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  • Hollywood 360

    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...read more

  • Hollywood 360

    Made as a prequel to the hit film The Third Man, this radio show was created to follow the adventures of the popular character Harry Lime, played here, and in the movie, by Orson Welles. The 1949 film The Third Man won an Academy Award and was an international success, called "magic" by Roger Ebert and "one of the finest films ever made" by the New York Times. Written by New York Times bestselling novelist Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed, the production starred Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, an America who travels to postwar Vienna at the request of his old friend Harry Lime, played by Orson Welles. But it was the character of Harry Lime who nearly stole the show. While...read more

  • Orson Welles

    If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors. Tune into the master of entertainment and enjoy this collection of original Orson Welles recordings, including more than...read more

  • Black Eye Entertainment

    Enjoy eight hours of classic radio episodes starring the incomparable Orson Welles and his friends. 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 edict that most stage actors applied—he played roles in hundreds of radio dramas produced by advertising agencies and the radio networks. After creating a minor panic in the minds of 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...read more

  • Hollywood 360

    This collection contains twelve episodes from the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio, including a two-part Suspense episode starring Orson Welles written by Curt Siodmak, author of The Wolf Man, one of Universal Pictures' biggest hits. Other classics include stories by H. G. Wells, Robert Heinlein, Frederick Pohl, and Murray Leinster on Dimension X, Escape, and X Minus One. You'll hear radio's finest actors perform before the microphone, including Lawrence Olivier, Raymond Burr, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Daws Butler, Alan Reed, June Foray, Joseph Kearns, John Dehner, Dick Beals, Betty Lou Gerson, and more. Relive twelve of the best...read more

  • Orson Welles

    Starring Orson Welles, Anges Moorehead, and Ray Collins, The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d'If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846. The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George...read more

  • Hollywood 360

    This collection contains twelve of the greatest mystery shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear Richard Widmark starring in Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Orson Welles in The Black Museum, Peter Lorre in Mystery in the Air, William Conrad in The Whistler, Ernest Chappell in Quiet, Please, Everett Clarke in Lights Out, Harry Bartell in Escape, and Fredric March in a tale well calculated to keep you in Suspense, plus such others as The Weird Circle, Molle Mystery Theatre, The Hall of Fantasy, and Crime Classics. Pull the covers up close and relive twelve of the best classic radio mystery shows from yesterday and the legendary stars who made them great in this incredible...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Ira Marion

    Director, Actor, Genius. Orson Welles was all these things and more. But talent can sometimes make people afraid., And Hollywood was very afraid of Orson Welles.So Welles went Indie, making his own works on the proceeds of various jobs that required a big name and that very distinguished voice; perfect for radio. Here, in the Black Museum he sets the scene as true life crime is retold. Mr Welles we're...read more

  • Orson Welles

    Back before television, a holiday season tradition in America was listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as performed on radio by Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Welles with the Mercury Theatre group. The music was composed and conducted by the legendary Bernard...read more