Waging ""The War of the Worlds : A History of the 1938 Radio Broadcast and Resulting Panic, Including the Original Script Hardback
by John Gosling
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 247 pages, 34 photographs, filmography
- Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
- Publication Date: 15/09/2009
- Category: Radio scripts
- ISBN: 9780786441051