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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-27
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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The first volume of Simon Callow’s magisterial biography of Orson Welles was praised as a splendidly entertaining, definitive work” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, this eagerly anticipated second volume examines the years following Citizen Kaneup to the time of Macbeth, in which Welles’s Hollywood film career unraveled. In close and colorful detail, Callow offers a scrupulous analysis of the factors involved, revealing the immense and sometimes self-defeating complexities of Welles’s temperament as well as some of the monstrous personalities with whom he had to contend.

Author Biography

Simon Callow is an actor, director, and writer. His film appearances include the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. He is the author of Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, and a highly acclaimed biography of Charles Laughton.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Tarzan Triumphs
Orson Ascendantp. 3
Pampered Youthp. 18
The Best Man in Hollywoodp. 43
Carnivalp. 57
Only Orson and Godp. 78
Pomonap. 86
Turning a Bad Koernerp. 104
Four Men on a Raftp. 113
Look Who's Laughingp. 130
Plain Talk by the Man from Mars
Ceiling Unlimitedp. 155
It All Comes Out of the Tent of Wonderp. 180
Unrehearsed Realitiesp. 201
Actor Turns Columnistp. 222
An Occasional Soapboxp. 252
The S. T. Rangerp. 265
Full, Complete and Unrestricted Authorityp. 280
Wellesafloppin'p. 303
Officer Xp. 323
If I Die Before I Wakep. 347
The Forces of Darknessp. 382
The Welles of Onlynessp. 402
The Charm's Wound Upp. 414
The Stage Productionsp. 445
The Radio Broadcastsp. 447
The Filmsp. 457
The Writingsp. 461
The Recordsp. 463
Referencesp. 465
Bibliographyp. 491
Acknowledgementsp. 495
Indexp. 499
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