25 June 2008,
Price realised USD 625
USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
Black and white photograph of Orson Welles, c.1941, removing his Charles Foster Kane makeup during production of his 1941 masterpiece Citizen Kane. Signed in silver ink on the bottom right corner, the photo is inscribed on the verso, Orson Welles, 1941, "Citizen Kane", Photograph for N.Y. Times, with notes in Hungarian and stamped Photo by Muky. 9x11in.
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