The Resource Young Orson

Young Orson

Label
Young Orson
Title
Young Orson
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McGilligan
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Language
eng
Summary
In the history of American popular culture, there is no more dramatic story—no swifter or loftier ascent to the pinnacle of success and no more tragic downfall—than that of Orson Welles. In this magisterial biography, Patrick McGilligan brings young Orson into focus as never before. He chronicles Welles’s early life growing up in Wisconsin and Illinois as the son of an alcoholic industrialist and a radical suffragist and classical musician, and the magical early years of his career, including his marriage and affairs, his influential friendships, and his artistic collaborations. The tales of his youthful achievements were so colorful and improbable that Welles, with his air of mischief, was often thought to have made them up. Now after years of intensive research, McGilligan sorts out fact from fiction and reveals untold, fully documented anecdotes of Welles’s first exploits and triumphs, from starring as a teenager on the Gate Theatre stage in Dublin and bullfighting in Sevilla, to his time in the New York theater and his fraught partnership with John Houseman in the Mercury Theatre, to his arrival in Hollywood and the making of Citizen Kane. Filled with intriguing new insights and startling revelations—including the surprising true origin and meaning of “Rosebud”—Young Orson is a fascinating look at the creative development and influences that shaped this legendary artistic genius
Summary
"In the history of American popular culture, there is no more dramatic story--no swifter or loftier ascent to the pinnacle of success and no more tragic downfall--than that of Orson Welles. In this magisterial biography, Patrick McGilligan brings young Orson into focus as never before. He chronicles Welles's early life growing up in Wisconsin and Illinois as the son of an alcoholic industrialist and a radical suffragist and classical musician, and the magical early years of his career, including his marriage and affairs, his influential friendships, and his artistic collaborations"--
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10452056
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NOV
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McGilligan, Patrick
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Biography
Target audience
adult
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the years of luck and genius on the path to Citizen Kane
Label
Young Orson
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Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_158133
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062112507
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Young Orson
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_158133
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062112507
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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