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Author photo. Description: Orson Welles, March 1, 1937
Photographer: Carl Van Vechten
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-119765

Description: Orson Welles, March 1, 1937 Photographer: Carl Van Vechten Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-119765

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Citizen Kane [1941 film] (Director; Actor; Screenwriter) 354 copies, 10 reviews
The Citizen Kane Book (Screenplay) 230 copies, 2 reviews
This Is Orson Welles 230 copies, 2 reviews
Touch of Evil [videorecording] (Director /Screenwriter/Actor) 149 copies, 8 reviews
The Stranger [1946 film] (Director) 75 copies, 5 reviews
The Lady from Shanghai [1947 film] (Director/Screenwriter/Cast) 64 copies, 3 reviews
Chimes at Midnight [1965 film] (Director/Screenwriter/Actor) 52 copies
The Magnificent Ambersons [1942 film] (Director) 44 copies, 1 review
The Trial [1962 film] (Director/Screenwriter) 39 copies, 1 review
Othello [1952 film] (Director/Actor; Director) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Macbeth [1948 film] (Director/Cast) 28 copies, 2 reviews
David and Goliath [1960 film] (Director / Actor) 25 copies
50 Movies: Mystery Classics (Director) 24 copies, 1 review
Mr. Arkadin [1955 film] (Director & Screenplay) 23 copies, 2 reviews
Moby Dick Rehearsed 17 copies, 1 review
Citizen Kane [screenplay] 15 copies, 1 review
The Immortal Story 12 copies, 1 review
It's All True 12 copies
Journey into Fear [1943 film] (Screenwriter) 9 copies
Orson Welles. 7 copies
Don Quixote [1992 film] (Director / Actor) 3 copies
Too Much Johnson [1938 film] (Director) 2 copies
Emperadores 2 copies
Orson Wells, Film noir 1 copy, 1 review
The Complete War of the Worlds (Contributor) 220 copies, 1 review
The Third Man [1949 film] (Actor) 217 copies, 4 reviews
A Man for All Seasons [film] (Actor) 175 copies, 5 reviews
History of the World, Part I [1981 film] (Narrator) 136 copies, 1 review
Casino Royale [1967 film] (Actor) 120 copies, 4 reviews
Moby Dick [1956 film] (Actor) 75 copies, 3 reviews
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (Introduction; Introduction) 68 copies
Jane Eyre [1943 film] (Actor) 42 copies, 2 reviews
Waterloo [1970 film] (Actor) 21 copies
Compulsion [1959 film] (Actor) 19 copies, 1 review
Voyage of the Damned [1976 film] (Actor) 15 copies, 5 reviews
Dracula (Adventures in Old-Time Radio) (Narrator) 10 copies, 2 reviews
Shadow Gift Crate (Performer) 10 copies
The V.I.P.s [1963 film] (Actor) 9 copies, 1 review
Austerlitz [1960 film] (Actor) 7 copies
The Battle of Neretva [1969 film] (Actor) 7 copies, 2 reviews
Tut: The Boy King [1978 TV movie] (Narrator) 6 copies, 1 review
The Films of Burt Reynolds (Foreword) 5 copies
Churchill: The Finest Hours [1964 film] (Narrator) 4 copies, 1 review
Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized) (Narrator, some editions) 3 copies
Future Shock [1972 film] (Narrator) 2 copies
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Orson Welles was gifted in many arts -- such as  magic, piano, and painting -- as a child.  After graduating from high school he skipped college in favor of a trip to Europe.  Deciding to become an actor, he made his New York stage debut as Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" in 1934. He began working with John Houseman and formed the Mercury Theatre with him in 1937. In 1938 they produced the famous prank radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." Welles' first film to be seen in theaters was Citizen Kane (1941), considered by many to be the best film ever made.  Appreciation of his talent and skill as a filmmaker has continued to climb since his death in 1985.
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