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Halloween Eve, 1938, saw Orson Welles, 23, play a brash radio prank: an hour-long show interrupted by "news bulletins" by Martians attacking New Jersey. The broadcast warned four times that it was fiction, a reworking of H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds; yet police switch-boards were jammed coast-to-coast, and some Princeton profs went hunting for ETs.

Orson Welles - War Of The Worlds - Radio Broadcast 1938 - Complete Broadcast. The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology seri.

Orson Welles "The War of the Worlds" - A Voice of Radio

Orson Welles w/Bernard Herrmann in the background. Today marks the Anniversary of one of the most notorious radio broadcasts the world has ever know, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the.

Orson Welles 1938 War Of The Worlds Martian...

"War of the Worlds" 1938 Radio Broadcast - On Halloween eve in the power of radio was on full display when a dramatization of the science-fiction novel "The War of the Worlds" scared the daylights out of many of CBS radio's nighttime listeners.

Orson Welles broadcast #1930s. Like his wide tie and suspenders.

Remembering 'War of the Worlds'

Orson Welles recording War of the Worlds.

In the studio with Orson Welles during the October 30, 1938 live broadcast of War of the Worlds on CBS radio.

In the studio with Orson Welles during the October 1938 live broadcast of War of the Worlds on CBS radio.

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The Quiet Man - John Wayne Photo - Fanpop

Nancy Wake "the white mouse" the SS most wanted woman and one of the greatest heroines of WW2

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

Vera Lynn singing for the radio late 1940s

Vera Lynn singing for the radio late

Karl Benz was the first man to build a car and it was in Germany in 1885 and it only went 7MPH

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Citizen Kane is a 1941 drama film directed, co-written, produced by, and starring Orson Welles.

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Katharine Cornell.

Katharine Cornell.

The Infamous "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Was a Magnificent Fluke | History | Smithsonian

The Infamous "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Was a Magnificent Fluke

The Infamous "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Was a Magnificent Fluke - Orson Welles and his colleagues scrambled to pull together the show; they ended up writing pop culture history

Tuesday 22nd of October 1996  Performance artist and political activist Kathy Change, originally Kathleen Chang commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 46 in University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Tuesday of October 1996 Performance artist and political activist Kathy Change, originally Kathleen Chang commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 46 in University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

In 1920, Anna Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, who was believed (though not by all) to have been executed with the rest of the Russian Royal family four years earlier. Anderson was the most well known woman claiming to be Anastasia, and she continued to uphold the claim until her death.

Anna Anderson In Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.

Orson Welles war of the worlds - a historical day in radio broadcasting history, Orson Welles was a genius and made many believe that we where being attacked by aliens!

War of the Worlds by Orson Welles (H.G. Wells 1938)
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