Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Play It, Sam - Casablanca Can Be Yours For Only 1.2 Million

One of the pianos referred to in one of the most famously fabricated movie quotes of all time is up for sale. Sotheby's in NYC will put up for auction, Sam's piano from Casablanca next Friday, Dec 14. The Japanese collector who holds the piano currently purchased it in 1998 for $154,000 is now expected to get $1.2 million at auction for one of two pianos that Sam (Dooley Wilson) played in the film. (The other is down the street at Warner Bros here in LA.)

Do you find it interesting that two of the most famously misquoted movie lines ("Play it again, Sam" and "you know how to whistle don't you?") were uttered (or NOT uttered) by real life couple Bogie & Bacall? 

For more on Sam's piano check out here and here

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