Sunday, May 6, 2012

orson welles - cool guy

Photo by Avedon


Today's birthday boy! Devilishly handsome; writer/director/producer/actor of perhaps the greatest movie of all time. Battled far too many demons for far longer than one man should have to handle alone, and died a parody of himself in 1985, 70 years young.

For more information try Director Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg, son of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald (Michael is the young fop running around with the cigar during the Beatles rooftop concert) book Luck and Circumstances: coming of age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond in which he suggests that Orson may have been his father. Orson apparently heard that a lot.

Unlike the Gallo wine he peddled, he died before his time. Happy Birthday Mr. Welles, wherever you are.

toad



8 comments:

Martha said...

He was a brilliant man and so often, they do die before their time --

Anonymous said...

The same "young fop" who went on to direct "Brideshead Revisited".

Anonymous in NY

Pink Benny said...

His entrance in "The Third Man" was one of - - - if not the greatest - - - appearance in any movie. Great talent...sad ending.

Toad said...

The Third Man may be tied for third in my the greatest movie ever category.

LPC said...

But he looks like you!

Toad said...

Fat old men all look alike

egadfly said...

It was Paul Masson, actually, not Gallo, and he was far from cool by the time he fell that far, witness.

EGF

LPC said...

Ha!