Beatle John Lennon


It was a copy of an unreleased film of the year 1916. In the auction won a coin with the effigy of Lennon. It is possible to return to auction in the near future. A copy of an unpublished 1916 film that includes images of the brilliant British comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) was this Wednesday without a buyer at an auction held at Bonhams in London House in which won a coin with the effigy of John Lennon. A spokeswoman for Bonhams explained that tape, nearly seven minutes of duration, aroused great interest, but when the truth was not awarded, for reasons difficult to explain. Despite the disappointment at not having placed the piece, which had generated a lot of media attention, the auction house ventured that it is possible to return to auction in the future, that are still doing studies on its characteristics and provenance. The film has a curious history, since it was acquired in 2009 by its current owner, Morace Park, in the portal auction eBay by 3.20 pounds (3.7 euros, 5.3 dollars), and then found that it is one of the first existing samples of animated cinema.

The tape, which has aroused the curiosity of scholars of the old cinema, Charlie Chaplin is entitled in Zepped, although the interpreter born in London did not expressly for the production, but that her scenes have been extracted from others of your tapes. However, specialists consider that the film, shot on 35 mm nitrate negative, is valuable and important by itself, because it is one of the earliest examples of animation known in the history of cinema. By what can be seen, shows images of the bombing of a Zeppelin on London, while Chaplin acts with his particular style. Limited series of 500 coins Los Zeppelin were used during the first world war in bombings against France and England, so Zepped would have designed to dispel fears of that artifact with the humor of the comedian London. However, the star of the bid Today, dedicated to memories of the world of the show, was a gold coin with the face of former Beatle John Lennon, which was topped by 72,000 pounds 80,000 euros (116,000 dollars), well above its price estimated between 1,000 (1,114 euros, 1,606 dollars) and 1,500 pounds (1,670 euros, 2.410 dollars). It is a coin who coined the British Mint – coin factory – in 2010 once the citizens vote in a competition for his civilian followers. The legendary singer was the most voted, and the Mint issued a limited series of 500 silver coins with his face and a gold – five pounds sterling (5.56 EUR, 8,03 dollars) – given by way of appreciation to Yoko Onno, second wife of John Lennon. Source of the news: A film with Chaplin stays without a buyer in a bid where wins a coin of Lennon