Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Welles mss. II, ca. 1931-2001, consist of individual items about or relating to Orson Welles (b. May 6, 1915-d. October 10, 1985).

The collection is arranged by the following series: I. Manuscripts; II. Audio-Visual. Manuscript materials include an unproduced screenplay of The Dreamers (1979), to have been directed by Orson Welles; a stage play by Richard France titled Obediently Yours, Orson Welles; a photocopy of The 'Bravades' for Rebecca: A Portfolio of Pictures Made for Rebecca Welles by her Father; two printed issues of Cahiers du Cinema, featuring articles on Welles (in French); a collection of tributes to Welles following his death; and a 1974 screenplay for Welles's film The Other Side of the Wind. Audio-Visual materials include audiocassette recordings of The Mercury Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night, and a VHS videotape of It's All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1992).

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 1993, 1994, 2000, 2011

Collection size: 31 items

Related manuscripts: Welles mss., Welles mss. III

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