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Wednesday, 17 April, 2002, 17:22 GMT 18:22 UK
Lennon photo sells for almost 9,000
From a limited edition of six, with John Lennon's blood-covered glasses from his assassination, placed on a table with a glass of water, taken in their Dakota  apartment overlooking Central Park
The photo was taken soon after Lennon's 1980 murder
A photograph of John Lennon's bloodstained glasses has sold for almost 9,000 at a London auction.

The photograph, taken by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and one of only six prints in existence, sold for 8,813.

And another piece of Beatles memorabilia, a four-minute home video taken in 1967, sold for 5,288.

The lots were part of a varied collection of show business memorabilia being sold at Bonham's auction house.

Lord Charles was a familiar face on TV in the 1960s and 1970s
Lord Charles was a familiar face on TV in the 1960s and 1970s
Robbie William's bed sold for 8,225 - but some lots failed to sell at all.

The original Lord Charles ventriloquist's dummy, recently re-discovered by its manipulator and owner Ray Alan, was expected to fetch 6,000, but did not sell.

Some movie memorabilia - a Praetorian Guard costume from Gladiator and some theatre wallpaper from Moulin Rouge - also failed to sell.

Original artwork

But Charlie Chaplin's signature fetched 258, and a joint signature by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh sold for 493.

And the original artwork for the childcatcher's cloak in the hit film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang raised 564.

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney was caught in the cine clip
The picture of the yellow and orange cloak, signed by the child catcher himself, Robert Helpmann, was valued at just 200.

The rare piece of Beatles cine film was taken by chance in Newquay, where David Arrowsmith spotted the group filming Magical Mystery Tour.

He said: "I was on holiday with my family and all of a sudden they went past us in a bus.

"We followed them and then they pulled up at the side of the road."

The film had been left in Mr Arrowsmith's shed for the past 35 years.

See also:

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