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The Chiffon Trenches

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New York Times Best Seller From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. “The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures 50 sublime years of fashion.” (Manolo Blahnik) Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Fortune, and Garden & Gun During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer. Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, André moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild’s Women’s Wear Daily, befriending fashion’s most important designers (Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta). But as André made friends, he also made enemies. A racially tinged encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he eventually became creative director, developing an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour. As she rose to the top of Vogue’s masthead, André also ascended and soon became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches offers a candid look at the who’s who of the last 50 years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how André not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived - despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry - to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion. Woven throughout the audiobook are also André’s own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von Fürstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to name a few), and of course his Southern roots and ongoing faith, which have guided him since childhood. The result is a highly compelling listen that captures the essence of a world few of us will ever have real access to, but one that we all want to know oh so much more about.

©2020 André Leon Talley (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Great Radio Science Fiction

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Close your eyes and see the future. Radio often explored the issues of the day by imagining the days to come - and never did it better than in the stories you'll hear in this collection! From 2000 Plus to Dimension X, this is Great Radio Science Fiction!  Hear the stories of Robert Heinlein, Arch Oboler, and Isaac Asimov. Hear the voices of Orson Welles, Aldous Huxley, and more! Hear intense parables about the law of unintended consequences, creative allegorical dramas about our innate call to adventure, and terrific tales about first contact with the unknown, the fanciful, and the altogether unexpected.  Episodes include: Dimension X: Courtesy 07-26-51, Vital Factor 08-16-51, First Contact 09-08-51, Nightfall 09-29-51; X Minus One: Cold Equations 08-25-55, Requiem 10-27-55, Marionettes, Inc. 12-21-55, The Sense of Wonder 04-24-56; 2000 Plus: When Worlds Met 05-03-50, The Robot Killer (Killer Robot) 1950; Arch Oboler's Plays: The Truth 01-13-40, Rocket from Manhattan 09-29-45; Suspense: Donovan's Brain - Part One 05-18-44, Donovan's Brain - Part Two 05-25-44; CBS Radio Workshop: Brave New World - Part One 01-27-56, Brave New World - Part Two 02-03-56, A Pride of Carrots 09-14-56, The Space Merchants - Part One 02-17-57, The Space Merchants - Part Two 02-24-57, The Green Hills of Earth 07-21-57

©2018 RSPT LLC All rights reserved. Audio programming licensed from series rights holders. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. For home use only. (P)2018 RSPT LLC All rights reserved. Audio programming licensed from series rights holders. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. For home use only.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (Dramatized)

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Starring Orson Welles, Anges Moorehead, and Ray Collins, The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d'If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846. The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown.The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse.

©2012 ABN (P)2011 ABN

Narrator: Orson Welles
Author: Orson Welles
Length: 59 mins
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Treasury of Classic Children's Stories

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Bedtime, playtime, and long voyages in the car will never be the same again as families gather to listen to classic tales brought to life by award-winning performers. Audrey Hepburn performs selections from her Grammy Award winning "Enchanted Tales" (adapted by Mary Sheldon); John Ritter tells the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"; Sharon Stone delivers an off-the-wall rendition of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (the tale by the Brothers Grimm, retold by Richard Hack); and Orson Welles performs the all-time favorite "The Happy Prince" (by Oscar Wilde).

Public Domain (P)2017 Phoenix Books

Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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The Poetry of the Romantics

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Audie Award Winning Audio  Here is the quintessence of romance that spans not only the ages but the full range of passionate expression of love in all of its forms and stages. Authors include John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and William Blake.

Public Domain (P)1997, 2019 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

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The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6

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The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6 is an exciting addition to this series, featuring the most acclaimed writers, past and present. This unique collection of master writers, including Wilkie Collins, Aldous Huxley, and Edith Wharton, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

©1998 Phoenix (P)1998 Phoenix

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The War of the Worlds

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Das amerikanische Kult-Hörspiel im Original. Marsbewohner landen in New Jersey. Ein Radioreporter berichtet live von ihrem Angriff auf die Bevölkerung. Die Hörer erleben ein beklemmendes Szenario... bis Orson Welles es in der Absage zum Halloween-Scherz erklärt! Das legendäre Hörspiel "War of the Worlds" stammt aus dem goldenen Zeitalter des American Broadcasting. Als es 1938 im amerikanischen Rundfunk gesendet wurde, löste es eine Massenpanik aus. Viele Hörer nahmen die "Reportage" für bare Münze. Das Multitalent Orson Welles ist in diesem Hörspiel selbst zu hören. Dieses Hörspiel ist in englischer Sprache.

