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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 10, 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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LAPX97070212 - 2 JULY 1997 - HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actor Jimmy Stewart in a 1956 file photo, with actors Jim Cagney (center0 and Orson Welles in Hollywood. Stewart died today in his Beverly Hills, California home. Stewart was 89. cs/files UPI
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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work—despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood. His distinctive directorial style featured layered, nonlinear narrative forms, innovative uses of lighting such as chiaroscuro, unique camera angles, sound techniques borrowed from radio, deep focus shots, and long takes. Welles's long career in film is noted for his struggle for artistic control in the face of pressure from studios. Many of his films were heavily edited and others left unreleased. He has been praised as a major creative force and as "the ultimate auteur."

After directing a number of high-profile theatrical productions in his early twenties, including an innovative adaptation of Macbeth and The Cradle Will Rock, Welles found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds performed for the radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an invasion by extraterrestrial beings was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety.

Citizen Kane (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made. Several of his other films, including The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Touch of Evil (1958), Chimes at Midnight (1965), and F for Fake (1974), are also widely considered to be masterpieces.

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