Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT076 - (ENT-FILM-Oscars-Auction) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-07s. Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History has announced that an Oscar awarded to "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1936 and another given to "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting December 11th. The "Mutiny on the Bounty" best-picture statuette originally went to producer Irving Thalberg, a fundamental figure in the early days of Hollywood. It's expected to go for between 200-thousand and 300-thousand dollars. The "Gentleman's Agreement" trophy is expected to fetch between 150-thousand and 200-thousand dollars. Here's a clip from a Hearst newsreel in which the Academy Award is presented to "Mutiny on the Bounty. …

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