'Maltese Falcon' statue goes for $4M at auction
'Maltese Falcon' statue: The final price on the prop was $4,085,000, according to the auction house.
NEW YORK — A statuette of a bird featured in the classic 1941 detective thriller "The Maltese Falcon" sold for more than $4 million at auction Monday.
The final price on the prop was $4,085,000, according to Bonhams auction house.
The black figurine is one of two known statuettes made for the film but the only one confirmed by Warner Bros. archives as having appeared in it, Bonhams said.
The winning bid came over the phone.
It was offered in a sale of other classic movie memorabilia.