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Orson Welles

Author: Simon Callow
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1996-<2015>
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
Biographies
Named Person: Orson Welles; Orson Welles; Orson Welles
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Callow
ISBN: 9780670867226 0670867225 9780670872565 0670872563 9780670024919 0670024910
OCLC Number: 33044458
Notes: Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1995-<2015>
Description: volumes <1-3> : illustrations, plates ; 25 cm
Contents: Volume 1. The road to Xanadu : Preface : Orson Welles and the art of biography --
Part I. Prodigy : Kenosha --
Chicago --
Todd --
Ireland/Jew Süss --
Hiatus: Everybody's Shakespeare --
Wonder boy of acting: Romeo and Juliet --
Woodstock: Romeo and Juliet again --
Part II. White hope : Houseman: Panic --
FTP: Macbeth --
Horse eats hat: Doctor Faustus --
The cradle will rock --
Mercury --
Caesar --
Shoemaker's holiday. Heartbreak house --
Theatre of the air --
War of the worlds, Danton's death --
The Campbell playhouse, Five kings --
Part III. Quadruple threat : Hollywood: Heart of darkness --
Mank --
Shooting Kane --
Waiting: Native son --
Release --
The stage productions --
The radio broadcasts --
The films Volume 2. Hello Americans : Part I. Tarzan triumphs : Orson ascendant --
Pampered youth --
The best man in Hollywood --
Carnival --
Only Orson and God --
Pomona --
Turning a bad Koerner --
Four men on a raft --
Look who's laughing --
Part II. Plain talk by the man from Mars : Ceiling unlimited --
It all comes out of the tent of wonder --
Unrehearsed realities --
Actor turns columnist --
An occasional soapbox --
Part III. Welleschmerz : The S.T. Ranger --
Full, complete and unrestricted authority --
Wellesafloppin' --
Officer X --
If I die before I wake --
The forces of darkness --
The Welles of onlyness --
The charm's wound up --
The stage productions --
The radio broadcasts --
The films --
The writings --
The records Volume 3. One-man band : Preface : A word of explanation --
The most beautiful baby of 1947 --
Blessed and damned --
Der dritter mann persönlich --
Citizen coon --
Man of mystery --
Reason not the need --
The scorpion and the frog --
The most telegenic character --
Call me Ishmael --
Around the world again --
The schizo king --
Orson Welles, television needs you --
Venice of America --
The return of awesome Welles --
Everyone loves the fellow who's smiling --
More rhino roars --
Welles on trial --
Let's have a brainwash --
Fathers and sons --
Genius without portfolio --
Orson Welles's performances as an actor --
The stage productions --
The films --
Television productions.
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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