Tales From The Swan Hotel
By Thaddeus Ellenburg & Will Scovill
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In southern California, just outside Hollywood, there is a most unusual hotel. A hotel dedicated to the golden age of cinema and the departures of its most influential and notorious players. It is a destination that spotlights the manners in which these men and women of Hollywood perished. The rooms are decorated with an array of evidence and clues, unique to each death, and fitted with a cast of department store manikins which stand in for the major roles involved - Forensic precision made kitschy and accessible to all. Each episode we will present to you one of these rooms, and rouse your imagination with its spellbinding story. Welcome to... THE SWAN HOTEL
||CleanRoom 813: "Cut To Black"||With a head in the clouds and a demanding mother, struggling screenwriter Simon Herschel endures an unforgiving and hard-hearted studio system and his own eagerness. with Drew Platt as Simon Herschel Shelley Lynn Johnson as Mrs. Herschel Kaeli Quick as Helen Joe Higgins as Mr. Grinnage Thaddeus Ellenburg as Frank Ron Chapman as The Voice Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Art by Justin DeVine||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanST. PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL Room 302: "One for the Road"||Grab a pint and spend this festive wearing of the green with the pell-mell life of Irish-American silent film star Percy Quinn. with Les Milton as Percy Quinn Aviva Siegel as Olga Minter Jason Dove as Joseph Giannino Ron Chapman as The Voice Additional voices by Thaddeus Ellenburg and Will Scovill Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Art by Justin DeVine||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 219: "Silver Screen Stockings"||Three's a crowd in a bed made for two. Acclaimed war director Curtis Ellington spends offset hours canoodling with a young Hollywood newcomer - His married leading lady Deborah Fairfield. with Emily Sims as Deborah Fairfield Paul Jennings as Curtis Ellington Joe Tobin as Carl Jannings Thaddeus Ellenburg as Roy Fairfield and Ron Chapman as The Voice Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Artwork by Justin DeVine||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL Room 726: "A Twofer at Turnstone"||On New Year's Eve, comedic actress, Mrs. Charlotte Reed, buries her burdens and admiration for the past at the bottom of a champagne bottle against the sandy beaches of Turnstone Isle. with Jane Harrison as Charlotte Reed Ron Chapman as The Voice Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Art by Justin DeVine||12/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 519: "Deck the Halls"||A tenacious talent scout recruits an over-the-hill prizefighter to take a chance and become the next Hollywood strongman.||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHANKSGIVING SPECIAL Room 414: "The Weight"||Pull up a seat to a Thanksgiving feast courtesy of The Swan Hotel and hear the story of Hollywood roughneck Ramon Aldridge and his fateful visit to the Silver Basin Hunting Lodge.||11/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 204: "The Masks of Mr. Moffat"||Room 204: "The Masks of Mr. Moffat" Aging horror legend Oscar Moffat, who longs for the days of old, takes a sobering look at his present contribution courtesy of a bump on the head. with Joe Higgins as Oscar Moffat Thaddeus Ellenburg as Alan Tom Bridgman as Kenneth Wickman Alison Mick as the Innkeeper and Ron Chapman as the Voice Written & Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Artwork by Justin DeVine||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 901: "The Queen's Shrine"||Amidst the whirling sands of a Palm Springs resort, faded jewel of the silent screen Sofia Reznik digs through her chest of movie memorabilia for feature reporter Danny Freedman. with Anna Seregina as Sofia Reznik Nick Palm as Danny Freedman Ron Chapman as Your Narrator Written & Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Art by Justin Lawrence DeVine||9/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 623: "The Midnight Pendulum"||On New Years Eve, distraught stage and movie hypnotist Sid Carlyle has a chance encounter with bubbly lamp salesman Hume Hawkins. Together they'll share an evening of laughs, drinks, and one dark secret. Thomas Bridgman as Sid Carlyle Jason Dove as Hume Hawkins Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Orginal Theme by Nick Stargu Orginal Artwork by Justin DeVine||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHRISTMAS SPECIAL Room 212: "The Four-Legged Sensation"||This holiday gift comes to you from Room 212 and tells the story of Maddie, Hollywood’s Four Legged Sensation.