79 Thousand dollars for a Oscar from the past

June 24, 2014 1:46 PM

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79 Thousand dollars for a Oscar from the past

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. - A rare auction of an Oscar statuette has brought a total of $79,200.

Nanci Thompson 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," starring Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature.

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