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The Weird Circle
                    T H E   W E I R D   C I R C L E
                    -----   ---------   -----------
                             1943 - 1947
First Show: Nov ??, 1943                       Last Show: Oct 6, 1947
Number Shows: 78                             Audition Show: not known

Series Description:
THE WEIRD CIRCLE was a syndicated series that was heard on Mutual
stations Novenber, 1943 through October, 1947 and very briefly in
September/October of 1947 on ABC.
THE WEIRD CIRCLE presented 30 minute tales of horror, frequently
inspired by classic horror or ghost stories, frequently done by
French authors.  It opened with the sound of the surf and the chant-
like opening, "In this cave by the restless sea, we are met to call
from out of past, stories strange and weird.  Bell keeper, toll the
bell, so that all may know that we are gathered again in the Weird
Circle".

Log Comments:
Although many catalogs showed episode numbers, none listed broadcast
dates, so this field is missing.  Gordon Payton's catalog listed one
show that didn't match other catalogs.  It is listed after the last
show.

Log:
Num Title                                Author            Source Key
--- ------------------------------------ ----------------- ----------
  1 "The Fall Of The House Of Usher"     Edgar Allen Poe   1 34 6789
  2 "The House And The Brain"            Lord Lytton       1234 6789
  3 "The Vendetta"                                           3   789
  4 "Narrative Of Arthur. Gordon Pym"    Edgar A. Poe        3   789
  5 "Declared Insane"                                      1 3  6789A
  6 "A Terribly Strange Bed"             Wilkie Collins    1 3   789
  7 "What Was It"                        Fitz-James        1 345 789A
                                             O'Brien
  8 "The Knightsbridge Mystery"                            1 3456789A
  9 "The Horla"                          Guy de Maupassant 1 3456789A
 10 "William Wilson"                     Edgar A. Poe      1 3456789A
 11 "Passion In The Desert"              Honore de Balzac    3   789
 12 "Matteo Falcone"                     Prosper Merimee     34  789
 13 "The Man Without A Country"                            1 3   789
 14 "Dr. Mannettie's Manuscript"                           123 56789A
 15 "The Great Plague"                                     1 3   789
 16 "Expectations Of An Heir"                              1 3456789A
 17 "The Hand"                                               34  789
 18 "Jane Eyre"                          Charlotte Bronte    34  789
 19 "The Murders In The Rue Morgue"      Edgar Allen Poe   1 3  6789
 20 "The Lifted Veil"                    George Eliot      1 3  6789
 21 "The 4:15 Express"                   Amelia Edwards    1 34 6789
 22 "A Terrible Night"                                     1 3  6789
 23 "The Tell-Tale Heart"                Edgar Allen Poe   1 3  6789
 24 "The Niche Of Doom"                                    1 3  6789
 25 "The Heart Of Ethan Brand"           Nathanial         1 3  6789
        based on "Ethan Brand"              Hawthorne
 26 "Frankenstein"                       Mary Shelley      1 3  6789
 27 "The Feast Of The Red Gauntlet"                        1 3  6789
 28 "The Murder Of The Little Pig"                         1 3  6789
 29 "The Spectre Of Tappington"          Richard Barham    1 3  6789
        from 'The Ingoldsby Legends'
 30 "The Strange Judgment"                                 1 3  6789
 31 "Wuthering Heights"                  Emily Bronte      1 3  6789
 32 "The Curse Of The Mantle"                              1 3  6789
 33 "The Cask Of Amontillado"            Edgar Allen Poe   1 3  6789
 34 "The Rope Of Hair"                   Guy de Maupassant 1 3  6789
        Based on the story "Apparition"        
 35 "Falkland"                           Edward George     1 3 56 89
                                            Bulwer-Lytton
 36 "The Trial For Murder"               Charles Dickens   1 3  6789
 37 "The Werewolf"                       Frederick Marryat 1 3  6789
 38 "The Old Nurse's Story"              Elizabeth Gaskell 1 3  6789
        The announcer calls it "The Old
        Nurse's Tale", the host calls it
        "The Old Nurse's Story".
 39 "The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot"   Ambrose Bierce    1 3  6789
 40 "The Dream Woman"                    Wilkie Collins        5 789
 41 "The Phantom Picture"                                   23  6789
 42 "The Ghost's Touch"                  Wilkie Collins     23  6789
 43 "The Bell Tower"                     Herman Melville    23   789
 44 "The Evil Eye"                       Theophile          23  6789
                                            Gautier?
 45 "The Mark Of The Plague"                               123  6789
 46 "The Queer Client"                                     1234  789
 47 "The Burial of Roger Malvin"         Nathanial           3   789
        From "Roger Malvin's Burial"        Hawthorne
