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Orson Welles, Vol. 1: The Road to Xanadu

Orson Welles, Vol. 1: The Road to Xanadu

Simon Callow
4.1/5 (501 ratings)
“A splendidly entertaining, definitive work.”—Entertainment Weekly

In this first installment of his masterful biography, Simon Callow captures the chameleonic genius of Orson Welles as only an actor/director deeply rooted in the entertainment industry could. Here is Welles’s prodigious childhood; his youth in New York, with its fraught partnership with John Houseman and the groundbreaking triumph of his all-black Macbeth; the pioneering radio work that culminated in the notorious 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds; and finally, his work in Hollywood, including an authoritative account of the making of Citizen Kane. Rich in detail and insight, this is far and away the definitive look at Orson Welles—a figure even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded him.
Language
English
Pages
688
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Release
February 01, 1997
ISBN
0140254560
ISBN 13
9780140254563

Orson Welles, Vol. 1: The Road to Xanadu

Simon Callow
4.1/5 (501 ratings)
“A splendidly entertaining, definitive work.”—Entertainment Weekly

In this first installment of his masterful biography, Simon Callow captures the chameleonic genius of Orson Welles as only an actor/director deeply rooted in the entertainment industry could. Here is Welles’s prodigious childhood; his youth in New York, with its fraught partnership with John Houseman and the groundbreaking triumph of his all-black Macbeth; the pioneering radio work that culminated in the notorious 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds; and finally, his work in Hollywood, including an authoritative account of the making of Citizen Kane. Rich in detail and insight, this is far and away the definitive look at Orson Welles—a figure even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded him.
Language
English
Pages
688
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Release
February 01, 1997
ISBN
0140254560
ISBN 13
9780140254563

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