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Unformatted text preview: for the controversial film, made a quick visit to New York and had to barricade himself behind a staff of secretaries to avoid answering questions from reporters (T.M.). Orson Welles stated that “it is not based upon the life of Mr. Hearst or any one else. On the other hand, had Mr. Hearst and similar financial barons not lived during the period we discuss- ‘Citizen Kane’ could not have been made” (New York Times). Meanwhile the media frenzy created by Hearst’s objection to the film only created more interest and immediate success for Welles. Works Cited D. W. Churchill "Orson Welles Scares Hollywood." New York Times (1857-Current file) Jan 19 1941: X5. Special to The New York Times. "Hearst Objects to Welles Film." New York Times (1857-Current file) Jan 11 1941: 13. Thomas M. Pryor "Report on some Dubious Facts." New York Times (1857-Current file) Mar 2 1941: X5....
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- Spring '08
- William Randolph Hearst, Orson Welles