Archives Rewind Vol. 8 (Halloween Edition)

It’s the last week of October, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t pay homage to Halloween with this edition of Archives Rewind — our occasional highlights of past “Archives on the Air” programs.

Let’s rewind for Vol. 8 (Halloween Edition)…

Episode 160: Monster Suit Appendicitis

While filming Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster, actor Kenpachrio Satsuma got appendicitis and had to have surgery while still in the monster suit.

man in monster suit for Godzilla movie
Publicity photo from Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster of actor Kenpachiro Satsuma as Hedorah, the smog monster, 1971. Box 106, Forrest J. Ackerman papers.

Episode 138: Detectives & Dracula

Eric Taylor was a screenwriter in the 1930s and 40s. He wrote 1945’s Dick Tracy movie and six Universal monster movies — including Son of Dracula.

Detective Story Magazine cover with two people on cover and text
Cover of “Detective” magazine, a pulp fiction publication, May 1930. Box 1, Eric Taylor papers.

Episode 116: The Haunter In The Dark

Famed sci-author H.P. Lovecraft mentored Robert Bloch. In 1935, Bloch wrote a story with a character based on Lovecraft.

black and white magazine cover with drawing of four foxes
Khatru 5 science fiction magazine cover, undated. Box 59, Robert Bloch papers.

Episode 99: How to Become A Werewolf

In 1953, Forrest Ackerman co-created the magazine “Famous monsters of Filmland.” Fans often wrote letters, asking questions about sci-fi movies. One fan wrote the magazine about werewolves…

pencil drawing of a werewolf
A fan drawing of the Wolfman that was sent to Forrest Ackerman, undated. Box 50, Forrest Ackerman papers.

The purpose of the Archives Rewind series is to highlight episodes from our “Archives on the Air” segment that airs on Wyoming Public Media.

“Archives on the Air” can be heard on Wyoming Public Radio Monday through Friday at 11:50 am, and 6:50 pm or online on Wyoming Public Media’s website.


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