The comic spirit of the thirties had been happily self-critical about America, the happiness born of the knowledge that in no other country were movies so free to be self-critical. The printed dialogue was often witty, and often it was essential to an understanding of the action, but it broke up the rhythm of performances and the visual flow, and the titles were generally held for the slowest readers, so that one lost the mood of the film while staring at the dialogue for the third scanning. What might possibly be considered tragic in it has such a Daddy Warbucks quality that if it’s tragic at all it’s comic-strip tragic. He includes those tiny pieces in their entirety, and after one of them—the first three sentences of a short story—he comments: I moved to Hollywood soon after I had made this notation and was kept so busy with one thing and another—getting the pool filled, playing the Cadillac and Buick salesmen against each other, only to compromise on a Cadillac and a Buick, after all, and locating the finance company’s downtown office—that the first thing I knew, a story, a good deal like the one I had in mind, appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, and in Collier’s, too. The Academy members had made their token gesture to “Citizen Kane” with the screenplay award. When we join in laughter, it’s as if the lights were on in the theatre. This plan collapsed when the insurance-company doctor refused to accept him as a risk. Mankiewicz’s small joke “Don’t let this get around” came from a man who lived for talk, a man who saw moviemaking as too crazy, too profitable, and too easy not to share with one’s friends. “Fine,” said the producer. (Many others adored her also, though “Citizen Kane” was to give the world a different—and false—impression.) Probably the old Hollywoodians not only expected him to fall on his face but hoped he would, so that their mediocrity and prosperity would be vindicated. He really wasn’t in condition to do much drinking; the broken bones included a hip break, and he was in such poor condition that even eating presented problems. He got a tag put to his name through the Mars thing, just as Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote better than any man in our time, got a Jazz Age tag put to his name. Raising Cain was the director's first in the suspense/thriller genre in almost a decade; the prior was 1984's Body Double. I adored the way Ms. Long let us check in on past characters and does so in a way that it’s clearly defined who we’re currently checking in with. They’ll tell you it isn’t important, putting makeup on your face and play-acting. did a program about the broadcast and the panic it had caused, the network re-created parts of the original broadcast and paid Koch $300 for the use of his material. When they decided to go ahead and try to slip it over on the studio somehow, Welles still had to find a way to get Mankiewicz to do the writing; the Mercury company couldn’t be kept waiting in Los Angeles indefinitely while Mankiewicz wandered loose. Hedda Hopper, who worked as a movie columnist for a rival newspaper chain but was a close friend of Marion Davies (to whom, it is said, she owed her job), was also an enthusiastic reporter of Mankiewicz’s activities during the years when he and his ravishing Sara were part of the Hearst-Davies social set. The whole industry, it was feared, would take the rap for R.K.O.’s indiscretion, and, according to the trade press at the time (and Schaefer confirms this report), Mayer was not putting up the $842,000 all by himself. Hearst’s maneuvers were in the true Kane spirit: In January, Hedda Hopper had warned that “the refugee situation would be looked into,” which meant that there would he pressure for a legal review of whether various imported stars and directors should be allowed to remain in the country, and the industry would be attacked for employing foreigners; that is, refugees from Hitler. No central idea. "[11]:166, Decades after the controversy over the essay, Woody Allen told Bogdanovich that he had been with Kael immediately after she finished reading "The Kane Mutiny" in Esquire. He got his first newspaper in 1887, when he was twenty-four, by asking his father for it, and, in the next three decades, when, for the first time, great masses of people became literate, he added more and more papers, until, with his empire of thirty newspapers and fifteen magazines, he was the most powerful journalist and publisher in the world. Deeds Goes to Town”; a dozen pictures, at least, with George Bancroft as a Walter Howey-style bullying editor; all those half-forgotten pictures with reporter teams—Fredric March and Virginia Bruce, or Joel McCrea and Jean Arthur, or Loretta Young and Tyrone Power (“Love Is News”); Cary Grant as the editor and Joan Bennett as the reporter in “Wedding Present”; and then Cary Grant as