A pale and cracked felt hat worn by Napoléon Bonaparte fetched $1.6 million at an public sale Sunday of the French emperor’s belongings
Yes, $1.6 million.
The signature broad, black hat — considered one of a handful nonetheless in existence that Napoléon wore when he dominated nineteenth century France and waged struggle in Europe — was initially valued at $650,000-870,000. It was the centerpiece of Sunday’s public sale in Fontainebleau of memorabilia collected by a French industrialist who died final yr.
But the bidding shortly jumped larger and better till Jean Pierre Osenat, president of the Osenat public sale home, designated the winner.
”We are at 1.5 million (euros) for Napoleon’s hat … for this main image of the Napoleonic epoch,” he mentioned. The identify of the profitable bidder was not launched.
Golden Globes discover new residence at CBS
The Golden Globes have discovered a brand new broadcast residence at CBS after the troubled awards present misplaced its longtime residence at NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was dissolved after years of scandal.
The 81st Golden Globes will air stay on CBS and stream on Paramount+ on Sunday, Jan. 7, CBS and the Globes introduced Friday. The present may also be obtainable on the CBS app.
The community declined to touch upon the phrases of the deal, together with how lengthy the settlement runs for.
NBC broadcast the 2023 Globes on a one-year foundation after the 2022 version was basically canceled. After a 2021 report revealed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had no Black members, stars and studios boycotted the Globes earlier than returning for this yr’s awards.
After the 2023 broadcast, held on a Tuesday night, NBC opted to not renew its contract. A near-record low of 6.3 million viewers tuned in, based on Nielsen.