a success, making number twenty-six in the charts, but the group's next session, which would produce their last single, was the cause of some conflict. Keane had noticed that soul music was getting bigger, and so he'd decided to open up a sister label to Mustang, Bronco, which would release soul and R&B music. As he didn't know much about that music himself, though of course he had worked with Sam Cooke, he decided to hire an A&R man to deal with that kind of music. The man he chose was a piano player named Barry White, still several years from making his own hit records. White had had some success as an arranger and producer already, having arranged "The Harlem Shuffle" for Bob and Earl, on which he also played piano: [Excerpt: Bob and Earl, "The Harlem Shuffle"] Despite White's remit, the records he produced for Bronco and Mustang weren't especially soulful. "Back Seat 38 Dodge" by Opus 1, for example, is a psychedelic updating of the kind of car songs that the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean had been doing a couple of years earlier: [Excerpt: Opus 1, "Back Seat 38 Dodge"] White was present at what became the final Bobby Fuller Four session, though accounts differ as to his involvement. Some have him arranging "The Magic Touch”, others have him playing drums on the session, some have him co-producing. Bob Keane always said that the record had no involvement from White whatsoever, that he was there but not participating, but various band members, while differing on other things, have insisted that White and Fuller got into huge rows, as Fuller thought that White was trying to turn his music into Motown, which he despised. The finished record does sound to me like it's got some of White's fingerprints on it: [Excerpt: The Bobby Fuller Four, "The Magic Touch"] But "The Magic Touch" flopped -- it departed too far from the updated Buddy Holly sound of the group's hit singles, and audiences weren't responding. “The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini” came out and was an embarrassment to the band – and on July the eleventh the next in that horrible series of deaths linked to the film happened, the plane crash that killed Philip Bent and Peter Sachse. On July the sixteenth, William Parker, the long-serving chief of the LAPD, had died. If, hypothetically, someone wanted to commit a crime in LA and not have it investigated too closely, the few days after Parker's death, when the entire department was in mourning and making preparations for a massive public funeral, would have been a good time to do so. Two days after Parker's death, July the eighteenth 1966, was going to be the crunch point for the Bobby Fuller Four. They had a recording session scheduled for 8:30AM, but they also were planning on having a band meeting after the session, at which it was likely the group were going to split up. Jim Reese had just got his draft notice, Bobby and Randy were getting on worse, and nobody was happy with the music they were making. They were going to finish the album they were working on, and then Bobby was going to go solo. Or at least that was what everyone assumed -- certainly Ahmet Ertegun had been sniffing round Bobby as a solo artist, though Bobby kept saying publicly he wanted to continue working with the band. There were also later rumours that Morris Levy had been after Bobby, and had even signed him to a deal, though no documentary evidence of such a deal has surfaced. It seemed that if there was to be a group at all, it would just be a name for any random musicians Bobby hired. Bobby also wanted to become a pure recording artist, and not tour any more -- he hated touring, thought people weren't listening to the band properly, and that being away from home meant he didn't have time to write songs, which in turn meant that he had to record what he thought of as substandard material by other people rather than his own original material. He wanted to stay in LA, play clubs, and make records. But even though making records was what he wanted to do, Bobby never turned up for the recording session, and nor did he turn up for the group meeting afterwards. The group's next single had been announced as "It's Love Come What May": [Excerpt: Randy Fuller, "It's Love Come What May"] When that was released, it was released as a Randy Fuller solo single, with Randy's voice overdubbed on top of Bobby's. Because there was no use putting out a record by a dead man. Here's what we actually know about Bobby Fuller's death, as far as I can tell. There are a lot of conflicting claims, a lot of counternarratives, and a lot of accusations that seek to tie in everyone from Charles Manson to Frank Sinatra, but this is as close as I can get to the truth. Bobby and Randy were living together, with their mother, though Randy was out a lot of the time, and the two brothers at that point could barely stand to be in the same room with each other, as often happens in bands where brothers work together. On the night of July the seventeenth, Bobby Fuller left the house for a couple of hours after getting a phone call -- some people who were around said he was going to see a girlfriend named Melody to buy some acid from her, but she says he didn't see her that night. Melody was a sex worker, who was also reputedly the girlfriend of a local nightclub owner who had Mob connections and was jealous of her attachments to other men -- though she denies this. Nobody has ever named which club owner, but it's generally considered to be Eddie Nash, the owner of PJs. Melody was also friends with Larry Nunes, and says she acted as a go-between for Nunes and Fuller. Fuller got back in around 2:30 AM and spent some time having beer with the building manager.  Then at some point he went out again -- Bobby was a night owl. When his mother, Lorraine, woke up, she noticed her car, which Bobby often used to borrow, wasn't there. She had a terrible bad feeling about her son's whereabouts -- though she often had such feelings, after the murder of her eldest son. She kept checking outside every half hour or so to see if he was coming home. At 5PM, two musicians from El Paso, Ty Grimes and Mike Ciccarelli, who'd come to LA to see Fuller, pulled into the parking lot near his apartment block. There were no other cars nearby. A car pulled in beside them, but they didn't pay any attention. They went up the stairs and rang the doorbell. While they were ringing the doorbell, Lorraine Fuller was out checking the mail, and noticed her car, which hadn't been there earlier. She opened the door. Ty Grimes later said "When we walked back to Mike's car, Bobby's car was now parked next to Mike's, and he was laying in the front seat already dead. We also saw his mom being helped toward the apartment." Fuller had been dead long enough for rigor mortis to have set in. While Lorraine Fuller later said that his hand had been on the ignition key, there was actually no key found in the car. He had apparently died from inhaling petrol. His body was covered in bruises, and the slippers he was wearing looked like they'd been dragged across the ground. His body was covered in petrol, and his right index finger was broken. Bob Keane has later said that Larry Nunes knew some details of the crime scene before he was told them. According to the other members of the band, there was an eight hundred thousand dollar life insurance policy on Bobby's life, held by the record company. Keane didn't get any money from any such policy, and stated that if such a policy existed it must have been taken out by Nunes, who soon stopped working with Keane, as Keane's labels collapsed without their one remaining star. The death was initially ruled a suicide, which would not pay out on an insurance claim, and later changed to accidental death, which would. Though remember, of course, we have only the word of Bobby's other band members that any insurance policy existed. No real police investigation was ever carried out, because it was such an open-and-shut case. At no point was it ever considered a murder by the famously corrupt LAPD. Bob Keane hired private investigators to investigate the case. One of them was shot at, and the others gave up on the investigation, scared to continue. The autopsy report that was issued months after the fact bore no resemblance to what any of the witnesses said they saw of the state of Fuller's body. More than thirty years later, Keane tried to get the information the LAPD held about the case, and was told that it could only be accessed by a family member. Keane contacted Randy Fuller, who was then told that the entire case file was missing. So all we can go on as far as the official records go is the death certificate. Which means that I lied to you at the start of the episode. Because officially, no matter what impression you might have got from everything I just said, Bobby Fuller's death *was* an accident.