The Story of Orson Welles

Book - 1997
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"Orson Welles arrived in Hollywood as a boy genius, became a legend with a single perfect film, and then spent the next forty years floundering. But Welles floundered so variously, ingeniously, and extravagantly that he turned failure into "a sustaining tragedy - his thing, his song."" "In Rosebud, Thomson follows the wild arc of Welles's career, from the War of the Worlds broadcast to the triumph of Citizen Kane, the mixed triumph of The Magnificent Ambersons, and the strange and troubling movies that followed. Here, too, is the unfolding of the Welles persona - the grand gestures, the womanizing, the high living, the betrayals."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997, ©1996
Edition: 1st Vintage books ed
ISBN: 9780679772835
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 WELLE THOMS
Characteristics: 463 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1996


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