BevHills Christie’s will offer H’wood treasures

'Kane' Oscar feted

With interest in Orson Welles’ landmark “Citizen Kane” reviving, Christie’s auction house in Beverly Hills will display a trove of Hollywood memorabilia that includes Herman Mankiewicz’s Oscar for the “Kane” screenplay, an award he shared with Welles in 1941. The presentation begins Saturday.

The patinated, 7.5-pound statue will be auctioned on Nov. 18 for an estimated $200,000-$300,000. Other lots from “Kane” include two copies of the “second revised final script,” dated July 9, 1940; a poster from the 1950s for Italian audiences, with the title “Quarto Potere” (“Fourth Estate”); and a pair of yellow, 1941 lobby cards with the promotional slogan “It’s terrific!”

Also set for the block are props from “A Clockwork Orange” — including Malcolm McDowell’s ubiquitous swordcane — “Star Trek,” “Camelot,” “Goodbye Mr. Chips,” “Random Harvest,” “Paint Your Wagon” and “Lost Horizon,” and more than 100 film posters, the earliest from 1916.

Sheet music for seven songs intended for but never used in “My Fair Lady” is up for grabs for an estimated $45,000-$60,000.

Christie’s will exhibit the items in its showroom at 360 North Camden Dr. from Saturday to Wednesday. The auction is at 2 p.m. the following day.

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