Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Leaden actor finds fame, fortune, finally

After 72 years (and having been mistreated by Humphrey Bogart) it becomes such stuff as dreams are made of--and also the Laws of Supply and Demand;
The plot of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart classic The Maltese Falcon revolves around a 12-inch falcon statue which the film's protagonist believes to be a priceless antique - but in the end is revealed to be a lead fake.
So it's ironic that the original film prop, an unremarkable lead falcon statue, is now expected to fetch a seven-figure sum at auction.
The statue, a 50lb falcon complete with dents from when Bogart dropped it on set, has been described by movie experts as one of the most important movie props of all time, up there with Dorothy's ruby slippers or Holly Golightly's little black dress.
Did they save Myrna Loy and William Powell's martini shakers?

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