Interview with “Rosebud” co-founder Rod Clark
We started out with Eastern News in ’93. John Lehman flew to New York, walked into the offices at Eastern, threw down a copy and said, “You folks need to distribute us!” They agreed, and they did carry us for a number of years. Then Eastern got bought by Hearst Publications, which was bad news for us -- because of course, Randolph Hearst hated the movie Citizen Kane, in part, rumor has it, because “Rosebud” was not the name of his childhood sled -- it was allegedly his nickname for his favorite part of his mistress’s anatomy, which is supposedly why he sued Orson Wells to prevent the release of the picture!
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