WNPR’s Morning Edition rummages through the Connecticut Basement Tapes and brings you a voice that is well known to WNPR listeners. Back in 1973, an up and coming announcer on WTIC radio named Bill Henry landed an interview with academy award winning actor Frederic March and his wife, actress Florence Eldridge, on the patio of their New Milford home. His name might not be as well known today, but Frederic March had a Hollywood career that spanned silent films to his final movie in 1973. In between he landed leading roles in the films "Inherit the Wind", "A Star is Born", for which he won a Best Actor Oscar, and "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde" for which he won yet another Oscar.
We want for your input for The Connecticut Basement Tape Project. Start scouring your basement or attic and dust off your tape, CD, vinyl, 78, video, whatever format, we’ll make it work. Tell us your basement tape story.