Orson Welles' Sketchbook
The Sketchbook was made for the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1955 and consisted of six fifteen minute episodes in which Welles simply sat in front of a camera while ostensibly sketching and relating the topics to his sketches. The shows were broadcast from April 24, 1955, to May 28, 1955. The shows are fun to watch, having a relaxed, convivial Welles telling tales from his past, covering the theater, radio, and various other topics.
What follows are transcripts from the the second episode on. I am not in possession of a copy of the first episode. If anyone has a copy that they can dupe for me, I would be most interested in hearing from them. A note about the transcriptions: Welles speaks in a very off the cuff fashion in these shows, and consequently makes punctuating difficult and sometimes futile. If it seems like there are a lot of run-on sentences and the like, it is simply the way Welles was speaking. I have eliminated the various "uhs" and such vocal pauses. In some cases, footnotes follow the transcriptions, and are noted by numbers in the text after a paragraph.