The new generation of Orson Welles scholars is led by Peter Prescott Tonguette. His impressive, indefatigable, and wide-ranging scholarship turns up a wealth of fresh insights and information into Welles's always-astonishing career. In this captivating book of oral history, Tonguette shows engaging modesty in letting his interviewees take center stage while expertly guiding their recollections into areas of Welles research that most urgently need exploration, including unfinished films and projects, theatrical adventures and misadventures, and the filmmaker's lifelong avocation as a magician. Orson Welles Remembered
is a treasure-house for anyone interested in Welles and a fertile resource for future scholarship on the life and work of this great and multifaceted artist. --Joseph McBride, author of What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career
(2006), Orson Welles
(1972/1996) and Orson Welles: Actor and Director
Peter Prescott Tonguette is the most vigorous and painstaking of the younger Welles scholars, and his Orson Welles Remembered
is invaluable for its information, especially about such late, unfinished projects as The Dreamers
and The Magic Show
. --Jonathan Rosenbaum, author of Discovering Orson Welles
Peter Tonguette's lively gathering of recent interviews with Welles associates will be welcomed by fans and scholars alike. The Editor's enthusiasm is evident on every page, from his clarifying annotations to his shared reveries. Tonguette elicits fond memories (and some new revelations) from over two dozen figures who worked with Welles in theatre, radio, film, and television; special attention is devoted to the later decades of Welles' career. Orson Welles Remembered
modestly yet rewardingly complements the earlier volumes of interviews with Welles himself by Bogdanovich and Estrin. It thereby manages to fill a gap of which we were not previously aware--a credit to the ingenuity of the project. --Scott Newstok, Department of English, Rhodes College.
About the Author
Peter Prescott Tonguette
was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1983. His writing on Orson Welles has appeared in numerous publications throughout the world. This is his first book.