War of the Welles

Orson Welles photographed by Carl Van Vechten, March 1, 1937.

Orson Welles photographed by Carl Van Vechten, March 1, 1937.


R.H.Greene explores the story behind the classic Orson Welles radio drama The War of the Worlds and its dramatic impact.  This documentary is presented courtesy of Southern California Public Radio. The program is introduced by actor George Takei.

Orson Welles Apologizes for The War of the Worlds

From the Orson Welles Sketchbook - Episode 5: Orson Welles talks about The War of The Worlds

"We thought something's gone wrong, a few people have complained, and have swallowed what we're telling them about the Martians having come to the world. But we didn't know it wasn't a few people, it was in fact, nation-wide."

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