Violin from Titanic to be put up for auction

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CBSnews: Movies about the Titanic often feature a poignant musisc scene and now the real band leader's violin could go up for auction.

The scene has been immortalized in movies like 1958's "A Night to Remember," in which the band played on to calm the Titanic's passengers as chaos and icy waters swept over and sank the so-called "unsinkable" ship. It's a scene later revisited in James Cameron's film version. The story is real by survivors' accounts, and unlike the fictional Jack and Rose, bandmaster Wallace Hartley was a real-life star.

 

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