Here's a Halloween treat for you. Lon Chaney Jr tell's two 3-minute tales, originally heard on The Wolf Man Speaks album. Courtesy of Professor Kinema.
"The good-natured monster star was hoping to put together a spoken word album similar to Boris Karloff's Tales of the Frightened double album set, but only two stories were recorded...The three-minute "shaggy dog" tales Lon performs are campfire horror anecdotes: The Red Knife and The Yellow Ribbon. Both are set up like long jokes, and both have a "gotcha" punch line." (Ronald L. Smith, Horror Stars on Radio: The Broadcast Histories of 29 Chilling Hollywood Voices)
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Lon Chaney's The Yellow Ribbon
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