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1938 Dell Publishing Co. War of the Worlds In honor of Orson Welles 1ooth birthday!

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Books1069 of 2881JUEGO DE BOLOS, book with illustrations by Joaquín Xaudaró (1926)Four issues of LA FARSA; covers illustrated by Félix Alonso. 1928-1930
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    Posted 7 years ago

    paulmartin
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    Thought I would share this in honor of Orson Welles who would have been 100 years old this May 6th. Born in my hometown of Kenosha Wi. Printed the same year as his famous radio program.

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    1. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Very cool:)
    2. paulmartin paulmartin, 6 years ago
      Thanks aghcollect
      officialfuel
      vetraio50
      sean
      budek
      trey
    3. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      I have the hardcover edition published in 1938 by Grosset & Dunlap posted;
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139293-the-war-of-the-worlds-by-h-g-wells?in=collection-3678
    4. maddohere, 6 years ago
      Awesome!

      paulmartin: I don't suppose you would be able to tell me if the artists of the cover images for these books are mentioned somewhere in the editions? I'm doing a project where I analyze early book covers from The War of the Worlds and I'm trying to track down information on the artists of the images.

      aghcollect: I'm lookign for the artist of the orange Grosset & Dunlap edition too, actually. Do you have any info on the artist/creator of the cover image for the orange cover you posted?

      Thank you both so much for sharing these fantastic covers!

      Best,
      maddohere
    5. maddohere, 6 years ago
      brunswick--That story is really fascinating and is also discussed in the project I'm working on. One of the more interesting accounts of it I've found was in:

      Campbell, W. Joseph. Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism. Berekley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010.

      Apparently a lot of the "panic" has been overstated, but still really interesting. My favorite historical relic related to reactions to Welles's radio play is this political cartoon: http://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/20131025starcartoon.jpg

      Neat stuff!

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