This Month in Film History: “Citizen Kane” Premieres

Very few directors’ feature film debut been fraught with contentiousness and negative media coverage as Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. The script, written by, Herman Mankiewitcz, told the story of fiction newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane. In spite of the relentless media blitz against the film lead by William Randolph Hearst’s legion news  media conglomerate, Citizen Kane would premiere…