Oscar Statuettes Fetch $3 Million At Online Auction

0
0
Subscribe to Orson Welles alerts

The largest sale of Oscar statuettes in history fetched a total of more than $3 million on Tuesday, auctioneers Nate D. Sanders said Wednesday, with Herman Mankiewicz's Oscar for his Citizen Kane screenplay going for $588,455. The Oscar to cowriter Orson Welles sold last December for $861,542. (Mankiewicz had maintained throughout his life that he wrote every word of Kane.) "People continue to be drawn to the magic of the movies and were extremely enthusiastic bidding on The Oscars, which accounted for the high demand and sales prices," Sanders said in a statement. Buyers of the 15 Oscars assembled for the sale were not identified. The most ever paid for an Oscar trophy was $1.5 million for the 1939 Gone With The Wind best picture award. The buyer was Michael Jackson.

01/03/2012


Contactmusic

Tags: Orson Welles - Gone With The Wind - Michael Jackson - Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences

0
0
Subscribe to Orson Welles alerts
Advertisement

More Orson Welles

Long Lost Orson Welles Film Could Be Released Next Year

One of the great long-lost movies of all time could at last be set for release in 2015. Legendary director and actor Orson Welles’ unfinished...

The Wire Named No. 1 TV Show Of All Time By Entertainment Weekly

The hit Baltimore-set crime series The Wire has been chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the greatest television show of all time in a recent poll...

Advertisement

Comments

Orson Welles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Orson Welles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All