Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz
Produced & Directed by
Recreations Directed by
Melissa S. Martin
Director of Photography
Hair & Make-Up
Best Boy Lighting
Best Boy Electric
Ismael “Smiley” Levia
Vicky Boone Casting
Aaron D. Nee
Alisa Placas Frutman
Post-Production Sound Services
C.A. Sound, Inc.
Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E.
Sound EFX Editor
Foley Recordist/Foley Editor
P. Andrew Willis
John Kusiak - Keyboards
P. Andrew Willis - Synthesizer
Robert Jaret - Synthesizer
Beth Cohen – Violin & Viola
Richard Ranti – Bassoon
From Patriot’s Day
Richard Sebring – French Horn
Bill Novick - Clarinet
Steven Emory - Trumpet
Jill Dreeben - Flute
The radio play War of The Worlds was written by Howard Koch
Excerpts from The Invasion From Mars by Hadley Cantril © 1940 Used by permission from Princeton University Press
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Library of Congress
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The New York Times © 8/27/1911, 10/27/1938, 10/31/1938, 11/8/1938, 12/9/1938 All Rights Reserved.
Ohio Historical Society
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Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Streamline Films, Inc.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Chris Welles Feder Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan
Richard Wilson Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan
Lauren Amundson, Lowell Observatory
Mary Louise Bill
Commodore Perry Estate
MPS Studios /Meredith Stephens
Shawn Purcell, Senior Librarian, New York State Library
Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut
In memory of Rodger Nordblom, whose passion brought history to life.
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