6/11/16

ORSON AND MERV: A MAGIC STORY


Dig the above very elaborate and more than a bit confusing card trick performed by Orson Welles on the Merv Griffin Show circa 1979. The 'volunteer' from the audience is, in fact, a plant--it's Welles cinematographer and friend Gary Graver. Plant or no plant, he fucks up the trick by setting his watch to the wrong time. Welles is sort of amused at having blown it and carries on anyway. As Welles was double the size he'd been thirty years earlier, Merv was half the size he became thirty years after this.

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