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Its presale estimate is $200,000 to $300,000.

“The red cloth was a very rare commodity and the effort to produce this yarn was painstaking,” said Mr. Roche, Sotheby’s consultant on American Indian art who knew Williams.

The collection numbers about 80 blankets, most woven from handspun wool.

Williams died in September at age 84. The baritone was known for his wholesome, middle-America appeal and easy-listening hits, including the theme to the Oscar-winning tearjerker “Love Story.”

Pacino-led ‘Glengarry’ recoups its investment

The Al Pacino-led revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross” on Broadway has plenty to be happy about this Christmas.

Producers said Wednesday that the show, which marks the 30th anniversary of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the backbiting world of salesmen, has recouped its $3.3 million investment.

The cast also includes Bobby Cannavale, Jeremy Shamos, John C. McGinley, David Harbor and Richard Schiff. Reviews were mostly positive when the play opened Dec. 8, or at least were far better than a new Mamet play that closed quickly this fall, “The Anarchist.”

The success of “Glengarry Glen Ross” is a bright spot in an otherwise bleak season that has seen “The Producers,” “The Anarchist,” and Kathie Lee Gifford's “Scandalous” all open and close quickly.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ to be released as e-book

The science fiction of Arthur C. Clarke finally has reached the next dimension in the U.S.— e-books.

The late author’s estate has an agreement with the digital publisher RosettaBooks to release “2001: A Space Odyssey” and 34 other works. Clarke’s books already have been available electronically in his native Britain.

Rosetta announced Tuesday that other Clarke works coming out as e-books in the U.S. for the first time include his “Rama” and “Vanamonde” series and the novels “Childhood’s End” and “The Sands of Mars.” Clarke died in 2008 at age 90.

Rosetta is an independent publisher that also handles the e-editions of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five.”

Bonham Carter linked to Hugo through ancestor

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