Orson Welles' unfinished memoir discovered
An incomplete autobiography by Orson Welles was discovered by archivists at the University of Michigan more than 30 years after his death. The legendary director, actor, writer, and producer who died in 1985 at the age of 70, was famous for directing Citizen Kane and broadcasting The War of the Worlds but was also notorious for starting projects he could never finish. The memoir, entitled Confessions of a One-Man Band, explains why Welles failed to complete so many of his projects, detailing his struggles with the Hollywood studio system. It also sheds light on the director's relationships with Ernest Hemingway, wife Rita Hayworth, and film-maker DW Griffith.
Meanwhile, Welles aficionados (including his daughter Beatrice) are trying to raise money to produce Other Side of the Wind a film for which Welles struggled his entire life to fund and never could.