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Orson Wells' 1955 Podcast
April 22, 2014 10:01 AM   Subscribe

The BBC put together a series of television commentaries from Orson Welles, "Orson Wells' Sketchbook" none of which need more than his then slightly unfamiliar face (without, he underscores, the usual false nose he wears for roles), his unmistakable voice, and his illustrations — taken, literally, from his sketchbook. In these six fifteen-minute broadcasts, which originally aired in 1955, Welles talks about not just the inauspicious beginnings of his illustrious working life but his experiences with the critics, the police, John Barrymore and Harry Houdini, the infamous radio production of War of the Worlds , and bullfighting Playlist here.
posted by The Whelk (3 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Double.
(However, all the links in my post appear to be dead, so this FPP has my blessing.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:16 AM on April 22




(However, all the links in my post appear to be dead, so this FPP has my blessing.)

Hear, hear. Thanks, Whelk.
posted by homunculus at 7:06 PM on April 22


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