Items from Prince’s jewelry collection for sale in New Orleans
Over Thanksgiving, the estate of Prince — the American rocker who sang, not the British prince who won’t sing — has reissued his album “1999.” The redo of the 1982 hit record includes new songs from a secret vault nobody has seen.
Estate managers are also hustling off bits of Prince’s personal bling. Like two Versace diamond bracelets — 7-inch circumference — in a floral design. Also some 14-karat white-gold, amethyst and 2.88-carat diamond necklace that hangs 2 ¹/₂ inches. He wore the thing onstage.
Ms Rau Antiques in New Orleans assesses these tchotchkes should bring $150K.
Book of photos to be fêted
Tuesday night is Bergdorf Goodman’s gala for Gideon Lewin’s magnificent black-and-white picture book “Avedon Behind the Scenes 1964-1980.” After seven years litigating copyright authenticity, master printer Lewin — assistant to Richard Avedon 16 years — provides special photos of Hepburn, Deneuve, Twiggy, Sophia, Veruschka and others of Earth’s most beautiful.
The huge monograph of 200 photos, a breathtaking journey, is dedicated to his life partner, designer Joanna Mastroianni, whose couture is in Bergdorfs.
New movie “The Report” stars It guy Adam Driver as lead investigator for the Senate’s probe into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Annette Bening is Dianne Feinstein. Tim Blake Nelson, playing an investigator: “I’m a news junkie who knows a good deal about this. The film doesn’t bog down in partisanship. It’s fair.” Yeah, right …
The film “3 Days Rising,” inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe classic “The Fall of the House of Usher,” shot in West Orange, NJ. Mickey Rourke’s big scene is howling at the full moon. He told actor Ice-T and producer Noel Ashman he had his former dogs in mind and did the scene’s efforts in their memory … Listen, don’t ask.
Clive Davis showed his Netflix doc “The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” presented Earth Wind & Fire at DC’s National Portrait Gallery, appeared at Lincoln Center, discussed his 50 years at the top of the music business in the studio where 10 years ago he presented Whitney Houston’s last album, “I Look to You.”
Emotional, Clive said: “I’m dedicated to ensuring her legacy as the greatest female vocalist of our time.”
Nederlander estate on the block
The late James “Jimmy” Nederlander owned nine Broadway theaters, including West 41st’s Nederlander, 15 theaters nationwide, plus a few internationally.
He produced 100 shows, like “Annie,” “La Cage aux Folles,” and inaugurated the Jimmy Awards for young talent.
Recently we lost his widow. The $200 million estate, plus 17 in Charlene’s jewelry alone, will be auctioned by Sothebys. Their floor-through Fifth Avenue apartment is up for another $22 mil.
Unemployed Andrew, prince of a guy, should throw his unused uniform and leftover Viagra into assisting some Dem candidates. They’re donkeys, and he’s also an ass.
Thought only in New York, kids, only in New York.
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