[In which, among other lovely items][store], you’ll find what I’m currently reading: *[Hello Americans][hello]* by Simon Callow.
[store]: http://astore.amazon.com/philnelson-20 “Extra Future’s aStore”
[hello]: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140275177?ie=UTF8&tag=philnelson-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0140275177 “Hello Americans on Amazon”
This is the second volume of Callow’s biography on film legend Orson Welles (the first being 1997’s *[The Road To Xanadu][xanadu]*) and it is every bit as worthy a portrait of Welles as it’s predecessor. It covers Welles’s life post-*Kane*, including the hatchet-job that RKO unleashed on *[The Magnificent Ambersons][ambersons]*. It’s tone is one of someone who neither demonizes or worships Welles, but seeks to find the truths of his life.
[xanadu]: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140254560?ie=UTF8&tag=philnelson-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0140254560 “The Road to Xanadu on Amazon.com”
[ambersons]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magnificent_Ambersons_(film) “The Magnificent Ambersons on Wikipedia”
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