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'Casablanca' piano sold for US$3.4m

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:50
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Bonhams said the piano was unquestionably significant - not just as an object, but because of its central role in an enduring Hollywood classic.

New York

THE letters of transit - "signed by General de Gaulle, cannot be rescinded, not even questioned" - were hidden under its unusual hinged lid. It is golden yellow with touches of green and gold, a surprise to people who know it only from its black-and-white adolescence. It has a