After I posted the story about photo agent Getty Images selling the last pictures of Anna Nicole Smith and her son Daniel to the highest bidder, many of you wondered who got ahold of these pictures and actually handed them over to Getty Images. The New York Daily News is reporting that it was Anna Nicole Smith's reps that gave the photos to Getty and that between the print and television rights, the reps and photo agent got more than $600,000 for the pics. InTouch magazine will feature the photos in a tribute to Daniel in what most likely will be this week's issue and the tv show Entertainment Tonight has secured the television rights to show the pictures. NYDN Lloyd Grove reports that he was informed Anna Nicole "has vague plans to use a portion of the money for a Daniel Smith memorial," but the rest is very unclear.
First off, something seems very strange about this whole thing. "Vague plans?" I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Anna probably doesn't understand much about the sale of these photos being done as "a tribute to Daniel" in the first place. I believe before Daniel's death that a photo session was arranged to feature Anna and the new baby for magazine publication. But since Daniel's death, the focus and significance of these photos has changed tremendously. All we've heard is that Anna Nicole has been in seclusion and so sedated and depressed since the death of her son, that I don't think she would even be capable of thinking about selling the last photos of Daniel for magazine tributes. Her reps on the otherhand are a different story. I think they had the photos and instead of holding on to them out of respect for the tragedy that happened after they were taken, they ran with it. It feels as though in her state of mourning, Anna Nicole was somewhat taken advantage of with the sale of these photographs. Well, one can only hope, right?
Source: Lloyd Grove