Walter Burns in “His Girl Friday,” with Rosalind Russell as the reporter; and then Cary Grant and James Stewart (who had been a foreign correspondent in “Next Time We Love”) both involved with a newsmagazine in “The Philadelphia Story,” in 1940. began to hear that the company wasn’t prospering because Schaefer was anti-Semitic and was therefore having trouble getting proper distribution for R.K.O. Mankiewicz dictated the script while the nurse watched over him and John Houseman stood by in attendance. Schaefer says that Mayer wanted to get control of R.K.O. He was so proud of his script that he lent a copy to Charles Lederer. was getting bruised. It may seem even fresher. In the forties, the writers convinced themselves that they believed in everything, and they kept putting it all into so many bad words. Pause Slideshow "The Deuce" is a play on the word "two," because this Restaurant on Lee Drive was the second-ever Raising Cane's® Restaurant opened and it’s located on the opposite side of the LSU campus from the original Restaurant. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Raising Kane. . DeMatteis, don'tcha know. By then, sound had come in, and in 1929 he did the script as well as the dialogue for “The Dummy,” with Ruth Chatterton and Fredric March (making his screen début), wrote William Wellman’s “The Man I Love,” with Richard Arlen, Pat O’Brien, and Mary Brian, and worked for Josef von Sternberg and many other directors. Herman came to Paramount directly from the stage, and naturally he knows the technique just as well as if he hadn’t written movies in the interval. They knew he was contemplating action, so they did the picture in for him; it was as if they decided whom the king might want killed, and, eager to oblige, performed the murder without waiting to be asked. Welles might not come in until the last day, but somehow, all agree, he would pull the show together “with a magic touch.” Yet when the Martian broadcast became accidentally famous, Welles seemed to forget that Howard Koch had written it. Still, this is nothing but a charming and superficial story. But movies didn’t suddenly become stagebound because of the microphone. He didn’t seem to know much about Hearst anymore; probably he’d forgotten. It went from them to Hearst’s lawyers (who marked various passages) before it was returned to Mankiewicz, and thus Hearst and his associates were alerted early to the content of the film. "But Lederer, apparently, was deeply upset and took the script to his aunt and Hearst. Clothes rustled. And so was Mankiewicz, who brought his younger, more stable brother, Joe, out to Hollywood and helped him get started, but, as soon as Joe had some success, began behaving atrociously, referring to him as “my idiot brother.”, Mankiewicz’s ambivalence was generally on a higher level, however. ♦, (This is the first part of a two-part article.). The fourth note looks rather naked now, all by itself on the desk. Wise ran it for the heads of all the major companies and their lawyer, and for six weeks he and his then assistant Mark Robson, who was on the Coast, fussed over the movie, making tiny, nervous changes—mostly a word here or there—that the executives and lawyers hoped would render the picture less objectionable to Hearst. It’s no wonder the movies had no further use for a Groucho or a Mae West; one can imagine what either of them might have done to those words. . Colt stared back at him. Welles is exactly twenty-three years old.”) In the days before the Mercury Theatre’s weekly radio shows got a sponsor, it was considered a good publicity technique to build up public identification with Welles’ name, so he was credited with just about everything, and was named on the air as the writer of the Mercury show. He possessed two failings that were inimical to the autocratic studio domains: he drank, and he was scornful of his bosses. That year, he published an article called “On Approaching Forty,” a brief satirical account of what had happened to him as a writer. 98% romantic western, 2% violence I enjoyed about 98% of Kane's story, particularly how he volunteers to spend time with boys who need positive male attention. And Hearst’s life was a spectacle. Welles and Mankiewicz went on talking about it for a couple of weeks, while Mankiewicz continued writing the weekly radio shows. