- The Washington Times - Monday, October 12, 2009

Bowie’s son wins

British director Duncan Jones, the son of rock legend David Bowie, won several prizes on Sunday at the Sitges film festival in Spain for the science-fiction thriller “Moon,” his first feature film.

The film, starring U.S. actor Sam Rockwell as an astronaut living alone in a Moon base, won the prizes for best film, best screenplay and best actor, Agence France-Presse reports.

Mr. Jones, whose father was also inspired by astronauts in his 1969 song “Space Oddity,” began his directing career in the advertising industry.

Big bucks at auction

Dozens of items from Hollywood and the music industry fetched high prices at the Thursday and Friday auction by Profiles in History in Los Angeles, according to Associated Press. Boosting the take to about $5 million were:

• $70,800 for an illuminating glove worn by Michael Jackson during the 1984 Victory Tour

• $106,200 for a Martin D-28 guitar played by Elvis Presley during his final Las Vegas performance

• $56,050 for a bullwhip swung by Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

• $76,700 for a full-scale Velociraptor model from the film “Jurassic Park”

Soon starring …

British actor Daniel Radcliffe has signed to star in a reading of the stage musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in New York. Variety said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are considering a Broadway revival of the 1961 show, which would mark Mr. Radcliffe’s professional musical theater debut, United Press International reports.

Meanwhile, on the London stage, Keira Knightley will star in an upcoming West End production of Moliere’s “The Misanthrope,” its setting moved from 17th-century Paris to contemporary London. The BBC said Miss Knightley will appear with Damian Lewis and Tara Fitzgerald. Performances are Dec. 17 through March 13, UPI says.

Stadium farewell

Highlighting the album that shot him to superstardom, Bruce Springsteen has rocked Giants Stadium in Rutherford, N.J., for the last time.

Friday night’s show drew nearly 60,000 people and lasted for more than three hours, Associated Press reports. It was the last concert at the venue that soon will be demolished to create parking for a new stadium.

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