“Forgotten Hollywood”- Return of the 1929 Oscar…

Posted on February 16, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Oscar-statuettes_3197387b (1)   The statuettes for the upcoming Academy Awards are based on an original Oscar from 1929. The film academy announced that a New York foundry is restoring features of the original design to the Oscar statuettes for 2016 using digital scans and 3-D printers.

   It took Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry three months to make the 50 statuettes needed for the February 28th ceremony using the high-tech process. Oscar was previously made in a more traditional way by Chicago’s R.S. Owens & Company, the academy’s foundry for the past 34 years.

   The original ceremony lasted only 15 minutes and honored films released from August 1st, 1927 until July 31th, 1928. Academy president Douglas Fairbanks and vice president William C. DeMille (elder brother of Cecil B. DeMille) handed out the 30cm-high, 24-karat gold-plated britannium trophies, which were still five years away from getting its Oscar nickname.

   Oscar is still plated in 24-karat gold. It’s dimensions remain the same: He’s 13 ½-inches tall and weighs 8 ½ pounds. And he’s still just as hard to acquire.

   Hello gorgeous!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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