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Citizen Kane Script Sells For Thousands At Auction

Part of a script for Orson Welles' film classic Citizen Kane has smashed its pre-auction estimate of $2,000 (£1,250) after going under the hammer for $15,000 (£9,375).Two dozen pages of the 1941 screenplay went up...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Script Up For Auction

Filmmaker Orson Welles' draft script for Citizen Kane is set to hit the auction block at Sotheby's in London.The typed script, which features the director's notes and is labelled 'Mr. Welles' working copy', is...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Suit Up For Auction

The three-piece suit Orson Welles wore in the pivotal final scene of Citizen Kane is to became a Christmas present for one lucky film memorabilia collector when it goes under the hammer at auction on...

Lost Orson Welles Directorial Debut Restored For Italian Film Festival

A film made by cinema legend Orson Welles three years before his breakout movie Citizen Kane has been unearthed and restored for a premiere screening in Italy.Historians were led to believe that the footage shot...

Vertigo Topples Citizen Kane As Best Film

Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1958 thriller Vertigo has ended Citizen Kane's choke hold on top of the British Film Institute's best film list.Bfi bosses poll experts once a decade and their latest survey has thrown up...

Oscars Auction Pulls In $3 Million

A haul of 15 Oscars, including a statuette handed to Citizen Kane's screenwriter, has pulled in more than $3 million (£1.8 million) at auction.The collection of gold trophies, which also included an Oscar for Wuthering...

Citizen Kane Oscar One Of 15 To Be Auctioned Off

Fifteen Oscar statuettes, including the trophy awarded to the screenwriter of Citizen Kane, are set to go under the hammer next week (begs27Feb12).Two days after the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (26Feb12), more a...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Oscar Sells For $861,000

The Academy Award presented to Orson Welles for his work on movie classic Citizen Kane has fetched more than $850,000 (£531,000) at auction.The movie, which Welles directed and starred in, landed nine Oscar nominations following...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Oscar Heading To Auction Block

The Academy Award presented to Orson Welles for his work on movie classic Citizen Kane is heading back to the auction block, four years after it failed to sell.The movie, which was directed by and...

Citizen Kane Oscar Fails To Sell

The Oscar won by ORSON WELLES for the 1941 classic CITIZEN KANE has failed to sell at an auction in New York. The award for Best Original Screenplay was expected to fetch up to $1.2...

Citizen Kane Oscar Goes Under Hammer

ORSON WELLES' Oscar for the 1941 classic CITIZEN KANE is expected to fetch up to $1.2 million (GBP600,000) when it goes under the hammer on Tuesday (11Dec07). The award, for best original screenplay, will be...

Fascinating Fact 3535

The former Beverly Hills, California mansion of late newspaper tycoon WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST - the inspiration for ORSON WELLES' CITIZEN KANE - is on the property market at $165,000,000 (GBP82,500,000)....

Citizen Kane Voted Best Film

Oscar-winning movie CITIZEN KANE has been named the greatest U.S. movie of all time. The 1941 Orson Welles' classic topped The American Film Institute (AFI) poll. Crime epic The Godfather was in second place followed...

Deep Throat Named Landmark Movie

Hardcore porn film DEEP THROAT has been named alongside CITIZEN KANE as one of 100 landmark movies of all time. The infamous 1972 sex film features in the RADIO TIMES GUIDE TO FILMS list. The...

Maxwell's Life To Hit The Big Screen

The life of late media mogul ROBERT MAXWELL is heading for the big screen. AMERICAN PSYCHO producer EDWARD R PRESSMAN is adapting the London stage play about the Slovakian-born tycoon, LIES HAVE BEEN TOLD. Pressman...

Casablanca Tops Screenplay List

CASABLANCA has topped a new list of the best screenplays ever written. The classic HUMPHREY BOGART movie beat THE GODFATHER and CHINATOWN to the top spot in the new Writer's Guild of America 101 Greatest...

Christopher Lee Questions Wicker Man Remake

British horror movie icon CHRISTOPHER LEE has poured scorn on a planned remake of cult film THE WICKER MAN because he thinks setting the film in America is a joke. THE LORD OF THE...

Fascinating Fact 649

Original manuscripts from classic films including CASABLANCA, CITIZEN KANE and MY FAIR LADY have been recovered by Los Angeles police in a derelict house, after a raid to investigate a spate of robberies in the...

Kate Bush Pokes Fun At Elvis Myth In New Video

Pop recluse KATE BUSH pokes fun at the 'ELVIS PRESLEY is alive myth' in the video for her comeback single KING OF THE MOUNTAIN by dancing with The King's white jumpsuit. The famous outfit...

Goodfellas Named Greatest Movie Of All Time

Director MARTIN SCORSESE's classic mafia drama GOODFELLAS has been voted the greatest movie of all time in a poll of experts by British magazine Total Film. The 1990 movie, which stars ROBERT DE NIRO,...

Film-maker Robert Wise Dies

Oscar-winning director ROBERT WISE died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday (14SEP05), only five days after celebrating his 91st birthday. THE SOUND OF MUSIC film-maker fell ill on Wednesday and...

Stone Sells Old Marital Home

Actress SHARON STONE has erased a large part of her failed marriage to PHIL BRONSTEIN from her life, after selling the home they once shared for close to $15 million(GBP7.8 million). The 47-year-old BASIC...

Scorsese Blasts Kane Comparisons

MARTIN SCORSESE has dismissed claims his movie THE AVIATOR is similar in theme and story to ORSON WELLES' classic film CITIZEN KANE. While the OSCAR-nominated director admits both films focus on the rise and...

Ruth Warrick Dies

CITIZEN KANE actress RUTH WARRICK has died in New York. She was 89. After her debut in the 1941 classic - in which legendary film-maker ORSON WELLES handpicked her to play his wife -...

Titanic Voted Worst Film Ever

Movie megahit TITANIC has been voted the worst film ever in a poll on British TV show FILM 2003. Over 2,000 different films were nominated by tens of thousands of viewers - but Titanic...

1939 Voted Hollywood's Greatest Year

Hollywood was better in the good old days - a new survey has found 1939 was the greatest year in the history of Tinseltown. Movie classics GONE WITH THE WIND, GOODBYE MR CHIPS, WUTHERING...

Welles' Oscar Withdrawn From Auction

ORSON WELLES' 1942 best screenplay OSCAR for CITIZEN KANE has been withdrawn from an auction - so the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES can buy it back for just $1 (GBP0.62). The...

Memories Of Orson Welles

Eccentric filmmaker ORSON WELLES had some feline social habits - according to British journalist ALAN YENTOB. Yentob visited the late CITIZEN KANE legend at his Hollywood home, and recalls the strange experience with fondness....

Rare Lennon Footage Up For Sale

A never-before-seen film of JOHN LENNON in New York City and his handwritten lyrics to the BEATLES' song IF YOU'VE GOT TROUBLE will go up for sale on 25 July (03). The auction will...

Schwarzenegger To Host Villains Special

Hollywood hardman ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER will host an upcoming TV special about the top 100 heroes and villains of the screen - having played both good and evil robots in the TERMINATOR films. An...

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