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    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.




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