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A Look Behind Orson Welles' War of the Worlds

A Look Behind Orson Welles' War of the Worlds In-Person

"On the Eve of Halloween 1938, a young actor/director broadcast a radio drama based on a 40-year-old novel, The War of the Worlds. While Orson Welles' original broadcast had a relatively low audience, the impact it had, and continues to have, on American pop culture is staggering."

 

Our special speaker Laura Keyes will answer these questions and more:

 

"How much of that impact was reality, and how much has been exaggerated? Were there riots in the streets from panicked listeners? Did Orson Welles know he would frighten listeners, or was this an unintended accident?"

Date:
Friday, October 28, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Lower Level Meeting Room

Event Organizer

Hannah Grippin