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Unfinished Memoir Highlights Orson Welles Acquisition

A scene from Black Magic (directed by Gregory Ratoff, 1949). Dr. Mesmer (Charles Goldner, left) hypnotizes Cagliostro (Orson Welles, right).

Sydney Hawkins
U-M News Service

Though he is considered by many as one of the world's greatest filmmakers, Orson Welles was an actor, producer, writer and radio broadcaster. He was also notorious for leaving many of his projects unfinished.

Symposium Celebrates the Centenary of Filmmaker and Actor Orson Welles

Photo of Orson Welles' face as a young man

Join us for any or all of the symposium,

Wellespring: A Centenary Celebration of the Inexhaustible Inspiration of Orson Welles

Maverick filmmaker and actor Orson Welles, director of what many consider the greatest film of all time, Citizen Kane, is the subject of this symposium in celebration of his centenary. Family members and colleagues, scholars, archivists and students come together to discuss his lasting impact and showcase the five Welles archive collections housed at the U-M Library in Special Collections.

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