A Closer Look Sheds Light on the Legendary Life of Orson Welles

"Create your own visual style . . . let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others." --- Orson Welles

Orson Welles is remembered in the entertainment industry for his innovative work in theater, radio and film throughout the 1930s and 1940s. His Broadway variation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar brought him recognition in the world of theater. He is perhaps best known for his legendary adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel, The War of the Worlds, performed on his radio anthology series, The Mercury Theatre on the Air. The infamous broadcast caused widespread panic when listeners thought the world was under attack from extraterrestrial beings.

Although he directed 13 full-length films during his career, his first film, Citizen Kane is consistently ranked one of the all-time greatest films. Welles was an outsider to the studio system and struggled for creative control on most of his projects. Nevertheless, he persevered and followed up Citizen Kane with critically acclaimed films including The Magnificent Ambersons and Touch of Evil. Historical retrospectives call him the second most acclaimed director of all time, behind Alfred Hitchcock.

Later in his career, Welles found himself in great demand on television talk shows. He made regular appearances for Dick Cavett, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin and Merv Griffin. On October 9, 1985, he recorded his final interview on the TV program, The Merv Griffin Show, and died the following morning of a heart attack.

Welles lived an incredible life and was able to create amazing entertainment in multiple types of media.

The camera Orson Welles used personally for several projects, from the Mercury One historical collection. Photo courtesy of Mercury One.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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