Read Simon Callow's biography of America's Great Voice -- Orson Welles.
I highly recommend this biography to any fan of Orson Welles or anyone who is interested in the history of broadway or the theatre in general.
So Callow's book, while doing a very good job of detailing Welles' life, has general interest that goes beyond Welles.
Orson Welles did more before he was 10 than most of us will in a lifetime.........or at least he tells you he did. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric
I thought the writing was beautiful, but half way through I realized I didn't LIKE Orson Welles and didn't want to read any more.Published 10 months ago by ladybug
This is a thick book that only takes us to Welles at 26, but Welles had packed an unbelievable amount of living into those 26 years, and the details upon which Callow dwells are,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by farington
I've read several bio's of Welles. All were pretty good but Callows approach is unique and contained a lot of new information on the boy wonder. Read morePublished 19 months ago by B. O'Kane
Perhaps it is fitting that the author, Simon Callow, is an actor, director, and writer just as Welles was. Read morePublished 21 months ago by likes good books, music, movies
Orson Welles, by his very nature, made himself an almost impossible subject for biography. He told so many stories about himself that in later life, even he didn't know what the... Read morePublished on June 25, 2009 by Mark bennett
Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1915. His wild father loved dames, booze and travel while making an upper class living in industry. Read morePublished on June 11, 2008 by C. M Mills
This is a fantastic, very detailed and rather objective biography of the boy genius of the theatre world. Read morePublished on February 13, 2004 by Babeur
In his later years, Welles often complained that he spent more time trying to find money to make films than he did actually making films. Read morePublished on September 1, 2002 by Scott Leslie