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33 radio recordings of RKO's The Shadow, recorded as main character by Orson Welles between 1937 and 1938 It doesn't happen that often that a cultural icon plays a \"genre\" role, and in the 1930's it probably happened even less. But before a certain well-documented Martian Invasion rocketed him to fame and a contract with RKO, a 22 year-old Orson Welles funded his theatrical productions with radio work, including a year on the Mutual Network's now-legendary \"superhero\"...
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Topics: orson, welles, radio, rko, shadow, 1937, 1938
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19 Mercury Theater's radio programmes - 17 from 1938 (July-November) and 2 from 1946 BONUS: 1988 Special Programme - Mercury Theater Remembered with appearences and voices of those who worked in those programmes and still remember how Welles used to work. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * - In 1937, Welles and the Mercury company earned a reputation for their inventive adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in contemporary Fascist Italy. They moved on to...
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Topics: orson, welles, radio, mercury, theater, 1938, 1946