Hi ! What's this font please ! :)

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Today's movie trivia. At first I thought, "Oh an ominous castle, must be Drarcula or Frankenstein. But wait ... the gate has a _K_! This is Xanadu the ill fated modern castle of media magnate Charles Foster Kane, played by Orson Welles in a 1941 movie that is usually placed near the top of lists of the best movies of all time."
It would have been hand lettered.
AFAIK this lettering was not made into a specific font.
But there are some script fonts from the era that could be substituted. Consider Coronet and similar fonts shown at http://www.identifont.com/similar?ID
Some modern scripts that have a retro look somewhat similar to the lettering
Claude Pelletier's Champignon http://www.dafont.com/champignon.font?text=The+End
Måns Grebäck's Motion Picture http://www.identifont.com/show?39JC
Claude Pelletier's Chopin Script http://www.dafont.com/chopin-script.font?text=The+End
Mark Simonson's Lakeside http://www.identifont.com/find?font=Lakeside&q=Go
Michael Hochleitner's Sauber Script http://www.identifont.com/find?font=Sauber+Script&q=Go
Ryoichi Tsunekawa's Machiarge http://www.identifont.com/find?font=Machiarge&q=Go
Patrick Griffin's Filmotype Keynote http://www.identifont.com/show?316M
Gert Wiescher's Excelsia http://www.identifont.com/show?36A3
And finally the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies end titles That's Font Folks! http://www.dafont.com/thats-font-folks.font?text=The+End
Don

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IIRC, there was a website dedicated to create vector files of old films’ end titles, but I’m unable to locate it now.
Also several old threads on end titles and catchwords here on Typophile contain good discussions and references.

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Thank you so much !

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