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Raising Kane Page 2 . "[19][c][20], "Orson was vigorously defended," wrote biographer Barton Whaley, "but in less prominently placed articles; so, again, the damage was immense and permanent. . When Bogdanovich repeated Kael's assertion that Mankiewicz was the sole author of the script, Trosper replied, "Then I'd like to know, what was all that stuff I was always typing for Mr. And not just the Mack Sennett comedies and Keaton and Chaplin kept us fully awake but the spirited, bouncy comediennes, like Colleen Moore and Marion Davies, and the romantic comedy “teams,” and the suave, “polished” villains, like William Powell. with another full bonus check in my hand; and Manky, with his new raise, became the highest paid writer for Paramount Pictures, Inc. The writing that had given American talkies their special flavor died in the war, killed not in battle but in the politics of Stalinist “anti-Fascism.” For the writers, Hollywood was just one big crackup, and for most of them it took a political turn. More characteristically, however, his grandeur is double-edged, as in this typical statement on Gregg Toland: I had a great advantage not only in the real genius of my cameraman but in the fact that he, like all men who are masters of a craft, told me at the outset that there was nothing about camerawork that any intelligent being couldn’t learn in half a day. gave him freedom from interference, Schaefer and his legal staff had to approve the project and clear the shooting script and, of course, the budget. films didn’t get reviewed and others got bad publicity. In other words, his base pay was $40,800 his first year and $56,000 his second; actually, he wrote so many stories that he made much more. Hecht, that phenomenal fast hack who was to become one of the most prolific of all motion-picture writers (and one of the most frivolously cynical about the results), worked for a week and turned out the script that became Josef von Sternberg’s great hit “Underworld.” That script brought Hecht the first Academy Award for an original story, and a few years later he initiated the practice of using Oscars as doorstops. A policy meeting was arranged to discuss the failing fortunes of the group and to decide whether to keep them all in Los Angeles or send some of them back to New York. p. 3 . “I can’t cure you of gambling,” the analyst told him on his last visit, “but I can tell you why you do it.”. She quietly packed and left for her own house on the rare occasions when Mrs. Hearst, who lived in the East, was expected to be in residence at San Simeon. As soon as movies became Welles’ passion, and he was willing to work on any terms, he was finished in the big studios—they didn’t trust him. Part IV . was partly owned by the Rockefellers and the Chase National Bank, who owned the Music Hall. But in the late twenties and the thirties they went to Hollywood. They were ambivalent about Hollywood, which they savaged and satirized whenever possible. Mankiewicz had a compound fracture of the left leg, which, together with further injuries suffered while the fracture was healing, left him with a limp for the rest of his life. PM (Cecelia Ager): Before “Citizen Kane,” it’s as if the motion picture was a slumbering monster, a mighty force stupidly sleeping, lying there sleek, torpid, complacent—awaiting a fierce young man to come kick it to life. There is nothing in the facts to warrant the situation that has arisen. With no less regret he reports that he has just seen the best actor in the history of acting. I once jotted down the names of some movies that I didn’t associate with any celebrated director but that had nevertheless stayed in my memory over the years, because something in them had especially delighted me—such rather obscure movies as “The Moon’s Our Home” (Margaret Sullavan and Henry Fonda) and “He Married His Wife” (Nancy Kelly, Joel McCrea, and Mary Boland). In Newsweek, also on March 17, 1941, John O’Hara began his review with. Their humor was the humor of those trapped by human weakness as well as by “the system,” and this was basic comedy—like the jokes and camaraderie of Army men. Before “Citizen Kane” was released, PM reported that Hearst photographers were following Welles in “G-man” style, trying to get something on him, while Variety reported “persistent inquiries at the draft board as to why Welles hadn’t been drafted.” It was along about this time that Hearst himself saw the picture. I can tell you positively he didn't." With the title of “supervisor” (a term for the actual working producer, as distinguished from the studio executive whose name might appear above or below the name of the movie), he worked on their pictures from the inception of the ideas through the months of writing and then the shooting. You come away limp, much as if you had turned into Broadway and suddenly beheld Niagara Falls towering behind the Paramount Building, the Matterhorn looming over Bryant Park, and the Grand Canyon yawning down the middle of Times Square. So many producers took a writing credit as a droit du seigneur for a few consultations or suggestions that the Screen Writers Guild later instituted a rule calling for compulsory arbitration whenever a producer sought a credit. They’re sub-reactionary—the antique melodramas of silent days with noise added—a mass art better suited, one might think, to Fascism, or