Orson Welles Iconic CITIZEN KANE Jacket Among Highlights of Profiles in History Auction
The signature "Podium" jacket Worn by Orson Welles in his Oscar nominated role as "Kane" from the legendary 1941 Citizen Kane film will be included in Profiles in History's October 17-20, 2014 "Hollywood Auction".Designed by academy award-winning costume designer, Edward Stevenson, the jacket was worn by Welles in one of the most prominent scenes of the film featured in the backdrop of himself "Kane" as he delivers his gubernatorial campaign speech. Profiles in History has set the pre-auction estimate at $60,000 - $80,000. The dark blue wool suit jacket with pale grey pinstripes features two buttons, flap pockets, shawl collar and is lined in black. Western Costume Co. internal bias handwritten label is included and notes "Orson Wells 41 1/2" and stamped "25351". "Citizen Kane is considered a national treasure," said Joe Maddalena, President and CEO of Profiles in History. "'Charles Foster Kane' is probably one of most notorious film characters in the world personified by Orson Welles which eventually evolved to an enormous amount of notoriety for both. The jacket worn by Welles, or shall we say 'Kane', represents a significant piece of film history." Citizen Kane is the renowned 1941 American drama film directed, co-written, produced by, and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles' first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. It is to this day, considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film ever made.
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October 17-20 at 11:00 a.m. PST
Location: Profiles in History Offices
26662 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; Phone: 310-859-7701
About Profiles In History: Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world's largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.www.profilesinhistory.com