This is a frank and revealing autobiography that shines in its personal portraits of several other celebrities; Orson Welles, with whom he worked in Citizen Kane , David Niven, and Marilyn Monroe are a few. The author pulls no punches about his marriages and motivations, and this enhances the book, especially with the underlying sense of humor so evident to the reader. Cotten is a master of character on and off the screen and stage, and surely ``vanity'' got him somewhere. A good purchase for any film collection. Virginia A. Doser, Saddleback Coll. Lib., Mission Viejo, Cal.