I would love to hear the missing bits! That is one radio program that I committed to memory when still a teen... scratchy records and all!
There was always something so bleak about the moments after the big drama, when Orson is talking about the empty streets and the dogs with bits of black flesh in their mouths, as the scratches predominate for a few minutes...
Lou Judson - Intutive Audio
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On May 26, 2014, at 7:02 AM, Randy A. Riddle wrote:
I'm getting back to a little research project I started last fall.
Can someone recommend a contact at the Library of Congress or the Packard
Campus that I could talk/email with about the 16" transcription set in
their collection of "War of the Worlds"?
Last year, I ran into a 78 rpm lacquer set of the broadcast that appear to
be a "live" master created the night of the broadcast, rather than a dub
created at a later point. I've been trying to document known surviving
transcriptions of "War of the Worlds" to see if my set might be useful for
a restoration of the program and to figure out something about the origins
of the set.
On the LoC's disc set, I'd like to find out if they know the origin of the
set (Was it donated by CBS? An individual? Another government agency?),
any information on the labels, and what brand of lacquers might have been