Two 70s-related stories have recently been in the news and I’d like to draw your easily-distracted attention toward them.
Willy Wonka Auction
First up, comes the news that Profiles in History are holding a Willy Wonka auction in July and Gene Wilder’s original costume, a screen-used Everlasting Gobstopper, a Golden Ticket and Golden Egg are all up for grabs. Wilder’s Wonka garb is expected to sell for at least 80 grand. Check this story at Movie Line for more info or go right to the press release at PiH.
“The costume consists of flamboyant purple velvet frock coat, wool & camelhair slacks, off-white shirt, distinctive purple & violet lamé vest with floral design and satin bow tie. Originally obtained from Michael D. Beinner, Director of Field Advertising and Publicity for Paramount Pictures who was gifted the costume following its promotional tour of several key cities around the U.S. Without doubt, one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable costumes in the history of film. It is estimated to fetch $80,000 – $120,000.”
Rare Rolling Stones Pix (1972)
Also in the news, the CNN Photo Blog is showing off a dozen never-before-seen images of the Rolling Stones taken by photographer Jim Marshall. The shots are from the 1972 Exile on Main Street tour and will be part of an upcoming book entitled “The Rolling Stones 1972″ (Chronicle Books), due August 15. Ogle!
“Based on Mick Jagger’s serious expression and Keith Richards’ focused stare, it was clear the pressure was on. It was the summer of 1972, and the Rolling Stones were on their American concert tour for their acclaimed ‘Exile on Main Street’ album. But when they were not onstage and rocking out with their fans, they were hard at work remixing tracks at the Sunset Sound studio in Hollywood.
It was a heady time filled with parties and recording sessions and only one person was there to capture it all intimately — famed music photographer Jim Marshall, who was covering the tour for Life magazine. Now the estate of Marshall is releasing some of the never-before-seen photos of the band in a new book “The Rolling Stones 1972″ (Chronicle Books), out on August 15. There will also be a show at New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery from July 5 to September 8, and an exhibit at EMP Museum in Seattle, opening on July 14.”