I feel like ole Orson was being a little harsh. Dean Martin didn’t even write That’s Amore, so you can’t blame him for that one. Anyways, things like that happen to the best of us. Once in a while you go on a 3-week bender, and by the time you sober up you’ve recorded a series of hit novelty records and have a hit Las Vegas show. It happens to me all the time.
I don’t think that anyone needs to be reminded of what Orson was up to in his later years — when he wasn’t too busy moonlighting as the Michelin man.