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    Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A.
    Director Orson Welles' 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 by Welles' portrayal of Charles Foster Kane - Hearst's screen incarnation. 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, only the second one we've ever had the privilege of offering. There is evidence of surface paper loss on the verso and tears in the borders, but restoration has returned the poster to a like-new appearance. There is a tiny post-restoration chip in the top left corner. A superb poster from an exceptional film! Fine+ on Paper.




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