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FANGORIA CLASSIC RADIO: QUIET, PLEASE
Quiet, Please aired from June 8th, 1947 until June 20th, 1949. It is considered by many to be the most uniquely creative series in radio history. The men behind the series were creator, writer, director Wyllis Cooper and the star of most episodes, Ernest Chappell. Cooper was not at all new to radio drama when he began work on Quiet, Please. He teamed with John Houseman in writing the scripts for the final season of The Mercury Theatre on the Air (by then called Campbell Playhouse) and in 1934 created the popular horror series Lights Out. Although significantly different in style, Lights Out had a similar goal. Both series meant to chill the listener through a completely immersing personal experience. The titles and introductory sequences of each series expected the listener to shut off distracting outside stimuli, such as light and sound, in order to fully concentrate on the unfolding story. Although Chappell had previously been a newsman and announcer, with no significant acting credits, he was perfectly suited to Quiet, Please. The series did not feature him in action-oriented characters, but rather as a dramatic storyteller. By speaking directly to the radio audience, Chappell gave the listener a pivotal role in the unfolding plot. Each week, Chappell’s steam of consciousness-narrative would examine a world similar to our own, but not quite real – one convincingly like our own, but with a touch of the supernatural. The same indescribable sense of emotion would end each episode (leaving the listener still on edge) and concluding with a few seconds of silence, followed by the slow strands of Cesar Franck’s Symphony in D Minor.
“The Thing on the Fourble Board” (originally broadcast 8/9/48)
Starring Ernest Chappell, Pat O’Malley, Cecile Roy and Daniel Sutter. A creature from beneath the earth climbs up an oil well pipe to the surface. Wyllis Cooper (host, producer, writer and director). Sustaining. Mutual. (Approx 30 min.)
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* This episode of “Quiet, Please” is only available to download 3/3/14 through 3/9/14. Next week make sure to come back to download “Crime Classics.”
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