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    Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 40") Style B.
    Star/director Orson Welles's dramatic tale of the life of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane has been called the greatest movie ever made, and who are we to dispute that grand distinction? Although Welles denied it, the film was widely seen as a dramatization of the life of William Randolph Hearst, which greatly angered the real-life media tycoon. In fact, Hearst was so incensed by what he saw as a personal attack that he forbade the movie to be advertised in his papers, and actually tried to buy the negative from the studio so that he could destroy it. Since Welles had already held a preview of the film for important industry figures - who gave the picture rave reviews - Hearst's plan was, fortunately, thwarted. Even ignoring the obvious political content of the film, this movie is an undisputed masterpiece, seen by many as the creative summit of Welles's long and impressive career. Whether or not it's the greatest film ever made can certainly be debated; the fact that it is an important landmark in the history of American cinema cannot. As should come as no surprise, paper from this film is highly sought after. One sheets, particularly the less common "B" style offered here, are especially desirable. This copy is in nice condition; only some fold wear with slight chipping, and one inch of the white border trimmed from the top making it a 40" length. Expert professional restoration has helped the poster but the length is still short and keeps this gem from an even higher grade. If only the best is good enough for you, you owe it to yourself to bid on this important treasure. Fine on Linen.




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