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GUIDE TO THE ORSON WELLES MATERIALS IN THE LILLY LIBRARY

FANTO MSS.


The Fanto mss., 1940-1973, consist of correspondence, film and theatre production materials, photographs, and clippings pertaining to the work of Orson Welles and George Fanto. Fanto was a cameraman who worked with Welles in Brazil in 1941 and later in Europe. The majority of the materials in the collection are from the 1949-1950 period.

Most of the letters in the collection are from Orson Welles to George Fanto. There is al" one letter each from Hilton Edwards, George Fanto, Micheal Mac Liammoir, and Rudolph Mate.

Other materials in the collection include a partial script and shooting instructions for the film Othello, financial materials for Othello, a script for the play Time Runs, a partial script for a proposed film titled Twice Is Too Much, a playbill for The Unthinking Lobster and Time Runs, a synopsis of a proposed film titled Life Is a Song, and notes about golf and Ulysses. The photographs include a portrait of Welles, photographs taken during the filming of It's An True, photographs from the filming of Othello and a few photographs from one or more unidentified films.

     Purchase. George Fanto. Stamford,CT. 1987

     ca 275 items



INVENTORY



Box 1

Correspondence
folders 1-2: 1940-1973 [bulk dates: 1949-1950]

Life Is a Song
folder 3: Film synopsis (about Brazil and Carnaval). Typescript carbon, 5p.

Othello
folder 4: 4th draft shooting script for Prologue and Part 1, with holograph revisions. Appended are sketches by Welles and a presentation inscription from Welles to Fanto dated 1950.
folder 5: Shooting/camera instructions
folder 6: Information concerning latensification
folder 7: Financial materials

Time Runs
folder 8: Script

Twice Is Too Much, Part Four of a picture in four parts called: Honeymoon
folder9: Script,ca. 1950.

Miscellaneous
folder 10: Notes about golf; character analysis of Ulysses; and playbill from the Theatre Edouard VII for The Unthinking Lobster and Time Runs

Photographs
folder 11: It's All True, 11 photographs; Two photographic postcards; Othello, 12 photographs + 1 duplicate; Portrait of Orson Welles

Print Boxes 1 - 2
127 prints made from motion picture film strips, all from Othello except for seven prints from unidentified films.

Oversize
Clippings. 6 items

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