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1942 Oscar sells for $79,200

Published: June 24, 2014 4:00 AM
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EAST GREENWICH, R.I. -- A rare auction of an Oscar statuette has brought a total of $79,200.

Nanci Taylor of Briarbrook Auctions in Rhode Island said Monday that amount includes a 20 percent buyer's premium for the 1942 Oscar. It was awarded to Joseph C. Wright for color art direction for his work on "My Gal Sal."

Wright died in 1985. His nephew inherited the statue.

, one of two Wright won in 1942.

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