The War of the Worlds. COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM ORSON WELLES AND MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1938 8:00 TO 9:00 P.M. ANNOUNCER: The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air in The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.
Orson Welles narrated the script on his radio series Mercury Theater on the Air, produced by John Houseman. CBS Radio aired “War of the Worlds” on October 30, 1938. Welles’ realistic narrative duped many listeners, putting them under the impression Martians were attacking America.
“The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells as performed by Orson Welles & the Mercury Theatre on the Air and broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System on Sunday, October 30, 1938 from 8:00 to 9:00 P. M. * * * ANNOUNCER The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air in “The
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The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script based on the novel by H.G. Wells by Howard E. Koch. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is now available to bring to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences. Read More.
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On December 14, 1988, the original radio script for The War of the Worlds was sold at auction at Sotheby’s in New York by author Howard Koch. The typescript bears the handwritten deletions and additions of Orson Welles and producer John Houseman. It was thought to have been the only copy of the script known to survive.
May 31, 2012 · Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells’ 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of “The Shadow” in the hit mystery program of the same name.
Claim: Orson Welles' 30 October 1938 radio adaptation of "The War of the Worlds" caused mass hysteria, convincing thousands of panicked listeners across North America that Earth wa…
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A hoax that will be remembered for all time, Welles’ broadcast of an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” on Oct. 30, 1938, stands as a vivid reminder of the power of the media and of the general public’s vulnerability when it is gripped by fear. In Fall of 1938, Europe was at war.
The Fake News of Orson Welles The War of the Worlds at 80. Peter Tonguette. HUMANITIES, Fall 2018, Volume 39, Number 4 Robert Carringer of the University of Illinois received an NEH grant to produce an annotated edition of the original script of Welles’s film The Magnificent Ambersons. That same year, the Champaign Public Library held an