even feudalism, than to democracy. It was a gold rush, and Mankiewicz and his friends had exactly the skills to turn a trick. So a miracle did come about, though it was not the kind of miracle R.K.O. Alva Johnston described the Hollywood attitude toward Welles in an article in the Saturday Evening Post in 1942, the year after “Kane” came out: Big agents soon lost interest in the boy genius. Herman Mankiewicz didn’t—to be exact—write “Citizen Kane”; he dictated it. . No one in those organizations nor anyone associated with me in the production of the picture believed that it represented anything but psychological analysis of an imaginary individual. Though the political ironies are not clear to young audiences, and though young audiences don’t know much about the subject—William Randolph Hearst, the master jingo journalist, being to them a stock villain, like Joe McCarthy; that is, a villain without the contours of his particular villainy—they nevertheless respond to the effrontery, the audacity, and the risks. [1]:237Orson Welles conceived the project with screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who was writing radio plays for Welles's CBS Radio series, The Campbell Playhouse. “On Approaching Forty” didn’t come out in The New Yorker; it appeared in the Hollywood Reporter. Even though it would be easy to document this official life of the apparently rising young man with photographs of Mankiewicz in his Berlin days dining with the Chancellor, Mankiewicz in his newspaperman days outside the Chicago Tribune with Jack Dempsey, and so on, it would be hard to explain his sudden, early aging and the thickening of his features and the transparently cynical look on his face in later photographs. Those who admire “Citizen Kane,” which is constructed to present different perspectives on a man’s life, seem naïvely willing to accept Welles’ view of its making, namely, that it is his sole creation. Then Welles brought out to Hollywood from New York his own production unit—the Mercury Theatre company, a group of actors and associates he could count on—and, because he was inexperienced in movies and was smart and had freedom, he was able to find in Hollywood people who had been waiting all their lives to try out new ideas. There is an elaborate body of theory that treats film as “the nocturnal voyage into the unconscious,” as Luis Buñuel called it, and for a director such as Buñuel “the cinema seems to have been invented to express the life of the subconscious.” Some of the greatest work of D. W. Griffith and other masters of the silent film has a magical, fairy-tale appeal, and certainly Surrealists like Buñuel, and other experimental and avant-garde filmmakers as well, have drawn upon this dreamlike vein of film. He’s got to walk into a tough situation in order to be brutally nonchalant, which is what we think is funny about him. Nunnally Johnson, who was to work on over a hundred movies, was a close friend of Harold Ross’s and had volunteered to do the movie reviewing in 1926 but had been told that that job was for “old ladies and fairies.” Others in the group didn’t agree: Benchley had written on movies for the old Life as early as 1920, and John O’Hara later took time out from screenwriting to become the movie critic for Newsweek—where he was to review “Citizen Kane.” The whole group were interested in the theatre and the movies, and they were fast, witty writers, used to regarding their work not as deathless prose but as stories written to order for the market, used also to the newspaperman’s pretense of putting a light value on what they did—the “Look, no hands” attitude. There may be a little of it in the newspaper film of the fifties “Sweet Smell of Success,” but the ambivalence there is harsher, grimmer, more artistically “serious” than it was in the thirties; there’s some in the happy mockery of Hollywood in “Singin’ in the Rain,” which takes off from Kaufman and Hart’s “Once in a Lifetime,” and in the films of Preston Sturges, who alone somehow managed to stay funny and tart. But once one of them breaks through and has a hit, he’s called a genius and everybody starts copying him. He had also conducted personal interviews of Mankiewicz's secretary, Rita Alexander; his widow, Sara Mankiewicz; editor Robert Wise; Welles's assistant, Richard Wilson; and cast member Dorothy Comingore. This was before it opened. “Citizen Kane” is far and away the most surprising and cinematically exciting motion picture to be seen here in many a moon. But even so, Kane felt the rush of cold air. Orson knew this.” Welles may have feared that Schaefer would buckle unless he squeezed him from the other side, or, as Schaefer claims, it may have been Welles’ way of getting more publicity, but, for whatever reason, Welles began to issue threats: he gave R.K.O. . From 1923 to 1926, he was at the Times, backing up George