|—||Orson Welles (May 6th, 1915 - October 10th, 1985)|
Happy Birthday, Orson Welles, (May 6th, 1915 - October 10th, 1985)
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”
Happy Birthday, Agnes Moorehead - (December 6th, 1900 -April 30th, 1974)
“Orson Welles liked the way I played, and he believed in me. I was lucky. It was he who brought me here to Hollywood. I have to thank him for it. He thought I could play anything, it didn’t make any difference what part. If it was a strange part, he said ‘Give it to Agnes, she can play it’.”
Orson Welles pulls a rabbit out of a hat as Joseph Cotten and Dolores Costello look on - on the set of The Magnificent Ambersons - (1942)
Today in History: On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles first broadcast “War of the Worlds” in the United States causing panic and fear. The broadcast tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth based on H.G. Wells’ 19th century fiction novel. In New Jersey, people jammed the highways trying to escape. Welles had to interrupt the broadcast to remind people that the story was fictional. The FCC ended up investigating the program, but concluded that Welles did not break any laws.
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The Third Man - (1949)
Thank you so much! =) His old chauffeur goes to the theatre almost every night and told me tonight that Orson always told him it was bitterly ice cold down in those sewers and in fact the entire time on the shoot. Also, he had a large influence on the film, (although it was officially directed by the great Carol Reed), and wrote much of the key dialogue.