War of the Worlds.org
Grover's Mill, New Jersey (now West Windsor Township, Princeton, NJ) has set up an official War of the Worlds website for information regarding anniversary celebrations of the 1938 Orson Welles Mercury Theatre broadcast. Grover's Mill, New Jersey was randomly selected as the site for the initial Martian cylinder, and with the fall of a finger on the map this small community was thrust into overnight fame. The site celebrates the 60th anniversary of the broadcast.
|The War of the Worlds: 6-part UK series|
Apparently there's yet another radio production: a six part series from the UK produced in 1967 by John Manchek White, starring Paul Damon. More as I learn it.
A nation panicking over a perceived invasion from Mars was definitely newsworthy! Here are some newspaper articles published starting on Halloween, October 31st, 1938, the day after the broadcast.
WANTED: your local articles from regional newspapers regarding the broadcast. Check your local library for old newspapers on microfilm for stories. Send email to the webmaster at this domain, war-of-the-worlds.org, with your findings.
Science Fiction Weekly
Science Fiction Weekly's Issue 38 has a review of the 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, available on CD from Golden Age radio for $4.99 on CD.
WTMA airs War of the Worlds broadcast
WTMA Talk Radio 1250AM of Charleston, SC aired a rebroadcast of the 1938 production of The War of the Worlds October 31st at 5:30 PM US-PT (year undisclosed). They put up a promotional website hosted and sponsored by A World of Difference, Inc. with trivia, information on the novel and broadcast, and links to more sites, but the site is stale.
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