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  • MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS {THE GLASER FOUNDATION FIRST AMENDMENT COLLECTION} (RADIO)

    (October 30, 1938)

    One in this dramatic anthology series -- featuring adaptations of well-known novels, plays, and films -- produced, directed, written, hosted, and performed by Orson Welles, with the Mercury Theatre Company. This program features Orson Welles's rendition of...

  • JELL-O PROGRAM, THE (RADIO)

    (March 17, 1940)

    The first of two programs on this tape. One in this series of comedy/variety programs starring Jack Benny. The show begins as Benny talks with Orson Welles on the phone and asks him for acting lessons. As cast members await Welles's arrival, they joke abou...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: THE BAD MAN (RADIO)

    (May 19, 1939)

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles opens the program by talking about the play's hero, Pancho Lopez, based on Mexican bandit and revolutionary Pancho Villa. This lighthearted western takes...

  • JACK BENNY PROGRAM FOR GRAPE NUTS AND GRAPE NUTS FLAKES, THE (RADIO)

    (April 04, 1943)

    One in this series of comedy/ variety programs hosted by Jack Benny. Orson Welles substitutes for Benny, who is ill. In this program, the cast meets at a coffee shop before going to the studio for the show. There, Welles, unhappy with the existing scri...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: VANESSA (RADIO)

    (December 10, 1939)

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles introduces this adaptation of Hugh Walpoles novel. The play opens at the 100th birthday celebration of the Herries family matriarch. After the family ...

  • JACK BENNY PROGRAM FOR GRAPE-NUTS AND GRAPE-NUTS FLAKES, THE (RADIO)

    (March 14, 1943)

    One in this series of comedy/variety shows regularly hosted by Jack Benny. Orson Welles hosts this program in Benny's absence. Announcer Don Wilson welcomes conductor Phil Harris back to the show. Wilson, Harris, and tenor Dennis Day discuss Benny's illnes...

  • LES MISERABLES, PT. 2 OF 7: JAVERT (RADIO)

    (July 30, 1937)

    Continued from R88:0212. The second in this series of seven programs featuring Orson Welles's dramatization of Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables." In this episode, which takes place in 1817, Fantine (Frost) moves to the French town of Montreuse to work i...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: LILIOM (RADIO)

    (October 22, 1939)

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. In his introduction, Orson Welles says this play was received with "general bewilderment" when it was presented ten years earlier, and compares its literary value to o...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (RADIO)

    (October 29, 1939)

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. This program features an adaptation of Booth Tarkington's novel "The Magnificent Ambersons," which Orson Welles later made into a film. Welles introduces and narrates t...

  • LES MISERABLES, PT. 6 OF 7: THE BARRICADE (RADIO)

    (August 27, 1937)

    Continued from R88:0216. Sixth in this series of seven programs featuring Orson Welles's dramatization of Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables." This episode begins with police inspector Javert (Gabel) recalling his lifelong pursuit of Jean Valjean. The pro...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: JUNE MOON (RADIO)

    (March 24, 1940)

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Based on the play "June Moon" by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman, the show stars comedian Jack Benny, who comically interrupts Orson Welles's introduction and steps ...

  • SHADOW, THE: THE WHITE LEGION (RADIO)

    (March 20, 1938)

    One in this series of dramas about the cases of "The Shadow," the celebrated crime-fighter whose dual identity as wealthy man-about-town Lamont Cranston is known only to his constant companion, Margot Lane. In this episode, William Devins, chief of the Bu...

  • LUX RADIO THEATRE: BREAK OF HEARTS (RADIO)

    (September 11, 1944)

    One in this dramatic anthology series which presents radio adaptations of motion pictures featuring Hollywood stars, often in roles they originated on screen. Producer Cecil B. DeMille introduces this love story that stars Orson Welles and his wife, actres...

  • CAVALCADE OF AMERICA: THUNDER FROM THE HILLS (RADIO)

    (September 28, 1942)

    The second of two programs on this tape. One in this series of historical dramas. In this original radio play by Arthur Miller, Orson Welles narrates the story of and portrays Mexico's President Benito Juarez, whose life is compared to that of his contempo...

  • TEXACO STAR THEATER (RADIO)

    (October 18, 1942)

    One in this series of comedy/variety shows hosted by Fred Allen. Produced by the special services division of the War Dept. to entertain servicemen abroad, this show is adapted from the version CBS aired in the U.S.; special opening and closing remarks by ...

  • GREATEST BOOK IN THE WORLD, THE (RADIO)

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    A program of readings from the Bible featuring Orson Welles as narrator. Using the King James version, Welles reads passages from the book of Genesis that cover the creation of the world in seven days, the story of Adam and Eve, and the murder of Abel by C...

  • HOMEFRONT, THE, PT. 1 (RADIO)

    (October 09, 1983)

    Part one of this eight-part radio series recalling the news, music, and popular culture of the World War II period. This program concentrates on the years immediately preceding the war, when Franklin D. Roosevelt became President and the nation staggered ...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: AH, WILDERNESS, PT. 1 (RADIO)

    (September 17, 1939)

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. This episode dramatizes the Pulitizer Prize winning play by Eugene O'Neill "Ah, Wilderness!" The story opens on the Fourth of July in 1910 and concerns Richard Miller, ...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE {SERIES PREMIERE}: REBECCA, PT. 1 (RADIO)

    (December 09, 1938)

    Part one of two. The premiere of this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. This program presents the first dramatization of Daphne du Maurier's novel "Rebecca," which was later made into a motion picture by David Selz...

  • HERALD TRIBUNE FORUM {EXCERPT} (RADIO)

    (October 18, 1944)

    An excerpt from one in this series of political debates and discussion on current affairs presented by the New York Herald Tribune. In this segment, Orson Welles campaigns for President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a speech entitled "False Issues and the Ame...