During the Golden Age of Hollywood, a movie star turned his back on the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown and found a new passion of collecting rare antiquities. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, discover how actor Billy Haines, one of the biggest box-office draws in Hollywood during the 1930s, gave up his successful acting career rather than give in to studio bosses demands to give up his relationship. Learn how Billy found a new career as an Antiques Dealer and Interior Designer to the Hollywood elite, and uncovered lost treasures including a rare marble statue from a Roman Emperor’s villa, that is now on display as part of the Sotheby’s Ancient Sculptures and Works of Art sale (7 December | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.
Billy Haines | The Movie-Star who discovered Lost Treasures
7 December | London