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Space of the Week: An Art-Filled Abode for a Son of Hollywood

Inside the gallerylike home of Michael Lindsay-Hogg, an artist, director, memoirist, and rumored progeny of Orson Welles.


Film, TV, and theater director Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited, The Normal Heart) has been involved with some of the most indelible artistic talents of the last half-century. (And that’s without mentioning Orson Welles, long rumored to be Michael’s biological father, a rumor neither quashed nor confirmed by his mother, the great Irish actress Geraldine Fitzgerald.) Yet as his compulsively readable new memoir, Luck and Circumstance (out this week from Alfred A. Knopf), demonstrates, Michael remains as lively a character as any of his compatriots. Writer Marc Kristal recently went to visit Michael and his wife, Lisa, in their “faux-Normandy”-style home in West Hollywood, a riotous curiosity shop filled with artworks (including dozens of his own), objects precious and quotidian, and countless touchstones from the couple’s rich, peripatetic lives.

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