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    An Orson Welles Radio-Related Scrapbook, 1939-1941. Compiled specifically for Welles himself by a professional clipping service, an oversized grayish-colored cloth-covered volume, approximately 140 pages, filled with hundreds of newspaper clippings all related to radio shows (mostly dramatized works of classic or contemporary literature) put on by Welles' Mercury Theatre for a two year span, articles are from various publications around the United States and are all glued to the scrapbook pages -- overall, a rare and comprehensive collection of fantastic information about Welles' early and important days in radio; included with a letter from Beatrice Welles indicating she consigned this lot directly to Heritage Auctions. (Please note all the pages of the scrapbook are extremely brittle due to age, the clippings are yellowed, and the front and back covers are tattered, but the articles are still intact and legible.)
    18" x 13" x 3"

    According to Wikipedia, "Welles 'Mercury Theatre on the Air' show arguably remains the most highly regarded radio drama anthology series ever broadcast, most likely due to the creativity of Orson Welles."


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    April, 2014
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
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