Mystery of the Priceless ‘Maltese Falcon’ Movie Prop

May 29, 2016 12:00 pm
The Maltese Falcon
'The Maltese Falcon,' Humphrey Bogart, 1941 (Everett Collection)
(John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)

For high-end collectors, the Maltese Falcon prop—a black statuette that Humphrey Bogart’s character Sam Spade hunts down in the 1941 film—is the Holy Grail of the movie memorabilia market. Bonhams sold it for a staggering $4.1 million in 2013 to Las Vegas hotel and casino billionaire Steve Wynn. But according to Vanity Fair‘s Bryan Burrough, that’s not the only Falcon that exists—or the end of the story. Read more here.

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