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'Ten Commandments' up for auction
upi ^ | Sept. 10, 2010

Posted on 09/10/2010 9:59:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono

NEW YORK,- A New York auction house said the "Ten Commandments" tablets from the film of the same name and a piece of the Lady Liberty's nose are headed for the block.

Guernsey's Auction House said its Sept. 24 Iconic Objects Auction will include the tablets from the Charlton Heston film, a piece of the Statue of Liberty's nose made but not used during a 1980s restoration and other items, including a falcon statuette made for the Humphrey Bogart film "The Maltese Falcon" and sunglasses once worn by James Dean, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

"Any of these things would be the star of a normal auction," Guernsey's owner Arlan Ettinger said.

The 100 historical and pop culture artifacts up for auction also include blankets from President John F. Kennedy's Dallas limo, a hat Michael Jackson wore on stage in 2002 at New York's Apollo Theater and an IOU for $4,800 written by Frank Sinatra.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: auction; napl; tencommandments


1 posted on 09/10/2010 9:59:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Ping for later


2 posted on 09/10/2010 10:02:16 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: JoeProBono

Y’know, someone once mentioned that most of those Ten Commandments’ tablets in courthouse squares that the ACLU has spent years trying to extirpate were donated as a publicity stunt by the studio for the 1956 movie.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 10:04:29 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: JoeProBono

Never mind the Maltese Falcon; I want a statuette of the Maltese Bippy.


4 posted on 09/10/2010 10:07:46 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: sinanju

Nowadays, it’s hard to believe that mainstream Hollywood once made movies such as “The Ten Commandments”, “The Bible”, and “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.

Why does almost every movie nowadays have a plot or sub-plot which invokes liberal values? Among these are the normalization/acceptance of man made global warming as fact, along with celebration of homosexuality, drug use, the “hooking up” culture among young people, etc. Where the heck did all of this come from?

If the pendulum ever swings back, we will have to censor parts of just about every movie made in the last 30 to 40 years.


5 posted on 09/10/2010 10:12:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Borges; DollyCali

ping


6 posted on 09/10/2010 10:13:58 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Not to worry, as soon as the Islamist take over there won’t be such a thing as an independent film industry.


7 posted on 09/10/2010 10:56:24 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: JoeProBono

I also read in the paper today that Debbie Reynolds, because of financial difficulties, will have to let her vast Hollywood memorabilia collection go to auction.

Includes dress and red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz”, a costume worn by Heston in “Ben-Hur”, a hat worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone With the Wind”, among thousands of other items.


8 posted on 09/10/2010 11:11:05 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The failure of films like ‘The Bible’ and ‘The Greatest Story ever Told’ were part of why they stopped.


9 posted on 09/10/2010 11:38:37 AM PDT by Borges
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To: deoetdoctrinae

"Ben Hur Costume Prop Closes At $1,525 An original prop studded vest worn in the production of the Chariot Race scene in Ben Hur featuring Charlton Heston received 27 bids before closing at $1,525. Included with the prop was the auction catalogue from the May 1970 auction in which the leather vest was originally sold.


10 posted on 09/10/2010 12:21:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
I knew I left it someplace around here...


11 posted on 09/10/2010 12:44:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: JoeProBono
Looks like one of 'em is missing.


12 posted on 09/10/2010 12:46:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Lucky9teen
a piece of the Statue of Liberty's nose


13 posted on 09/10/2010 12:47:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

14 posted on 09/10/2010 12:49:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
a piece of the Statue of Liberty's nose made but not used during a 1980s restoration

A cover story.

The Leningrad Cowboys manager stole Lady Liberty's nose in Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses.

It was a controversial act.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107384/ (1994)

15 posted on 09/10/2010 12:50:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

16 posted on 09/10/2010 12:52:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Red Russian Army Choir & Leningrad Cowboys


17 posted on 09/10/2010 12:53:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: a fool in paradise
Who is responsible for the schnoz loss? We keep losing pieces, pretty soon there'll be nothin' left.


18 posted on 09/10/2010 1:03:06 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: a fool in paradise

ROFLMAO!


19 posted on 09/10/2010 1:08:08 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Daffynition

That would be good for the stock market, bad for natural disasters.

According to analysts, stock prices rise as do women’s hemlines.

According to Imam, natural disasters increase as women show more skin.


20 posted on 09/10/2010 1:09:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

21 posted on 09/10/2010 1:19:00 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: JoeProBono; a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; ...
BILL CLINTON: "Can I bid on all of them but the 7th?"


22 posted on 09/10/2010 2:25:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Charles Henrickson

23 posted on 09/10/2010 2:44:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
I have a replica of the Maltese Falcon. It looks just like this one, except there's no Humphrey sitting with it, sigh...


24 posted on 09/10/2010 2:44:52 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: TheOldLady

The stuff the dreams are made of...


25 posted on 09/10/2010 5:41:25 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: TheOldLady

The stuff that dreams are made of...


26 posted on 09/10/2010 5:41:48 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: TheOldLady

27 posted on 09/10/2010 6:16:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: martin_fierro

I thought the 11th Commandment was “Don’t p*ss off Chuck Norris.”


28 posted on 09/10/2010 8:47:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Welcome to FR, Dilbert San Diego.

It's kinda like herding kittens around here.

You'll be fine ..................... FRegards

29 posted on 09/11/2010 7:05:00 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: JoeProBono
Which Maltese Falcon is being auctioned, is what I wonder. There were many of them made for the movie and sources disagree as to how many.

Bogart dropped the first one, made of lead, and damaged the tail feathers. After that, Warner Brothers made some of plastic resin and some of lead - the Maltese Falcon was supposed to be solid gold and it was easier for the actors to 'act' as if they were handling a solid gold falcon when they were passing around the ones made of lead.

My replica is made of plaster . . . which begs the question: Is the stuff dreams are made of lead, plastic resin, or plaster?

I stopped counting the times I've seen The Maltese Falcon at 40, Casablanca at 80. I've seen 68 of his movies at least once and threw an annual Bogart party for years.

If nothing else, everyone should see his Jack Warner 'punishment' film, Swing Your Partner, at least once - a Li'l Abner-style hillbilly, professional wrestling, musical. I kid you not.

30 posted on 09/12/2010 6:56:18 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: JoeProBono
$1,525 for the Ben Hur studded leather vest? An outrage! There's a vendor who sells vests just like it for only $600 at the Castro Street Festival in San Francisco each year.

And his comes with oh-so-stylish fringe. And they're made of the softest, most comfortable black leather.

Umm . . . not that I've been to the Casto Street Festival and priced that particular any vests. Or tried anything on.

I think I must have read about it or something. Yeah, I read about it.

31 posted on 09/12/2010 7:10:15 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?"

32 posted on 09/13/2010 7:47:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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