Lot 766
  • 766

Orson Welles, Herman Mankiewicz, and John Houseman

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
98,500 GBP
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  • Orson Welles, Herman Mankiewicz, and John Houseman
  • Working draft script for Citizen Kane, here with its original title "American"
mimeograph typescript of the second draft of the script, mostly on white paper but with a 32 page insert ("News Digest") on yellow paper, occasional scattered deletions and markings in pencil and pink crayon to about nine pages, 229 pages, folio, paginated and dated throughout but pages numbered to p.321 (of 325) to match the first draft, with additions on lettered pages (e.g. p."98-b") and cuts shown through the use of pages numbered as sequences (e.g. p. "270-291"), dated 30 April to 9 May 1940, cream cover inscribed twice "Mr Welles' working copy", three brass split pins, cover creased, stained, and nearly detached, script lacking final four pages, in a blue collector's box; together with a modern photocopy of the fourth draft, marked "final", dated 18 June 1940