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Genius, artist, monstre sacre', Orson Welles had one of the most brilliant and tempestuous careers in show business. Here he confides his most intimate feelings and recollections of his extraordinary life. With remarkable detail and intimacy, Barbara Leaming reveals the private Welles: from child prodigy and young lion in Dublin and New York, to the succes de scandale of his The War of the Worlds broadcast; from his auspicious directing debut with the legendary Citizen Kane in his twenties, to the sabotage of his further directing career by the Hollywood studios; from his affairs, carousing, and stormy marriage to Rita Hayworth, to his association with Roosevelt and aspirations to the presidency. It is a picture with an all-star cast, including Olivier, Monroe, Dietrich, Garbo, Warren Beatty, Charlie Chaplin, Princess Margaret, and Prince Aly Khan.
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BARBARA LEAMING is the author of the New York Times best-seller Katharine Hepburn, as well as the much-acclaimed Orson Welles. She was for many years professor of theater and film at Hunter College. Her articles have appeared in Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Connecticut.Review:
''[A] beautifully researched, valuable study of one of America's most influential and mysterious artists. . . . [What] makes this book remarkable is Welles' own contribution. His comments, opinions, interviews cut in and out of the narrative with an almost cinematic force.'' --Patricia Bosworth, American journalist and biographer
''[The] next best thing to a Welles autobiography. . . . An entertaining read that unfolds like a good novel.'' --Amazon.com Review
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