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    This Vox guitar was played by both John Lennon and George Harrison.  UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR $408,000

    A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison, is to be exhibited at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons in County Kildare from April 16 until May 8.  The Beatles’ guitar is being exhibited in Ireland prior to being sold by Julien’s Auctions in New York on May 18.  The Vox guitar, which was custom built by Mike Bennett and Dickey Denney, was gifted to “Magic Alex” Mardas by John Lennon in 1967.  It is estimated at $200,000-300,000.

    The museum in Newbridge has acquired the 1963 coat designed by Hollywood designer Edith Head and worn by actress Tippi Hedren to the premier of The Birds.  Ms Hedren wore the coat at the premieres in Cannes and London. The coat was picked up  last weekend at the Hollywood Legends auction at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery.  The museum displays articles associated with stars including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis,  Gloria Swanson, Barbara Streisand, Julie Andrews, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Simmons, Sarah Jessica Parker and Barbara Stanwyck.

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