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Handwritten Jean-Luc Godard script snapped up at auction

May 29, 2013 | 1:42pm EDT

A handwritten Jean-Luc Godard script for his 1963 movie classic Contempt has sold at auction for $186,810 (£120,523). The 59-page screenplay was estimated to be worth around $77,676 (£50,114), but it proved to be a big draw at the Artcurial sale in France on Tuesday (28May13), sparking a bidding war between three interested parties. It was finally snapped up by a French collector. The item had been put under the hammer by a photographer pal of Contempt star Brigitte Bardot.

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