Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Orson Welles was a well-regarded performer in radio and film, a celebrated Shakespearean stage actor, an accomplished magician and one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. Welles found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. It reportedly caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an invasion by extraterrestrial beings was occurring, rocketing Welles to notoriety. Welles’s growing fame drew sudden Hollywood offers, while RKO Radio Pictures President George Schaefer offered Welles complete artistic control to an untried director. Welles agreed to the offer and conceived a screenplay titled Citizen Kane with screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, where Welles would direct, co-write, produce, and star as the lead. Mankiewicz based the original outline on an exposé of the life of William Randolph Hearst, whom he knew socially and came to hate. When hearing of this Hearst’s media outlets immediately boycotted the film, exerting enormous pressure and intimidation on the Hollywood film community. At one point they even offered to purchase the film, fully intending to burn the negative and existing prints, but RKO declined, and the film was given a limited release. Citizen Kane (1941) was well-received critically, as it garnered nine Academy Award nominations, but won only for Best Original Screenplay, shared by Mankiewicz and Welles. Although it was largely ignored at the Academy Awards, Citizen Kane is now hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. Andrew Sarris called it “the work that influenced the cinema more profoundly than any American film since The Birth of a Nation (1915)” and during the 1950s, the film came to be seen by young French film critics such as François Truffaut as exemplifying the auteur theory, in which the director is the ‘author’ of a film. Welles followed up Citizen Kane with such films as The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Stranger (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (1948), Othello (1952), The Complete Mr. Arkadin (1955), Touch of Evil (1958), The Trial (1962) and Chimes at Midnight (1965). Unfortunately Welles would forever struggle for creative control from major studios, while most all his films were either heavily edited or remained unreleased. For the rest of his life, Welles permanently remained an outsider to the studio system directing only 13 full-length films in his entire career. Even so, Welles distinctive directorial style presented revolutionary cinematic techniques that would forever change the language of cinema, including layered and nonlinear narrative forms, innovative uses of lighting such as chiaroscuro, unusual camera angles, sound techniques borrowed from radio, deep focus shots, long takes, and the use of innovative editing effects. Welles has been praised as a major creative force and as ‘the ultimate auteur,’ while in 2002, Welles was voted as the greatest film director of all time in two British Film Institute polls among directors and critics.

Orson Welles
Orson Welles Featured Films
Availability of Orson Welles movie memorabilia for sale changes daily. The products and pricing shown below are current as of: Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Orson Welles

classic image orson welles + rita hayworth embrace in hall of mirrors n mint

orson welles 1952 othello starring + directed by orson welles shakespeare

orson welles on set between takes 1968 the immortal story candid

cambridge film classics the films of orson welles by robert garis 2004

gregory peck movie film 8x10 photo moby dick capt ahab 1956 orson welles ak363

ferry to hong kong curt jurgens sylvia syms orson welles england

the big brass ring an original screenplay welles orson good 1987 01 01

emilinha borba 78 rpm brazil mint milhoes de carinhos mpb 62 orson welles friend

emilinha borba 78 rpm brazil mint filhinho querido mpb 1962 orson welles friend

vintage 1961 orson welles david and goliath lobby card 5

orson welles by barbara leaming mp3mp3mp3cd unabridged 2010

third man german a1 movie poster r66 orson welles joseph cotten nm

Select pages below to view additional Orson Welles memorabilia items:
« Previous12345...89

