Veronique and Gregory Peck collection commands $1.2M at Heritage
DALLAS — Gregory Peck’s personalized leather-bound To Kill a Mockingbird script sold February 23 for $84,375 as Heritage Auctions presented a sale titled Property from The Estate of Veronique and Gregory Peck. As expected, the gilt-stamped, photo-filled, Horton Foote-penned adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved novel was among the most sought-after and fought-over lots in an event that paid tribute to the careers and philanthropy of the Academy Award-winning actor and his philanthropist wife of nearly 50 years. Another highlight was a 35th-anniversary copy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird inscribed by Lee to Veronique and Gregory, who won an Oscar in 1963 for his role as Alabama attorney Atticus Finch. Wrote Lee, “To Gregory and Veronique: You have a unique place in my heart. Harper.” It sold for $35,000.