30 October 2005

mercury theatre on the air - "the war of the worlds" (from the very best of orson welles, available for purchase here.)

one of my favorite halloween treats involves enjoying a hot beverage, dimming the lights, and putting on welles's broadcast of the war of the worlds, which originally aired sixty-seven years ago tonight. so, here it is, the broadcast that sent the nation into a frenzy, especially my native new jersey, where the events were said to transpire, and sent orson welles's career heavenward. thrill to the broadcast! read all about it here! most of all, enjoy!

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