© 2022 NPR Illinois
Stand with the Facts
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Click here to be "In the know." Subscribe to the NPR Illinois Daily newsletter.

Joseph McBride discusses his update of 'Whatever Happened to Orson Welles?' on Front Row Classics

Joseph McBride discusses his recent update of 'Whatever Happened to Orson Welles?'
Front Row Network
/

Front Row Classics welcomes renowned author/historian Joseph McBride to the podcast. McBride discusses his well-researched and personal critical study, "What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career". Brandon and Joe walk through the many misconceptions of Welles' final decades along with the many projects he helmed as a pure, independent filmmaker.

The newly, updated edition of "What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career" is available from University Press of Kentucky.

Joseph McBride is the author of twenty-four books, including acclaimed biographies of Frank Capra, John Ford, and Steven Spielberg, two other books on Welles, and critical studies of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder. A former reporter, reviewer, and columnist for Daily Variety in Hollywood, McBride is a professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University.

Brandon Davis is the host of Classics and Zone-i-Sodes on the Front Row Network. A true fan of cinema history, Brandon holds the distinction of being the official film historian of the Network.
Related Stories