Papers of Orson Welles (1915-1985), a noted actor, director, producer, and author, consisting of scripts and recordings. Included are scripts of the revised final version of his Academy Award-winning production of "Citizen Kane" (RKO, 1941), a play titled "Bright Lucifer," and a proposed documentary on Latin America. Present in recorded form is the Mercury Theatre of the Air (CBS) radio program "War of the Worlds," which was co-authored and produced by Welles. Additional items include corrections, lighting notes, and cues for the Negro People's Theatre production of MacBeth which was directed by Welles.
Portions presented by Arnold Weissberger, New York, N.Y., 1962; by John Houseman, Malibu, California, 1964; and by Richard France, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1974.