Friday, March 15, 2013

Flesh Rotting Friday: Grave Robbery and more old media observations...

i was a bit taken aback to learn that this was a thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grave_robbery_in_the_United_Kingdom

A story about a gang of its more famous practitioners.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Hare_murders

An excellent radio drama from the 1940's, which sent me on my wkihunt.
http://vimeo.com/49401911

Anyway, it seems to me that American media from the first half of the 20th century contains a lot more references to history than what has come since. I also learned about Tamerlane and Bayezid I through an old Harold Lamb novella in the July 1921 issue of Adventure. You'll have to forgive my previous ignorance; my interest has traditionally tapered off after the invention of agriculture.

 

 

2 comments:

  1. You'd probably dig The Body Snatcher, based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson and starring Boris Karloff.

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