“Forgotten Hollywood”- TCM Sponsors Major Auction…

Posted on November 22, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

(reporting from Miami)

   According to a wonderful email I received from Turner Classic Movies:

TCM is proud to present �What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic at Auction, as Curated by Turner Classic Movies,� an auction of top-tier collectibles from the storied history of Hollywood. Featured items range from the iconic statuette of the Maltese Falcon from the 1941 film to the cape and cowl worn by Michael Keaton as Batman in Batman Returns.

   The black figurine is one of two known cast lead statuettes made for John Huston’s screen version of the movie, but the only one confirmed by Warner Brothers‘ archives as having been in the film. The figurine bears the same name as the flick starring Humphrey Bogart as private eye Sam Spade. The 45-pound, 12-inch-tall prop has a bent right tail feather; damage incurred during filming. Actress Lee Patrick, who played Spade’s secretary, Effie, dropped it when she handed the item to Bogie.

   The statuette’s owner purchased it privately in the 1980s. It’s been exhibited at the Warner Brothers Studio Museum, Pompidou Centre in Paris, and Museum of Modern Art in New York. A portion of proceeds will go to The Film Foundation, a nonprofit established by Martin Scorsese in 1990 to protect and preserve motion picture history. For the link to make a bid or for complete information on items being auctioned… click on:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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