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    Orson Welles' personal typed and hand-annotated manuscript with direction notes for proposed television adaptation of Citizen Kane. (1950s) 62-page typed onionskin manuscript with Welles' hand annotations for a proposed television adaptation of Citizen Kane in the 1950s. Despite Herman J. Mankiewicz's involvement in the film screenplay, this teleplay is credited solely to Welles on the title page, despite the fact that the dialogue is a word-for-word analog of the finished film. The hand annotations in this treatment include scenic direction and insertions, dialogue edits and additions, camera angles and even character blocking. Welles also includes some very thematic analysis of the material i.e., commenting on the line, "I only saw her fir one second, she didn't see me at all. But I'll be a month hasn't gone by since I haven't thought of that girl..." to which Welles writes in the margin, "i.e., Like a mother or a sled". And, commenting on the famous scene at the newspaper when the staff celebrates Kane's birthday with a surprise party, "He [Bernstein] whistles again and a line of chorus girls come out". Welles has drawn a pencil cartoon of a face in a square and written, "CU-Negro trumpeter smiles with eyes closed CU as band plays." No less than 44 of 62 pages of the teleplay bear some form of pencil annotations. Bound in a green paper folder with embossed window with typed "Citizen Kane" title card tipped to cover. Presented in a vintage board bound black folder. In vintage very good condition.

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