Orson Welles NY Auction Includes "Citizen Kane" Script

Sixty-seven lots fetched a total of $180,000 at Heritage Auctions

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014  |  Updated 6:31 PM EDT
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Orson Welles NY Auction Includes "Citizen Kane" Script

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1941: Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane" (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Orson Welles' camera, a cigar ashtray and a script for "Citizen Kane'' were among the late director's belongings sold at a New York auction.
 
Sixty-seven lots fetched a total of $180,000 at Heritage Auctions on Saturday, including the buyer's premium.

Margaret Barrett, Heritage's director of entertainment-linked auctions, called the items "a piece of cinema royalty.''
 
Two dozen pages of script 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 -- six times the expected price.
 
Also on the block were other memorabilia the director's daughter, Beatrice Welles, kept for decades in Sedona, Arizona.

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