Someone mentioned on the board the other day that Bea had okay'd a new book on Welles, and of course there seems to be a veritable flood of late; I'm sure Bea, as guard of the image, has had to okay most of this material, which means one thing to me: it's cash-cow time, so it's a good time to get your Welles stuff out. I've heard of a professor in California at the U of Cal who's had a manuscript and a publishing deal ready to go for about 5 years for a book of Welles's writings. He's got all the requisite permissions from the original sources, but Bea wants about 95% of any profits, so the guy has simply not published.
Maybe this would be a good time for him and Criterion to phone the mighty Bea. :;):