1943 · N.p.
In 1943, Welles and his close friend Joseph Cotten produced a magic and variety show called "The Mercury Wonder Show for Service Men," staged in a large two-pole tent at 9000 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood. The show was directed by Welles, who also performed in the show as "Orson the Magnificent," with co-stars Cotten ("Jo-Jo the Great"), Agnes Moorehead ("Calliope Aggie"), and Rita Hayworth as Welles' assistant, a role later taken over by Marlene Dietrich. The show ran from August 3 to September 9, and was free to all service members.
10.5 x 7.5 inches. Near Fine. (Inventory #: 150236)