Turns a collection of old Beyoncé videos from adolescent days could be sold for an estimated $4 million.
According to Uproxx, the London based auction company Ted Owen & Co. got its hands on a set of professionally made Betacam video tapes of a pre-teen Beyoncé Knowles, as she practices with her then-group Girl’s Tyme.
Chances are you probably recognize the name Girl’s Tyme from the Beyonceé track “***Flawless.” The standout track from Beyoncé’s self titled fifth album begins with a sample from the TV talent show Star Search, with Ed McMahon announcing the name of the pre-teen girl group. However, video of that entire performance has been available to view since 2010.
That set, made up of 12 tapes of raw and unedited footage (clocking in at around two and a half hours), is expected to sell for $3.8 million.
A description of the auction from Ted Owen & Co. is as follows:
“The collection, dating from 1992, consists of approximately two and half hours of footage depicting Beyoncé playing to camera in several locations, working out dance routines, rehearsing for a live performance in addition to performing at an artists showcase in San Francisco. There is additional unedited footage of Beyoncé at the Record Plant recording studios in Sausalito California, working on dance routines for what was intended to be her first professionally recorded music video.
This recently unearthed and never seen original footage offers the viewer a candid insight into a 10-year-old Beyoncé developing her craft that would ultimately make her [one of] the world’s biggest pop stars.”
The unreleased collection of tapes are being offered in a closed auction, with bids being accepted from November 29, 2016, and closing on January 10, 2017.
Below a trailer for the set can be checked out, which offers a sample of what you will be getting if any of you out there have nearly $4 million to spend on this.