S. Kaufman in the drama department; while he was there, he also became the first regular theatre critic for The New Yorker, writing weekly from June, 1925, until January, 1926, when he was offered a motion-picture contract and left for Hollywood. Director Welles and Cameraman Gregg Toland do brilliantly with a camera everything Hollywood has always said you couldn’t do. Herman J. Mankiewicz, born in New York City in 1897, was the first son of a professor of education, who then took a teaching position in Wilkes-Barre, where his second son, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was born in 1909, and where the boys and a sister grew up. It began: Right before me, as I write, is a folder in which my wife keeps the blotters from Mr. Eschner, the insurance man, Don’s first report card, the letter from the income tax people about the gambling loss at Tia Juana, the press photograph of me greeting Helen Kane (in behalf of the studio) at the Pasadena Station and my literary output. [6]:204[b] Kael did considerable research on related topics in film history. Thus, they were well prepared to become the scenarists and gag writers of the talkies. itself owned and in a few small art houses that were willing to take the risk. But he got bored easily, and when he started cutting up in the middle of preparing “Duck Soup,” in 1933, he was taken off the picture. In New York, they may have valued their own urbanity too highly; faced with the target Hollywood presented, they became cruder and tougher, less tidy, less stylistically elegant, and more iconoclastic, and in the eyes of Hollywood they were slaphappy cynics, they were “crazies.” They were too talented and too sophisticated to put a high value on what they did, too amused at the spectacle of what they were doing and what they were part of to be respected the way a writer of “integrity,” like Lillian Hellman, was later to be respected—or, still later, Arthur Miller. [17] "If I’d only known what I know about copyright now, I would have sued her ass, but I didn't," Suber said in a 2011 interview about Kael appropriating his research for her essay. This particular kind of journalist’s sense of what would be a scandal as well as a great subject, and the ability to write it, belonged not to Welles but to his now almost forgotten associate Herman J. Mankiewicz, who wrote the script, and who inadvertently destroyed the picture’s chances. The lost-in-Hollywood generation of writers, trying to clean themselves of guilt for their wasted years and their irresponsibility as writers, became political in the worst way—became a special breed of anti-Fascists. Filmed plays without the actors’ voices, and with the deadening delays for the heterogeneous audience to read the dialogue, were an abomination. I think that what Mankiewicz did in movies was an offshoot of the gag comedy that Kaufman had initiated on Broadway; Mankiewicz spearheaded the movement of that whole Broadway style of wisecracking, fast-talking, cynical-sentimental entertainment onto the national scene. He probably accepted the work that others did for him the way modern Presidents accept the work of speech-writers. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has opened its fourth Dayton-area location, and its second in Beavercreek, as it gears up to open another Miami Valley location in 2021. . I saw “Citizen Kane” the other night. Welles and Mankiewicz must have enjoyed thinking what a scandal a movie about him would make. employees who had worked with Welles were punished with degrading assignments on B pictures. They had liked to talk more than to write, and this weakness became their way of life. 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. If “Kane” has the same love-hate as “The Front Page,” the same joyous infatuation with the antics of the unprincipled press, it’s because Mankiewicz, like Hecht and MacArthur, revelled in the complexities of corruption. The counting has to stop; a death every 5 seconds has to stop. “Kane” is closer to comedy than to tragedy, though so overwrought in style as to be almost a Gothic comedy. People who complain that my work is slipshod would be a little surprised to find that I just am not always satisfied with the first thing I put down. “Kane” does something so well, and with such spirit, that the fullness and completeness of it continue to satisfy us. . Outside the movie business, there has probably never been a writer in the history of the world who got this kind of treatment. “I really felt it,” he exclaimed. . “You’ll have it back in a week,” Manky said. It has also covered him, kept him from being obvious, while exploiting the one most obvious thing about him. He left three children: Don, born in Berlin in 1922, who is a novelist (“Trial”) and a writer for television (“Marcus Welby, M.D.”) and the movies (co-writer of “I Want to Live!”); Frank, born in New York in 1924, who became a lawyer, a journalist, a Peace Corps worker, and Robert Kennedy’s press assistant, and is now a columnist and television commentator; and Johanna, born in Los Angeles in 1937, who is a journalist (on Time) and is married to Peter Davis, the writer of the Emmy Award-winning TV program “Hunger in America.”