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The Black Museum


.The Black Museum was a "Towers of London" production broadcast over Radio Luxembourg in 1951. It was syndicated for broadcast in the States in 1952. Hosted by Orson Welles, we are given a tour of Scotland Yard's "Museum of Murder".

There were 2 primary openings for the show, with minor differences the wording:

Show Opening
This is Orson Welles, speaking from London [Big Ben sounds].
The Black Museum. A Repository of Death. Here in the grim stone structure on the Thames which houses Scotland Yard is a warehouse of homicide, where every day objects - [list of objects] - all are touched by murder. [signature trumpet fanfare]

Story Introduction
Announcer: From the annals of the criminal investigation department of the London Police, we bring you the dramatic stories of the crimes recorded by the objects in Scotland Yard's Gallery of Death -- The Black Museum
[music up full]
Orson Welles: Well,here we are, in The Black Museum. Scotland Yard's museum of murder...
Welles is heard in the echoy museum, describing the layout, and pointing out various objects until arriving at the object of tonight's story


Show # of Shows Cost  
The Black Museum 51 $7



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