The Weissberger mss., 1938-1949, consist primarily of correspondence and legal papers relating to the financial affairs of Orson Welles and Mercury Theatre, Inc., as handled by Welles's personal attorney, L. Arnold Weissberger. Included are copies of contracts and agreements between Welles and Columbia Artists as his representative, between Welles and RKO; other legal documents re: Mercury Theatre; insurance policies for both Orson and Virginia Welles; photographs, mostly re: theatre productions and performers; and clippings, chiefly about Welles. There are also two folders in the chronological files that relate specifically to the release of CITIZEN KANE and to the threatened suit by W.R. Hearst, as well as an oversize folio containing summary film earnings for CITIZEN KANE, Sept. 1941-Jan. 1942.
Purchase. Metropolitan Book Auction, NYC 1996
Collection size: 1,100 items