First time I ever seen a locked topic here. I don't know whether I should feel honoured or deviant?
I was curious to know how much information one can really know about Orson. Is the collected knowledge here mainly about his film career, his radio career, or his theatre career? Is there any one that has knowledge of the general aspects of his life? I am talking about the stuff that may seem trivial, but are fascinating nonetheless. Are we limited to discussing his career only? Can we discuss Orson generally?
I am interested in the minor details, but stuff that is probably considered trite to many here. But stuff like:
What were his favourite films?
How long were he and Jo Cotton friends? And how did they meet?
Out of all his films, which was the only ones he could tolerate watching?
What brand of cigars did he favour?
What brand of pipe?
How long was he in the Todd School?
Is there a yearbook cataloguing his stay there?
What was his favourite subject in school?
What size shoes did he wear?
What kind of cologne did he wear?
How many pairs of suspenders did he own?
Did he ever retain a relationship with his brother?
Is his brother still alive?
Of all the affairs he claimed to have had, was there a total he had admitted to having had?
What was his I.Q. really?
Why Pineapple Juice?
What were his favourite books. Authors?
In his admiration of Shakespeare, which was by far his favourite play?
How tall was he really?
When did he begin magic, and what was his specialty?
What women were linked to him romantically through the duration of his life, meaning his Hollywood life and Hollywood women?
Was he really as volatile as people claim? And what has been the most outrageous story dipicting this volatile behaviour?
Did he really get beat up outside of the theatre when he was staging his 'Voodoo Macbeth'?
Was he really sent death threats?
Of all his radio shows, which was his favourite?
What about his plays he staged, did he favour one specifically?
What was the real reason he stopped voicing The Shadow
Did he speak any other languages?
I have much much more questions, but I stop here. These are all I can think of off the top of my head.
I reason why I ask is because he is just so fascinating. I want to learn every little thing about him, even the trivial things.
"I know a little about Orson's childhood and seriously doubt if he ever was a child."--Joseph Cotten