75 years ago
Oct. 30, 1938: A nation in panic.
With the penumbral darkness of a Second World War waxing over the world, a single broadcast was able to ignite the latent fears of a country.
This panic was brought on by the legendary radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” as interpreted by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre. This performance was widely misinterpreted as an actual news report, and police stations all over the country were swamped with the calls of a terrified populace.
An impressive display of the power of all media. Impressive acting as well; Orson Welles, whose career spanned from “ground zero” of an alien invasion all the way up to his very last role 48years later, an all-consuming planet named Unicron in Transformers: The Movie (1986), although we confess, portraying a gluttonous, would-devouring planetoid mass was not much of a stretch for the late Orson Welles.
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