Orson Welles. “You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

Orson Welles. “You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

Orson Welles, 1951 by Jane Bown  I love Jane Bown's work her portraits are just wonderful

Orson Welles, 1951 by Jane Bown I love Jane Bown's work her portraits are just wonderful

Actor George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. Born: May 6, 1915, Kenosha, WI - Died: October 10, 1985, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Orson Welles' Oscar for sale!

Actor George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. Born: May 6, 1915, Kenosha, WI - Died: October 10, 1985, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Charles Foster Kane, played by Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane".

Charles Foster Kane, played by Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane".

Sir Cecil Beaton, Orson Welles, Vanity, 1937

Sir Cecil Beaton, Orson Welles, Vanity, 1937

Orson Welles in The Third Man*0ne of my most favorite Orson movies!* (Carol Reed, 1949)

Orson Welles in The Third Man*0ne of my most favorite Orson movies!* (Carol Reed, 1949)

“I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.”  Orson Welles.

“I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.” Orson Welles.

Orson Welles, 1940 -- if he's writing, he's reading

Orson Welles, 1940 -- if he's writing, he's reading

I think the enemy of [film] is of course reality, and films are best when they manage poetry by reducing the element of reality and introducing something which is the invention of the filmmaker. - Orson Welles

I think the enemy of [film] is of course reality, and films are best when they manage poetry by reducing the element of reality and introducing something which is the invention of the filmmaker. - Orson Welles

Orson Welles on the radio, 1940s

Orson Welles on the radio, 1940s

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