Invisible Man Appears at Auction, Jackie Kennedy’s Love Letters, and More Fresh News

Poster promoting the 1933 Universal film The Invisible Man, auctioned by Heritage for $274,850. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Last weekend, an eerie and very rare poster promoting the 1933 Universal film The Invisible Man stepped into the auction spotlight and sold for a staggering $284,850. The selling price was four times the pre-sale estimate. [Read more from Antiques & the Arts Weekly]
  • On Wednesday, a series of personal letters between former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and David Ormsby-Gore (Lord Harlech) were sold at a Bonhams auction in London. A private collector purchased the letters for $123,000. [Read more from NBC News]
  • The starship Enterprise has a new five-year mission: to boldly go and raise money to help a quirky museum live long and prosper. The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum recently took possession of life-size wax figures of all seven crew members from the original Star Trek TV series, including Capt. Kirk. [Read more from Associated Press]

  • Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics of an unpublished 1961 song about Wisconsin will hit the auction block on March 30. After dropping out of college and before moving to New York, Dylan worked the folk scene in Madison, Wisconsin, without much success. [Read more from Rolling Stone]

 

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