1. A ledger page of an insurance policy issued to cover Titanic has been sold at a New York auction for $25,000. The policy was issued by Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company for Oceanic Steam Navigation Company Limited. The auction was held on 23 April at Doyle New York. The buyer is anonymous.
Source: Original Ledger Page for Titanic Insurance Policy Sold for $25K (3 May 2013, Insurance Journal)
2. A new Wallace Hartley biography is available. Nearer, our God, to Thee: A New Comprehensive Biography of the TITANIC Bandmaster by Christian Tennyson-Ekeberg has been published reports Pendle Today. The author had access to the Wallace Hartley and Maria Robinson archive. For more information on the book, go to nearerourgodtothee.com. The book is published by Green Mount Press in West Yorkshire, UK.
Source: New Book With Rare Titanic Photos Unveiled In Colne (2 May 2013, Pendle Today)
3. Glee may be popular but high school productions of Titanic are more common these days. And sometimes quite good as Bob Feldheim notes in a recent article. St. Augustine High School in St. Augustine, FL is putting on a large scale Titanic musical. It has an astounding 75 cast members and Feldheim liked what he saw. “Astonishingly, “Titanic” manages to be grave and entertaining, somber and joyful at the same time. The teamwork that went into this show is amazing. The acting and dancing are terrific, and the soloists’ voices will melt your heart. Unlike the ship, the play is buoyant and vibrant to the very end. If you love big-voiced musicals, and if you enjoy a story about the largeness of dreams and the fate of falling stars, you will love this show.” Glee, forget about it! You have been outclassed by high schoolers in Florida.
Source: Titanic Musical Staged May 2-5 In St. Augustine High School(1 May 2013, StAugustine.com)