So Nic Cage's marriage to Lisa Marie Presley is headed for the rocks after less than 4 months. Which comes as no surprise.
Fortunately, there're no children to worry about in the all-too-brief union, but don't think for a minute that there haven't been any victims; yes, I'm talking about Cage's various and sundry collectibles. (Most notoriously, his comics, which fetched more than $1 1/2 million.
Read on, as my brother and I correspond and piece the sad tale together, bit by bit (typos lovingly preserved.)
On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 01:23 PM, Brian Glass wrote:
I guess he is a comic book fan. I wonder why he sold them?
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=579&e=2&cid=638&u=/nm/20021012/en_nm/people_cage_dc (URL now decrepit - read the above link for basically the same content.)
On Sunday, October 13, 2002, at 9:13 PM, Bryce wrote:
Ha - that's funny -- I saw an interview with him (can't remember where.) Someone had broken into his house and stolen some comics from him - or someone that worked for him - I can' remember which. In the interview he said that it made him think about how you shouldn't be attached to 'stuff' and that he would probably sell them at some point.
Thanks for the link!
On Saturday, November 30, 2002, at 8:13 AM, Brian wrote:
Bryce, the twists keep coming. Two morning DJs were talking about the Lisa Marie - Nicolas Cage divorce and they mentioned that Nick had a big Elvis collection and a big strain on the marriage was that Lisa Marie is a Scientoligist and was making him sell off his collections. I bet he's kicking himself now.
On Sunday, December 1, 2002, at 8:30 AM, Brian wrote:
Bryce, I hate to belabor this but I was in the oil change place yesterday reading Motor Trend and Brock Yates (the guy that wrote Cannon Ball run) was talking about true Hollywood motorheads. Michael Mann has a 72 Chevelle musclecar with a blower that he drives regularly (cool huh?). But Brock also mentioned Nicholas Cage's large car collection and how he auctioned off several a few months ago. I guess it wasn't just the comics and Elvis stuff. It's funny how he keeps popping up everywhere. I wonder if he collects Longaberger Baskets?