Thursday, June 20, 2019

WARHOL’S MARILYN MONROE FETCHES MORE THAN ANY OF HER MOVIES

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Warhol’s 1962 pop-art multiple images of Marilyn Monroe sold for $38.2 million on Thursday. The original silk screen grid, titled “Four Marilyns,” had been expected to fetch about $30 million. The New York Times reported that it was purchased by Victoria Gelfand, a director at the Gagosian Gallery, at the Park Avenue salesroom of […]

OSCAR STATUETTES FETCH $3 MILLION AT ONLINE AUCTION

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The largest sale of Oscar statuettes in history fetched a total of more than $3 million on Tuesday, auctioneers Nate D. Sanders said Wednesday, with Herman Mankiewicz’s Oscar for his Citizen Kane screenplay going for $588,455. The Oscar to cowriter Orson Welles sold last December for $861,542. (Mankiewicz had maintained throughout his life that he […]

MORE OSCARS TO FIND NEW HOMES ON TUESDAY

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two days after this year’s Oscars are handed out, 14 additional Oscars will be awarded to the winning bidders of a Hollywood memorabilia auction — believed to be twice the total number of Oscar trophies that have been sold to date. The sale, being featured online by the Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders, […]

1917 CHAPLIN FILM ALTERS MOVIE HISTORY

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A print of a Charlie Chaplin film purchased on eBay for about $5 in 2009 could sell for more than $160,000 when it is offered at Bonham’s auction house in London on June 29, appraisers have indicated. The film, made in 1917 during World War I, features Chaplin in his tramp costume bringing down a […]

DISH NETWORK ACQUIRES BLOCKBUSTER

April 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

DISH Network has become the winning bidder for Blockbuster, it announced today (Wednesday). In a statement following the auction, the satellite TV service said that its bid was valued at approximately $320 million but that after “certain adjustments” — particularly for Blockbuster’s cash and inventory — are made, DISH will actually pay approximately $228 million […]