Fifth War Loan Drive

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Fifth War Loan Drive

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The Fifth War Loan drive started in Texarkana with the broadcast of a radio play written by Orson Welles and performed by his Mercury Theatre troop. The performance was broadcast from Texarkana's Paramount Theatre (Now the Perot Theater).

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5th War Loan Parade, State Line Ave., Texarkana
Parade to open the Fifth War Loan Drive, June 12, 1944. 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…

Orson Welles in Texarkana, 5th War Loan Drive
Orson Welles speaking to Bowie Coutny War Loan Drive chairman, James R. Bryant at the Perot Theatre, Texarkana, June 12, 1944. The Fifth War Loan campaign was kicked off in Texarkana by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre cast. A radio drama was…

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