Lunch with Orson

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“They’re so busy, this would be a great day to send a dish back to the chef.”

Vulture.com shares transcripts of director Henry Jaglom’s taped conversations with Orson Welles at Los Angeles’s Ma Maison. Here’s a taste:

Henry Jaglom: You knew Roosevelt, right?

Orson Welles: Yes, I kept him up too late. He liked to stay up and talk, you see. He was free with me. I didn’t need to be ­manipulated. He didn’t need my vote. He used to say, “You and I are the two best actors in America.”

Roast beef with a side of celebrity, please!


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →