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    Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Not only was Citizen Kane Orson Welles' directorial debut, but he also produced, co-wrote, and played the title role. The story begins as the most powerful newspaper magnate in the world, Charles Foster Kane, dies uttering an enigmatic final word "Rosebud." This mystery prompts a newsreel producer to send out a reporter in hopes of finding the meaning behind the famous man's dying thought. The film almost never saw the light of day, however, when it was discovered that the plot was loosely based on the life of publisher William Randolph Hearst. The other Hollywood studios were so afraid of Hearst that they offered to buy the prints from RKO and destroy them forever! Thankfully, this plan was unsuccessful, leaving Citizen Kane intact, to take its place in film history. A Heritage first, this window card format features the familiar artwork of a fist-clenching Welles, towering over scenes from his extraordinary life, including a boyhood image of him carrying a sled. The white areas have been airbrushed, the colors have been slightly enhanced due to light fading. Fine+ on Cardstock.


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    March, 2015
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
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