Tag Archives: Simon Callow

Recommended: Biographies

For starters: My recommended Fiction books My recommended Non-Fiction books BIOGRAPHIES: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Ellis I’ve written a lot about Joseph Ellis’ work here. While I love David McCullough’s work so much, Ellis is … Continue reading

Posted in Actors, Books, Directors, Founding Fathers, James Joyce, Theatre, writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Happy Birthday, Orson Welles

Much of the Welles story is difficult to put together because he himself was such a teller of tall tales. You know, he went to Morocco when he was 16 years old and the hung out with a sheik in … Continue reading

Posted in Directors, On This Day | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

The Books: “Orson Welles: Volume 2: Hello Americans” (Simon Callow)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Orson Welles, Volume 2: Hello Americans, by Simon Callow The second volume of Callow’s huge Orson Welles project (excerpt and discussion of the first volume here), this takes us through a chaotic (or, more so … Continue reading

Posted in Actors, Books | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Books: “Orson Welles: Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu” (Simon Callow)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu (Orson Welles / Simon Callow), by Simon Callow The first volume of actor/writer Simon Callow’s gigantic Orson Welles project. Volume II came out last year, and there … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Directors | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Culture Snapshots

— Today is finally here. I thought it would never arrive. Britney’s new album is now out. I am DYING to hear it. I am not kidding. — Still working on Bleak House. I adore it, and actually shed tears … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

5 Books

Got a cool mee-mee from 50 Books: Five most recent books you’ve bought for yourself: Grover Cleveland (The American Presidents Series) – by Henry Graff Then She Found Me – by Elinor Lipman – I used to have this book … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments