Welles & Wells
Welles and Wells Together Again For the First Time
I've been recording all manner of silliness lately, and using Our Media to get it on the 'Net(s). Thanks be to Shystee in this regard.
While at the site I ran across an mp3 file of a radio broadcast from October 28th, 1940, in which Orson Welles and H.G. Wells, having met for the first time the day before, spoke about a world in trouble, while also mentioning a new movie the young Mr. Welles was readying for release*: Citizen Kane.
Listen to the recording of Orson and H.G.'s radio appearance here.
This is one of the reaons I think the Internet is a wonderful place to hang your hat: suddenly I'm in San Antonio in 1940, and the author of War of the Worlds is speaking with the co-writer, director and star of Citizen Kane, and I got here by clicking a piece of html code. Remarkable.
Don't let the beasties turn the Internet into a strip mall.
Image from here.
UPDATE: *see comments: my TV generation lingo was showing here, having written "broadcast" where what I meant was releasing a film to theaters. On the Internet you don't have to bury your mistakes: you have the opportunity to correct them. Thanks be to RAM, who got my goat.