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90272: Pacific Palisades

Annexing the Palisades

Directed By: Ann Noble
Episode Available: November 12, 2020

Talented craftsman Joseph Kurtz arrives at the palatial Murphy Ranch ready to carve an ornate balustrade for the estate’s magnificent staircase, but the job turns out to be much more complicated than he realized.  Set in 1939 and based on a true story, this is a chilling piece of LA’s hidden history.

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The Zip Code Play  Series is generously sponsored in part by:

The Michael J. Connell Foundation

With Generous Support for 90272: Pacific Palisades Provided By:

The Peter Glenville Foundation


Adrian LaTourelle – Joseph Kurtz/1970s Radio Voice
Harry Groener – Norman Stephens/1940s Radio Voice
Nike Doukas – Winona Stephens/2016 Radio Voice

* This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement

Creative Team:

Series Host – Ramón de Ocampo
Audio Producer, Sound Designer, and Foley Artist – Jeff Gardner
Original Music – Ellen Mandel
Audio Editing – Adam Macias
Dramaturg – Ryan McRee

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