Orson Welles: Oscar for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) comes up for auction

Orson Welles

Boscutti - Orson Welles - Writer Producer Director Orson Welles removes make up on the set of Citizen Kane

In December 2007, Welles’ Oscar forBest Writing (Original Screenplay) comes up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York, but fails to reach its estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million.

At the same sale, Welles’ personal copy of the last revised draft of “Citizen Kane” before the shooting script does sell for $97,000.


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