$10,755 bid wins 1937 ‘Snow White’ billboard
A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” has been sold at auction for $10,755.
In a statement, Heritage Auctions said it was not identifying the winning bidder. The Dallas-based auction house had said the rare billboard was expected to sell for at least $10,000 Saturday.
The 20-by-9-foot billboard was printed in England to promote the Disney film there. It features three scenes, the main one showing a rosy-cheeked Snow White in front of a castle in her classic outfit with bright yellow skirt, surrounded by the dwarfs and other characters from the film.
The billboard had been in a private collection for more than a decade.
Tom Hanks in Egypt to shoot film
Hollywood star Tom Hanks has started shooting portions of his new film “A Hologram for the King” in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, the country’s state news agency reported Saturday. Hanks arrived Friday in Egypt.
The movie is directed by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer and is based on a 2012 novel by Dave Eggers. Hanks will play the role of a struggling American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia to sign a contract with a wealthy monarch but instead finds himself entangled in a series of misadventures.
The movie is set to be released in 2015.