“The knowledge we had been capable of finding, with evaluating the serial quantity supplied and the maker, the horn itself would’ve been dated after the film was produced,” Whitehurst stated.
In line with him, the numbering problem raised a flag, as did the shortage of documentation for the instrument and the final word incapacity to confirm whether or not or not the euphonium was in truth a screen-used piece from “The Music Man.”
“With out having correct documentation, we weren’t in a position to affirm it. And with the data we had been capable of finding the producers didn’t line up,” Whitehurst stated.
Per Whitehurst, somebody who does verification for his or her work weighed in on the matter, however he selected to not disclose who the particular person was or what their particular credentials had been. When requested why he selected to not disclose the skilled in query, Whitehurst stated: “(I) wouldn’t need to trigger extra of a stir than there already is.”
With that info, Whitehurst stated that The Music Man Sq. determined to not undergo with any deal, which the non-public investor adopted swimsuit on.
DeNormandie stated he felt “blindsided” by that call.
“I really feel broken. I really feel my integrity has been questioned. And I really feel like I’ve been referred to as a liar. And that, I really feel, must be soothed over. I want to speak with this particular person so he can personally see the horn, he can personally see the serial quantity.”