The New York Times carries a quite sympathetic review by Alex Witchel of Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg's new autobiography, Luck and Circumstance. As has often been speculated at Wellesnet, rumors and appearances would suggest that Orson Welles was the father of Lindsay-Hogg by Irish Actress Geraldine Fitzgerald. Confirmation of that fact is evidently offered in Lindsay-Hogg's book: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/books ... updateema3
While Chris Welles Feder's In My Father's Shadow strongly suggested the above conclusion, Lindsay-Hogg offers a new and key piece of evidence. While he had long suspected the fact from his own appearance, his weight problems, his early precocious talents, a penchant for a career in theater, and hints from his mother, it was not until after Geraldine Fitzgerald's death, that he received several letters from her confidant, Gloria Vanderbilt.
Another Wellsian mystery solved!
Now . . . if we could only flesh out images of Anderson Cooper on a good computer . . . .