Morrison's Door Disappears From Ebay.Com
Morrison's Door For Sale
The front door of the home rock legend JIM MORRISON lived in for six years of his life is up for sale on auction website eBay.com. The door, which fronted the Clearwater, Florida home owned by The Doors star's grandparents Paul and Caroline Morrison, was carefully removed by contractors working for building company Triangle Development when the house was demolished to make way for a condominium project, which is currently under development. Triangle bosses, realising the importance of the door, preserved it and other artifacts to memorialise the late singer/songwriter. In a tribute to Morrison, St. Petersburg, Florida artist Judith Dazzio painted the door with the mural she calls When The Music's Over. A doorbell on the frame plays three different short clips from the song when pressed. The auction ends on 28 October (07); the current bid stands at $2,500 (GBP1,250). Proceeds from the auction will go to charity.
The decorated bathroom door from JIM MORRISON's childhood home has been removed from auction website eBay.com a day after going under the hammer. The Love Her Madly door, painted by artist Doug Wright, was displayed at a Music of The Doors philharmonic concert in Buffalo, New York on Saturday (02Feb08) - and then put up for auction to raise cash for local charities. But the item was mysteriously absent from eBay on Sunday (03Feb08). The door was taken from the former Clearwater, Florida home of The Doors star Morrison's grandparents, and featured a novelty doorbell that played snippets from the group's hit Love Her Madly. It's the fourth door from the home Wright has turned into a canvas for his art. The winning bidder was offered the chance to own a commemorative book with a notarised certificate of authentication for the door and a DVD documenting the dismantling of the house it came from.