"I was astonished… that even you would have the audacity to turn over such a disgraceful synopsis to Lynn Shores. How in the world with such an outline you expect Shores or even your own men to carry on and give any loyalty to this company and yourself is beyond me to comprehend."
(After Welles' father's death) Dr. Bernstein was appointed Orson's guardian (and) continually nibbled at the (Richard Welles) estate, seeking recompense for every cent he laid out on Orson's education at Todd and giving Richard nothing, not even clothing...Years later, when Orson was established in Hollywood, Dr. Bernstein nagged and niggled for the very funds that he claimed he had not been repaid: the same spirit that drove him to marry Mina Elman and Edith Mason for their money animated him now.
(He) continued to pester Welles with pleas for money, claiming every cent he had paid out for his upbringing and needling Welles to use his influence to obtain openings for him in the medical profession in Los Angeles. Dr. Bernstein behaved as though he were a struggling young physician who had to fight for every patient; his sour and charmless letters, laced with excessive romantic praise for Orson's every action, make very disagreeable reading.
Mike: I would say, Congratulations to Larry French and Todd Baesen for their excellent, balanced rundown of this controversy!
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