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Iconic 'Easy Rider' chopper sells for $1.35 million LOS ANGELES: The iconic Harley-Davidson chopper-style motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" film sold for $1.35 million at auction this weekend. The "Captain America" bike, complete with authenticating documents including a letter from Fonda, was sold late Saturday at entertainment industry auction house Profiles in History, said spokeswoman Sabrina Propper.The red, white and blue stars-and-stripes panhead chopper was designed and built by two African-American bike builders, Cliff Vaughs and Ben Hardy, based on design suggestions from Fonda."After fierce bidding, we are so pleased that the buyer values this for the cultural icon that it is," said the seller, Mike Eisenberg.There were two "Captain America" bikes built for "Easy Rider," so shooting would not be disrupted if one of them broke down. The bike sold Saturday was used in the crash scene at the end of the film.It was sold as part of a sale of ...

'Fury' movie examines trauma of soldiers: Brad Pitt LONDON: Hollywood star Brad Pitt said Sunday that his new movie "Fury", a brutal depiction of World War II, sought to recognise the psychological trauma endured by soldiers.The movie, which has its European premiere on Sunday at the close of the London Film Festival, follows a tank crew as it pushes behind enemy lines in the dying days of the war in Germany in 1945."It was not a film about sides," Pitt told reporters. "For ...

Musical evening at PNCA on Oct 21 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) will hold a musical evening "Ek Sham, Hamid Ali Khan Kay Naam" here on October 21 at its auditorium.Famous Artist Hamid Ali Khan will perform in the programme, an official of PNCA told APP on Sunday. He said that the aim of musical evening is promoting art and artists.Ustad Hamid Ali Khan is a well known classical singer. He belongs to the legendary Patiala Gharana. Khan is one ...

DiCaprio teams with Netflix on gorilla documentary LOS ANGELES: Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with online streaming service Netflix for a documentary about endangered mountain gorillas in east Africa, filmmakers said Friday.The "Titanic" star is an executive producer on "Virunga," described as "part investigative journalism and part nature documentary" and directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.The documentary follows an embattled team of park rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo "as they are caught in the crossfire of poachers, militia and ...

Street artist revisits ghosts of Ellis Island hospital NEW YORK: Ellis Island was once the gateway to America for millions of immigrants, but the cavernous hospital that treated some of those new arrivals has been closed to the public for 60 years.Now, a moving exhibition of blown-up, century-old photographs has been put together by French artist JR, allowing new generations to explore the ghosts of the past for the first time.For his "Unframed, Ellis Island" project, JR visited the island's archives, selected black-and-white ...

Actor Sheen launches boat as campaign founder eyes return MARINA DEL REY: Award-winning actor Martin Sheen teamed up with conservation group Sea Shepherd Saturday to launch a new ship, as its exiled founder said he hopes to return to the US next year.Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson said via Skype that he hoped to return from France, where he said the government was being supportive despite two countries including Japan seeking his arrest."I'm in a sort of exile in Paris... it's not the ...

Eyes on the ties: from power symbol to fashion statement ZURICH: From a symbol of power to a fashion statement, ties in all their guises are on show at a new exhibition dedicated to the neckwear at the Swiss National Museum.They speak volumes about their wearer, whether sported by British regimental veterans and university alumni, or US presidential hopefuls -- red for Republicans, blue for Democrats.The subtle tie-codes at various points in history are set out step by step for visitors to the Zurich-based museum."The ...


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