The Magic of Orson Welles
On the spotlight in this week’s History of Magic is Orson Welles, whom movie fans will know for his ground-breaking films like Citizen Kane, The Lady from Shanghai, and The Third Man. Even today, cinema students study his innovative film techniques, while historians remember him for the night he terrorised a nation with his radio play, “The War of the Worlds.” Orson Welles was a writer, director, actor, broadcaster and all-around genius. He was also a magician. He loved to perform magic and at this he was superb.