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The first ever Oscar awarded for special effects makes this statue a historic Hollywood trophy. Farciot Edouart's 1938 Oscar in the category of "Outstanding Transparency Special Effects" for "Spawn of the North." This is the first academy award for Edouart, the ten-time Oscar winner and groundbreaking technician. He was presented the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award on 23 February 1939 at the the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. He shared the special award that would pave the way to become a category in its own right with Gordon Jennings. The movie starring Henry Fonda is about rival fisherman in Alaska directed by Henry Hathaway. 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 The Production Of / 'Spawn of the North' / 1938". The other reads, "For The Transparency Process Photography / In The Paramount Production / 'Spawn of the North' / To / Farciot Edouart / Assisted By / Loyal Griggs". 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". The award weighs 6 pounds. Moderate rubbing to statuette and moderate chipping of base. Overall in very good condition.
First Ever Special Effects Oscar -- Farciot Edouart's 1938 Oscar for "Outstanding Transparency Special Effects" in "Spawn of the North"
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $96,227
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
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