The War of the Worlds–Seventy-five Years Later

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has produced a show about that fateful night when young actor/director Orson Welles’s radio production of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds sent so many people into a panic. AND IT’S ON TONIGHT AT 9:00pm, or 8:00pm Central where I live!

worlds_film_landing-nologo.jpgWill you watch with me?

Here’s a very tiny snip:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365100679/

Should I point out that the actual anniversary is tomorrow, not today? Nah.

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Launch Day: the Movie

Hot off the cutting room floor! Here’s the video of launch day for Radio Girl, including must-see clips of folks whistling “like canaries.”

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Photo of CarolCarol Brendler is the author of the young adult novel RADIO GIRL (Holiday House) September 5, 2013.
Coming 2014: A picture book, NOT VERY SCARY, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, from FSG.
Also by Carol Brendler: WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER (FSG, 2009) a picture book illustrated by Ard Hoyt.

Bev Was Right.

Young Orson

Orson Welles, c. 1938

Orson Welles, c. 1938

Later …

Orson Welles, years later

Orson Welles, years later, still brilliant.

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” ~~Orson Welles

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Photo of CarolCarol Brendler is the author of the young adult novel RADIO GIRL (Holiday House) September 5, 2013.
Coming 2014: A picture book, NOT VERY SCARY, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, from FSG.
Also by Carol Brendler: WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER (FSG, 2009) a picture book illustrated by Ard Hoyt.