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Orson Welles : the road to Xanadu

Author: Simon Callow
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
biographie
Named Person: Orson Welles; Orson Welles; Orson Welles; Orson Welles
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Callow
ISBN: 0670867225 9780670867226
OCLC Number: 34275604
Notes: Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1995.
Description: 640 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: Orson Welles and the Art of Biography --
Ch. 1. Kenosha --
Ch. 2. Chicago --
Ch. 3. Todd --
Ch. 4. Ireland/Jew Suss --
Ch. 5. Hiatus/Everybody's Shakespeare --
Ch. 6. Wonder Boy of Acting/Romeo and Juliet --
Ch. 7. Woodstock/Romeo and Juliet Again --
Ch. 8. Houseman/Panic --
Ch. 9. FTP/Macbeth --
Ch. 10. Horse Eats Hat/Doctor Faustus --
Ch. 11. The Cradle Will Rock --
Ch. 12. Mercury --
Ch. 13. Caesar --
Ch. 14. Shoemaker's Holiday/Heartbreak House --
Ch. 15. Theatre of the Air --
Ch. 16. War of the Worlds/Danton's Death --
Ch. 17. The Campbell Playhouse/Five Kings --
Ch. 18. Hollywood/Heart of Darkness --
Ch. 19. Mank --
Ch. 20. Shooting Kane --
Ch. 21. Waiting/Native Son --
Ch. 22. Release.
Responsibility: Simon Callow.

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Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics.

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