Palatine Library Celebrates the Friendship of Orson Welles and Roger Hill
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In celebration of actor Orson Welles’ 100th Birthday, local author, Todd Tarbox comes to the library to share the story of the seven-decade friendship between his grandfather, Roger Hill, and Orson Welles. Tarbox’s book, Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts, is the basis for this program that begins with Welles’ early life in 1926 at The Todd Seminary for Boys in Woodstock, IL, and finishes with his death in 1985. This story gives a true sense of Welles’ voice and celebrates the actor’s friendship with his mentor, teacher, and advisor, Roger Hill, who eventually became the headmaster of Welles’ beloved school. Orson Welles and his relationship with Roger Hill was the longest-lasting friendship during the actor’s lifetime. Books are available for purchase. To sign up for this program, call or visit the website.