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OG of Podcasting! Orson Welles' Iconic Radio Moments

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Last Updated: 5/11/21
Orson Welles is a legend in a league of his own. An American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, he is known as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His first film, "Citizen Kane", consistently ranks as one of the greatest films ever made, which he co-wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. But before all of this, he was a radio giant. In 1938, "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" premiered Welle's radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' … Continue Reading >> Orson Welles is a legend in a league of his own. An American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, he is known as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His first film, "Citizen Kane", consistently ranks as one of the greatest films ever made, which he co-wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. But before all of this, he was a radio giant. In 1938, "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" premiered Welle's radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds", convincing some American listeners to believe that an alien invasion was occurring in New York City. This rather infamous broadcast shot Welles to international notoriety. Before moving to film, he hosted a number of radio shows, ranging from sketch comedy with huge co-stars to suspenseful adaptations of famous novels. Here are Orson Welle's most iconic radio moments. << Show Less
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