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War of the Worlds/Welles broadcast book. Must read!!!

Old 09-24-03, 11:18 PM
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War of the Worlds/Welles broadcast book. Must read!!!

I just picked up this amazing book tonight. Was supposedly published in 2001 according to the copyright. Yet I have never seen nor heard of this book,until it was finally on the shelves at Barnes & Noble.

I just could not resist picking it up. Since not only do you get a detailed glimpse of the broadcast & the panic it stirred with rare photos from the time,the complete broadcast in text & H.G. Welles complete uncut-unaltered novel...but also a cd with the complete broadcase & interviews with Welles & others from 1938!!!

The most surprising thing was. All this comprehensive all in one info packed everything but the kitchen sink version is only $20!

It's published by Source Books...& is simply called The War of the Worlds by the staff of Source Books.

I always have been interested in hearing that broadcast & finding out the news of what really went on. I thought the broadcast would never be released again since it's 'old' & forgotten by many today it seems. The closet I came to getting the chance to hear it,was when I found an old 1968 release on vinyl. Yet since I don't have a record player. Never bothered picking it up(just yesterday,the store that had it,was now all out!). So the cd is the next best thing & I have this awsome book to compliment it. To cool for words.

So if you find this book somewhere. Pick it up,Highly recomended!!
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Never heard of it, but I'm interested in Welles' radio career and the War of the Worlds incident. I'll have to go looking for it now. Thanks for mentioning it.
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or you could get this.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=music
ten bucks for the cd of this and his first production, plus a little booklet.
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http://www.unknown.nu/mercury/ has these episodes of The Mercury Theatre and The Campbell Playhouse available to download in RealAudio and/or MP3.

Mercury Theatre
Dracula (July 11, 1938)
Treasure Island (July 18, 1938)
A Tale of Two Cities (July 25, 1938)
The 39 Steps (August 1, 1938)
Three Short Stories: I’m a Fool, The Open Window, and My Little Boy (August 8, 1938)
Abraham Lincoln (August 15, 1938)
The Affairs of Anatol (August 22, 1938)
The Count of Monte Cristo (August 29, 1938)
The Man who Was Thursday (September 5, 1938)
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes (September 25, 1938)
Hell on Ice (October 9, 1938)
Seventeen (October 16, 1938)
Around the World in 80 Days (October 23, 1938)
The War of the Worlds (October 30, 1938)
Heart of Darkness / Life with Father (November 6, 1938)
A Passenger to Bali (November 13, 1938)
The Pickwick Papers (November 20, 1938)

Campbell Playhouse
Rebecca (December 9, 1938)
A Christmas Carol (December 23, 1938)
Counselor-at-Law (January 6, 1939)
Mutiny on the Bounty (January 13, 1939)
I Lost My Girlish Laughter (January 27, 1939)
Arrowsmith (February 3, 1939)
The Green Goddess (February 10, 1939)
The Glass Key (March 10, 1939)
Beau Geste (March 17, 1939)
Showboat (March 31, 1939)
The Patriot (April 14, 1939)
Private Lives (April 21, 1939)
Wickford Point (May 5, 1939)
Our Town (May 12, 1939)
The Bad Man (May 19, 1939)
Things We Have (May 26, 1939)
Victoria Regina (June 2, 1939)
Peter Ibbetson (September 10, 1939)
Ah, Wilderness (September 17, 1939)
What Every Woman Knows (September 24, 1939)
The Count of Monte Cristo (October 1, 1939)
Algiers (October 8, 1939)
Escape (October 15, 1939)
Liliom (October 22, 1939)
The Magnificent Ambersons (October 29, 1939)
The Hurricane (November 5, 1939)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (November 12, 1939)
The Garden of Allah (November 19, 1939)
Dodsworth (November 26, 1939)
Lost Horizon (December 3, 1939)
Venessa (December 10, 1939)
There’s Always a Woman (December 17, 1939)
A Christmas Carol (December 24, 1939)
Vanity Fair (January 7, 1940)
Theodora Goes Wild (January 14, 1940)
The Citadel (January 21, 1940)
It Happened One Night (January 28, 1940)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (February 11, 1940)
Dinner at Eight (February 18, 1940)
Only Angels Have Wings (February 25, 1940)
Rabble in Arms (March 3, 1940)
Craig’s Wife (March 10, 1940)
Huckleberry Finn (March 17, 1940)
June Moon (March 24, 1940)

Be prepared for the slowest downloads you've ever experienced (but, at least it's free).

For faster downloads, this page has five episodes of Campbell Playhouse. This one has all seven episodes of Les Miserables. This one has thirteen episodes of The Black Museum.

Here, Orson Welles guest hosts for Jack Benny.
Episode 473 (3/14/43)
Episode 474 (3/21/43)
Episode 475 (3/28/43)

Orson Welles as Harry Lime in "Blue Caribou" (Episode 52, 7/18/52).

Sorry, no Shadow.

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