Orson Welles by Simon Callow
Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu

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The first of a comprehensive, two-volume biography traces Welles's portentous childhood, his youth in New York, where he worked with director John Houseman, his notorious radio career, and the making of Citizen Kane. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
 

About Simon Callow

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Simon Callow is an actor, director, and writer. He has appeared on the stage and in many films, including the popular Four Weddings and a Funeral.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by JONATHAN CAPE. 500 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Entertainment Weekly

ORSON WELLES: THE ROAD TO XANADU Simon Callow (Viking, $32.95).

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New York Magazine

He went to shoot a wartime propaganda film, but, as Simon Callow makes clear in Hello Americans, his new book about Welles, the 26-year-old was hardly overwhelmed with patriotic devotion to craft.

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