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    Buddy Adler Academy Award Tablet Presented to MGM For Best Short Subject With Photos and Letters.
    Includes: 1) Tablet says, "Academy / of / Motion Picture / Arts & Sciences / Award of Merit / For / Outstanding / Achievement" on the upper portion. Says, "Presented to Metro-Goldwyn Mayer / For Best Production in the Short Subject / One-Reel Classification / 'Quicker'n a Wink' / A Pete Smith Specialty / 1940" on the lower portion. Measures 3" x 6" x 6". In Good condition with toning overall and chipping on the edges; 2) A collection of seven letters dated between 1942 and 1958 to Buddy Adler and black and white pictures (three that measure 8" x 10" each, and one that measures 4" x 5"). The 8" x 10" photos show Pete Smith holding the Academy Award with Buddy Adler. The 4" x 5" is an on-set photo of Buddy Adler and Pete Smith. Overall, in Good condition.

    Quicker'n a Wink (which can be found on YouTube) features Dr. Harold E. Edgerton, a professor of electrical engineering at MIT, who had ties to the Atomic Energy Commission, sonar technology, and the stroboscope. Adler wrote the screenplay.

    Emanuel Maurice "Buddy" Adler was born in New York City, June 22, 1906. The family had been in the chain store business for many years and it was expected of Buddy (a family nickname that eventually became his own) to join the Adler stores after completion of college. He began his career in Hollywood in 1936 as a writer of short subjects at MGM Studios. During a five-year period, he accumulated writing credits on some 50 short subjects including Quicker'n A Wink (1940), which won an Academy Award. That same year he married actress Anita Louise.

    After serving in the Signal Corps in World War II, Adler returned to MGM as a producer. A year later, he moved to Columbia where he personally produced ten films including A Woman of Distinction, Salome, and From Here to Eternity.

    In 1954, he transferred to 20th Century-Fox. In 1956, he replaced Darryl F. Zanuck as Head of Production, a position he held until his death July 12, 1960. He not only supervised all the film making, but personally produced 14 films including Soldier of Fortune, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Bus Stop, Anastasia, South Pacific, and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.

    Over his career, Adler received many honors including the Academy Award for Best Picture for From Here to Eternity, Golden Globes for Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

    LOP from Melanie Adler, daughter of Buddy Adler. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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