Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A.
    Director Orson Welles's thinly-veiled biopic of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst was the subject of much controversy upon its initial release, much of it led by Hearst himself, who was incensed at the portrayal of Charles Foster Kane (Welles) - Hearst's screen incarnation - in the movie. He forbade any mention of the film in his papers, and even tried to purchase the negative with the intention of destroying it. Fortunately, the film survived Hearst's efforts, and is today widely hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made. Presented here is an extremely rare Style A half sheet, the first one we've ever had the privilege of offering. It had a pinhole in the bottom center, edge wear in the left and bottom borders, small tears in the top borders, a crumpled bottom left corner, and scuffing in the credits, but all of these minor issues have been addressed with expert professional restoration, returning this highly desirable piece to its original glory, without any paper backing. A great piece on a great film, we suggest you get your bid in today! Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.




    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,543

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Jul 24, 2009 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 45 days left to consign to the 2021 July 24 - 25 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #162116 spotlights


    King Kong vs. Godzilla (Universal, 1963). Folded, Very Fine. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    South Sea Adventures (Principal Distributing, 1932). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    In Name Only (RKO, 1939). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    King of the Zombies (Monogram, 1941). Folded, Fine+. Insert
    BID NOW


    Doomed to Die (Monogram, 1940). Folded, Fine-. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (RKO, 1946). Folded, Fine+. Insert
    BID NOW


    World War II Propaganda (Seagram-Distillers Corp, c.1943). Folded, Very Fine-. Poster
    BID NOW


    Thunderball (United Artists, 1965). Rolled, Very Fine. Subway (59.25" X 45") Robert McGinnis Artwork
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search