Its material value is nothing from the other world. A few hundred dollars, but the symbolic is great, since only a few blessed can have it. Privileged as Almodóvar, Bardem or Pe, champions of an award that Chaplin, Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Kirk Douglas or Robert Mitchum never obtained.
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The design of the figure is of a gentleman who owns a sword in a roll of film. The gentleman symbolizes the progression, protection and welfare of the film industry. The roll has 5 radios that represent the branches that triggered the Academy: writers, producers, actors, directors and technicians.
Actions and materials
Oscar is made of a bronze and gold alloy that allows them to light up. This figure is bathed in 24 karat gold.
Occasionally, as a result of World War II, between 1939 and also 1945 plaster figurines were made due to the shortage of materials. This plaster sculpture was the one that was bathed in gold.
In 1950, the Academy prepared a file in which the owner or heir of an Oscar Reward might not offer it. Anyway, I would definitely have to use it at the Academy for the one dollar fee.
The statuettes supplied before 1950 could be discussed. In 1999, Michael Jackson acquired an Oscar for $ 1.54 million. This award was offered to What the Wind took as Best Film of 1940.
Every year between 50 and 60 figures are produced. To make a single figurine, about 12 individuals take about 20 hours.
Porcelain figures did not constantly bring a serial number. It remained in 1949 when they began to number them beginning with the number 501.
Oscar of wax
The Academy did get rid of a sculpture that the Hollywood Wax Museum had put on a star figure Julia Roberts due to copyright issues.
The ventriloquist Edgar Bergen has a special design of figurines. It remained in 1938 that the Academy gave it a unique recognition built of wood with its mouth verbalized. All this due to the production of the comic doll Charlie McCarthy.
In addition, Walt Disney has a unique design. A normal-sized number, as well as seven minis as a result of Snow White and the 7 towers, as a result of the advancement that this movie offered to the world of the movie.
In 2000, 55 statuettes were stolen weeks before the awards. Willie Fulgear, an average person, helped find most of them near the Korean area of Los Angeles. Thanks to his work, the Academy led Fulgear as a unique visitor to the distribution Ceremony that year.