My favorite author on Orson Welles is Joe McBride.
i got 17 hits on his name in amazon.
Here are some of Joe McBride's books of interest:
"Orson Welles" ISBN: 0306806746 McBride's excellent essays from the early '70's on each film Welles directed. includes TOSOTW, which McBride was in.
Re-issued in 1996
"Orson Welles Actor & Director" ASIN: 0156701707
My copy's title is "Orson WELLES An Illustrated History of the Movies"
PN2287.W456M3 791.43'028'0924 (b) 77-76450
This little paperback gem is the only book if its kind.
It has a photo and description of each film that Welles appeared in through the mid '70's when the book came out.
It covers Welles acting career from from "The Hearts of Age" to "F for Fake" & "The Voyage of the Damned". (It even manages to include Ambersons)
There he is as Mr. Rochester, Orson Welles (Follow the Boys) Harry Lime, Michael O'Hara, Lord Mountdrago, Father Mapple, Hank Quinlan, Jonathan (Darrow) Wilk, and of course, Capt. Hart. The book also includes pictures and articles about Welles as Emile Hagolin, The Advocate, Max Buda, Falstaff, Cardinal Wolsey, LeChiffre, Mr. Clay and Gen. Dreedle.
This is the one book of mine that I will never lend to anyone.
"John Ford" ISBN: 0306800160
This wonderful little book of essays from the mid- '70's is similar to the book McBride wrote at that time on Welles.
It looks in depth at certain of Ford's greatest films.
Included are essays on the Searchers and Liberty Valence.
"Searching for John Ford" published in 2001 ISBN: 0312242328
This is the finest biography I have ever read. I'm reading it for the fourth time.
Buy the hardcover for $28 through the Wellesnet link to amazon. Here is a link to 37 sample pages:
McBride teaches Irish Culture and History and covers this important aspect of Ford's life and films.
I can't wait to read his treatment of Welles experiences in Ireland at age 16, and the events portrayed in "Orson's Shadow"
If McBride's biography of Welles is comparable to his bio of Ford, we're in for a treat!