June 25, 2020 Los Angeles A scene from “Once Upon A Time..in Hollywood” (2019) “Sharon Tate” (actor Margot Robbie) embraces the Maltese Falcon sculpture in Beverly Hills store as Tarantino pay’s homage to the classic 1941 classic John Huston film. The original “Black Bird” was designed by George Hodel and John Huston’s long time friend…

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Los Angeles, California. November 25, 2013 At lunch last week a friend asked me what I thought artist Fred Sexton’s “Black Bird” designed for friend and film director, John Huston’s  Maltese Falcon, would sell for at the upcoming TCM/Bonham auction?  My guess–based on the hype and sponsorship of TCM was –One Million.   I was…

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