Orson Welles Was A Cheap Tipper

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a fictional account of the aftermath of Orson Welles radio play, War of the Worlds on October 30th 1938, and what came afterwards. Or maybe it did really happen?

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

"CBS radio and Orson Welles Mercury Theatre On The Air presents H.G. Wells War Of The World." the announcer in his baritone voice said ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Orson had his writers update the story from when H.G. Wells wrote it in the 1890's to present day and to have the setting from England ... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

With the play over, there was a sigh of relief on Orson's face as well as the cast members faces. But Orson knew that the powers that... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

As Orson approached the members of the press, they began to out shout each other to get his attention. (These questions and answers... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Leaving the CBS building, Orson was going to the Mercury Theatre to partake in the rehearsal of the company's new play, Danton's Death.... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Walking the side streets off of Sixth Avenue where there was little in the way of foot traffic gave Orson time to think. "How could... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Orson pondered the question that was asked by the cab driver, not knowing that he was talking to the man who caused the hysteria that f... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Orson reaches over and begins to pull napkins out of the square metal napkin holder. 2...4...5...6. Taking out his pen,  his l... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

After sixteen napkins and about an hour of writing, Orson raises his head and rubs his eyes. Taking the last sips of his lukewarm cof... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments


Imagine! Once upon a time people believed the media, even when it was dramatised fiction!

Wed, August 11th, 2021 9:26pm


Who would have thought of such a thing?!

Wed, August 11th, 2021 2:53pm


I remember the mass panic on the radio when Orson Welles did the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Welles science fiction classic in the 1970s. Mass panic in America.

Thu, August 26th, 2021 5:02am


Yes. As making it sound like actual news events, he made it feel real for many listeners. Thanks for reading.

Wed, August 25th, 2021 10:34pm

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