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 Posted: Wed Aug 5th, 2009 03:49 am
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A friend sent me this.

Brilliant.

1979 interview with Dinah Shore (who knew a lot about audiences herself being a major Big Band singer for many years.

Welles knew a helluva lot.

Worth a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V421bF698sA

What he is talking about is also why I hate attending plays near opening night when everyone is a friend of the cast or of the producers the audience. They are just a bunch of Ed McMahons.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 5th, 2009 04:57 am
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What a wonderful clip!  Thanks for posting the link!

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in media res,

This was a lovely trip down memory lane. I actually remember this interview, which is shocking because I could not have been more than six or seven at the time. Of course, I didn't fully appreciate what Welles had to say at the time.

Mr. Welles was a force of nature. I do not remember a time when he wasn't in my consciousness. There was a time back in the 50s when I told classmates that I was related to him and even concocted some cockamamie reason why I didn’t share the extra “e.” (One needn’t waste their time psychoanalyzing that.) He made a huge impression on me then and the impression still remains.

Thank you, in media res, for the stroll down memory lane and for keeping one of Theatre’s indelible voices alive for our younger Forum audience.

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Edd

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