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    [Orson Welles]. Lawyer L. Arnold Weissberger Typed Letter Signed "Arnold". 8 pages, 8.5" x 11", New York; July 20, 1942. A letter from Welles' lawyer to Welles' doctor, Dr. Maurice Bernstein, which discusses Welles' recent career fiasco and Jack Moss. Moss, who had previously been a magician and film producer, was hired by Welles to be his business manager. However, after the failure of Welles' films The Magnificent Ambersons and It's All True, Welles' career took a large downturn and many blamed Moss. Within this letter, Weissberger makes no effort to hide his dislike for Moss, reading in part:

    "Moss knows that I am thoroughly opposed to everything he stands for, and that so long as I have any influence over Orson, he is not safe. He would undoubtedly be willing to do everything he could to undermine me with Orson. Since his management of Orson's affairs has resulted in such a fiasco, he is obviously on the defensive, and while to me and to you it seems fantastic that he should seek to put the responsibility for the present chaos upon what I did a year ago, the fact remains that that is what he is apparently trying to do."

    Housed in a blue folder titled "Othello". Weissberger has made a few edits to the typed letter in black ink. Very Good condition, with usual mail folds and light toning.


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