I'll see if I can't find out about the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio interview of Orson Welles from the early 80s. Perhaps it's in the CBC archives and they'd be willing to sell it.
Yes, I saw the Welles/Is Paris Burning? interview on CBC TV earlier this year, rebroadcast as part of CBC TV's 50th anniversary celebrations. The interview aired in 1964 on a show called This Hour Has Seven Days, which has achieved near mythic status up here in the frozen wastes, akin to the reputation enjoyed by Edward R. Murrow's You Are There in the U.S. Journalist Patrick Watson interviewed Welles while he was shooting scenes at a railway station in Paris. A strange atmosphere indeed, as extras were costumed as Nazi SS and Jews being herded onto trains bound for the camps. Welles and Watson seemed to get along quite well, despite a few 'gotcha!'-type questions. Welles discussed how he had come to terms with his exile from Hollywood and about future directorial projects, most of which failed to materialize, although I recall that he did mention The Sacred Monsters — the first version of The Other Side of the Wind, set in the world of bullfighting. Someday, Beatrice might step aside and let us all see TOSOTW. They say you can't stop an idea whose time has come. Perhaps that concept applies here as well.
This last part has nothing to do with Welles. I'd just like to apologize to my American message board correspondents for the deeply shameful and hurtful remarks of Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks. That such an anti-American statement would come from Chrétien on that day of mourning is bad enough. But those dreadful sentiments were uttered by a politician who has starved our military forces of cash for almost 10 years, and who would be perfectly agreeable to having the U.S. intervene to defend Canada if we were under attack. Indeed, one can argue that Chrétien and his government are unilaterally disarming Canada at this critical time.