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July 24, 2013 |
It's easy to visualize Steve McQueen atop a motorcycle in "The Great Escape" or cruising in a convertible, but the legendary actor in a camper? Why not? McQueen's 1952 Forest Green Chevrolet 3800 series pickup truck with custom camper hits the auction block Friday at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. McQueen owned upwards of 60 rare vehicles throughout his life, according to the auction listing provided by Mecum, and the Chevrolet 3800 series "is a one-ton long-bed pickup truck and is much sought after by customizers, hot rodders and old truck collectors.
July 16, 2013 |
It looks like Rhythm & Hues is still downsizing. The El Segundo visual effects company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February , is auctioning off assets, including computers, furniture and film equipment. Bidding will conclude July 24 at 10:30 a.m., said Tiger Group, the company conducting the auction. Rhythm & Hues is selling hundreds of items that it no longer needs for its operations. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll For example, more than 150 computers are going on the auction block, along with more than 300 Herman Miller Aeron chairs. Film equipment for sale includes a 2006 Film Light Northlight scanner, an Arri Arrilaser film recorder and two animation cameras. Founded in 1987, Rhythm & Hues created effects for movies including “The Golden Compass,” “Babe,” “Django Unchained,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Life of Pi,” for which it won an Oscar.
June 26, 2013 |
A tweed jacket worn by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film "Bullitt" will go up for auction on July 29, Profiles in History announced Wednesday. While there certainly seems to be no shortage of fame-adjacent apparel on the auction block these days -- a negligee that once belonged to Monica Lewinsky and a pair of Levi's worn by Luke Skywalker are two recent examples -- this jacket occupies a special place in the pantheon of the male movie wardrobe....
June 25, 2013 |
One of Banksy's most famous graffiti murals could sell for up to $150,000 when it goes on the auction block Thursday. "Love Is in the Air," which shows a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers, will be up for bid at Bonhams in London. The Contemporary Art and Design auction will also feature spin paintings by Damien Hirst, a Jeff Koons watercolor and furniture by Ringo Starr. QUIZ: Expensive art on the auction block "Prices for spray-paint canvases by Banksy in our recent auctions demonstrate that his works are more popular than ever with high-profile art collectors," Bonhams contemporary art specialist Alan Montgomery said in a statement.
May 28, 2013 |
Apparently the market force was not with them: A pair of Levi's jeans worn by Mark Hamill in the 1977 sci-fi film "Star Wars" failed to meet the reserve price in an online auction that ended last week. Nate D. Sanders , the auction house that put the trousers from Tatooine up for bid, had hoped they would fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000. According to the lot detail page for the Jedi jeans, which had a minimum starting bid of $2,500, 13 bids were placed before the 5 p.m. PDT deadline on May 21 and no final bid amount is listed.
May 3, 2013 |
Phil Mickelson, who has struggled mightily at times this year, heads a big-name field with some star power on the leaderboard in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Mickelson sank a 40-foot birdie putt at No. 9 during a round of five-under-par 67 on Friday that moved him two clear of fellow American Nick Watney and two others with a nine-under 135 after two rounds. Mickelson shook off a bogey at No. 12 to record back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14 and 15. “It's fun to be in contention," said Mickelson, who has only two top-10 finishes this year -- including a victory at the Phoenix Open -- while missing a cut three weeks ago. "It's fun to be in the mix. It's great to be leading, but we're only halfway home.