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    Buddy Adler Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award With Picture, Memos, and Press Clippings (1957).
    Includes: 1) Golden Globe with the following on the plaque, "The / Cecil B. DeMille / Award / Presented To / Buddy Adler / For Continuous and / Outstanding Contributions / To the Motion Picture / Industry Throughout / the World / The Hollywood / Foreign Press Assn / 1957." Measures 13.5" from top to bottom. In Good condition with overall toning and repair done on the top portion; 2) An 8" x 10" picture showing Adler holding the award with fellow Golden Globe recipients, Don Murray, Hope Lange, and Diane Varsi. In Very Good Minus condition with toning on the left side; 3) Eight items, including memos, letters, and press clippings.

    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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