This audio montage is based on one done for The Projection Booth: Episode 143: The Magnificent Ambersons

Orson Welles's follow-up to Citizen Kane adapted Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer prize-winning novel about industrial progress and the loss of innocence set against a tumultuous family, the Ambersons.

Welles infamously lost control of The Magnificent Ambersons before its final release. We'll examine its production, its destruction, and attempts to restore what many consider Welles's forgotten masterpiece.

Voices: Ed Asner, Peter Bogdanovich, "Mondo" Justin Bozung, Peggy Daub, Christopher Welles Feder, William Friedkin, Shifra Haran, Leslie Megahey, Joseph McBride, Christian McKay, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Roger L. Ryan, Rob St. Mary, James G Stewart, Orson Welles, Mike White, Robert Wise, and more.

Sources: Interviews from The Projection Booth podcast, Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story, Arena: The Orson Welles Story (BBC4), This is Orson Welles (audio book), Me & Orson Welles, and more.

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