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Papers, 1938-1941

Welles, Orson, 1915-1985

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 0.4 c.f.(1 archives box) and
    • 2 disc recordings
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  • 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.
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