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



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October 31, 1938

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 31, 1938 

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


The back page has an article on the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast delivered by Orson Wells. This radio adaptation of H.W. Wells' "War of the Worlds" novel was taken seriously by many listeners causing the widespread panic.
The report is headed: "Broadcast Play Scares Populace" and begins: "Hysteria among radio listeners throughout the nation and actual panicky evacuations from sections of the metropolitan area resulted from a too-realistic radio broadcast last night...".
Eight pages, light toning at the margins, a few tiny binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century