Citizen Welles: a biography of Orson Welles

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Anchor Books, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 655 pages
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After 10 years of research and writing, Frank Brady has written the first comprehensive life story of Orson Welles--the legendary genius, filmmaker, and actor whose contribution to the art of moviemaking has never been surpassed. 16-page black-and-white photograph insert.

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User Review  - jonmight - LibraryThing

This is the book that turned me into an obsessed fan of Orson Welles. It gives a great chronological view of the life of Welles concentrating mostly on his professional projects rather than his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

While it contains some errors and misapprehensions (pointed out succinctly in Rosenbaum's "Discovering Orson Welles," overall the book seems even-handed and shies away from Welles' personal life. I'd have preferred more citing of sources, but overall a satisfying overview of his life and work. Read full review


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Frank Brady is Professor of English at the City University of New York; the late W. K. Wimsatt" was Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Both editors have worked on the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell and are, by virtue of their extensive publication on Boswell and Johnson, among the leadign scholars of this period.

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