Segment 8: Natalie May Dashett Screen Test (1936)

written and produced by Viktor Devonne for 2 Night Stay
performed by Gretchen Violetta

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Natalie May Dashett sketch by Fishy Business

director: Screen test: Natalie May Dashett, Villeroy Studios, March 18, 1936.  Name.

Natalie: Natalie.  Natalie May Dashett.

director: Spell that.

Natalie: N-a-t-a-l-i-e.

director: Your last name.

Natalie: Oh (laugh) D-a-s-h-e-t-t

director: Where are you from?

Natalie: Duanesberg, New York.  Upstate New York.  Near—

director: Age?

Natalie: 20.

director: Says here you do Shakespeare?

Natalie: I can do a lot of things.  I just did Oscar Wilde this year.

director: Hm.  Lewin do that?

Natalie: Yes, sir.

director: He’s a piece of work.

Natalie: Yes, sir.

director: You get along with him?  No keep the hair up, it looks good.

Natalie: Yes, sir.

director: Did you?

Natalie: I’m sorry, sir?

director: Sal, can you get her a glass of water?  Girl looks like she’ll faint dead away.  Did you like working with Albert Lewin, I asked.

Natalie: He was very good to work with, but he didn’t—thank you—he didn’t have a lot of very nice things to say to almost anyone.

director: But good to work with?

Natalie: I learned a lot.

director: Shell-shocked, I bet.  Well.  You have the blue dress on; Lottie said you also had a red with you?

Natalie: Yes, sir.

director:  Let’s see it.

Natalie: Right here, sir?

director: There’s a screen.  What’s the most lines you had in a single show?

Natalie: Bianca was probably about 25.

director: Shrew?

Natalie: Yes, sir. 

director: Supporting girl.  You know we’re taking a chance hiring a girl with no experience.

Natalie: I have experience, sir.  I just haven’t done a picture yet.

director: You’re on the radio?

Natalie: Yes, sir.

director: Who’s your coach?

Natalie: I worked with Madeline Fisher.

director:  Old girl?  Hump on her shoulder?

Natalie: Yes, sir.

director: Let’s see it.  The red looks good on you.  I like the collar.  You have a monologue prepared?  Let’s hear.

Natalie: Why, gentlemen, you do me double wrong,
To strive for that which resteth in my choice:
I am no breeching scholar in the schools;
I’ll not be tied to hours nor ‘pointed times,
But learn my lessons as I please myself.
And, to cut off all strife, here sit we down:
Take you your instrument, play you the whiles;
His lecture will be done ere you have tuned.

Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong yourself,
To make a bondmaid and a slave of me;
That I disdain: but for these other gawds,
Unbind my hands, I’ll pull them off myself,
Yea, all my raiment, to my petticoat;
Or what you will command me will I do,
So well I know my duty to my elders.

director: Do you know what any of that means?

Natalie: Some of it, sir.

director: Turn left and right for the camera.  OK, thank you.  We’ll let you know.

Segment 7: The Murder Mavens Podcast (2) (2017)

performed by Mary Cyn and Maggie McMuffin
based on material written by Viktor Devonne for 2 Night Stay
directed and produced by Viktor Devonne
recorded by Matt Storm

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Lionel Gilman sketch by Fishy Business

True crime podcasters Cynthia Bierderman and Veronica Fitzwilliam are back to discuss The Gilman and some strange occasions that have occurred there.

(SSDGM, with love.)

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Segment 6: Murder Mavens Podcast (2017)

performed by Mary Cyn and Maggie McMuffin
based on material written by Viktor Devonne for 2 Night Stay
directed and produced by Viktor Devonne
recorded by Matt Storm

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Natalie May Dashett sketch by Fishy Business

True crime podcasters Cynthia Biederman and Veronica Fitzwilliam discuss the career and disappearance of Natalie May Dashett of the 30s-40s radio series Dark Pier.

(SSDGM, with love.)

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