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Banquos Chair & The Coward (02-06-57)
Nelson Olmsted was a national treasure. Over a broadcasting career of thirty-five years, Olmsted's soothing, reassuring, and highly versatile narrations graced thousands of broadcast recordings. While also a prolific and highly successful actor in both Radio and Television, it's Olmsted's literature readings and narrations that are the focus of this series and this article. Sleep No More was Nelson's Olmsted's contribution to The Golden Age of Radio's rich tradition of broadcasting compelling and stirring supernatural and suspense dramas, predominantly from the finest supernatural literature throughout modern history. Sleep No More arrived during the waning years of the Golden Age of Radio--understandably risky Radio programming for the mid-1950s. On the plus side of the equation were Nelson Olmsted's extremely loyal following throughout the U.S. combined with the classic nature of the stories which comprised the series. These stories were many of the most popular and compelling supernatural stories and adventures in literary history. THIS EPISODE: February 6, 1957. NBC network. "Banquo's Chair" and "The Coward". Sustaining. A ghost catches a killer. Also, a man about to fight a duel finds that he cannot. Nelson Olmsted, Ben Grauer (announcer), Guy de Maupassant (author of the second story). 27:45. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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