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    Ava Gardner "One Touch of Venus" Statue. During pre-production for the romantic comedy One Touch of Venus (1948), Universal sent Ava Gardner to sculptor Joseph Nicolosi to pose for a proper life-size prop statue of her character, the titular goddess. Nicolosi's first statue was partially nude, and the studio demanded something more modest. This is a a 12.5" bakelite version of the statue, part of a limited edition that was commissioned by Universal and sent to theater owners and press members as promotional items. In Very Fine to Excellent condition with some areas of mild to moderate wear.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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