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Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir donated to university

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan says a "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined its archives on the trailblazing filmmaker.

The typewritten memoir was in eight boxes of materials that Croatian filmmaker Oja Kodar recently donated to the Ann Arbor school says. Kodar was Welles' partner and collaborator for 24 years before his death in 1985 at age 70.

The university says the 80-page typed memoir has handwritten notes and edits throughout. It includes passages about Welles' parents, second wife Rita Hayworth, Ernest Hemingway and D.W. Griffith.

Kodar is to attend the university's June 7-9 symposium on Welles, marking the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Welles wrote the radio drama "The War of the Worlds" and directed the movie "Citizen Kane."
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