Beautiful memory, Eve. Beautiful, heartbreaking story, one of the best of the Summer Mercury Theater on the Air season.
Reading between the lines, Welles warm introduction, even his choice of the story, carries a suggested irony. It was rumored that Geraldine Fitzgerald had a child by Welles either in Britain or after she came to the United States in the 1930's. If so, Miss Fitzgerald remained on good terms with him all their lives. I shall always remember the warmth with which she lamented the breakup of Welles and Houseman's artistic partnership, saying:
"Orson was like a busted water main [of talent], and John ran around with buckets catching all of it he could." -- also, with apologies, from memory.
She was another of Welles' finds who decided to be an actress rather than just a Star.
Great actress, and I gather, a great woman.