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The Martians are coming! : the true story of Orson Welles' 1938 panic broadcast

Author: Alan Gallop
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It was Halloween 1938 when twenty-three-year-old Orson Welles fooled America into thinking it had been invaded by aliens. The Mercury Theatre on the Air production of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds has become one of the most talked-about broadcasts in the history of the radio. It resulted in mass panic across America.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Orson Welles; H G Wells; Orson Welles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gallop
ISBN: 9781445602233 1445602237
OCLC Number: 747683451
Description: 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Alan Gallop.

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Orson Welles' 1938 radio production of The War of the Worlds is now remembered as one of the most sublime, if accidental. hoaxes ever concocted. This is what really happened.  Read more...

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