June 2012 Auction Ends Thursday, June 28th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/28/2012
Academy First Award to Lennie Hayton for his score of the hit musical ''On the Town,'' produced by MGM in 1949. The film starred Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly as sailors, and Ann Miller and Betty Garrett as their love interests. The number 517 and the copyright symbol are engraved into the film reel surface behind Oscar's heels; the 1949 awards were the first year that the statues were numbered, starting with 501. The plaque across the front reads ''Academy First Award / To / Lennie Hayton / For The Scoring of the Musical Picture / 'On The Town'''. The plaque on the reverse reads: ''Academy of / Motion Picture / Arts And Sciences / 1949''. The Dodge Manufacturing plaque near the bottom edge reads ''Manufactured under world rights granted / by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences / To Dodge Inc. Trophies - Los Angeles California''. An LOA from Lena Horne's daughter is also included in the lot (Lena Horne was married to Lennie Hayton). Gold-plated brittanium statue posing on a film reel stands 10.25'' tall, 13.25'' with base, made of spun brass measuring 5.25'' in diameter. Statue weighs 6 lbs. 1.75 oz. The felt backing is present but has separated completely, and there are some very minimal flecks to the finish, else near fine. The gold lacquer finish remains brilliant.
''On the Town'' Oscar Statue for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture -- Popular Musical Starring Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra''On the Town'' Oscar Statue for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture -- Popular Musical Starring Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra''On the Town'' Oscar Statue for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture -- Popular Musical Starring Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra''On the Town'' Oscar Statue for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture -- Popular Musical Starring Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra
''On the Town'' Oscar Statue for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture -- Popular Musical Starring Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra
''On the Town'' Oscar Statue for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture -- Popular Musical Starring Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $128,540
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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