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    Ava Gardner One Touch of Venus Statuette. 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 of love. Nicolosi's first statue was partially nude, and the studio demanded something more modest. This is a 12.5" gold-painted 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 small areas of mild wear and paint loss. Accompanied by an LOA from Jeannie Westmore.

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    November, 2010
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
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