I just acquired two amazing pieces of American history tonight.
We just won at auction Orson Welles' personal script for Citizen Kane and his copy of the rushed transcript from CBS of War of the Worlds. Both from his personal collection.
One tells the story not just of Hollywood and the most important film of the 20th century, but also of the most powerful man on earth ("Kane" / W. R.Hurst) and how they controlled media and shaped truth to his liking.
The other is the script that woke the world up to the power of the media and also how gullible Americans can be if it is produced correctly as most only half-listen.
One other group of smaller scripts we also won. One is his radio script on Fascism. Fascinating. I will be recreating that on radio when it arrives. Still relevant.
Can't wait to open our Mercury American History Museum.