February 2013 Auction Ends Wednesday, February 6th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/6/2013
Spectacular Tony Award presented to the eloquent singer and actress Lena Horne. This Tony Award, a Special Award ''for Distinguished Achievement in Theatre'', was given to Horne in 1981 for her incredibly successful Broadway musical, ''Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music'' at the 35th Awards ceremony. Long blacklisted in Hollywood for both her skin color and politics, Lena Horne, by virtue of her sheer talent, slowly made inroads into the entertainment industry and is considered to have paved the way for several generations of woman entertainers of color. This Tony Award, the only Tony that Horne won during her career, is for the popular and critically acclaimed musical revue, ''Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music,'' which ran on Broadway from 1981-1982. Critics hailed her performance in it as ''exceptionally moving'', ''intensely personal'' and said of Horne, ''the most awesome performer to have hit Broadway in years.'' The 3'' medallion, made of brass and bronze with a nickel plating, features the masks of comedy and tragedy with the words, ''Antoinette Perry Award'' on one side, and a profile of Perry, an early ''American Theatre Wing'' leader on the other. Below Perry's profile, the medallion reads, ''The League of New York Theatres and Producers, Inc. Presents to / Lena Horne / A Special Award / for Distinguished Achievement / in Theatre / 1981''. Medallion pivots upon a black lacquered base, bringing the total height to 8'' and depth and width each to 3.75''. Weighs 1lb. 8.5 oz. Some tarnishing to metal and minor scratches to base, else near fine. Obtained directly from the family of Lena Horne.
Lena Horne's Personally-Owned Tony Award -- ''Distinguished Achievement in Theatre'' Award for ''Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music''
Lena Horne's Personally-Owned Tony Award -- ''Distinguished Achievement in Theatre'' Award for ''Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music''
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $37,230
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Auction closed on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
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