Lunches with Orson Welles
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Orson Welles and his friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded conversations they had over lunch in the years before Welles died. The tapes were thought to be lost, but they've recently been discovered. Film historian Peter Biskind talks about what the conversations reveal. My Lunches with Orson, edited by Biskind, presents Welles talking intimately, disclosing personal secrets, reflecting on the highs and lows of his career, the people he knew—FDR, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, David Selznick, Rita Hayworth, and more—and the many disappointments of his last years.