The Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in 'The Wizard of Oz' is going up for auction on Monday (24th November).
Dollars and dollars and dollars! Oh my! There's a huge range of Hollywood memorabilia going up for auction on Monday (24th November). So if you have a few thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket why not treat yourself to costumes from The Wizard of Oz or Sam's piano from Casablanca?
A similar version of Judy Garland's dress pictured above is up for auction next week.
30 years since Grace Kelly's death marks a big milestone, and an exhibition in her memory is getting to open later on in the year. However, what's really hitting the headlines this week is the Monaco Royal family criticizing the Grace Kelly biopic, starring Nicole Kidman, deeming it 'pure fiction'.
Grace Kelly was married to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco from 1956 until her death in 1982. The film, called Grace of Monaco will cover her first few years in Monaco, an era which saw tension between France and Monaco, a situation in which Kelly played an important role in avoiding a coup. Much has already been said about the 45 year old Kidman meaning to play a 32 year old Kelly.
"We have had absolutely no association with this project, which claims to be about the lives of our parents," the royal family, Prince Albert and his two sisters, said in a statement reports the Guardian. "For us, this film does not constitute a biographical work but portrays only a part of her life and has been pointlessly glamorised and contains important historical inaccuracies as well as scenes of pure fiction."
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'Moulin Rouge' star Nicole Kidman is snapped by photographers as she arrives in a car at the Palazzo Reale in Genova, Italy where she is filming the upcoming drama biopic 'Grace of Monaco' in which she will star as the legendary Hollywood star Grace Kelly. Various fans also turn up to witness Kidman arriving, some are holding magazines with her on the cover and others are showing off pictures of the star on their cell phones.
Photographers visit the set of 'Grace of Monaco' in Genova, Italy where Nicole Kidman is currently filming as the eponymous character. The majestic Palazzo Reale is being changed into the Grimaldi Palace and some of the rooms are currently full of camera crew, equipment, screens and ladders in preparation for the 2014 drama biopic.
The master craftsmanship on display (placing virtually the entire film within the confines of the apartment of hobbled photographer L.B. Jeffries -- the inimitable James Stewart -- referred to as "J.B. Jeffries" on the back of the DVD case) has few parallels in modern cinema. The story by John Michael Hayes is one of Hitch's simplest yet most gripping: Jeffries spies the cleanup of a supposed murder across the way from his Manhattan apartment -- a sinister Raymond Burr cleaning knives and whatnot. He tells his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and she laughs. His nurse (the unforgettable Thelma Ritter) mocks him also, urging him to marry instead of peeping out the window at strangers. But slowly, the truth is revealed, and even his most ardent naysayers join in the plot to uncover the reality of what happened in the apartment across the way. By the end of the picture, Kelly is prepared to break into Burr's apartment via fire escape because she's certain of what has happened inside.
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Date of birth
12th November, 1929
Date of death
14th September, 1982