Re: [OTRMP3] Re: Peter Lorre takeoff
- Cheryl, thank you for the Lorre book link. I look forward to reading it in Sept. A college friend of mine, whose late father was a psychiatrist 'to the stars' was given the middle name Peter, when he was born in 1937, in honor of Lorre who was a good family friend. My friend had so many good things to say about Lorre, but also spoke of Lorre's disappointments.
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Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 3:31 PM
Subject: [OTRMP3] Re: Peter Lorre takeoff
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Charles Gilbert"
> We've been having a discussion, on another forum, about a takeoff
> on "The Cask Of Amontillado", with Peter Lorre. This 6-7 minute
> appears at the end of the Quiet Please episode "The Thing On The
> Fourble Board". Does anyone know the history of this piece, and
> reason it was put at the end of this episode? Does anyone know
> came from, originally?
The only time I know of that Peter performed "The Cask of
Amontillado" on radio was on an episode of The Big Show, a 90-minute
variety program hosted by Tallulah Bankhead for NBC. Peter's episode
aired Mar. 9, 1952. Also on the show with him were Ethel Merman,
Phil Foster, Shepperd Strudwick, Richard Eastland, and Joe Frisco.
It was Peter's first radio performance in the U.S. upon returning
from Europe, where he acted in and directed his German picture "Der
Verlorene" (The Lost One).
From his Poe repertoir, Peter usually performed "The Tell-Tale
Heart" -- not only several times on various radio programs of the
1940s but also on a tour of movie theaters in what Variety called
the "House Act" portion of the entertainment.
Anyone interested in the life and work of Peter might want to take a
look at this book -- "The Lost One: The Life of Peter Lorre" by
Stephen D. Youngkin, coming out this fall (Sept. 2005) from
University Press of Kentucky.
Here is the book's official website:
This will be the first full-length biography on Peter Lorre, and in
the Appendix is a list of his radio credits (which I compiled), plus
his television, film and stage credits.
Any other questions on Peter or his radio work? Let me know, and
I'll be happy to answer. Stephen Youngkin and I have been friends
since 1976, and not only did I help him with research for this
project, I also proofread the manuscript (including the galleys).
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- --- In email@example.com, "Irene Heinstein"
> Cheryl, thank you for the Lorre book link. I look forward toreading it in Sept. A college friend of mine, whose late father was
a psychiatrist 'to the stars' was given the middle name Peter, when
he was born in 1937, in honor of Lorre who was a good family friend.
My friend had so many good things to say about Lorre, but also spoke
of Lorre's disappointments.
What an interesting note! Any stories about Peter that could pass on
to the group? (If not here, then perhaps you could join the Peter
Lorre group I belong to, "The Kreeps".)
You can also pre-order "The Lost One" through the website:
Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and University Press of
Kentucky all have the book available for pre-release order.