Vivien Leigh’s Gone with the Wind Mementos, Auction of 9 Unheard Michael Jackson Songs, and More Fresh News

Vivien Leigh’s personal copy of ‘Gone with the Wind’ received from author Margaret Mitchell and containing a personal letter from Mitchell. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Sotheby’s London has announced a September auction of items from the estate of British actress Vivien Leigh (1913-1967). Leigh is best known for her starring role as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. The auction contains a script from the film that was given to her by members of the cast, as well as a copy of the book Gone with the Wind received from author Margaret Mitchell. [Read more from Art Daily]
  • An album containing nine unheard Michael Jackson songs will be auctioned in New York later this month. There’s just one catch: the buyer will not be able to release the recordings. [Read more from Rolling Stone]
  • The late Roberto Clemente’s awards and personal mementos brought record prices at the All-Star Fan Fest Auction in Miami. The beloved philanthropist and Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder’s 1967 National League Silver Batting Championship Award topped prices realized at $493,500. [Read more from the Tribune-Review]
  • After a slump in auction prices for his art, Damien Hirst is back with something new. His headline-grabbing “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” show takes up two venues in Venice and required 10 years of intensive work to prepare. [Read more from The Art Newspaper]


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