Orson Welles Performs a Magic Trick

We can’t say enough good things about Bib­liok­lept, and not only because they find so many lit­er­a­ture-relat­ed gems. (A few recent exam­ples: Ray­mond Carver’s cor­re­spon­dence with edi­tor Gor­don Lish, Melville’s Pass­port Appli­ca­tion, A Post-Rap­ture Read­ing List). They also find great mate­r­i­al from oth­er art forms — for exam­ple this clip of Orson Welles doing a mag­ic trick, tak­en from the 1995 doc­u­men­tary Orson Welles: The One Man Band.

Watch to the end. As you might expect, the mas­ter upstages his co-star, flap­ping wings and all.

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