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War of the Worlds:

Orson Welles and the Radio Broadcast that Shocked the Nation

2019-02-22 18:30:00 2019-02-22 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles War of the Worlds: Explore the early years of Orson Welles and his infamous radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," which caused panic as milllons of listeners thought they were hearing an actual alien invasion. Langley Library

Friday, February 22
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-02-22 18:30:00 2019-02-22 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles War of the Worlds: Explore the early years of Orson Welles and his infamous radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," which caused panic as milllons of listeners thought they were hearing an actual alien invasion. Langley Library

Explore the early years of Orson Welles and his infamous radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," which caused panic as milllons of listeners thought they were hearing an actual alien invasion.

Join us as we welcome historian John Jensen for a presentation exploring the early years of Orson Welles, his controversial stage plays, and his unforgettable version of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," which had the country convinced of an alien invasion.

A former San Francisco broadcaster, John Jensen is an avid collector of music, movies, and radio broadcasts of the 1930s and 40s. As an audio historian, he has provided research and assorted media to filmmakers, such as Jack Haley, Jr., Frances Ford Coppola, and George Lucas. He recently retired as senior director of public relations for World Vision. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Lifelong Learning |

TAGS: | war of the worlds | radio | orson welles | media | history | books |

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