(c) + (p) 2007 Der Hörverlag

Author: H. G. Wells
Length: 57 mins
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Campbell Playhouse: Our Town - May 12, 1939

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Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays, as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

©2010 ABN (P)2010 ABN

Narrator: Orson Welles
Author: Orson Welles
Length: 57 mins
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Classic Radio's Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1

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This collection contains 12 of the greatest mystery shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear Richard Widmark starring in Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Orson Welles in The Black Museum, Peter Lorre in Mystery in the Air, William Conrad in The Whistler, Ernest Chappell in Quiet, Please, Everett Clarke in Lights Out, Harry Bartell in Escape, and Fredric Marchin a tale well calculated to keep you in Suspense, plus such others as The Weird Circle, Molle Mystery Theatre, The Hall of Fantasy, and Crime Classics. Pull the covers up close and relive twelve of the best classic radio mystery shows from yesterday and the legendary stars who made them great in this incredible collection. Contents include: The Black Museum, "A Lady's Shoe," starring Orson Welles Crime Classics, "Blackbeard's Fourteenth Wife and Why She Was No Good for Him," starring Lou Merrill Escape,"The Second Class Passenger," starring Harry Bartell The Hall of Fantasy, "Death in the Bayous," starring Richard Thorne Inner Sanctum Mysteries, "The Shadow of Death," starring Richard Widmark, with Paul McGrath (host) Lights Out,"The Battle of the Magicians," starring Everett Clarke, written and directed by Wyllis Cooper Molle Mystery Theatre, "Female of the Species," starring Lizabeth Scott Mystery in the Air, "Beyond Good and Evil," starring Peter Lorre Quiet, Please, "The Thing on the Fourble Board," starring Ernest Chappell Suspense,"Actor's Blood," starring Fredric March and Hans Conried The Weird Circle, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," by Edgar Allan Poe The Whistler, "Whirlpool," starring William Conrad

©2014 Hollywood 360 Radio (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

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If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors. Tune into the master of entertainment and enjoy this collection of original Orson Welles recordings, including more than 16 hours of radio drama! Content: Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol - December 23, 1938 Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol - December 24, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Ah, Wilderness - September 17, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Algiers - October 8, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Arrowsmith - February 3, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Beau Geste - March 17, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Counselor-at-Law - January 6, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Craig's Wife - March 10, 1940 Campbell Playhouse - Dinner at Eight - February 18, 1940 Campbell Playhouse - Dodsworth - November 26, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Escape - October 15, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Huckleberry Finn - March 17, 1940 Campbell Playhouse - I Lost My Girlish Laughter - January 27, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - It Happened One Night - January 28, 1940 and many more!

©2011 ABN (P)2011 ABN

Narrator: Orson Welles
Author: Orson Welles
Length: 60 hrs and 40 mins
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Mutiny On The Bounty

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Captain Bligh leaves London for Tahiti in charge of his crew on the Bounty. At sea he shows himself to be a brutal tyrant and cruel whilst enforcing discipline which includes flogging the men, cutting rations and over zealously working them too hard. On the return voyage, first mate Fletcher Christian, wonderfully played here by Orson Welles, leads the crew to mutiny and sets Bligh and his supporters adrift on a boat. What they did not count on is the Captain's return in this gripping tense drama.

©2008 Copyright Group (P)2006 Hollywood Stage

Narrator: Orson Welles
Length: 42 mins
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The Black Museum, Vol. 1

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Here are 12 episodes of the classic mystery radio show The Black Museum. The Black Museum was a weekly radio crime drama produced for the BBC in 1951 and based on real-life cases from the files of Scotland Yard. Orson Welles, who was living in London at the time, was both host and narrator for these dramatized stories based on Scotland Yard's Black Museum, which housed its collection of murder weapons and various ordinary objects once associated with historical crime cases. Walking through the museum, Welles would pause at one of the exhibits, and his description of an artifact served as a device to lead into a tale of terror or a brutal murder. In the weekly opening, Welles stated, "The Black Museum...a repository of death. Here in the grim stone structure on the Thames, which houses Scotland Yard, is a warehouse of homicide, where everyday objects...a woman's shoe, a tiny white box, a quilted robe...all are touched by murder." The series aired in the United States in 1952 on the Mutual Network. It was produced by Harry Alan Towers. Ira Marion wrote the scripts, and Sidney Torch composed and conducted the music for the series. "A Blued .22 Caliber Pistol", "A Wool Jacket", "The Canvas Bag", "An Open-End Wrench", "The Tan Shoe", "The Notes", "The Spotted Bed Sheet", "An Old Wooden Mallet", "A Champagne Glass", "The Small White Boxes", "The Raincoat", and "The Gas Receipt".

