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Auction History Result

Lot #: #250 CITIZEN KANE linen Italian one-panel movie poster R66 great Welles image!!

Date Sold 12/18/2004
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 8

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.

A 1966 Re-Release Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Italian One-Panel Movie Poster (measures approximately 39" x 55") (Learn More)

Citizen Kane, the classic 1941 Orson Welles (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) biographical newspaper journalism melodrama ("Some called him a hero... Others called him a heel"; "It's Terrific!"; loosely based on the life of William Randolph Hearst; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; many people consider it the finest movie ever made) starring Orson Welles (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; in the title role as Charles Foster Kane), with the members of Welles' "Mercury Actors", who had previously acted with him on stage, Joseph Cotten (as Jedediah Leland), Dorothy Comingore (as Susan Alexander Kane), Everett Sloane (as Mr. Bernstein), Ray Collins (as Jim W. Gettys), George Coulouris (as Walter Parks Thatcher), Agnes Moorehead (as Mary Kane, Kane's mother), Paul Stewart (as Raymond), Ruth Warrick (as Emily Monroe Norton Kane), Erskine Sanford (as Herbert Carter), William Alland (as Jerry Thompson), Fortunio Bonanova (as Signor Matiste), Buddy Swan (as Kane at age 8), Harry Shannon (as Kane's father), and Alan Ladd (in one of his early incredibly tiny parts, but he does have a single speaking line!)
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Important Added Info: Note that this Italian one-panel measures approximately 39" x 55" and is linenbacked.

Condition: very good. This poster was linenbacked, and it had defects which were repaired during the linenbacking process (which we describe below, as well as the quality of the restoration, if I thought there was something about the restoration worth commenting on!). You should also look at our "super-sized" image of the actual poster (we are the only major auction company we know of that gives accurate detailed pre-restoration information about linenbacked posters to our bidders, but we wish everyone did!).

there were many small tears along the foldlines; there was a circular area of paper loss below the middle crossfold around the size of a quarter (it was in the black dot background area); there was a series of small holes in the bottom left corner of the image that form number (in the white background only, and typical of Italian posters of this period); there were very few border defects of any kind. Overall, the poster was very nicely linenbacked, and the fold defects described above are not at all noticeable or distracting.
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