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    The Magnificent Ambersons (RKO, 1942). Autographed Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, this is Orson Welles' follow-up to his masterpiece Citizen Kane. This equally grand film follows the wealthy Amberson family as the era of genteelness declines and the new century of progress arrives. Welles' control over the final edits of his films was revoked during contract negotiations with RKO, and the editing for this picture was given to several others, including director Robert Wise, and thus fifty minutes of footage was removed and the ending changed. Although highly altered, and initially unsuccessful at the box office, the film is full of outstanding performances, genius direction and is considered an important film today. This great card, which features Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead, is signed "Orson Welles" and "Robert Wise." It has small tears in the top and left borders, a piece of cellophane tape on the reverse, corner bumps and bends, one corner chip, and a scratch in the image. Fine.


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