George Orson Welles apologizes for the The War of the Worlds broadcast (October 31 1938)

On October 30, 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells brought Welles instant fame.
The combination of the news bulletin form of the performance with the between-breaks dial spinning habits of listeners from the rival and far more popular Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy program was later reported in the media to have created widespread confusion among listeners who failed to hear the introduction, although the extent of this confusion has recently come into question.
Panic was reported to have spread (after citation from rumors) among many listeners who believed the news reports of a Martian invasion.
The myth of the result created by the combination was reported as fact around the world and disparagingly mentioned by Adolf Hitler in a public speech a few months later.

(English caption by Martin Cortez)

The Digital Implosion

Star Wars Blooper Reel from “The Making of Star Wars”

Enhanced eBook by J.W Rinzler.

There is no sound on the first few clips – this isnt an error – original sound wasn’t present. Star Wars Blooper Reel with previously un-seen outtakes.

Absent from any of the DVD or Bluray releases, this video is an excerpt from the book “The Making of Star Wars (Enhanced Edition) ” by J.W Rinzler – available here – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DQQSD2W

The book has been re-released as a digital Ebook, and enhanced to include rare videos and audio excerpts newly discovered from the Lucasfilm archives. In my opinion the new digital edition of the book is worth every penny to the Star Wars fan looking for a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the films they love like myself.

Please buy the book if you enjoyed the video for a lot more rare & unseen material. Also available are both digital & print versions – “The Making of the Empire Strikes Back”, & “The Making of Return of the Jedi”.