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Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for $10.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services.

Briarbrook sold the Oscar for $79,200 on June 24. “My Gal Sal” starred Rita Hayworth, and the art direction award to Joseph Wright was its only Academy Award win.

The academy adopted a rule in 1951 prohibiting winners or their heirs from selling Oscars. It is seeking an order requiring Briarbrook to sell it the Oscar for $10 in accordance with the academy bylaws.

Briarbrook owner Nanci Thompon said she has not seen the lawsuit. But she noted that Wright’s Oscar predated the academy’s sales prohibition and said her company was careful before offering it for sale.

The lawsuit does not identify who purchased the statuette.

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for $10.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services.

Briarbrook sold the Oscar for $79,200 on June 24. “My Gal Sal” starred Rita Hayworth, and the art direction award to Joseph Wright was its only Academy Award win.

The academy adopted a rule in 1951 prohibiting winners or their heirs from selling Oscars. It is seeking an order requiring Briarbrook to sell it the Oscar for $10 in accordance with the academy bylaws.

Briarbrook owner Nanci Thompon said she has not seen the lawsuit. But she noted that Wright’s Oscar predated the academy’s sales prohibition and said her company was careful before offering it for sale.

The lawsuit does not identify who purchased the statuette.

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

KDWN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for $10.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services.

Briarbrook sold the Oscar for $79,200 on June 24. “My Gal Sal” starred Rita Hayworth, and the art direction award to Joseph Wright was its only Academy Award win.

The academy adopted a rule in 1951 prohibiting winners or their heirs from selling Oscars. It is seeking an order requiring Briarbrook to sell it the Oscar for $10 in accordance with the academy bylaws.

Briarbrook owner Nanci Thompon said she has not seen the lawsuit. But she noted that Wright’s Oscar predated the academy’s sales prohibition and said her company was careful before offering it for sale.

The lawsuit does not identify who purchased the statuette.

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

KDWN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for $10.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services.

Briarbrook sold the Oscar for $79,200 on June 24. “My Gal Sal” starred Rita Hayworth, and the art direction award to Joseph Wright was its only Academy Award win.

The academy adopted a rule in 1951 prohibiting winners or their heirs from selling Oscars. It is seeking an order requiring Briarbrook to sell it the Oscar for $10 in accordance with the academy bylaws.

Briarbrook owner Nanci Thompon said she has not seen the lawsuit. But she noted that Wright’s Oscar predated the academy’s sales prohibition and said her company was careful before offering it for sale.

The lawsuit does not identify who purchased the statuette.

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

KDWN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for $10.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services.

Briarbrook sold the Oscar for $79,200 on June 24. “My Gal Sal” starred Rita Hayworth, and the art direction award to Joseph Wright was its only Academy Award win.

The academy adopted a rule in 1951 prohibiting winners or their heirs from selling Oscars. It is seeking an order requiring Briarbrook to sell it the Oscar for $10 in accordance with the academy bylaws.

Briarbrook owner Nanci Thompon said she has not seen the lawsuit. But she noted that Wright’s Oscar predated the academy’s sales prohibition and said her company was careful before offering it for sale.

The lawsuit does not identify who purchased the statuette.

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

KDWN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for $10.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services.

Briarbrook sold the Oscar for $79,200 on June 24. “My Gal Sal” starred Rita Hayworth, and the art direction award to Joseph Wright was its only Academy Award win.

The academy adopted a rule in 1951 prohibiting winners or their heirs from selling Oscars. It is seeking an order requiring Briarbrook to sell it the Oscar for $10 in accordance with the academy bylaws.

Briarbrook owner Nanci Thompon said she has not seen the lawsuit. But she noted that Wright’s Oscar predated the academy’s sales prohibition and said her company was careful before offering it for sale.

The lawsuit does not identify who purchased the statuette.

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film “My Gal Sal.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which hosts the Academy Awards, sued Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Briarbrook sold the statuette on June 24 for $79,200.

The lawsuit seeks an order requiring Briarbrook to sell the Oscar statuette to the Academy for $10 in accordance with the organization’s bylaws. The disputed statuette was awarded to Joseph Wright for his art direction of the musical “My Gal Sal,” which starred Rita Hayworth.

Briarbrook owner Nanci Thompon says she has not seen the lawsuit, but she says the company was careful before offering it for sale.