Saturday Night Radio

 

Last week’s “books-on-radio” was so much fun, we’re going to do another.  Only this time, instead of putting the spotlight on a classic Gothic novel, we’re highlighting a suspenseful tale of murder so foul that it, too, is a classic.  How much of a classic?  It is the basis for one of Alfred Hitchcock‘s best films:  “Strangers on a Train“…

Tonight’s adaptation not only features Oscar® winner Ray Milland but also Alfred Hitchcock’s daughter Patricia Hitchcock, the famous director’s only child.  She appeared in her father’s film “Strangers on a Train” as Barbara Morton; she reprises the role in this radio drama…

And here Carol Burnett tells a very cute story involving Alfred Hitchcock and “Strangers on a Train.” (It’s all cued up and ready)…

And speaking of Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett, here’s a fun Conan clip with Carol ….

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  1. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
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    Jimmy Kimmel has a nameplate on his desk. Is that to let the audience know who he is, or so he can find it himself?

    Maybe both.

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  2. James Lileks Contributor
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    Good Lord, that second book cover. Makes Basquiat look like Durer. 

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