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'Citizen Kane' to be shown at Hearst Castle
This Sept. 28, 2001 file photo shows "La Cuesta Encantada," The Enchanted Hill, the legendary home now best known as Hearst Castle, built by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst in San Simeon, Calif. The 1941 Orson Welles film "Citizen Kane," a largely unflattering portrait of a character resembling Hearst, will be shown at Hearst Castle March 9 at the visitor center theater, as part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, with the blessing of the late publisher's family. Hearst sought to derail the movie, which portrayed the rise and fall of an obsessively controlling character. Great-grandson Steve Hearst says the film will be presented as a work of fiction rather than as a documentary about the media tycoon. AP Photo/Reed Saxon.
SAN SIMEON (AP).- The 1941 film "Citizen Kane" will be shown at Hearst Castle, the elaborate California estate built by the newspaper magnate who inspired Orson Welles' cinema classic.

The Los Angeles Times says (http://lat.ms/wx3lpV) "Citizen Kane" will be shown March 9 at the visitor center theater as part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, with the blessing of the late William Randolph Hearst's family.

Hearst sought to derail the movie, which portrayed the rise and fall of an obsessively controlling character, and festival director Wendy Eidson says it has probably never been seen at the estate, which is now a state park.

Great-grandson Steve Hearst says it will be presented as a work of fiction rather than as a documentary about the media tycoon.




Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.





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