||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 508 Part 2: "The Affluent American"||Abandoned by opera singer May Emmers, private eye Cole Spence on the hunt of elusive jewel thief the Catchman received a mysterious phone call that offers a cryptic name and possible lead. THE GRIPPING CONCLUSION 0F ROOM 508 In This Episode: Aviva Siegel as May Emmers Scott Vermiere as Cole Spence Les Milton as Rupert Mullen Clara Bijl as Brigitte DeMont Molly Benson as Elizabeth Harrison Paco Romane as Frederico Thaddeus Ellenburg as The Shopkeep Thomas Bridgman as The Waiter & Ron Chapman as The Narrator Written & Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Artwork by Justin DeVine||11/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 508 Part 1: "To Catch A Catchman"||American private detective Cole Spence drafts Hollywood’s fat lady turned opera singer May Emmers to help him track down The Catchman, Europe’s most notorious jewel thief. In This Episode: Aviva Siegel as May Emmers Scott Vermiere as Cole Spence Ron Lynch as Ron Salazar Jesse Elias as The Baggage Handler Thaddeus Ellenburg as The Steward Thomas Bridgman as The Cab Driver, Harry, The Waiter & The Man on the Phone Molly Benson as Lucienne Perrot & Olivia Bedford Paco Romane as Thomas Bedford Les Milton as Rupert Mullins Clara Bijl as Brigitte DeMont and Ron Chapman as The Narrator Written & Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Artwork by Justin DeVine||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 117: "Six Reels of Matricide"||Lucielle Wesler was overjoyed when studio head Martin Levy turned her twin boys into movie stars. But celebration turned to mourning when Death bought a ticket to the matinee. With Kelly Anneken, Mary Van Note, Paul Jennings, Paco Romane, Sarah Hensley, Les Milton, Dave Ross, Emily Epstein White, Caitlin Gill, Erik Charles Neilsen, Matt Lieb, Taylor Wilson, Scott Vermeire, Nick Palm, Jason Dove & Ron Chapman Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Artwork by Justin Lawrence DeVine||8/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 315: "A Showgirl's Tomb"||The tearful tale of Las Vegas’s “Lady of the Water” Gabriella Vines whose life spins out of control when she marries mobster Jimmy Nicoletti. With Joe Tobin, Alex Koll, Jane Harrison, Jason Dove, Scott Simpson, Bucky Sinister, Nick Palm, Aviva Seigel, Josh Marcus, Allison Mick, Ivan Hernandez, Jesse Hett, Nicole Calasich & Ron Chapman Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Artwork by Justin Lawrence DeVine||5/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom 809: "The Would-Be Starlet"||Jillian Andrews’ dreams of Hollywood stardom were dashed the moment she ran into smut peddler Elliot Marx, but after meeting suspended detective Walter Banks at a local diner she helps plan an act of revenge that turns deadly. With Ryan Cronin, Kate Jones, Sean Keane, Jason Dove, Nick Palm, Allison Mick, Josh Marcus, Rich Dreyling & Ron Chapman Written and Directed by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Will Scovill Original Theme by Nick Stargu Original Artwork by Justin Lawrence DeVine||4/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Wonderfully Witty Golden Age Style Radio Play!
Tales of the Swan Hotel is fantastic! I've tried quite a few comedy podcasts on ITunes but this is the first time I've been impressed enough to write a review. Swan Hotel perfectly captures that seedy, melodramatic noir atmosphere of early Hollywood serials and B movies while injecting it with some dark humor and fun. I would recommend this to anyone that is a fan of Thrilling Adventure Hour or Wits. Thanks Swan Hotel and I can't wait for the next episode!
Take Getaway to the Swan Hotel
I’m always on the look out for new podcasts. I love that the stories aren’t part of a bigger story and that it’s anthology. The casts in both episodes were stellar and the atmosphere takes you to the past along with the music. In true noir fashion, the characters are both good and bad. The writing is amazing and it really transports you back in time. Keep up the good work.
Sensational! Brilliant! A Must Listen!
An anthology series that's as witty as it is dramatic. The casting and sound production are fantastic, and the writing is brilliant. Such a fabulous series. I can't wait for the next episode!!