Peter Jackson keeps Bag End in his basement.
Peter Jackson’s final foray into Middle-earth is coming this winter…and Bilbo Baggins looks ready.
Leonard Nimoy didn’t know why the creators of the recent Star Trek-based Audi commercial had asked him to sing a few bars of his hilariously campy song from 1967, “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.” “I said, if you want me to do it, I’ll do it. I don’t know why it’s in the spot.” Nimoy, who created the role of Spock in the 1967-1969 series Star Trek, told me in a telephone interview that the response to song “was a complete surprise to me.”
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms…. it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” But all the comfort of Bilbo’s home, Bag End, comes at a price (if Middle Earth were real, that is). And that price has recently been calculated by Movoto Realty.