The Lost One:
Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s 20th Century has been described as a “ cabaret punk-rock operetta.” With music and lyrics by the World/Inferno Friendship Society and directed by Jay Scheib, the program features twelve songs covering the life and career of Peter Lorre.
According to the group’s press material, the work was originally inspired by Warner Brothers cartoons and the Leslie Epstein novel Pandemonium (featuring a character called “Peter Lorre”) – and “greatly informed by” the Lorre biography The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre by Stephen Youngkin.
Addicted to Bad Ideas will be performed at the following venues:
Addicted to Bad Ideas is also available on CD through these on-line merchants:
The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen Youngkin – now in its third printing and winner of the Rondo Award for "Best Book of 2005" – is available in bookstores everywhere, as well as these on-line merchants.
The Films of Peter Lorre (1982), also by Youngkin, is out of print but copies may be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble below. Interested in Lorre's radio and television performances? Check out Radio Showcase and Movies Unlimited. Netflix has Lorre movies for rent.
Amazon U.S. – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Hard-Cover
University Press of Kentucky
Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound