Before Hollywoodland's release, it may be time to study up a little on the mysterious death of George Reeves. Reeves, played by the one and only Ben Affleck, played Superman on television in the 1950s. In 1959, he was found dead of a gunshot wound -- which may have been self-inflicted, or otherwise. Personally, I think it's obvious: Orson Welles did it. All we have to do is establish motive and opportunity, and the proof will be right there.

As Kate Winslet says in Heavenly Creatures, Orson Welles is the most evil man who ever lived. We've seen him kill inumerable people on screen, and he was also skilled at faking deaths and planting evidence. One beyond-the-grave act of malice Welles carried out recently was pinning the Thomas Ince hit on William Randolph Hearst: The Cat's Meow's director Peter Bogdanovich claims he heard the story from Orson himself. (Well, that makes it unimpeachable. Remember when he told us the Martians were coming?) My guess: Ince is another body we can chalk up to Welles. Swimming out to the yacht Oneida in a frogman suit would be a prodigious feat for a nine year-old, but this is the Blofeld-like Orson Welles we're talking about.

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