I made a short documentary about Pink's ("Pink's Famous Chili Dogs") and interviewed the original owner, Paul Pink, now deceased. He told me that he saw Orson Wells eat the hot dogs. Need to actually check my own film for the exact number, but perhaps this is the documentation you've been craving?
Posted by: Elise at March 11, 2007 10:21 PM
Thanks Elise, I'd love to see that. Although I'd still want to have some direct corroboration other that from a person who directly benefited from the propagation of the story.
Posted by: Jay at March 12, 2007 11:53 AM
I doubt it's more than another tall tale, but I'm willing to be surprised.