Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Return of the Jed

[Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles, 1941).]

[The Magnificent Ambersons (dir. Orson Welles, 1942). Click either image for a larger view.]

If Jedediah “Jed” “Broadway Jed” Leland (Joseph Cotten) is the theater critic, the Indianapolis Daily Inquirer must be a Kane paper. Nicely meta to have Leland’s column appear in The Magnificent Ambersons, in which Joseph Cotten stars as automobile developer Eugene Morgan.

If you click the page of Susan Alexander reportage for a larger view, you’ll see that the Leland/Kane review and the first paragraph of “Many Plaudits” are, indeed, about Susan Alexander’s debut.

[Leland/Kane: Recall that Kane finishes writing the review after firing Leland.]

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