Orson Welles: How many Rosebud sleds are there?

Orson Welles

Boscutti - Orson Welles - one of the Rosebud sleds from Citizen Kane

Three Rosebud sleds are made for the filming of “Citizen Kane.”

One is burnt along with the memories heaped in the mammoth fireplace at the end of the film. Two go missing.

In 1982 Spielberg spends $60,500 to buy one of the missing Rosebud sleds. Is it a fake? Spielberg doesn’t think so.

Spielberg says that Rosebud sled will go over his typewriter to remind him that quality in movies comes first.

Welles wonders why Spielberg didn’t just give him the money to write a script


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