Orson Welles, the Magician

quote leftEvery true artist must, in his own way, be a magician, a charlatan.quote right~~ 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.


Orson “levitates” actress and comedienne Lucille Ball

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.