Orson Welles Radio Drama being recorded at the Paramount Theatre, June 1944

Title

Orson Welles Radio Drama being recorded at the Paramount Theatre, June 1944

Subject

Texarkana, radio

Description

The Fifth War Loan campaign was kicked off in Texarkana by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre cast. A radio drama was written by Welles specifically for the event and it was based on Texarkana's unique situation on the AR-TX border. This image shows the cast broadcasting the drama on June 12, 1944. The play was performed and recorded at the Paramount Theatre, now the Perot Theatre.

Files

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Citation

“Orson Welles Radio Drama being recorded at the Paramount Theatre, June 1944,” Texarkana Museums System Archives, accessed September 25, 2017, http://tmsarchives.omeka.net/items/show/107.