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Orson Welles

On This Day: Orson Welles

On this day, 101 years ago, George Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Although best known for his magnum opus Citizen Kane, regularly at or near the top of ‘Best Film of All Time’ lists, Welles’s CV is probably primarily of interest to genre fans for his radio work. He provided the voice (although, […]

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On This Day: Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds Broadcast

Sunday October 30th, 1938. 8:00 pm US Eastern Standard Time. The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air in ‘War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells. And with these innocuous words, a legend was born. Twenty-three year-old wünderkind Orson Welles, and his Mercury Theatre Group, […]

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