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Me and Mr Welles - travelling Europe with a Hollywood legend
Dorian Bond
Paperback / softback
The History Press
UK Publication Date

In late autumn 1968, Dorian Bond was tasked with travelling to Yugoslavia to deliver cigars and film stock to the legendary Hollywood director Orson Welles. The pair soon struck up an unlikely friendship, and Welles offered Bond the role of his personal assistant - as well as a part in his next movie. No formal education could prepare him for the journey that would ensue.This fascinating memoir follows Welles and Bond across Europe during the late 1960s as they visit beautiful cities, stay at luxury hotels, and reminisce about Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, among others. It is filled with Welles' characteristic acerbic wit - featuring tales about famous movie stars such as Laurence Olivier, Marlene Dietrich and Steve McQueen - and is a fresh insight into both the man and his film-making.Set against the backdrop of the student riots of '68, the Vietnam War, the Manson killings, the rise of Roman Polanski, the Iron Curtain, and Richard Nixon's presidency, Me and Mr Welles is a unique look at both a turbulent time and one of cinema's most charismatic characters.

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Dorian Bond has long been a student of British military history and has visited battlefields across the world. He is the author of Famous Regiments of the British Army (THP, 2017), and was formerly the personal assistant to Orson Welles.

Keyword Index
Europe - Description and travel.
Country of Publication
Number of Pages
222 , 8 unnumbered of plates

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