This week on From the Vault we present a haunting tale written by Robert Louis Stevenson, the 19th century Scottish writer probably best known for his classic novels Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In 1979, producer Dudley Knight read Stevensonâ€™s spooky tale The Body Snatcher on The Graveyard Shift, an old radio show that served as Pacifica Networkâ€™s dumping ground for everything macabre. Then, we dig the grave a bit deeper, to bring you a 1961 Colin Edwards interview with one of the most famous horror actors in history, Boris Karloff, best known for his iconic role as Frankenstein. Please enjoy this dark tale and rare interview from the Pacifica Radio Archives.
First broadcast on Friday, October 21, 2011.
From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.