Orson Welles

Citizen Kane Script Sells For Thousands At Auction

28th April 2014 -

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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' Daughter Selling Off Father's Film Memorabilia

31st March 2014 -

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Orson Welles' youngest daughter is offloading a treasure trove of her father's film memorabilia at an upcoming auction.Beatrice Welles uncovered boxes full of the legendary director's personal items last year (13) and now she plans...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Script Up For Auction

28th February 2014 -

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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

17th December 2013 -

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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

8th August 2013 -

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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...

Orson Welles' Hollywood Rants Unveiled In Newly Released Tapes

1st July 2013 -

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Orson Welles' true feelings about his fellow Hollywood stars and directors have been laid bare in newly released audiotapes, in which he brands Sir Laurence Olivier "stupid" and James Stewart a "bad actor".The Citizen Kane...

The Wire Named No. 1 TV Show Of All Time By Entertainment Weekly

30th June 2013 -

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The hit Baltimore-set crime series The Wire has been chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the greatest television show of all time in a recent poll compiled by the magazine. The HBO series, which ran for...

The Third Man To Be Reimagined As German-language Musical

28th June 2013 -

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Orson Welles' cult classic The Third Man is set to be turned into a musical for the Austrian stage.Producers at the Vereinigte Buehnen Wien (Vbw) company have acquired the rights to the black and white...

Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' Becomes Bfi's Best Film Of All Time After 50 Years Of 'Citizen Kane' Dominance

2nd August 2012 -

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In one the most prestigious surveys that can be conducted - far more prestigious than a supermarket satisfaction one - Alfred Hitchcock 's 'Vertigo' has topped Orson Welles 'Citizen Kane' to be named as the...

Patricia Medina, Hollywood Leading Lady, Dies Aged 92

3rd May 2012 -

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Patricia Medina, the British-born actress who became one of Hollywood's best known leading ladies with appearances in 'Francis' and the Orson Welles crime-thriller 'Mr Arkadin', has died aged 92, reports the Los Angeles Times.The widow...

Oscar Statuettes Fetch $3 Million At Online Auction

1st March 2012 -

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The largest sale of Oscar statuettes in history fetched a total of more than $3 million on Tuesday, auctioneers Nate D. Sanders said Wednesday, with Herman Mankiewicz's Oscar for his Citizen Kane screenplay going for...

John Hurt Honoured For Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema

27th January 2012 -

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John Hurt is to receive the Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award at the BaftAs in February.The seventy two year old actor is well known for his roles as John Merrick in The Elephant Man...

Citizen Kane Oscar Sells For Almost $1 Million In L.a.

22nd December 2011 -

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The original 'Best Screenplay' Oscar statuette awarded to Orson Welles for his 1942 film Citizen Kane has been sold for $861,542 at the Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Saunders. According to Reuters, the award...

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

21st December 2011 -

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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 Up For Grabs

14th December 2011 -

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Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane' Oscar has been put up for auction. The late actor-and-director's Best Writing (Original Screenplay) accolade that he shared with Herman J. Mankiewicz for their work on the 1941 movie is set...

Welle's Citizen Kane Oscar To Go On Sale For About $1 Million

13th December 2011 -

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The only Oscar ever won by Orson Welles -- for co-writing Citizen Kane -- is due to be auctioned off online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on December 20, and presumably between now and then,...

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Oscar Heading To Auction Block

12th December 2011 -

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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...

Isle Of Man, Investing In Films -- And Losing

17th June 2011 -

 News

The Isle of Man, located between Ireland and Britain with a population of around 80,000, has done its utmost to lure film producers to its lush landscapes and mild climate. The government has funded its...

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Life Is Saved By Emergency Doctors

6th May 2011 -

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, the 94-year-old Hollywood actress, was rushed to hospital this week after suffering from pneumonia. Zsa Zsa Gabor, who has endured innumerable health scares in recent months, was having trouble breathing and emergency...

Classic Jane Eyre Triumphs In Ny, La

14th March 2011 -

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Filmmakers have been drawn to Charlotte Bront's Jane Eyre almost from the time cameras started rolling. The first version of the 164-year-old tale hit the screen in 1914; the most famous version was produced in...

Classic Films To Debut On Hulu Plus

16th February 2011 -

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Some of the greatest films ever produced will now become available for streaming on Hulu Plus, the $7.99-per-month subscription service launched last year by Hulu, the company owned jointly by Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC Universal, News Corp./Fox,...

Lost Welles Film Edging Closer To Release

24th January 2011 -

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The long-running legal battle over ORSON WELLES' lost movie THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is almost at an end - a decision about the film's release will be made "within weeks", according to a...

Welles' Daughter Protests Biopic

30th November 2009 -

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The daughter of late American film legend ORSON WELLES is protesting the star-studded Hollywood drama ME AND ORSON WELLES - insisting the negative portrayal of her father as a womaniser in the film is "laughable".Welles'...

The Things They Say 13362

5th September 2009 -

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"Claire and I were trapped on an island together with nowhere to go for four weeks, like a reality show. My character was supposed to fall in love, but she was also supposed to be...

Huston Can't Wait To See Welles' Lost Masterpiece

12th October 2008 -

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ANGELICA HUSTON can't wait to see the finished cut of ORSON WELLES' THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND - because it features one of her late father's career highlights. The long-awaited release of the 1975...

Citizen Kane Oscar Fails To Sell

12th December 2007 -

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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

11th December 2007 -

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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...

Welles' Oscar To Be Auctioned

17th October 2007 -

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Movie legend ORSON WELLES' Academy Award is to be auctioned in New York later this year (07). The accolade, won by Welles for Best Screenplay for the 1941 movie Citizen Kane, will be sold at...

The Things They Say 5664

19th September 2007 -

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"I ran to him when the curtain went down and said, 'Why did you bite me?' and he said, 'Well, I got excited.'" EARTHA KITT on the Hollywood fable that she was once bitten by...

Fascinating Fact 3535

10th July 2007 -

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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)....

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