Want To Buy An Oscar?
You rarely see Oscars being bought and sold, because the Academy is totally against it.
And they have a rule that all winners have to offer to sell their Oscars back to the Academy for $1 before they can sell them to anyone else.
And of course, if that situation ever arose, the Academy would ALWAYS spend the buck to get the statue back.
But that rule was only instituted in 1951 . . . so any Oscars won before that are fair game. And three of them are now up for grabs.
Two are Best Picture Oscars . . . the 1936 award for Clark Gable’s version of “Mutiny on the Bounty”, and the 1948 statue for “Gentleman’s Agreement”, a Gregory Peck movie where he pretends to be Jewish to expose anti-Semitism.
There’s also an Art Direction Oscar for 1950′s “Sunset Boulevard”.
They’re hitting the block at an auction in Los Angeles on December 11th.
The two Best Picture Oscars are expected to pull down six figures each.