Tag: radio

The Perils of Little Orphan Annie

Smithsonian Magazine discusses the dangers to children parents saw in Little Orphan Annie. “These days, when Annie is known mainly as the little girl who sang brightly about ‘Tomorrow,’ it may be hard to picture her radio series as the Grand Theft Auto of its day. But the […]

“War of the Welles”

At Mezzanotte, the Gutter’s own Keith writes about Orson Welles, the Mercury Theater of the Air’s 1938 broadcast of their radio drama, “War of the Worlds,” and the truth about the “panic” that ensued. “In 1938, when the broadcast returned to the air after the brief station identification, […]

“Fear you can hear (and see)”

Friend of the Gutter Nitrate Diva suggests pairings of horror films and old time radio dramas for your enjoyment this spookoween season! “Each radio-film pairing will have a theme. Many selections share source material or deploy a cherished plot trope, like evil twins or mad scientists. More creative […]