Monday 21 August 2017

Orson Welles' Oscar statuette sale

Orson Welles won a screenwriting Oscar for Citizen Kane
Orson Welles won a screenwriting Oscar for Citizen Kane

Orson Welles' Oscar for Citizen Kane is going under-the-hammer.

The late star won the Academy Award for writing the screenplay for the classic film.

Auctioneer Nate D Sanders plans to sell the statuette on December 20.

Orson also earned nominations for acting in and directing the 1941 film.

Since 1950, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has required Oscar winners to promise they will not sell their statuette before offering it back to the Academy for one dollar. It has declined to comment on the planned auction.

Orson died at the age of 70 in 1985.

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