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Daemon
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Orson Welles (1915)

Welles began acting on stage at 16 and made his Broadway debut in 1934. In 1937, he and John Houseman formed the Mercury Theatre, creating a series of radio dramas and winning notoriety with their panic-producing broadcast of War of the Worlds. Welles then moved to Hollywood, where, at age 26, he cowrote, directed, produced, and acted in the classic Citizen Kane, considered among the most influential movies in film history. What other films did Welles direct? More...
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It is October 30th, 1938---Man was use to 'talking pictures' and he listens nightly to the radio to be entertained by music, comedy and theatre. Entertainment then was simpler then, but at times more sophisticated.

This one simple show caused a small part of the nation to panic. It may seem, to us, unbelievable, that so many were truly afraid, scared and panicked but it happened. The following is the entire broadcast of that evening.

Orson Welles' - War Of The Worlds - Radio Broadcast 1938 - Complete Broadcast.

New York Times---October 31st, 1938 - The New York Times is the "paper of record." <<<<< Please thank www.wikipedia.com for this faded, but important copy.


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Rosebud....
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For me he will always be Harry Lime, with the sound of that zither...Boo hoo!

(the original British version, apparently the version for US audiences was cut and with different narration to be less noir)
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His Mercury Theater partner, John Houseman, was pretty talented too. Houseman was the famous Law professor in the Paper Chase.
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Joseph Glantz wrote:
His Mercury Theater partner, John Houseman, was pretty talented too. Houseman was the famous Law professor in the Paper Chase.



I always liked the CIA character he played in, Three Days of the Condor. His character as the Law professor hits a little close to home. *shudders*


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