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Original typewritten draft of ''The War of the Worlds'', as famously read by Orson Welles on his radio series, Mercury Theater. Airing on CBS on 30 October 1938, the episode (titled ''An Attack by the Men of Mars'' on the script) is known for its realistic depiction which many duped listeners took as fact after tuning in past the introduction. Welles was then forced to give a press conference in which he apologized for the panic he caused, stating it was not intentional, even though the story was read as a news bulletin. 17pp. script is typewritten on cream paper with numerous misspellings, corrections and incomplete sentences with one staple at top left and extra page inserted as 12-A. Comes with provenance from previous owner who purchased script from the estate of the radio pioneer James Jewell. Measures 8.5'' x 11''. Last page is detached, minor holing at top left of first page, otherwise near fine condition.
Original ''War of The Worlds'' Radio Broadcast Script Draft, as Read by Orson Welles in 1938 -- This Broadcast Famously Caused Mass Panic of an Alien Landing
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