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1942 Oscar statue being auctioned off in East Greenwich

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By Jennifer Petracca


A 1942 Oscar statuette is being sold at an auction in East Greenwich.

Joseph Wright, an art director for famous films such as, “Oklahoma” and “Guys and Dolls”, won the Oscar for the film, “My Gal Sal.”

He passed away at the age of 92 and his nephew, who lives in Cranston, currently has the Oscar.

Its worth is estimated to be in the thousands.

Oscars that were presented before 1950 are legal to sell, whereas post-1950 Oscars, by law, must be offered to the Academy for $1, according to a contract signed by winners that year.

It will be auctioned off at Briarbrook Auctions in East Greenwich on Monday, June 23rd.

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