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Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles

The Classic Radio Collection

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This collection spotlights the iconic Orson Welles in nine of his works from the golden age of radio. These radio dramas, airing from 1938 through 1951, are among his very best and can be enjoyed for years to come.Armed with the nickname the “Boy Genius,” Orson Welles graduated from the New York stage to expand his creative talents in the radio industry, hoping to use the audio medium to promote his stage ventures. Welles followed the practice followed by most stage actors: he played roles in hundreds of radio dramas produced by advertising agencies and the radio networks.After creating a minor panic among radio listeners with his 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, Welles attracted the attention of a movie studio that offered the actor the spotlights of tinsel town—resulting in Citizen Kane.Making the move to California, Welles continued to appear on radio programs, became established as a Hollywood actor, and made numerous guest appearances on variety, comedy, and dramatic programs. In 1941 and again in 1946, he starred in a chilling story titled “The Hitch-Hiker,” scripted by Lucille Fletcher, which thirteen years later was adapted into a television episode of The Twilight Zone.In the early 1950s, when Welles was temporarily blacklisted, he moved to England and narrated the radio program The Black Museum and starred in The Lives of Harry Lime, a prequel to the classic The Third Man, now regarded as one of the 100 best movies ever made.In this collection: The Mercury Theatre on the Air: “Three Short Stories”The Campbell Playhouse: “Mutiny on the Bounty”Suspense: “The Marvelous Barastro”The Black Museum: “The Champagne Glass”The Lux Radio Theatre: “The Break of Hearts”This Is My Best: “Diamond as Big as the Ritz”The Mercury Summer Theatre: “The Hitchhiker”The Lives of Harry Lime: “Art Is Long and Lime Is Fleeting”The Lives of Harry Lime: “In Pursuit of a Ghost”


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The Classic Radio Collection Series


Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Jeff Regan, Investigator, Vol. 1
Jeff Regan, Investigator, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
My Friend Irma, Vol. 1
My Friend Irma, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The Hall of Fantasy, Vol. 1
The Hall of Fantasy, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360, CBS Radio & William Spier
The Adventures of Rocky Jordan, Vol. 1
The Adventures of Rocky Jordan, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
The Amos ’n’ Andy Show, Vol. 1
The Amos ’n’ Andy Show, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles
Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 1
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Dimension X, Vol. 2
Dimension X, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360, Ernest Kinoy & George Lefferts
Classic Radio’s Greatest Western Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Western Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Gunsmoke, Vol. 2
Gunsmoke, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Classic Radio Spotlights: Lucille Ball
Classic Radio Spotlights: Lucille Ball
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio’s Greatest Detective Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Detective Shows, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The Life of Riley, Vol. 1
The Life of Riley, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Dragnet, Vol. 1
Dragnet, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Classic Radio Spotlights: Jack Benny
Classic Radio Spotlights: Jack Benny
Hollywood 360
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 3
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 3
Hollywood 360
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 2
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Suspense, Vol. 1
Suspense, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Dimension X, Vol. 1
Dimension X, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Crime Classics, Vol. 1
Crime Classics, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Broadway Is My Beat, Vol. 1
Broadway Is My Beat, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Frontier Gentleman, Vol. 1
Frontier Gentleman, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Mr. District Attorney, Vol. 1
Mr. District Attorney, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Suspense, Vol. 2
Suspense, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 1
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360, CBS Radio & Jack Johnstone
Dangerous Assignment, Vol. 1
Dangerous Assignment, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The CBS Radio Workshop, Vol. 1
The CBS Radio Workshop, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & various authors
Have Gun-Will Travel, Vol. 2
Have Gun-Will Travel, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360
The Damon Runyon Theatre, Vol. 1
The Damon Runyon Theatre, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Night Beat, Vol. 1
Night Beat, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
Classic Radio's Greatest Shows, Vol. 2
Classic Radio's Greatest Shows, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360
Box 13, Vol. 1
Box 13, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & Mutual Radio Network
Mr. & Mrs. North, Vol. 1
Mr. & Mrs. North, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio's Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 2
Classic Radio's Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360
The Weird Circle, Vol. 1
The Weird Circle, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
This Is Your FBI, Vol. 1
This Is Your FBI, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Classic Radio Spotlights: Frank Sinatra
Classic Radio Spotlights: Frank Sinatra
Hollywood 360
Night Beat, Vol. 2
Night Beat, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & NBC Radio
The Lux Radio Theatre, Vol. 2
The Lux Radio Theatre, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360
The Black Museum, Vol. 1
The Black Museum, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 2
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 2
Hollywood 360 & William Spier
Our Miss Brooks, Vol. 1
Our Miss Brooks, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Fort Laramie, Vol. 1
Fort Laramie, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio

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