Products previously bought from this site:
films in review magazinejunejuly1972 orson wellesmarion davies7172 tv seas, crack in the mirror original 11x14 lobby card set of 8 1960 orson welles, me and orson welles a novel, superman 62 orson welles mr mxyztplk dc 1950 gdvg, 2011 topps american pie hollywood walk of fame orson welles patch hwfp33 50 , this is orson welles, dvd orson welles othello orson welles very good cond abdullah ben mohamet, time magazine george orson welles theatre may 9 1938 wwii , nina palinkas 2 page 1974 spain article orson welles oja kodar sister sexy photo, 2014 bowman ice joey gallo rookie card amp; 2011 topps ap chrome orson welles card, citizen kane orson welles 50th anniversary vhs 1991, citizen kane dvd remastered orson welles , black magic dvd 1949 orson welles , touch of evil dvd 1958 restored version orson welles charlton heston, david and goliath 1961 italian orson welles eleonora rossi exyu movie program, me and orson welles dvd 2011 zac efron claire danes, orson welles autographedsignedsignature 75 x 95 vintage photo 1939 , the stranger dvd 2005 1946 edward g robinson orson welles rare sealed, dvd citizen kane 2disc special edition 1941 2001 full screen orson welles, necromancy orig 1sh movie poster 72 orson welles horror skeleton in coffins, welles orson dramatic readings cd , the third man carol reed orson welles joseph cotten alida valli bernard lee rare, vg disc citizen kane w orson welles laserdisc movie rko classic collection, jane eyre vhs tape orson welles joan fontaine, citizen kane orson welles movie poster life magazine 11 x 14 framed, black magic orson welles movie poster life magazine 11 x 14 framed, lot 2 orson welles radio vinyl the shadow vol 4 sealed amp; war of the worlds, found 8x10 photo of rita hayworth amp; orson welles in lady from shanghai movie, touch of evil the stranger orson welles heston dvd rare 50th anniversary, me amp; orson welles dvd, 1994 press photo orson welles in the premiere of biography orson welles, bluray history of the world part 1 bluray new mel brooks orson welles, oedipus the kingorson welles8x10bamp;wpromostill, orson welles war of the worlds lp stereo 4001 spoken word radio broadcast, orson welles young orson the years of luck and genius on the path to citizen, vintage photo 1946 claudette colbert orson welles rare universal studios, its all true dvd 2004 full screen collection rare orson welles , 1942 orson welles the magnificent ambersons movie promo vintage print ad, orson welles the begatting of the president nrmnt 1969 lp record album, the stranger dvd 2004rare edward g robinson orson welles 1946 new box version, new the titanic special edition narrated by orson welles james drury vhs sealed, vintage 1943 black magic 8x10 original orson welles valentina cortese linen, vintage la revue du cinema cinescoop 410 orson welles mickey rourke nov 1985, charles dickens a christmas carol lp vg orson welles narrateslionel barrymore, happy prince orson welles bing crosby decca 78 rpm cu 115 vg oscar wilde story, orson welles dynamic laserdisc duo touch of evil uncut compulsion, treasure island pressbook orson welles walter slezakrobert lewis stevenson, me and orson welles new ws dvd zac efron claire danes buy 2 itemsget $2 off, citizen kane1961 orson welles joseph cotten dorothy comingore ruth warrick rare, playboy magazine march 1967 fran gerard orson welles sharon tate very good, the magnificent ambersons orson welles joseph cotten warner usa dvd new, crack in the mirror 1960 original 22x28 movie poster orson welles juliette greco, napoleon vhs free shipping orson welles, original vintage 1969 movie poster house of cards 22 x 28 orson welles peppard, orson welles mercury theatre on the air 40 otr shows cdr old time radio mp3, sheet music the 3rd man theme 1950 joseph cotten valli orson welles organ, war of the worlds adventures in oldtime radio 1938 orson welles original new cd, orson welles a biography by barbara leaming 1985 hardcover fair copy, orson welles amp; joan fontaine jane eyre 1943 vintage orig photo, new orson welless last movie the making of the other side of the wind, movie photo lot 10 repro stills of citizen kane 1941 orson wellesjoseph cotten, nov 1972 tv guidefrancesca jameslassieorson wellesarnold rothhugh obrian, orson welles the misunderstood genius icons series feeney fx very good b, moby dickgregory peck orson welles dir john huston, cd war of the worlds orson welles original radio broadcast, orson welles original autographed headshot photograph wenvelope c1940s, citizen kane 1941 vhs orson welles josheph cotten dorothy comingore ships now, orson welles hollywood icon set of 5 mint stamps, 1981 press photo director writer and actor orson welles spb14148, orson welles signed 8x10 vintage postcard with coa guarantee to pass psajsa, this is orson welles orson welles 000255240x, the complete films of orson welles a citadel press howard james 0863694373, orson welles citizen kane newly remastered picture and sound 2disc dvd, me amp; orson welles dvd, found 8x10 photo of young orson welles, orson welles citizen kane the 50th anniversary sealed new vhs 1991 cc, citizen kane two disc special 60th anniversary edition orson welles, the witching 1982 orson welles pamela franklin michael ontkean lee purcell vhs, found 8x10 photo of young orson welles working on citizen kane movie script, orson welles chimes at midnight bluray disc 2016 criterion collection, factory sealed jane eyre vhs joan fontaine orson welles margaret obrien, jane eyre 1943 ltd ed oop bluray new orson welles twilight time, claudette colbert marlene dietrich orson welles and danny kaye 8x10 photo 9, marlene dietrich with orson welles at a party 8x10 photo 90, claudette colbert with orson welles at a party 8x10 photo , orson welles war worlds cd amp; book france guerre mondes, orson welles mercury theatre on the air otr radio shows 19 1 hour shows mp3, orson welles as harry lime cd otr radio show 13 episodes mp3 disc 1, the shadow with orson welles 193738 old time radio plays cd 1 mp3, orson welles janet leigh akim tamiloff touch of evil f16305, 1966 press photo orson welles and psul scofield in a man for all seasons, citizen kane fridge magnet 2 x 3 inches movie poster orson welles, les bravades a gift for his daugther orson welles vg, orson welles volume 1 the road to xanadu orson , orson welles the begatting of the president nice vg lp, the muppet movie 1993 vhs telly savalasbob hopeorson wellessteve martin, vintage amc american movie classic magazine orson welles cover , its all true dvd 2004 full screen collection rare orson welles brand new , ferry to hong kong 1959 vhs orson welles curt jurgens, original 1958 touch of evil janet leigh studio snipe orson welles film noir

Other Films and Movie Memorabilia Visitors Were Searching For...
hollywood film black camera behind, orson welles on set, 

Copyright © 2017 — Classic Art Films — All Rights Reserved