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Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" script sold at New York auction

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PanARMENIAN.Net - Scripts for "Citizen Kane" Orson Welles' camera and a cigar ashtray were among the late director's belongings sold at a New York auction, the Associated Press reported.

Sixty-seven lots fetched $180,000 at Heritage Auctions on Saturday, April 26.

Margaret Barrett, Heritage's director of entertainment-linked auctions, called the items "a piece of cinema royalty."

Two dozen pages of scripts for the 1941 masterpiece "Citizen Kane" went for $15,000, far surpassing the $2,000 presale estimate. Welles' old Bell & Howell movie camera used to record a bullfight in Spain sold for $37,500, against a $2,000 estimate. And a silver-plated cigar ashtray Ernest Hemingway gave Welles fetched $5,000. That's six times the expected price.

Also on the block were memorabilia the director's daughter, Beatrice Welles, kept for decades in Sedona, Ariz.

Photo: AP/Heritage Auctions, File
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