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Jean Cocteau, “Jeune Fille de Milly,” 1951, $75,276, Sept. 23, 2010.

How Jean Cocteau influenced the bohemian art movement in Paris

During the golden years of Paris, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was the man who knew everyone and could do almost anything. Nowadays, he's probably best remembered by cinema buffs for such artful films as "The Blood of a Poet" (1930), "Beauty and the Beast" (1946) and "Orpheus" (1950), but Cocteau began his creative life as...

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Can you expect good things buying antiques on Goodwill.com?

A subscriber shares her concerns with past antiques purchases on ShopGoodwill.com and editors share a response from Goodwill corporate managers. "As an antique dealer, I try exploring all possible revenues, as well as being a long-time active shopper on this website. Like the bright side of a coin, it also has a dark...