Walking Shadows by John Evangelist Walsh dissects the battle between newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and brash young filmmaker Orson Welles over Welles' film Citizen Kane. In 1940-1941, it became the centre of public controversy and scandal. The film portrayed the ruthless career of an all-powerful magnate bearing (not accidentally) a striking resemblance to Hearst, who immediately tried to kill the project. The author illuminates the conflict between two outsize personalities and brings Hearst's vengeful anti-Kane campaign to the fore. He provides thorough documentation, supplemental notes and an extended bibliography.

Item number 28519
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Dimensions Standard
Language English
Country of origin USA
Related people John Evangelist Walsh (Author)
Orson Welles (Subject)
William Randolph Hearst (Subject)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection