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MERCURY THEATER & LADY ESTHER PRESENTS ORSON WELLES & MERCURY SUMMER THEATER

 Mercury Theater

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He was slugged, clubbed, chloroformed, gassed, knifed, dynamited, run down, gunned down, injected with poison, ejected from planes, hurled from cliffs, pushed in front of trains, almost devoured by man-eating plants, virtually sucked dry of his 'life essence,' nearly shot to the Moon in a rocket--and the number of times the floor suddenly dropped from beneath him must run into four figures.

Orson Welles
Orson Welles with a pipe

Eye equals i Orson WellesActor and director Orson Welles along with John Houseman was responsible for the creation and popularity of Mercury Theater with $110 for production costs. It was a relatively short lived show – only five months, but it remains one of the most culturally significant shows in entertainment history.

The Mercury Theater on the Air concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula. Radio listeners knew that the show was unique and the acting of Welles Virginia Welles (Mrs. Orson Welles), Agnes Moorehead, and Everett Sloane and others as well as the musical compositions by Bernard Herrmann was exceptional.

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One of most famous of all old time radio shows, which aired on October 30th, 1937, was the "War of the Worlds. Orson Welles and writer Howard Koch converted the well know H.G. Wells story into a seemingly live new broadcast; this episode of Mercury Theater terrified the nation into believing that the Martians were attacking Earth.

The popularity and the press that this show received earned it a sponsorship from Campbell's Soup and the name of the show was soon changed to The Campbell's Playhouse.Please note this collection is also contained in the updated Orson Welles Collection.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
40 shows - total playtime 27 hours 53 minutes

CBS MERCURY THEATER
Mercury Theater 380711 101 Dracula
Mercury Theater 380718 102 Treasure Island
Mercury Theater 380725 103 Tale Of Two Cities
Mercury Theater 380801 104 The 39 Steps
Mercury Theater 380808 105 Three Short Stories
Mercury Theater 380815 106 Abraham Lincoln
Mercury Theater 380822 107 Affairs Of Anatol
Mercury Theater 380829 108 Count Of Monte Cristo
Mercury Theater 380905 109 Man Who Was Thursday
Mercury Theater 380911 110 Julius Caesar
Mercury Theater 380925 112 Immortal Sherlock Holmes
Mercury Theater 381009 114 Hell On Ice
Mercury Theater 381016 115 Seventeen
Mercury Theater 381023 116 Around World 80 Days
Mercury Theater 381030 117 The War Of The Worlds
Mercury Theater 381030 117a War Of The Worlds Uncut
Mercury Theater 381106 118 Two Stories
Mercury Theater 381113 119 A Passenger To Bali
Mercury Theater 381120 120 The Pickwich Papers

MERCURY SUMMER THEATER
Mercury Theater 460607 301 [MST] Around the World i
Mercury Theater 460621 303 [MST] The HitchHiker
Mercury Theater 460628 304 [MST] Jane Eyre
Mercury Theater 460705 305 [MST] Passenger To Bali
Mercury Theater 460712 306 [MST] Search For Henri L
Mercury Theater 460719 307 [MST] Life w Adam
Mercury Theater 460726 308 [MST] Moat Farm Murder
Mercury Theater 460802 309 [MST] Golden Honeymoon
Mercury Theater 460811 310 [MST] Hell On Ice
Mercury Theater 460816 311 [MST} Abendego
Mercury Theater 460823 312 [MST] Two Stories
Mercury Theater 460830 313 [MST] Moby Dick
Mercury Theater 460906 314 [MST] The Apple Tree
Mercury Theater 460913 315 [MST] King Lear Scenes

LADY ESTHER PRESENTS ORSON WELLES
Mercury Theater 410915 201 [LEOPW] Shredni Vashtar
Mercury Theater 410929 203 [LEOPW] InterlopersThe
Mercury Theater 411006 204 [LEOPW] There's A Full Moon (2 min)
Mercury Theater 411201A 211 [LEOPW] Wilbur Brown (10min)
Mercury Theater 411222 213 [LEOPW] The Prince Chris
Mercury Theater 420112 216 [LEOPW] The Apple Tree
Mercury Theater 420119 217 [LEOPW] My Little Boy

 


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