ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 21, 1978
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(Studio) Theft of truckload of Impressionist paintings in Marseilles, France, detailed; one painting is by Gauguin. Los Angeles' Norton Simon Fndtn.'s purchase at Sotheby's in London of 15th century altarpiece reported Report is on auction of Mickey Mouse art in NYC.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Mickey Mouse's film debut in 1928 Worcester, Massachusetts's Mickey Mouse day celebration in 1936, merchandising empire built around Mickey Mouse theme and Philadelphia television personality Gene London's auction of personal Mickey Mouse memorabilia collection. [MAN - describes item.] Purchases by hotel magnate for display in Washington, DC hotel, and by dealer for resale at Dallas gallery, outlined. [LONDON - notes Mickey Mouse watches brought more than some master's paintings.] Sale of ring worn by Walt Disney mentioned. Scenes from cartoon film "Steamboat Willie" shown.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart