News for Jan. 01, 2002

Lord of the film royalties

1/01/02, 7:12 pm EST - Xoanon

It is a myth almost as cherished as J.R.R. Tolkien's tales of Middle Earth: that nearing the end of his life, and under pressure from the tax men and a wolf pack of sharp Hollywood suits, the cloistered Oxford scholar signed away the rights to The Lord of the Rings for a mere 10,000. But like many good yarns that have grown in the telling, it is just that - a myth. [More]