The Iconic Casablanca Piano was Sold at Sotheby’s for over $600K!
“Play it again, Sam”…
The iconic piano used in the film Casablanca was sold to an unknown buyer for more than $600,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.
The piano was offered for sale by its Japanese collector/owner to mark the film’s 70th anniversary. It was was expected to sell for as much as $1.2m, The owner originally paid about $154,000 for the piano at auction in the late 1980s.
The piano was used in the film by Sam (Dooley Wilson) to play the song “As Time Goes By” and it appears in one of the film’s most iconic scenes, in which Humphrey Bogart’s character Rick utters the line: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
The sale marks the 70th anniversary of the Oscar-winning World War II classic, which is largely set in the Moroccan port city of Casablanca, then part of unoccupied French North Africa.
Talk about an iconic piece of Movie Memorabilia!!! Right up there with Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers.
Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub