Property from the Family of ARTHUR BAUER
In early 1942, twelve year old Arthur Bauer was a student at Public School 217 in Brooklyn, New York. A movie buff and avid member of the school's film club, he entered an RKO Pictures sponsored contest. The winner was to be determined by how close his choices were to those made that year by the New York Film critics. Arthur Bauer recalled that after winning the contest, "...I was told I could pick from a list of prizes, and I chose the ROSEBUD sled used in Citizen Kane." The hardwood sled was presented to the boy by RKO actress Bonita Granville in the New York office of Will Hays, President, Motion Picture Producers & Distributors. Ironic in that Orson Wells had battled with Mr. Hays through the film over issues of censorship.
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