★ Press Talk to Orson Welles About ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1938)

★ American actor, director, writer and producer, Orson Welles, was born on this day in 1915. Remembered for his highly innovative work in theatre, radio and film, one of his most notable productions was the legendary Mercury… Read More

★ Ella Fitzgerald at the Downbeat Club (1947)

★ Today is the centenary of legendary American jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald’s birth! Often referred to as the ‘First Lady of Song’, she was famous for her richly toned voice, impeccable diction and unparalleled talent for vocal improvisation. Born on this day in 1917 in Newport News, Virginia… Read More

★ Billie Holiday at the Downbeat Club (1947)

★ American jazz musician and singer, Billie Holiday, was born on this day in 1915. Famous for her unique vocal style and sense of tempo, she captivated audiences everywhere from the nightclubs of Harlem to a sold-out Carnegie Hall, and worked with many famous names… Read More