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Orson Welles: Volume 2

Orson Welles: Volume 2 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Callow, Simon

As a man and an artist, Orson Welles was larger-than-life--vivid, energetic, unpredictable, and riveting. But in this first volume of his masterful, highly acclaimed biography, Simon Callow finally captures the chameleonic genius whole, as only an actor/director deeply rooted in ...the entertainment industry could. Here, brilliantly placed in its historical and social setting, is Welles's prodigious childhood; his youth in New York, with its fraught partnership with John Houseman and the groundbreaking triumphs of his all-black Macbeth and his modern-dress Julius Caesar; the pioneering radio work that culminated in the notorious 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds ; and finally, Hollywood--with a fascinatingly detailed and authoritative account of the making of Citizen Kane, still regarded by many as the finest film of all time. Rich in detail, wit, and insight, Callow's Orson Welles succeeds in revealing a life even more extraordinary than the myths that have surrounded it.
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ISBN 9780140275179
Released NZ 25 Feb 1999
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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Series Orson Welles (part: 02)
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ISBN-13 9780140275179
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 25 Feb 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Callow, Simon
Series Orson Welles (part: 02)
Category Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 656
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 494g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Actors - United States, Motion picture producers and directors - United States, Welles, Orson, Welles, Orson
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade