Part One is the first episode of Tales From the Black Lagoon.
Ben Chapman (the man behind the mask of The Creature From the Black Lagoon), recounts his days as an extra on the Universal International lot, where truth is often stranger than the fictions that Hollywood spits out. His memoirs tell his tales and reveal startling facets of famous actors and actresses you know and love from the Silver Screen.
The story begins in 1955, when his best pal Jay Silverheels (who played Tonto on the Lone Ranger) calls to invite Ben to a party being thrown by Clayton Moore (who played the Lone Ranger). It is here that Ben and Jay meet a brunette that flirts with Jay, and Hollywood star Angela Lansbury.
Angela drives Ben home, and invites herself inside. She asks him to put on the Creature’s mask, and he reluctantly agrees. She then helps him forget his discomfort. Twice.
The following morning, both Angela and the mask have disappeared. While Ben is preparing breakfast, Jay calls to tell him that Diane, the brunnette from the night before, is dead. And she was wearing the Creature’s mask.
Ben calmly finishes his breakfast unti, hearing sirens, flees.
Ben Chapman: I may have brought [the Creature] to life, but he never returned the favor.
- This is the 4th episode of the Thrilling Adventure Hour.
- The prior episode is Jefferson Reid, Ace American 1.
- The next episode is Beyond Belief - Wishing Hell.
- This is the first episode of Tales from the Black Lagoon. The next episode is Part Two (TAH #8).
This episode was recorded and engineered in studio by Eban Schletter. It was released on January 30, 2011.