Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts chronicles the seven-decade relationship between Orson Welles and his mentor and treasured friend, the author?s grandfather, Roger Hill. Welles?s attachment to Hill was instant, reciprocal, and developed into an enduring love. Their intimate conversations and correspondence revealed in Friendship? at times frothy, and at other times solemn?reflect their incalculable interests and abiding fascination with the human comedy.
Orson was recognized by multitudes around the world, and his celebrity hasn?t diminished since his death in 1985. His public persona is widely known, admired, and debated, but very few knew the private Orson Welles. That fascinating and uncommonly warm persona is radiantly revealed in every page, as is the equally charismatic nature of Roger Hill.