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1942 Oscar to be auctioned in R.I.

June 24, 2014
The Associated Press

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. - Movie buffs have a chance to buy their own Academy Award in a rare auction of an Oscar statuette. Briarbrook Auctions in Rhode Island is auctioning the 1942 Oscar on Monday, although the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was investigating the sale of the statuette. Since 1950, the academy has prohibited Oscar recipients and their heirs from selling the golden statuettes without first offering them back to the academy for $1.

 
 

 

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