November 2014 Auction Ends Thursday, November 20th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/20/2014
Academy award won by James Cagney in 1942 for his sublime and spirited performance as George M. Cohan in ''Yankee Doodle Dandy''. Critics have resoundingly proclaimed his performance in this film to be one of the greatest of all time, and it garnered the then 43-year old actor his only Academy Award. Oscar statue is a knight figure posed perfectly symmetrically with a crusader's sword, and standing on a film reel, the five spokes of which represent actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians. Gold-plated brittanium statue sits atop a black lacquered metal base bearing one plaque to the front which reads: ''Academy First Award / To James Cagney / For His Performance in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'''. A smaller plaque upon the back reads ''Academy of / Motion Picture / Arts and Sciences / First Award / 1942''. A Dodge Co. plate is also on the back of the Oscar; Dodge is the company that made the post-WWII Oscars given to the recipients to replace the plaster Oscars they received during the war. Oscar statue measures 13.5'' tall and 5.5'' in diameter. Weighs 6 lbs, 9 oz. In near fine condition with brilliant luster. Originally from the James Cagney estate, sold by Doyle Galleries in 2000.
Academy Award for Best Actor Won by James Cagney in 1942 For ''Yankee Doodle Dandy'' -- Considered One of the Best Performances in One of the Best Movies of All TimeAcademy Award for Best Actor Won by James Cagney in 1942 For ''Yankee Doodle Dandy'' -- Considered One of the Best Performances in One of the Best Movies of All TimeAcademy Award for Best Actor Won by James Cagney in 1942 For ''Yankee Doodle Dandy'' -- Considered One of the Best Performances in One of the Best Movies of All TimeAcademy Award for Best Actor Won by James Cagney in 1942 For ''Yankee Doodle Dandy'' -- Considered One of the Best Performances in One of the Best Movies of All Time
Academy Award for Best Actor Won by James Cagney in 1942 For ''Yankee Doodle Dandy'' -- Considered One of the Best Performances in One of the Best Movies of All Time
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Auction closed on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
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