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2020-12-04 8:27:35 AM  
Doubtful that Valinor is up for sale
 
2020-12-04 9:10:13 AM  
I'm the hugest Tolkien fan ever, but I'm saving to buy my own home, and I'm still a year or so away... assuming real estate prices don't rise substantially again.

The house where the guy lived, some sort of museum in England... means nothing to me.
 
2020-12-04 9:31:30 AM  
Not quite.  If they wanted to buy it, they easily could.  They want other people to foot the bill.
 
2020-12-04 9:57:14 AM  
Oxford has/had a major Tolkien exhibit hall. Super awesome.
 
2020-12-04 10:18:17 AM  
Shouldn't that be Gandalf and Bilbo in the headline?
 
2020-12-04 10:32:41 AM  
Martin Freeman was Bilbo, subby.

/Nice try, though.
 
2020-12-04 10:55:23 AM  
The crowdfunding campaign


I'm pretty sure if the Tolkien Estate wanted that house they could easily afford it without asking for any help.

I think his books sold fairly well.
 
2020-12-04 10:59:40 AM  
Six bedrooms?  Man, Oxford professorships paid pretty well back then.

/trying to reconcile that with Christopher Tolkien's anecdote of seeing his father crying because he didn't have enough foodstamps, or whatever the Pommy term was for them at the time
 
2020-12-04 11:25:07 AM  

Tax Boy: The crowdfunding campaign


I'm pretty sure if the Tolkien Estate wanted that house they could easily afford it without asking for any help.

I think his books sold fairly well.


To be fair, the money from the books went to Saul Zaentz.
 
2020-12-04 2:00:54 PM  

BafflerMeal: Oxford has/had a major Tolkien exhibit hall. Super awesome.


The Morgan Library had a really good exhibit last year. https://www.themorgan.org/exhib​itions/​tolkien
 
2020-12-04 2:23:46 PM  

Tax Boy: The crowdfunding campaign


I'm pretty sure if the Tolkien Estate wanted that house they could easily afford it without asking for any help.

I think his books sold fairly well.


Why isn't it considered a historical landmark for preservation or is that a thing only done in the states?
 
2020-12-04 3:32:22 PM  
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2020-12-04 4:01:16 PM  

alechemist: Tax Boy: The crowdfunding campaign


I'm pretty sure if the Tolkien Estate wanted that house they could easily afford it without asking for any help.

I think his books sold fairly well.

Why isn't it considered a historical landmark for preservation or is that a thing only done in the states?


It has a Grade II listing. That means the local government has to approve any changes to it but they're presumed to give it if the changes aren't too much.  I don't think anyone's proposing to knock it down or put MacDonald's arches on it or anything, it's just that some non-Tolkieny rich person might buy it and live there and these folks want to make it a tourist destination.  I wonder how the neighbors feel about that?
 
2020-12-04 5:12:44 PM  
Tolkien fan here, but a bunch of actors, celebs, people with money asking everyone to foot the bill is a little tone deaf.

Ian McKellen & Annie Lennox are each worth $60 million according to a quick search.  Add in Martin Freeman at $20 million besides everyone else attached to it they could afford the $5 million easily but would rather not obviously.

Hell ask Peter Jackson for some cash he's worth $500 million
 
2020-12-04 7:36:33 PM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Hell ask Peter Jackson for some cash he's worth $500 million


Please don't, that man has already done enough damage.
 
2020-12-05 2:07:50 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Cardinal Ximenez: Hell ask Peter Jackson for some cash he's worth $500 million

Please don't, that man has already done enough damage.


All he'd do is over extend a couple walls , undercut the framework and add a unnecessary shrine to Orlando Bloom.
 
2020-12-05 11:13:56 AM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Tolkien fan here, but a bunch of actors, celebs, people with money asking everyone to foot the bill is a little tone deaf.

Ian McKellen & Annie Lennox are each worth $60 million according to a quick search.  Add in Martin Freeman at $20 million besides everyone else attached to it they could afford the $5 million easily but would rather not obviously.

Hell ask Peter Jackson for some cash he's worth $500 million


I was wondering why Peter Jackson wasn't on that list. He's gained more from Tolkien's works than anyone. Heck, even Christopher Lee's estate could throw in a few bucks.
 
2020-12-05 4:28:32 PM  
Is the house on a cul-de-sac?
 
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