A statue of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday stands at the Tucson train depot. It memorializes the March 1882 shooting of Frank Stillwell who was accused of killing Morgan Earp in Tombstone.
Featured on the October 25th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Find out about the secret fears that keep University of Arizona students up at night, as Mark conducts his annual survey about "What's Really Scary?"...
Tucson's October Sky on a particularly eerie night.
- Christopher Conover chases spirits from the Old West at the downtown train depot, based on a little-known incident in 1882 with legendary gunfighters Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. Conover gets some assistance from actor / writer / producer Eric Schumacher, and author Bob Boze Bell of True West Magazine...
A statue of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday watches over the tracks at the Tucson train depot. It memorializes the March 1882 shooting of Frank Stillwell who was accused of killing Morgan Earp the day before in Tombstone.
Christopher Conover, AZPM
- A conversation with author, film historian and retired Hollywood make-up artist Michael F. Blakeabout the lasting legacy of Jack Pierce, the man who made the monsters for the classic Universal Studios horror films...
Here is a slideshow of Michael F. Blake's actor father Larry Blake, then under contract to Universal, being transformed by Jack Pierce's masterful make-up. These photos are from Michael F. Blake's personal collection:
Jack Pierce and Larry Blake slideshow trailer
- Film essayist Chris Dashiell revisits one of his favorite Halloween films, the bizarre horror fantasia called Vampyr, by Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer...
A still From Vampyr, 1932.
- Andrew Brown explores the haunted history of Bisbee led by Renee Harper of Old Bisbee Ghost Tours and “Magic” Kenny of The Bisbee Seance Room as they entertain visitors with a peek into the darkness...
"Haunted Bisbee", full story as seen on Arizona Illustrated
- And, a seasonal song about the things that matter most this time of year from Tucson band Nature Curry called "Every Halloween"...
"Every Halloween" video
If this program becomes too frightening for you to bear, try repeating over and over to yourself "It's only a radio show, it's only a radio, it's only a radio show..."
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