War of the Worlds – 70th Anniversary Broadcast




In order to help raise funds their non-profit show at the Dickens Christmas Fair, La Legion Fantastique, a theatrical troupe based in San Francisco, CA, staged a “re-enactment” of the infamous 1938 CBS broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” (written by Howard Koch and based upon the novel by H.G. Wells) at the historic Castro Theatre.

This blog is intended to be an informational resource for anyone interested in our show. We have articles on the history, the people, and the materials that influenced this most famous of radio broadcasts.

Feel free to explore the following categories…

Watch the magic unfold as we give you an insider’s view into our production.

Learn about the men and women behind the legendary 1938 broadcast.

Meet the talented cast and crew behind the 70th Anniversary “Broadcast”.
If you would like to help support La Legion Fantastique by being a volunteer, a sponsor, or a donor, please feel free to contact us at: legionfantastique@gmail.com
If you would like to be added to our mailing list to keep informed about our upcoming auditions contact our director HERE
“La Legion Fantastique” Copyright 2008, Peter Overstreet

7 Responses to “War of the Worlds – 70th Anniversary Broadcast”

  1. Greetings
    I would like to tell you that my Grandfather was Frank Readick
    who played reporter Phillips… Its nice to see the broadcast
    and old time radio being kept alive. Thank you.

    -Jodd Readick

  2. I declare this awesome and give it three Martian thumbs up. Which I will then use to kill all humans.

  3. For an interesting history of the broadcast and attempts to re-create it, have a listen to this:
    It’s a pretty nifty radio show in it’s own right.

  4. Glad to hear others are celebrating the war Of The Worlds broadcast. As a neighbor to Grovers mill it facinates me. Here is a cartoon Blog I developed. “If Martians landed in Grovers Mill today, this may be what it would be like. http://www.groversmillmartians.blogspot.com

  5. Excellent, good sirs.
    I’ve shared this announcement about the performance with the San Francisco Browncoats, fans of Dickens and the Legion Fantastique.
    See you Wednesday night!

  6. Jodd, are you in Southern Oregon? I have a story about your grandfather.

  7. Супер статья!

    Translation: Super Article!

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