Orson Welles's Oscar Would Make a Lovely Holiday Gift

What do you get for the cinephile who has everything? Start with a six-figure loan, I guess, and then check out the ongoing auction for "[t]he finest and most desirable item in Hollywood collecting -- the original Oscar awarded to Orson Welles for best 'Original Screenplay' for Citizen Kane. This Oscar statue, awarded by The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is the very same statue presented to Orson Welles on 26 February 1942 at the Biltmore Hotel. [... F]or years it had gone missing and the Academy issued a replacement to Beatrice Welles, Orson's youngest daughter and sole heir. The original had all along been in the possession of cinematographer Gary Graver, who tried to sell it in 1994." [Nate D. Sanders via THR]

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