 48 "The Fatal Love Potion"                                  3  6789
 49 "Mad Monkton"                        Wilkie Collins      34 6789
 50 "The Returned"                                           34 6789
 51 "The Executioner"                                        34 6789
 52 "Rappacine's Daughter"               Nathaniel          234 6789
                                            Hawthorne
 53 "The Wooden Ghost"                                       3  6789
 54 "The Last Days Of A Condemned Man"   Victor Hugo         3  6789
 55 "The Warning"                                            3  6789
 56 "The Doll"                                               3   789
 57 "The Diamond Lens"                   Fitz-James          3  6789
                                            O'Brian
 58 "The History of Dr. John Faust"                          3   789
 59 "The Duel Without Honor"                                 34  789
 60 "The Specter Bride"                                      3   789
 61 "The Tapestry Horse"                                     3  6789
 62 "The River Man"                                          3   789
 63 "The Ancient Mariner"                Samuel Taylor       3  6789
        Based on "The Rime of the           Coleridge
        Ancient Mariner"
 64 "The Oblong Box"                     Edgar Allen Poe     3   789
 65 "The Mysterious Bride"                                   34  789
 66 "The Thing in the Tunnel"                                34 6789
 67 "The Moonstone"                      Wilkie Collins      34 6789
 68 "The Pistol Shot"                                        34 6789
 69 "The Possessive Dead"                                    34 6789
 70 "The Goblet"                                             34 6789
 71 "The Case of Monsieur Valdemar"      Edgar Allen Poe     34 6789
 72 "The Shadow"                                             34 6789
 73 "The Bride of Death"                                     34 6789
 74 "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde"            Robert Louis      1 34 6789
                                            Stevenson
 75 "The Red Hand"                                         1 34 6789
 76 "The Haunted Hotel"                  Wilkie Collins      34 6789
 77 "Markheim"                           Robert Louis        34 6789
                                            Stevenson
 78 "The Black Parchment"                                    34 6789
        (last show)
    ... Unmatched show titles ...
    "The Last Days of Pompeii"                                   7
        Possibly based on the novel by
        Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Information Sources:
The information above was obtained from the following OTR vendors
and clubs.  Contact them directly for more information.
Key Source
--- ----------------------------------------------------------------
 1  Edward J. Carr, 216 Shaner Street, Boyertown, PA 19512
 2  Erstwhile Radio, PO Box 2284, Peabody, MA 01960
 3  Radio Memories, Ted Davenport, 1600 Wewoka St., North Little
    Rock, AR 72116
 4  Great American Radio, Gary Kramer, PO Box 504, Genesee, MI 48437
 5  North American Radio Archives, 134 Vincewood Dr., Nicolasville,
    KY 40356
 6  AVPRO, Don Aston, PO Box 1392, Lake Elsinore, CA 92531-1392
 7  The Sci-Fi Guy, Gordon R. Payton, #114 E. Cuthbert Blvd., Bldg.
    F1, Westmont, NJ 08108-1829
 8  McCoy's Recordings Inc., Pat McCoy, PO Box 1069, Richland, Wash.
    99352
 9  Jerry Haendiges Productions, Jerry Haendiges, 13808 Sunset Dr.,
    Whittier, CA 90602
 A  Vintage Broadcasts, Andy Blatt, PO Box 50065, Staten Island, NY
    10305
To be fair to all, this is not an endorsement of the above vendors
and clubs.  I receive nothing by mentioning them.  They help keep
OTR alive.  Please support them.

References:
* "The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and Guide To
  All Circulating Shows", third edition, by Jay Hickerson, Box 4321,
  Hamden, CT 06514.  The Appendix section has a complete listing of
  all shows.

Other Logs or Books:
* THE WEIRD CIRCLE log, Jay Hickerson, Box 4321, Hamden, CT 06514
* THE WEIRD CIRCLE log, Jerry Haendiges Productions, 13808 Sunset
  Dr., Whittier, CA 90602 (available from the Internet at The
  Vintage Radio Place, http://www.otrsite.com)

Reader Feedback:
* Erik Smith supplied the correct title for episode 12 as heard on
  the show.
* Keith Smith provided a number of authors name for the origional
  story.
* Dick Judge provided title corrections for seven episodes and
  announcer/host comment for #38.
* Dave Stohel provided authors for a number of shows.

Last Update: Feb 22, 2001

This log is informational only and does not imply that I, or the
information sources mentioned, have these shows for trade or
sale.  The shows may still be protected under copyright law and
should be obtained only from authorized dealers.
Please send error corrections or additional information to Frank
Passage, 109 Elmwood Road, Verona, NJ 07044 or via e-mail to
passage@juno.com.

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