Old record player becomes a zombie record courier
Posted November 03, 2018 06:00:00The world record holder for old record player records, a zombie-era machine used in the film, zombie film, and zombie apocalypse franchises, has been acquired by an unknown party for $5.6 million.
The new record holder, which the Guinness Book of World Records classifies as the oldest record player still in operation, is located at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and was purchased by a buyer with an interest in the franchise.
The buyer, according to the company that purchased it, was a person who was a “close friend of [the owner] and wanted to purchase the record player.”
The owner, the company said, is not listed on the company’s website.
The Guinness Book lists the record holder as being a “long-time customer.”
Guinness does not list the name of the buyer, who is said to be a man named Michael B. Bouchard, and no one at the company responded to Ars Technic’s request for comment.
Boulard is listed on Guinness’ website as a former owner of a film production company called The Bouchards, which is now called The Film and Television Development Corporation.
The company did not respond to Ars’ request for clarification on the buyer.
It’s unclear whether or not the buyer has retained any interest in owning the record-breaking old record.
The original owners of the record, who are unknown, were not identified in Guinness records.
“The record holder was sold to the purchaser for a sum not exceeding $5,6 million,” the company told Ars in a statement.
“This transaction was finalized prior to the completion of a preliminary audit.”
The buyer is said, by the Guinness statement, to have “no financial interest in, nor knowledge of, the business.”