(David N. Goodman’s article appeared on MyWay.com, 5/22; via the Drudge Report.)
DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.
The typewritten memoir, tentatively titled "Confessions of a One-Man Band," was among the materials in eight boxes the Ann Arbor school recently purchased from Croatian filmmaker Oja Kodar, who was Welles' partner and collaborator for 24 years before Welles' death in 1985 at age 70.
Welles directed and narrated the radio drama "The War of the Worlds" that shook up thousands of listeners in 1937 and directed and starred in the movie "Citizen Kane" in 1941, when he was 25 years old. During his Hollywood career, Welles frequently battled with studios over control of the movies he made, or wanted to make.