Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Tom LeGro  October 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM EDT

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A view of artifacts on display at “Moguls & Movie Stars: A History Of Hollywood” at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images.

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Maya Angelou’s personal papers, including letters from Malcolm X and James Baldwin and revisions of the poem she wrote to celebrate President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, will be made public by the New York Public Library, via the New York Times.

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The Cape Town Opera of South Africa has turned down an appeal from Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu to call off a tour of Israel, via the BBC.

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Two $500 million “Hobbit” movies will be made in New Zealand after all, after two days of talks between Prime Minister John Key and Hollywood studio executives, via the Los Angeles Times.

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James Mobley, the TV auctioneer of $20 million in fake Picassos and other art was sentenced to prison, via ATINFO.

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Manuscripts suggest Jane Austen had a great editor, via NPR.