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Farciot Edouart's 1942 Oscar in the category of "Outstanding Transparency Special Effects" for "Reap the Wild Wind." A ten-time Oscar winner, Edouart was presented this Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award on 4 March 1943 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He shared the award with Gordon Jennings and William Pereira. The movie, starring Paulette Goddard and John Wayne, is a swashbuckling story of ships traveling around 1840's Key West. Edouart, who began as a cameraman in 1915, was well-known in the movie industry as an innovator, especially in the area of rear projection. Two engraved plaques are placed on opposite sides of the pedestal. One reads, "Academy First Award / To Farciot Edouart / For Outstanding Transparency Special Effects / In Production Of / 'Reap the Wild Wind' / 1942". The other reads, "Academy First Award / To Farciot Edouart / Assisted by Wallace Kelley / For Outstanding Transparency Photographic Effects / In Production Of / 'Reap the Wild Wind'". The figure and film reel, composed of gold-plated britannium and measuring 10.25" tall, top the pedestal, bringing the total height to 13.25". The pedestal's diameter measures 5" and the award weighs 6 pounds. Moderate rubbing to statuette; moderate chipping of base. Overall in very good condition.
1942 Oscar for "Outstanding Transparency Special Effects" in "Reap the Wild Wind" -- Awarded to Farciot Edouart
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $87,475
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
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