Dave Kehr writes: It was all Nelson Eddy’s fault. Seventy-five years ago, at 8 o’clock on the evening of Oct. 30, 1938, millions of Americans tuned in their radios to listen to NBC’s “Chase and Sanborn Hour,” a popular variety show starring the ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy. 1,265 more words
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It was incredibly frightening.
It remains the most famous radio broadcast, ever.
Why was it so incredible? Because radio is theater of the mind. With a minimal amount of information – a soundtrack – your mind fills in the blanks to visualize what… 185 more words
Year 1938 – If you blend H.G. Wells, Orson Welles and Halloween, one shall keep his eyes peeled and that’s exactly what’s happened back in that cold october day. 269 more words