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Orson Welles, Fermented In The Bottle
Hilarious outtakes of Welles, drunk out of his skull, in the filming of Paul Masson commercials.

Posted by aalkon at July 13, 2007 7:11 AM


Thanks. Serendipitous for me, as I am currently reading Roszak's "Flicker" and just read the chapter that portrays an inebriated Welles holding forth.

Posted by: kishke at July 13, 2007 8:01 AM

A great Welles' classic and quite popular on YT.

A less known Welles narration classic: The Rivers of Freedom. A great cartoon for kids.

Posted by: Joe at July 13, 2007 10:08 AM

Welles minded his peas, but not so much his q's:

Posted by: Jim Treacher at July 13, 2007 11:17 AM

Jim Treacher,

That was heaven.

Posted by: Jody Tresidder at July 13, 2007 1:43 PM

A powerful theme from lesser performers...

Posted by: Crid at July 13, 2007 2:47 PM

Orson Welles is eternally sexy -- even if he *is* the size of a VW Bug.

Posted by: Lena at July 13, 2007 5:58 PM

Take 3 is even funnier than the second one.


(Shatner pause)


But it's also very sad. I didn't know that Welles had a drinking problem.

Posted by: Rainer at July 14, 2007 3:53 AM

But he nailed it on the fourth take.

Posted by: Paul Hrissikopoulos at July 14, 2007 6:53 AM

Just found it:

Are you sure that was only the fourth take, Paul?

Posted by: Rainer at July 14, 2007 8:10 AM

In distant retrospect, I think Treacher's link is the genesis of the "Bishop" sketch on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album.

We all now how pathetic it is when socially desperate types quote passages of Python verbatim in order to force a moment of good cheer, right?

The rest of this blog comment is going to be like that.

"These are the forces! Thisis the power!"

If you ever see a copy of that record somewhere, it's worth buying just for their version of John Denver's "Annie's Song." Don't be put of buy the cover art.

Posted by: Crid at July 14, 2007 11:06 AM

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