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#1991956 - 11/28/12 01:26 PM Piano from "Casablanca" for sale at auction. (only 58 keys!)
Thrill Science Offline
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Registered: 09/04/11
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Article about it here:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-...o-dooley-wilson


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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The piano from the Oscar-winning film "Casablanca" could fetch more than $1 million when it is sold at auction in New York next month on the 70th anniversary of the premiere of the classic movie, Sotheby's said on Tuesday.

The 58-key piano, on which actor and singer Dooley Wilson performed "As Time Goes By," has a pre-sale estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million for the December 14 auction.


I googled to see who made 58-key pianos. There were a few models back in the early 20th century of these things.

For example: http://www.rayspiano.com/images/bv_img142.jpg (not the Casablanca piano)


Edited by Thrill Science (11/28/12 01:38 PM)
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#1991962 - 11/28/12 01:41 PM Re: Piano from "Casablanca" for sale at auction. (only 58 keys!) [Re: Thrill Science]
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Cool! Now I can finally get those letters of transit!
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#1991967 - 11/28/12 02:00 PM Re: Piano from "Casablanca" for sale at auction. (only 58 keys!) [Re: Thrill Science]
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Interesting that Dooley Wilson, the actor who portrayed pianist/singer "Sam" in the film, was a drummer, not a piano player, and faked the playing.
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#1992087 - 11/28/12 06:20 PM Re: Piano from "Casablanca" for sale at auction. (only 58 keys!) [Re: Thrill Science]
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I thought that piano was a dummy, and could not be played.
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