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May 18, 2020

In part two of our three-part letter to J. Vernon Shea, Lovecraft visits popular culture, discussing music, plays and his favorite motion pictures. Even in 1934 movies about time-travel had plot holes. BLEEP WARNING: The majority of this episode is light and whimsical, but there are a couple of passing mentions of racist language.

Berkeley Square magazine cover

Sadly, the version of Berkeley Square that was viewable on YouTube has apparently vanished. But there is still a version with no sound at all, and a clip or two with sound.

Our thanks to listener David Kellogg, who writes to solve the mysterious reference to the "Ah Wilderness year" that left us stumped by saying "...while Ah, Wilderness was produced in 1933, it is *set* on July 4, 1906."