Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth Quick Links

News Quotes RSS

1942 Oscar Trophy Sells For $79,200 At Auction, Who's The Buyer?


Rita Hayworth

An Oscar trophy dating back to 1942 has been sold at auction for $79,000, a figure far above the auctioneers estimate of $5,000 - $30,000. The iconic, shining award, which was given to Joseph C. Wright at the 15th Academy Awards, was bought by an unnamed buyer, though the auction house has teased that we "would recognize the name."

At the 1943 ceremony honouring films released the previous year, Wright picked up the award for his color art direction for the 1942 musical My Gal Sal which starred Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature. Wright received 12 Academy Award nominations and won twice. After Wright died in 1985 at the age of 92, the Oscar was passed on to his nephew, according to The AP.

The auctioneers are remaining tight-lipped over the identity of the buyer, leading to inevitable speculation regarding whether an A-list actor or filmmaker made the nostalgic and rare purchase to celebrate the days of Old Hollywood.

Continue reading: 1942 Oscar Trophy Sells For $79,200 At Auction, Who's The Buyer?

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth Quick Links

News Quotes RSS

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Royal Blood - Boilermaker Video

Royal Blood - Boilermaker Video

With the release of their third album 'Typhoon' growing steadily nearer, Royal Blood have unveiled yet another single entitled 'Boilermaker'...

Years & Years - Starstruck Video

Years & Years - Starstruck Video

Olly Alexander shows off his journey of self-love in the video for Years & Years' newest single 'Starstruck'; the lead track from his forthcoming...

Garbage - The Men Who Rule The World Video

Garbage - The Men Who Rule The World Video

Shirley Manson is well known for her vocal political views, and she takes no prisoners with Garbage's latest single 'The Men Who Rule The World'.

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews