Chuck Berg and Tom Erskin's encyclopedia covers every aspects of Orson Welles' long career. The book compiles detailed information on his work in radio, television, theater, and film; key people in his life; technical information; and film theory.The entries, arranged alphabetically by name or title, range far beyond Welles' immediate circle. They encompass such figures as William Randolph Hearst, the inspiration for Welles' landmark Citizen Kane; Herbert Drake, a New York Herald Examiner theater critic who became Welles' press agent and, according to various biographers, his number one booster or most untrustworthy confidant; Stanley Kubrick, who modeled his career and aspects of his aesthetic after Welles; and Project 891, "the administrative number of the 'classical' unit of the Federal Theatre Project—the result of Welles and regular collaborator John Houseman's enthusiasm, building on the success of Welles' "Voodoo Macbeth" and spurring the creation of a Black-run theater unit to stage revivals of classic plays.
- Publisher : Checkmark Books (December 1, 2002)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 462 pages
- Item Weight : 2.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.75 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches
NOTE: This book is used, but in excellent condition.