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Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu

Simon Callow


PUBLISHED: 28th February 1997
ISBN: 9780140254563
ANNOTATION:
In this first volume of his masterful, highly acclaimed biography, Simon Callow captures the genius of Orson Welles, revealing a life even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded it. "A splendidly entertaining, definitive work".—"Entertainment Weekly" . of photos.
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PUBLISHED: 28th February 1997
ISBN: 9780140254563
ANNOTATION:
In this first volume of his masterful, highly acclaimed biography, Simon Callow captures the genius of Orson Welles, revealing a life even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded it. "A splendidly entertaining, definitive work".—"Entertainment Weekly" . of photos.

Annotation

In this first volume of his masterful, highly acclaimed biography, Simon Callow captures the genius of Orson Welles, revealing a life even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded it. "A splendidly entertaining, definitive work".—"Entertainment Weekly" . of photos.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Simon Callow is one of Britain's foremost stage and film actors. He has written acclaimed biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles.

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This riveting, revealing portrait of the legendary director and star is

Product Details

Author
Simon Callow
Pages
688
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0140254560
ISBN-13
9780140254563
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1997
Publication Date
1997-02-28
Residence
London, ENK
Short Title
ORSON WELLES V01 THE ROAD TO X
Subtitle
Road to Xanadu
Audience
General/Trade