Orson Welles in Texarkana, 5th War Loan Drive

Title

Orson Welles in Texarkana, 5th War Loan Drive

Subject

Texarkana, radio

Description

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 written by Welles specifically for the event and it was based on Texarkana's unique situation on the AR-TX border. The play was performed and recorded at the Paramount Theatre, now the Perot Theatre.

Original Format

black and white, gelatin print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10 "

Files

Project1.jpg

Citation

“Orson Welles in Texarkana, 5th War Loan Drive,” Texarkana Museums System Archives, accessed August 5, 2020, https://tmsarchives.omeka.net/items/show/106.