I find it hard to believe that some movie buff out there wasn’t just dying to get their hands on this!
Orson Welles’s Oscar for the 1941 film Citizen Kane failed to sell at an auction at Sotheby’s in New York.
The statuette, for best original screenplay, had been expected to fetch up to $1.2m (£586,000).
However, Welles’s personal working copy of the script, which also went under the hammer, sold for $97,000 (£47,475).
The sale of the Oscar was controversial as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prefer the awards to remain in the hands of the winners.