Diane Keaton Is Reunited With A Long-Lost Wallet Found In A Storage Locker After 50 Years

Not all is lost forever. Although it took 50 years, Diane Keaton is about to be reunited with her long-lost wallet.

Treasure hunger Anton Lulgjuraj bought a box of contents from an abandoned storage locker at an auction in Putnam County, New York, and received a pleasant surprise stashed among the various bric-a-brac.

According to the Daily News, he found a brown leather pocketbook and opened it to disover a 1966 driver’s license belonging to a “Diane Hall” tucked in among 32 personal photogaphs.

Being a huge fan of 1973’s The Godfather film, Lulgjuraj noticed the uncanny resemblance of the woman in the photograph to that of a young Keaton.

“I opened it up and thought, is this Diane Keaton the actress? It couldn’t be. Or maybe it could,” said the 45-year-old father who resides in Duchess County.

The photographs from the wallet looked at least 50 years old and were “like a time capsule.”

He dug further and unearthed an expired Actor’s Equity Association union card with the actress’s stage name: Diane Keaton, confirming his suspcions about the rightful owner’s identiy.

 

As to how Keaton’s wallet made its way into the locker is anybody’s guess.

Lulgjuraj said that the items from the locker belonged to an Air Force pilot named David Parent who attended Fordham University. After Parent’s death, someone kept his belongings in the unit until a decade before payments on the rental stopped.

The treasure hunter is not looking for a reward; He just wants the wallet returned to its rightful owner.

But after numerous attempts in contacting Keaton and her reps, his efforts proved futile. He was hoping the Hollywood luminary would hear about his story on social media.

“Maybe she remembers that lost wallet and has always wondered. I’m hoping she didn’t lose faith.”

“If she wants it, I’m happy to send it. I figured I would want it. These are her memories.”

On December 4, Keaton caught wind of Lulgjuraj’s remarkable story after the New York Daily News published the article.

The Annie Hall actress expressed her delight and gratitude in a tweet and also admitted her tendency to misplacing wallets.

Keaton also shared a screenshot of one of her photos left in the wallet on Instagram.

She captioned in all caps – “SOMEONE FOUND A WALLET I LOST 50 YEARS AGO! THANK YOU, MR. LULGJURAJ! PLEASE DM ME! THIS PHOTO WAS IN IT, I’M ON THE FAR RIGHT, CAN YOU BELIEVE THOSE BANGS?”

 

It may have taken five decades but the wallet is finally making its way back to Keaton.

We may be in the digital age, but nothing beats the value of old family photographs.

And Tony Lulgjuraj – you’re doing the admirable thing in not playing finders keepers and returning someone else’s forgotten treasures.

H/T – People, Twitter, NYdailynews