Cinema: Kane Continued

Perched in his San Simeon splendor, Mr. Hearst was supposed to be hopping mad. This young Orson Welles had made for RKO an insulting movie about his life called Citizen Kane. Led by his official ministress to the movie capital, Columnist Lolly Parsons, many a Hearst favor-seeker sent word to The Chief that they could fix everything. Soon the machinery of Hollywood pressure began to throttle Citizen Kane.

First approach was to M. G. M. Headman Louis B. Mayer, an old Hearst friend and spiritual shepherd of Hollywood's producers. Mr. Mayer was warned that the release of Kane would mean a good,...

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