Missing ESCAPE to premiere Friday, November 11!

Robert Lozier

Project Audion.... Thanks for making me aware of this performance!
My first exposure to folks making (good/quality) use of video conferencing platforms for the OTR genre.

I'm a long-time fan of OTR; and am still on a 55+ year fascination with home broadcast radio technology as a collector, conservator and amateur historian of the subject.... The technological change is relentless and I congratulate everyone for trying new ways to keep the magic of radio performance alive. A number of groups I am involved with are using (mostly) Zoom for meetings regarding technology history and restoration topics...

Anything to keep us connected is all good...

Joe Webb

Congratulations to Project Audion and everyone involved! 

At the end of the presentation, the original credits were given, and included Frank Lovejoy, Alan Reed, and Bill Johnstone (aka Randy Stone, Fred Flintstone, and Lamont Cranston!). This was an early role for Lovejoy in his first Hollywood year after moving from New York.

Lovejoy's lead casting makes me wonder -- Robson produced this, and he also wrote the Suspense "musical" "The Wreck of the Old 97." That was at the time when the Red Channels issues had him writing under the name "Christopher Anthony," the names of his sons. I would think that if Robson was happy with the way "Yellow Mail" went with Lovejoy, he likely whispered into Elliott Lewis' ear 4+ years later about casting Lovejoy for "97." And who knows, perhaps Robson wrote the script with Lovejoy in mind right from the beginning. We'll never know...

I wish Project Audion had no missing scripts to perform. But I'm glad they have doing so as one of their missions, and that they do it with such great care and enthusiasm.

Attached is the original short story that was adapted for Escape from the May 1901 McClure's.


Joe Webb

GREAT NEWS for Escape fans!!
At 9pm EST Friday, November 11, 2022, Project Audion is premiering a recreation one of the ten lost episodes of Escape! It's the 1947-10-08 episode “The Run of the Yellow Mail.” The group did such a great job with the missing Suspense "The Eavesdropper" earlier this year, that I'll be glued to my screen to watch it all unfold with the video enhancement of the cast and effects for which Project Audion is so highly regarded. It will at Youtube.com/projectaudion and and projectaudion.com.