Waging ""The War of the Worlds : A History of the 1938 Radio Broadcast and Resulting Panic, Including the Original Script, Hardback Book

Waging ""The War of the Worlds : A History of the 1938 Radio Broadcast and Resulting Panic, Including the Original Script Hardback

Description

The 1938 Orson Welles broadcast of ""The War of the Worlds"" was a landmark in the history of entertainment, sparking a public hysteria in America and a series of subsequent broadcasts around the world that elicited similar responses.

This book examines the historic broadcast indepth. It covers all aspects of the phenomenon including fascination with Mars; H.G.

Wells' novel; Orson Welles and the making of the broadcast; initial reactions and the resulting 'fog of war'; anxieties underlying the panic; and the aftermath.

Chapters also look at later broadcasts in the United States, Latin America, Brazil and Portugal, and address the likelihood that a similar panic could happen again.

The original script of the 1938 ""The War of the Worlds"" radio broadcast, written by Howard Koch, is included.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 247 pages, 34 photographs, filmography
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Radio scripts
  • ISBN: 9780786441051

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