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    A Gloria Swanson Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 'Certificate of Nomination for Award' for "Sunset Boulevard." Paramount, 1950. Presented to the star, text reads in part "Be it known that / Gloria Swanson / was nominated for an Academy Award of Merit / for Outstanding Achievement / Best Actress / Sunset Boulevard;" an official PermaPlaque mounted to wood and shellacked; though "Norma Desmond" is one of the most famous characters in all of film history, Swanson lost out that year to Judy Holliday for "Born Yesterday."
    13 1/2" x 12"

    PROVENANCE:
    This piece was originally sold in the William Doyle Galleries (New York) auction titled "Property from the Estate of Gloria Swanson," September 22, 1983, Lot 540, final hammer price was $950.




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