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1938 Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" Martian attack causes panic...



Item # 661400

October 31, 1938

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, Missouri, Oct. 31, 1938 

* War of the Worlds - Orson Welles
* Radio broadcast causes panic (1st report)
* Mars invasion - martians


The top of the front page has a two column photo of Orson Wells headed: "Radio Listeners Alarmed by Fictional Broadcast of Attack by Men From Mars" The article is headed: "Widespread Panic Caused by H.G. Wells Thriller---Telephone Offices Swamped, Many Persons Leave Homes." Also: "Communications Board Investigating Broadcast That Caused Hysteria". The article carries over to page 3.
Also on page 3 is a related article: "Some St. Louisans Fall For 'Men From Mars' Yarn" "Families Run Into Streets to Scan Sky for Invaders--Telephone Calls Tie Up the Lines".
Nice to have in a New York City publication, where the radio show was broadcasted.
The complete issue with 28 pages, light toning, some small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

Item from Catalog 286 (released for September, 2019)...

Category: The 20th Century

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