Thanks to all that have helped so far. I am very greatful.
1. I am convinced that I have to own the Lucy Meets Orson Welles
, Around The World With Orson Welles
, and The Dominci Affair
now. Orson doing comedy, and journalistic work is too hard to pass up!
2. I desperately want to see Orson do magic. I am curious of his abilities, and I have heard of the Follow The Boys
film, but I wasn't entirely sure how much of his magic was shown in the film. I want extensive footage. (If that is even possible!) I will try to get a copy of the One Man Band
documentary when it comes out on F for Fake
. Both should be very entertaining!
3. Being that Les Bravades
is a children's book is of no consequence. I'm still curious, and I will definitely get it now that I know it is illustrated entirely by Orson himself.
6. I am glad the Lilly Library allows visits. I will have to make the pilgrammage some day. The only thing is I don't know what it is exactly I'd would want to see? I don't know what Orson contents the library actually holds. I swear I saw a website, but I wasn't sure. I'll check again.
7. I am glad that most of his scripts are in the Lilly Library. Maybe these will be the items I will want to view when I get a chance to visit. I want to actually see Orson's typing or handwriting on the paper. It would be a thrilling experience!
8. I am glad I can get a hold of Hearts of Age
, and that it is floating around some where out there. Too bad about Too Much Johnson
. I thought that this was his first experience with the medium of film, and that is why I wanted to view it.
9. I have read the Bret Wood book, and I did like the way it was mapped out for Orson's radio work. I wanted more indepth coverage of his radio work, and all the radio shows he had done through out his life. I will definitely check out the recommendations.
10. The Getty's site is incredible! They have some beautiful pictures of Orson. I have seen some of the same radio photos of Orson over and over again on the internet, so I was looking for more obscure photos; ones I have never seen before. Getty's offers some great ones. I will definitely check out the other recommendations though.
12. I wanted to watch some interviews of him. I have never seen any, besides the snippets that was in the Battle Over Citizen Kane
documentary. I just wanted suggestions as to what were the best ones to watch, and that were entirely devoted to Orson himself. I will try to look for the ones that have been suggested.
13. I have seen the Everybody's Shakespeare
book. It was in pretty pathetic condition, so I wasn't entirely sure if Orson actually did all the illustrations. I am glad he did, they were incredible. I am very interested in his artistic abilities, and that is why I am determined to find art work done by him. Be it paintings, drawings, sketches, what ever. I also liked his input in the book, and his writing. That is why I wanted to read more of his own writings. He was definitely a writer. Why Kael and her cronies thought Orson never had input on the Citzen Kane
script, I'll never know. I'll just chalk it up to their own STUPIDITY
! Any way, I will definitely look into the recommendations of his writings that were offered.
14. I have the Battle Over Citizen Kane
documentary. And I did see little snippets of the press conference. I was hoping that there was full footage of the event that could be viewed by 'commoners' like me. I noticed all the media there, and I was hoping that some where out there there is full footage of the event. I am sure that there is film of it out there. There obviously were cameras there filming it. Whether the entirety of it still exists, I'll never know I guess. I was just curious as to all the questions that Orson was asked, and what his general attitude was through out the whole conference.
16. I have visited the Mecury Theatre on the air
web site. But, I was more interested in finding full footage of the entire plays Caesar
and VooDoo Macbeth
. I am disappointed to know that no full footage exists. These would have been incredible to watch in their entirety. To watch Orson's theatre directorial debut would be awesome.
I have one more question. Sorry!
This may sound stupid, but I was curious as to how many pipes Orson owned. I see pictures of Orson, and in most I see him with a pipe; if it wasn't a pipe, it was a cigar. Did he have an extensive collection of pipes? Has there ever been incidents where they have come up for auction? How can one authenticate that the pipe actually belonged to Welles? Is there some in the Lilly Library?
Well, thanks again to those who helped. It is greatly appreciated.
"I know a little about Orson's childhood and seriously doubt if he ever was a child."--Joseph Cotten