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Paul Masson

Orson in one of his most famous roles. 1980.

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Orson Welles

Begatting of the President. Orson Welles. 1969.

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Orson and Micheál Mac Liammóir in Othello. 1952.

Had he by some miracle made it this far, today would have been the Boy Wonder’s 100th birthday. So let’s celebrate Orson a little bit. As Marlene Dietrich put it, “he was a great, great man and a genius. People should cross themselves before they speak his name.”

I hate embedding video on this site so go to the 29-minute mark here to see Orson’s Mentalism Spot on David Copperfield’s first TV special. 1978.

And check out these magazine covers and the rest of the Orson archive.

Summer 1963

Summer 1971

Autumn 1968

Summer 1958

March 1958

Orson 79

Orson. 1979.

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The Stranger

Orson and Loretta Young in The Stranger. 1946.

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Journey into Fear

Orson in Journey into Fear. Norman Foster. 1943.

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Radio Orson

Orson and his crew on radio: Paulette Goddard, Benny Rubin and Ray Collins.

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The Other Side of the Wind

Films and Filming. March 1974.

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Chimes At Midnight

Orson and Keith Baxter during the filming of Chimes at Midnight. 1965.

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Touch Of Evil

Janet Leigh meets the dope fiends in Touch of Evil. Welles. 1958.

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Tim Holt and Agnes Moorehead in The Magnificent Ambersons. Welles. 1942.