Sheridan Morley

Some Kind Of A Man

Orson Welles: The Stories of His Life


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How MANY BOOKS do we really need on Orson Welles? On my shelves alone there are three filmographic studies plus six and a halfbiographies, the halfbecause we are still awaiting Volume Two of the Simon Callow epic, getting on for five years after the publication of Volume One. And still they come, thudding off the presses with all the weight and bulk and sonority of the old magician himself, who would surely have been delighted to know that he would be so heavily chronicled almost twenty years after his death hm a heart attack at the age of seventy.

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