Every true artist must, in his own way, be a magician, a charlatan.~~ Orson Welles
In Radio Girl, Orson Welles does a magic trick for Cecelia. While this scene is a bit of fiction, Mr. Welles actually did enjoy performing magic tricks in real life, and from what I’ve read he was very good at it.
He even once began a film project about magic and magicians. Here’s more about that and Orson’s love of magic from an interview in the Film Journal archives.
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Wow. I did not know that about Orson Welles. My goodness, his talent knew no bounds, I guess. One of my favorites of his films is not Citizen Kane, but The Magnificent Ambersons.
I haven’t seen Ambersons yet! My knowledge of Mr. Welles ends in the fall of 1938, but now I suppose I can move on. 😉 I have seen Citizen Kane few times, though.
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