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Author Jaglom, Henry, 1939-

Title My lunches with Orson : conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles / edited and with an introduction by Peter Biskind.

Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Dubuque DL Stacks - EDLY-13  791.43 WEL    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  791.4302 BIS    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  791.43 JAG    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  791.43023 JAG    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  791.43 WELLES    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description x, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between Orson Welles and his friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded over regular lunches in the years before Welles died. The tapes, gathering dust in a garage, did indeed exist, and this book reveals for the first time what they contain. Here is Welles as he has never been seen before: talking intimately, disclosing personal secrets, reflecting on the highs and lows of his astonishing career, the people he knew--FDR, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, David Selznick, Rita Hayworth, and more--and the many disappointments of his last years"--Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents How Henry met Orson / by Peter Biskind -- 1983, "Everybody should be bigoted" ; "Thalberg was Satan!" ; "FDR used to say, 'You are I are the two best actors in America'" ; "I fucked around on everyone" ; "Such a good Catholic that I wanted to kick her" ; "Nobody even glanced at Marilyn" ; "'The blue angel' is a big piece of shlock" ; "'Kane' is a comedy" ; "There's no such thing as a friendly biographer" ; "The Cannes people are my slaves" ; "De Mille invented the fascist salute" ; "Comics are frightening people" ; "Avez-vous scurf?" ; "ARt Buchwald drove it up Ronnie's ass and broke it off" -- 1984-1985. "It was my one moment of being a traffic-stopping superstar" ; "God save me from my friends" ; "I can make a case for all the points of view" ; Charles "Laughton couldn't bear the fact he was a homosexual" ; "Gary Cooper turns me right into a girl" ; "Jack, it's Orson fucking Welles" ; "Once in our lives, we had a national theater" ; "I smell a director" ; "I've felt that cold deathly wind from the tomb" ; "Jo Cotten kicked Hedda Hopper in the ass" ; "You either admire my work or not" ; "I'm in terrible financial trouble" ; "Fool the old fellow with the scythe" -- Orson's last laugh / by Henry Jaglom -- Appendix. New or unfinished projects ; Partial cast of characters.
Subject Jaglom, Henry, 1939- -- Anecdotes.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 -- Anecdotes.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Anecdotes.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism.
Added Author Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
Biskind, Peter.
ISBN 9780805097252 hardback
0805097252 hardback

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