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Citizen Kane Orson Welles Vintage Lobby Card 1941

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"Citizen Kane", 1941
Original Vintage Lobby Card
Starring Orson Welles

The first "Citizen Kane" piece we have owned in 30 years collecting.  Named the #1 Greatest film of all time by the American Film Institute.  A rare piece of Hollywood history as lobby cards from this masterpiece have surface on the market only a few times in the past several years.    And, on top of the important historical significance of this lobby card, it is Beautiful!  Gorgeous vintage bright colors and in Excellent + Condition! 

Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). When Orson Welles co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in this, his very first feature film, he could little have known that it would become one of the most important, revered, influential and beloved American movies of all time. Loosely based on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the movie initially failed at the box office, due, some say, to the influence of Hearst himself who refused to allow advertising for it - or any RKO picture - in any of his newspapers. He even went so far as offering to buy the negative from the studio with the intention of destroying it, a desire that was thwarted by the fact that Welles had already previewed the films to influential people in the film industry, many of whom had raved over it. Despite all Heart's efforts, the film has become a modern classic, eventually eclipsing even Hearst's fame in the present day.

In this scene Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) celebrates the acquisition of his leading newspaper rival's entire staff with a bevy of show girls in this wonderful scene card. Lobby cards from this film are highly sought after by collectors as it is considered one of the top films of all-time.

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Conway's Vintage stamp NOT on original