. It has to be the longest of the books yet it felt much too short, since I could gladly wallow in the world she’s created for days. . During that time, he also sent pieces on drama and books to the New York Times and Women’s Wear. The world of letters being small and surprising, Charles Lederer was among those who worked on the adaptation of “The Front Page” to the screen in 1931 and again when it was remade as “His Girl Friday” in 1940, and, the world being even smaller than that, Lederer married Orson Welles’ ex-wife, Virginia Nicholson Welles, in 1940, at San Simeon. Directed by Brian De Palma. When the period of the great silent comedians, with their international audience, was over, a new style of American comedy developed. The thirties, though they had their own load of sentimentality, were the hardest-headed period of American movies, and their plainness of style, with its absence of false “cultural” overtones, has never got its due aesthetically. Our Founder, Todd Graves (Founder, CEO, Fry Cook & Cashier) took a few pictures along the way. Kael dismissed Suber's repeated requests that she formalize their agreement and in time she stopped communicating with him. "[10]:45 Lederer told Bogdanovich that Kael never bothered to check with him about the facts, that he did not give Davies the script Mankiewicz loaned him: "I gave it back to him. Suber extricated himself from an agreement to co-author an almost identical book with two fellow academics, and gave Kael his research. . Welles is a great figure in motion-picture history: he directed what is almost universally acclaimed as the greatest American film of the sound era; he might have become the greatest all-around American director of that era; and in his inability to realize all his artistic potentialities he is the greatest symbolic figure in American film history since Griffith. [28] Kael reported what she was told by Mankiewicz's secretary: "Mrs. [Rita] Alexander, who took the dictation from Mankiewicz, from the first paragraph to the last, and then, when the first draft was completed and they all went back to Los Angeles, did the secretarial work at Mankiewicz’s house on the rewriting and the cuts, and who then handled the script at the studio until after the film was shot, says that Welles didn’t write (or dictate) one line of the shooting script of Citizen Kane. Raising Kane is the fifth book in the Fevered Hearts series. So, for the first time in my life, I indignantly denied I was a newspaperman. Meet Kane, my company namesake. The New York opening of “Citizen Kane,” which had been scheduled for February 14, 1941, finally took place on May 1st, and a week later it opened in Los Angeles. Radio Pictures and the Hays office. “His Girl Friday” turned out joyously, but if such an accident did cause Hawks to see how easy it was to alter the play, he still must have done it rather cynically, in order to make it conform to the box-office patterns then current. Welles was dedicated to the company, and he was exciting to work with, so the company stuck together, working for love, and even a little bit more money (Koch was raised to $125 a show) when they got a sponsor and, also as a result of the “War of the Worlds” broadcast, the movie contract that took them to Hollywood. “A deadly hush descended over the assembled guests. Mrs. Alexander recalls spoon-feeding him bicarbonate of soda, and recalls his courtly, formal apologies for the belches that rocked the room. . The New Yorker may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. In earlier periods, American writers made a living on newspapers and magazines; in the forties and fifties, they went into the academies (or, once they got to college, never left). There was a steady load of calendar-art guck that patronized “the deserving poor” and idealized “purity” (i.e., virginity) and “morality” (i.e., virginity plus charity). Currently we have the most updated RAISING KANE coupons among the other discount sites like and we also update the deals based on instagram, and more. And so Hearst, the yellow-press lord who had trained Mankiewicz’s generation of reporters to betray anyone for a story, became at last the victim of his own style of journalism. Many of the silents had always been stagebound, for the sufficient reason that they had been adapted from plays—from the war-horses of the repertory, because they had proved their popularity, and from the latest Broadway hits, because the whole country wanted to see them. 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