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Sensational Movie Props for Sale at Auction

posted by Nell Minow

In The Maltese Falcon, after all the betrayal and misery and death, a cop gazes at the title object and asks, “What is it?”  The hard-boiled detective played by Humphrey Bogart gives an answer that is not only #14 on the American Film Institute’s list of all-time top movie quotes — it could very well be used to describe the movies themselves.  He says, “it’s the stuff that dreams are made of.”

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That is also the very apt title for the November 25 Bonham’s/Turner Classic Movies auction of a mind-boggling array of movie treasures, including, incredibly, the Maltese Falcon itself.  Items include Scarlett O’Hara’s neglige, Shirley Temple’s majorette jacket from one of my all-time favorite musical numbers in “Poor Little Rich Girl,” a Bette Davis gown from The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, John Huston’s annotated script for Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and a car from Casablanca. Someone you love must want to find W.C. Fields’ joke file under the tree Christmas morning.  Or Steve McQueen’s jacket from “Le Mans.”  Or an eight-page letter from the teenaged Marilyn Monroe.  The stuff that dreams are made of, indeed.

 

 

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