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 1 
 on: September 19, 2017, 02:03:37 PM 
Started by dannyboy121070 - Last post by MarkSieber
I got mine!

 2 
 on: September 19, 2017, 11:52:26 AM 
Started by dannyboy121070 - Last post by Fanatic
Got it today and it's big!

 3 
 on: September 19, 2017, 09:27:17 AM 
Started by MarkSieber - Last post by kealanpatrick
Universal bought the rights to Boy's Life in perpetuity before the book was even published. Over the years, I've had a couple of people who used to work for Amblin, Steven Spielberg's company, tell me that a) Universal bought it for him and b) they tried to get him to read the book, but he apparently never did. A script was actually commissioned once from John Fusco, who later created Marco Polo. I know it existed, but I've never read it.

Over the years, I've had countless people ask me about the rights to Boy's Life. As far as I know, Universal still has it sitting in a drawer somewhere and couldn't care less about the property.

Hunter


If they have any sense at all, they'll be digging that out and jumping on the nostalgia train. There may never come a better time.

 4 
 on: September 19, 2017, 08:48:11 AM 
Started by RonClinton - Last post by goathunter
Thanks for the update, Hunter...very interesting to know what the final outcome was.  Wow, less than 10% of the original pricing...though, to be honest, I'm kind of surprised it even went above $10,000.

That does include a "Buyer's premium," and I don't know how much that was.

Edited to add: the Buyer's premium was 22.5%!

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I assume all rights went with it, so I hope it went to someone who can utilize in some manner that shares it with all of us, e.g. another DARK DREAMERS type of book.

That's a good question. The auction site and the original article never address that.

Hunter

 5 
 on: September 19, 2017, 08:37:11 AM 
Started by dannyboy121070 - Last post by RonClinton

PUBLICATION DAY!!  Grin

 6 
 on: September 19, 2017, 08:36:28 AM 
Started by RonClinton - Last post by RonClinton
I wondered about this, and just looked it up. Stanley's collection finally sold at auction in December 2016. The final price: $12,250.

https://www.rrauction.com/PastAuctionItem/3368917

Hunter


Thanks for the update, Hunter...very interesting to know what the final outcome was.  Wow, less than 10% of the original pricing...though, to be honest, I'm kind of surprised it even went above $10,000.  I assume all rights went with it, so I hope it went to someone who can utilize in some manner that shares it with all of us, e.g. another DARK DREAMERS type of book.

 7 
 on: September 19, 2017, 08:27:44 AM 
Started by RonClinton - Last post by goathunter
I wondered about this, and just looked it up. Stanley's collection finally sold at auction in December 2016. The final price: $12,250.

https://www.rrauction.com/PastAuctionItem/3368917

Hunter

 8 
 on: September 19, 2017, 07:27:26 AM 
Started by MarkSieber - Last post by TheShrike
goathunter, that is a freaking shame! With all of the remakes and other low quality movies they push out every year you would think SOMEONE would take a chance on a great novel like BOY'S LIFE! Spielberg seems like would have been a perfect choice for that one as well.

Greg

 9 
 on: September 19, 2017, 07:17:54 AM 
Started by MarkSieber - Last post by goathunter
Universal bought the rights to Boy's Life in perpetuity before the book was even published. Over the years, I've had a couple of people who used to work for Amblin, Steven Spielberg's company, tell me that a) Universal bought it for him and b) they tried to get him to read the book, but he apparently never did. A script was actually commissioned once from John Fusco, who later created Marco Polo. I know it existed, but I've never read it.

Over the years, I've had countless people ask me about the rights to Boy's Life. As far as I know, Universal still has it sitting in a drawer somewhere and couldn't care less about the property.

Hunter

 10 
 on: September 19, 2017, 02:50:20 AM 
Started by RonClinton - Last post by Argendeli
This story reminds me of the closure of The Science Fiction & Mystery Bookshop in Atlanta.  I also shopped there many years and went to many great signings.  Such a shame that a lot of independent genre bookstores are shutting their doors.

Jim

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