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Sunday at Seven: The Mercury Theatre on the Air – “Treasure Island” March 23, 2008

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Sunday at Seven presents The Mercury Theatre on the Air and its adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”. This performance originally aired on CBS on July 18, 1938. Mercury Theatre would produce its iconic “The War of the Worlds” later in 1938.

Orson Welles, John Houseman, and an “impressive array of talents”

Welles and Houseman launched Mercury Theatre on the Air with the collective talents of Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, George Coulouris and many others. The show ran without a sponsor until Campbell’s Soup picked it up and renamed it The Campbell Playhouse.

Be prepared to be thrilled by “Treasure Island”:

Sunday at Seven

Sunday at Seven is Lit Between the Ear’s program for listening to vintage radio drama and contemporary audio theatre. Posted once each week, literally Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm, our goal is to present a variety of genre and format.

The Mercury Theatre on the Air website

Kim Scarborough has catalogued a large number of Mercury Theatre and Campbell Playhouse shows on the site. The Mercury Theatre on the Air website may be reached at:

http://www.mercurytheatre.info/

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1996 to build an Internet library for the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in its collection and may be accessed at:

http://www.archive.org/

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