‘Orson Welles: A One-Person Play in Two Acts’ audiobook by Michael B. Druxman now available
"Orson Welles: A One-Person Play in Two Acts" by Michael B. Druxman is now available as an audiobook.
According to the publisher, "The play finds Welles trying to find the financing for one of his film projects. It's a difficult task, since most of the Hollywood community considers him to be a 'screwball.' Pondering his life with his 'other self,' he tells us about his alcoholic father, his lonely years as a 'gifted child,' his rise as the 'boy genius' of Broadway and the War of the Worlds radio broadcast that panicked America and made his name a household word. But 'genius' can be self-destructive - as was the case with Welles. Time after time, with a new post-Kane success within his grasp, he would knowingly make the wrong move, thereby destroying everything he'd built."
Druxman, a Seattle native and screenwriter, penned scripts for Roger Corman including "Cheyenne Warrior" (1994), "Dillinger and Capone" (1995) and "The Doorway" (2000). He is the author of "Basil Rathbone: His Life and His Films," "Make It Again, Sam: A Survey of Movie Remakes," the novels, "Nobody Drowns in Mineral Lake" and "Shadow Watcher," as well as a memoir "My Forty-Five Years in Hollywood and How I Escaped Alive."
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