BOOTLEG FILES 605: “The Orson Welles Show” (1979 unsold television pilot).
LAST SEEN: A copy is on YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: A few minutes were included in the 1995 documentary “Orson Welles: One Man Band” that appeared on the DVD for “F for Fake.”
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: A lack of perceived commercial value.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: It is possible.
During the 1970s, Orson Welles became a ubiquitous figure on the television talk show circuit. His appearances on the programs hosted by Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Dinah Shore, David Frost and Tom Snyder were always entertaining, with Welles charming audiences via amusing lo-fi magic tricks and richly spun displays of his raconteur talents.