Weighing in on Welles feud

'RKO 281' preem shows H'wood's interest

Judging by the turnout Monday night at the DGA theater for the premiere of HBO’s “RKO 281,” a dramatization about the making of “Citizen Kane” and the feud between director Orson Welles and his film’s subject, William Randolph Hearst, Hollywood is still endlessly fascinated by Hollywood. “I grew up in a family of liberal socialists who idolized Orson Welles and Paul Robeson,” said Liev Schreiber, who played Welles. “I dreaded the idea that anyone expected me to be him.”

Among the revelers were stars James Cromwell, Brenda Blethyn and David Suchet, exec producer Ridley Scott, director Benjamin Ross, HBO Films prexy Colin Callender, guests Ted Hartley, Ray Liotta and Lawrence Bender.

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