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    Bette Davis "Margaret Elliott" prop Oscar from The Star. (TCF, 1952). This vintage prop "Oscar" statuette stands 12 in. tall with cast metal, gold-plated figure measuring 3.5 in. wide by 10.25 in. tall. The beveled black base is 1.75 in. tall and 5.5 in. round at the bottom, tapered to 4.5 in. where the base attaches to the film reel that forms the integral foot of the metal statue. George Stanley (who also fashioned the famous Muse Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl) sculpted Cedric Gibbons' original design in clay and Sachin Smith cast the statuette. Consisting of a pewter-like alloy called "Britannia metal", which is then plated in copper, nickel silver, and finally, 24-karat gold. A small brass engraved plaque affixed to the front of the base reads, "Property of 20th Century Fox". Retaining green felted bottom. Highly visible in "Margaret's" (Davis) apartment as a glaring and painful reminder of her past glory days as a successful actress. Particularly notable is the scene when she grabs the statue and exclaims directly to it, "C'mon, Oscar. Let's you and me get drunk!" The statuette's finish exhibits minor rubbing, age and some oxidation and loss of plating to the lower torso and legs of the figure. The black base exhibits light wear. In vintage very good condition.

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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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