I was wondering, in Citizen Kane, there is a part where Leland walks into Kane's office/room with a drawing. The drawing looks a lot like Welles' drawings, and I'm pretty certain it is, but my question is, what happened to it? Where is this picture? I bet it faced an untimely death.
I know that the "Principles" was destroyed in the film by Kane when Leland sends it to him, but I remembered when Speilberg bought a Rosebud sled at an auction in the 80's. Since there were more than one Rosebud's, I was thinking perhaps that there could've been more than one declaration.
If no other copy exists, than perhaps one of the newpapers with the principles on it would be just as good.
Just some thoughts.
"I know a little about Orson's childhood and seriously doubt if he ever was a child."--Joseph Cotten
The drawing certainly looks like an Welles drawing to me... I wonder if it might be among all the Welles papers stored at the Lilly Library in Indiana? And maybe the declaration of principles is stored there too.