Welles, George Orson. (1915–1985) [Bessy, Maurice.]: Orson Welles. An Investigation into His Films and Philosophy - SIGNED BY WELLES
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Paperback, boldly signed "Good wishes / Orson Welles" to the title page by the American film director, writer, actor and producer widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the 20th century. 195 pages. 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 ". No dj (as issued), cover edges a bit scuffed, else fine. "Editions Seghers' Cinema d'Aujourd ' hui In English," in which "Maurice Bessy, a distinguished French film critic and close friend of Welles, sees clearly through the Wellesian dazzle to the anguish at the heart of al Welles's work from Citizen Kane through Falstaff to the present. Mr Bessy's perceptive study is supplemented by selections from Welles's own comments on filmmaking and society, by a broad spectrum of critical and personal opinion, and by a long except from Salome, an unpublished screenplay."
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.