©2016 Hollywood 360 (P)2016 Black Eye Entertainment

Narrator: Orson Welles
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Campbell Playhouse: Algiers - October 8, 1939

Summary

Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays, as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

©2010 ABN (P)2010 ABN

Narrator: Orson Welles
Author: Orson Welles
Length: 52 mins
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Sherlock Holmes

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Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes. The great Sir John Gielgud stars as the sleuth of Baker Street, with Ralph Richardson as his venerable companion, Dr. Watson, and Orson Welles as the nefarious Professor Moriarty. With three giants of the theater in such colorful roles, it's no mystery why this collectionwas so popular on cassette. Included are: "The Blue Carbuncle" "A Case of Identity" "Charles August Milverton" "The Dying Detective" "The Final Problem" "The Golden Pince-Nez" "The Norwood Builder" "A Scandal in Bohemia" "The Second Stain" "The Six Napoleons" "The Solitary Cyclist" "The Speckled Band"

©1953 Charles Michelson, Inc (P)1996 HighBridge Company

Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Suspense: Black Curtain

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Crime, mystery, and just a touch of the supernatural - they're all on display in Radio's Outstanding Theatre of Thrills! Join your host, The Man in Black, for 20 gripping installments of Suspense (including the first ever broadcast of "Sorry, Wrong Number"). Legends like Cary Grant, Agnes Moorehead, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Orson Welles, and Gene Kelly star in stories by thriller greats like Agatha Christie, Lucille Fletcher, John Dickson Carr, and Cornell Woolrich. Enjoy these tales well calculated to keep you in…Suspense! Episodes Include: The ABC Murders 05-18-43; Sorry, Wrong Number 05-25-43; Banquo's Chair 06-01-43; Five Canaries in the Room 06-08-43; Last Night 06-15-43; Uncle Henry's Rosebush 06-29-43; The White Rose Murders 07-06-43; Murder Goes For a Swim 07-20-43; The Last Letter of Dr. Bronson 07-27-43; A Friend to Alexander 08-03-43; The Fountain Plays 08-10-43; The Singing Walls 09-02-43; Marry for Murder 09-09-43; Philomel Cottage 10-07-43; Statement of Employee Henry Wilson 11-02-43; Cabin B-13 11-09-43; Thieves Fall Out 11-16-43; The Strange Death of Charles Umberstein 11-23-43; The Black Curtain 12-02-43; Back for Christmas 12-23-43 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved. Audio programming licensed from series rights holders. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. For home use only. (P)2019 ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved. Audio programming licensed from series rights holders. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. For home use only.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Summary

Jackie Cooper and Orson Welles star in this performance of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

©2009 Saland Publishing (P)2009 Saland Publishing

Author: Mark Twain
Length: 45 mins
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Doctor Watson Meets Sherlock Holmes & The Final Problem

Summary

These classic Sherlock Holmes performances by Gielgud, Richardson and Welles were first broadcast in the 1950s.

©2008 Saland Publishing (P)2008 Saland Publishing

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Classic Christmas Radio Plays

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This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s: "A Christmas Carol" from Campbell Playhouse, with Orson Welles as host and Lionel Barrymore as Ebeneezer Scrooge (December 24, 1939) "Christmas by Injunction", a dramatization of O. Henry's classic story, from Author's Playhouse (December 21, 1941) "Miracle on 34th Street" from Lux Radio Theatre, with the stars of the original motion picture: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn (December 25, 1949) "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Paul Gallico, from Radio City Playhouse (December 25, 1949) "Lullaby of Christmas" starring Roddy McDowall and Ruth Hussey, from Family Theater (December 19, 1951) "All is Bright" from CBS Radio Workshop (December 23, 1956)

©2006 Radio Spirits, Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits, Inc.

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