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    An Orson Welles Personally-Owned Scrapbook Mostly Relating to "The War of the Worlds," 1938-1939. From the actor's own files; approximately 70 pages, housed in a gray cloth binder, filled with newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and comic strips mostly related to Welles' notorious and infamous radio broadcast, "The War of the Worlds" -- an event that American school children still learn about though it took place 75 years ago this October; countless other clippings about other aspects of the actor's career are also included as he was quite prolific at this time; overall, a rare and comprehensive collection of fantastic information about Welles -- virtually all these clippings are not available anywhere else. (Please note all the pages of the scrapbook are extremely brittle due to age and the front and back covers are somewhat tattered, but the clippings are still intact.)
    18" x 13" x 4"

    PROVENANCE:
    This scrapbook was consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by Beatrice Welles, daughter of Orson Welles and his third wife, Paola Mori; included is a Letter of Provenance about this piece signed by Ms. Welles


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    August, 2013
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