On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 4:37 AM, Holger Terp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Randy,
> May I mention your discovery in my work in progress:
> Peace Songs: A documented playlist over 100 years of music. Collected and
> documented by Holger Terp, The Danish Peace Academy
> - http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/abase/sange/indledning.pdf
> -----Oprindelig meddelelse----- From: Randy A. Riddle
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:35 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Contact at LoC or Packard on "War of the Worlds"
> Lou --
> I posted the set on my blog - scroll to the bottom of the post and you can
> listen or download the show.
> One of the missing bits is near the "blackened hand" section you mentioned.
> There's two bits of Welles dialogue missing from the common Mannheim Fox
> version, as well as one intriguing section - after the announcer reads
> bulletins, in all the other versions, he says "One moment please ladies and
> gentlemen … We take you to …". In my version, after he says "One moment
> please ladies and gentlemen", he goes "off mic" and says something to
> another actor before going back to the on-mic dialogue.
> It sounds minor, but is an interesting example of how the Mercury were
> trying to make the show sound like a breaking news event with a bit of
> confusion in the studio.
> When I got the disc, I didn't realize it was a "live" lacquer master and
> thought it was probably a dub - I played it once, transferring it to
> digital. The mp3 has the parts edited together, an NAB curve applied, and
> a very light once-over with scratch/pop removal software. It's not a full
> restoration, but was a way for me to get the show in a format where I could
> get comments on the lacquer set as I did some research on it.
> On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
>> Lou Judson - Intutive Audio
>> Computer fan and hard drive spin is the new tape hiss. -- Dan Richardson
>> 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