[Drunken Welles is good Welles][link]:

>This here’s a group of autobiographical interviews Welles laid down sometime in the ’70s, issued as a companion to the Peter Bogdanovich book of the same name.

Narrated by Bogdanovich, who identifies the tapes as from 1968-70. Download at the link.

[link]: “Egg City Radio » Blog Archive » ORSON WELLES”


Orson Welles on Privacy, the Passport and Personal Rights

[A transcript taken from one of Welles’ Sketchbook shows for the BBC][link]. 1955’s passport gestapo seems like a cakewalk compared to 2010’s passport gestapo, yet the more things change…

[link]: “Orson Welles on Privacy, the Passport and Personal Rights | The Januarist”


The Return of Ramon Raquello and His Orchestra

Inspired by [Jason Kottke’s Apollo 11 broadcast][kottke], the team behind [Me and Orson Welles][movie] is presenting a [broadcast of the Mercury Theater’s infamous War of the Worlds][link], 71 years to-the-minute from [it’s first airing in 1938][war].

The impatient can find the .

[link]: “War of the Worlds Tribute”
[kottke]: “Kottke’s Apollo 11 info”
[movie]: “Me and Orson Welles”
[war]: “Wikipedia’s page on the 1938 broadcast”
: “War of the World’s MP3 on”


[Sponsor] The Extra Future Amazon Store

[In which, among other lovely items][store], you’ll find what I’m currently reading: *[Hello Americans][hello]* by Simon Callow.

[store]: “Extra Future’s aStore”
[hello]: “Hello Americans on Amazon”

This is the second volume of Callow’s biography on film legend Orson Welles (the first being 1997’s *[The Road To Xanadu][xanadu]*) and it is every bit as worthy a portrait of Welles as it’s predecessor. It covers Welles’s life post-*Kane*, including the hatchet-job that RKO unleashed on *[The Magnificent Ambersons][ambersons]*. It’s tone is one of someone who neither demonizes or worships Welles, but seeks to find the truths of his life.

[xanadu]: “The Road to Xanadu on”
[ambersons]: “The Magnificent Ambersons on Wikipedia”

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[contact]: “Contact Phil Nelson”