Orson Welles - Alessandro Tasca di Cutò Papers (1947-1995, bulk 1964)
Orson Welles - Alessandro Tasca di Cutò Papers
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 Tasca di Cutò, Alessandro, 1906-2000
7.0 Linear feet (2 record center boxes, 4 oversize boxes, and 1 portfolio)
The Orson-Welles and Alessandro Tasca di Cutò papers reflect the working and personal relationship between Orson Welles and Alessandro Tasca di Cutò. He was a producer for many of Orson Welles’s films, but two were especially significant for Orson Welles: The Chimes at Midnight (also known as Falstaff, 1965) and Don Quixote (1955-73, unfinished). In both cases, Welles shot the material over a period of years, and on a shoestring budget. The majority of the archive consists of an assortment of letters, handwritten notes, and telegrams that Welles sent to Tasca di Cutò concerning the day-to-day working needs of the filmmaker.
The material is in English.
University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center), Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers