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OSCAR STATUETTES FETCH $3 MILLION AT ONLINE AUCTION

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 $588,455. The Oscar to cowriter Orson Welles sold last December for $861,542. (Mankiewicz had maintained throughout his life that he […]

MORE OSCARS TO FIND NEW HOMES ON TUESDAY

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two days after this year’s Oscars are handed out, 14 additional Oscars will be awarded to the winning bidders of a Hollywood memorabilia auction — believed to be twice the total number of Oscar trophies that have been sold to date. The sale, being featured online by the Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders, […]

WELLES’S CITIZEN KANE OSCAR TO GO ON SALE FOR ABOUT $1 MILLION

December 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

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, the Academy will make some effort to prevent the sale from going forward. It has long fought efforts to sell […]

WARNERS IN PAINSTAKING RESTORATION OF CITIZEN KANE

June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may be a black-and-white film that already has long rested on the shelves of most video collectors — hardly, it would seem, something that would be greatly enhanced on a Blu-ray disc. But Warner Bros. is reportedly engaging in an expensive restoration Orson Welles’s classic Citizen Kane for release on Blu-ray on September 13th, […]

CLASSIC JANE EYRE TRIUMPHS IN NY, LA

March 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Filmmakers have been drawn to Charlotte Brontë’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 1943 with Joan Fontaine in the title role and Orson Welles in the role of Rochester. But, if initial reaction […]