Sadly . . . criminally . . . the episode no longer exists other than a four-and-a-half minute clip. As part of our ongoing Countdown to Halloween (and because Vinnie has been absent for most of it), I thought I'd let you know what records Vinnie would take with him when the BBC marooned him on a desert island. If you're not familiar with the 70+ year old BBC Radio programme, DESERT ISLAND DISCS is an institution which invites a guest on the show to talk about their life as well as to choose 8 discs which they would choose to have with them if they were marooned on a desert island with a hand-cranked record player. In 1969, Vincent Price chose the following 8 discs:
- Claude Debussy: L'isle Joyeuse. Soloist: Walter Gieseking
- Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und -Leben. Soloists: Kathleen Ferrier, John Newmark
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Zärtliche Liebe (Tender Love) (Ich liebe dich). Soloists: Kirsten Flagstad, Edwin Macarthur
- Franklin D. Roosevelt: Human Rights (Speech)
- William Shakespeare: Fear No More the Heat O' the Sun (from Cymbeline). Artist: Sir John Gielgud
- America the Beautiful. Artist: Vincent Price.
- Nature Boy. Artist: Nat King Cole.
- T.S. Eliot: The Cocktail Party. Artist: Sir Alec Guinness