Orson Welles' Citizen Kane jacket estimated at up to $60,000



2015-06-26 13:56:49

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane jacket estimated at up to $60,000

Orson Welles wore the jacket during Citizen Kane's iconic 'podium' scene

A jacket Orson Welles wore in Citizen Kane (1941) is valued at $40,000-60,000 in Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction on October 18.

The pinstriped blue woollenblazer appears in the iconic "podium" scene, when Kane stands for governor, and again when his wife is practising her singing. It's inscribed "Orson Wells 41 1/2".

Citizen Kane jacket The jacket is inscribed with Welles' name

Citizen Kane was Welles' directorial debut and is considered by many to be the greatest film of all time. Its inventive structure, design and camerawork were a huge influence on subsequent generations of filmmakers.

The film's status ensures a strong market for memorabilia, with a script achieving $164,500 earlier this year. A silver trophy that appears in a key scene made $275,544 in 2012.

Marilyn Monroe's personally annotated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is also likely to entice bidders.

The notes offer a revealing insight into her method. She reminds herself to "sense the feeling with the body" at one point and to "build pull back, don't stop mutual conflict between partners."

Monroe was famously lacking in self-confidence, often spiralling into deep depressions that made filming impossible. While she was already a star beforehand, 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes represents her breakthrough into superstardom.

The script has sold before - it achieved $23,000 at RR Auction in June.

We have this phenomenal signed magazine cut-out from Marilyn Monroe.

The chopper Peter Fonda rode in Easy Rider is to highlight the sale with an estimate of $1.2m.

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