The Lodestone Catalog has just added several titles on CD from
Otherworld Media, a production company headed by David Ossman,
and Judith Walcutt (David's wife). All of these productions were
directed (and some written) by David.
-- "War of the Worlds 50th Anniversary Production" Just in time for
Halloween -- Jason Robards stars in the 50th anniversary re-telling
of the broadcast that panicked America. The present-day retelling
is broadcast as if unfolding live over public radio, and features
NPR favorites Terry Gross and Scott Simon, as well as Steve Allen,
Rene Auberjonois, Phil Proctor and more.
-- "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio" David Ogden Stiers
stars in this dramatic re-telling of the history of radio in the
20th Century. Focusing on inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong, this is
an intensely personal history of triumph and tragedy, of friendship
and betrayal, of empires gained, and lost. An absolutely gorgeous
production. Also featuring Steve Allen, John Astin, Bonnie Bedelia,
Edward Asner, and more.
-- "Raymond Chandler's 'Goldfish'" Location recording lends a gritty
realism to this "radio noir" drama. Veteran screen actor Harris Yulin
stars as Marlowe in this classic of detective fiction. Also starring
Harry Anderson as "Sunset".
-- "We Hold These Truths (1991)" A celebration of the Bill of Rights,
written and updated by master of the medium Norman Corwin himself.
The huge all-star cast includes Richard Dysart, James Earl Jones,
Jill Eikenberry, Esther Rolle, Lloyd Bridges, Brenda Vacarro,
Rene Auberjonois, Harry Hamlin, Jesse White, Nan Martin, Edward Asner,
Richard Masur, Pat Carroll, Tom Bosley, Fess Parker, Phil Proctor and
many many more.
Everything you know is wrong!
-- Firesign Theatre