Friday, January 11, 2008
Stamped #3....The prodigal son of Wisconsin
Orson Welles was, in every way imaginable, larger than life. In 1983, with his
weight approaching 330 pounds, it was noted that he ate 18 hot dogs in one sitting. At the time he could only look forward to talk show appearances, bad commercials and the one constant in his life, steady voice work. He did have one of the greatest voices in the business: from his role as the "Shadow" in the 30's to the 1985 version of "The Transformer Movie", he always was in demand. In the postage stamp above, we celebrate the boy genius who made "CitizenKane", "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai",an artist whose work habits just didn't jibe with the system, and most of all, the man who once said,"...I've always been proud to be a badger."