Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kenosha and Woodstock-- Orson Welles Territory-- Part 1

From the March 25, 2015, Hi-Liter "Kenosha to celebrate Orson Welles: Month-long series of events to honor 100th birthday of native son."

The City of Kenosha, Wisconsin, will commemorate the 100th birthday of the late Orson Welles this year with a month-long series of events.  Mr. Welles was born in Kenosha in 1915 and was an actor, writer, director, and producer and altered the mediums of theater, radio and film.  Of course, he was probably best known for his "Citizen Kane" movie and the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast which scared folks in the U.S. so badly back in the 1930s.

He also attended school during his formative years in Woodstock, Illinois, where he developed his skills.  Woodstock is also the home of Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould and where the famous film "Groundhog day" was filmed.


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