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Posted: Jun 23, 2014 7:28 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jun 23, 2014 7:28 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Oscar, statuette, Briarwood Auctions, Rhode Island, Joseph C. Wright, "may Gal Sal", The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

EAST GREENWICH, RHODE ISLAND- In a rare auction, movie buffs have the chance to own their very own Oscar statuette.

It's the 1942 award for color and art direction given to Joseph C. Wright for his work on "My Gal Sal" being offered by Briarwood Auctions of Rhode Island.

The estimate is it'll go for $5,000 to $30,000.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences doesn't allow a statuette to be sold without first offering it back to the academy for $1, but the auction house says the rule doesn't apply to an Oscar awarded before 1950.

Wright died in 1985, being nominated 12 times and winning twice. His nephew inherited the award.

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