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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
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Unseen Orson Welles film to premiere this fall in Italy

Unseen Orson Welles film to premiere this fall in Italy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The late Orson Welles' recently discovered 1938 film "Too Much Johnson" has now been restored and will have its premiere in Italy this fall, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 6, 2013.
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Egypt news official: Holocaust a U.S. hoax

Egypt news official: Holocaust a U.S. hoax

CAIRO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Holocaust was a U.S. intelligence hoax and the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis actually moved to the United States, an Egyptian state news official said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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'Vertigo' tops best movie list

'Vertigo' tops best movie list

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The best film of all time is Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller "Vertigo," a poll conducted by the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine suggested.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 6, 2012.
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Welles' Oscar statuette sells for $861K

Welles' Oscar statuette sells for $861K

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The only Oscar statuette Orson Welles won for his classic drama "Citizen Kane" was sold for $861,542 at a Los Angeles auction this week, officials said.
Frederick and Jaglom reunite for 'M Word'

Frederick and Jaglom reunite for 'M Word'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Tanna Frederick has signed on to star in director Henry Jaglom's romantic comedy "The 'M' Word," which is to start shooting in Los Angeles this month.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
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Norman Corwin, radio pioneer, dies at 101

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Norman Corwin, an early broadcasting pioneer described by some as radio's poet laureate, died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 101.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
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Efron says new film was 'step forward'

Efron says new film was 'step forward'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "High School Musical" star Zac Efron said he views his role in the independent U.S. film "Me and Orson Welles" as a "step forward" in his acting career.
TCM planning great directors festival

TCM planning great directors festival

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to 52 of cinema's greatest directors with a month-long festival in June, the U.S. network said.
Efron to make 'SNL' debut

Efron to make 'SNL' debut

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Film actor Zac Efron has agreed to serve as guest host of "Saturday Night Live" in New York for the first time, NBC announced.

Welles' former dorm facing demolition

WOODSTOCK, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The school dorm in Woodstock, Ill., where "War of the Worlds" broadcaster Orson Welles once slept is facing demolition, former residents say.
Second City co-founder Sills dead at 80

Second City co-founder Sills dead at 80

BAILEYS HARBOR, Wis., June 3 (UPI) -- Famed Chicago comedy teacher Paul Sills has died of complications of pneumonia at his longtime home and studio in Baileys Harbor, Wis., his wife said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
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Oscar-winner Charlton Heston dies at 84

Oscar-winner Charlton Heston dies at 84

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- Charlton Heston, who won an Oscar for playing the title role in "Ben Hur" and was probably best known as Moses, died Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 84.

Efron to star in 'Me and Orson Welles'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Zac Efron has signed on to star in "Me and Orson Welles," Richard Linklater's big-screen adaptation of Robert Kaplow's novel.

Book lists 'Kane' as world's No. 1 movie

RENO, Nev., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new U.S. book on world cinema, "99 Remarkable Films of the World," lists Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece, "Citizen Kane," as the No. 1 movie of all time.

Kidman won't play 'Lady from Shanghai'

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Australian actress Nicole Kidman will not star in a planned remake of Orson Welles' 1948 thriller, "The Lady from Shanghai."
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