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Orson Welles, Columnist

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Lou Lumenick recognizes the 70th anniversary of Orson Welles’ short-lived New York Post column:

At first, “Orson Welles’ Almanac” ran five days a week. But by spring, Welles’ editors at The Post were losing patience with his column, which was mostly given over to lengthy digressions about domestic and international politics written in grandiloquent style –— with an occasional dubiously sourced “scoop’’ like this one: “Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, the vegetable oil king of France, while enjoying a favored spot in [Nazi] inner-councils, actually occupied an office suite in the Pentagon.”

Be sure to check out the scans of Welles’ columns at the bottom of the article. Actual history can be pretty interesting.

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