Academy Sues US Family Over 1942 Oscar Auction

July 2, 2014 8:51 PM

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This undated photo released by Briarbrook Auctions shows a portion of an Academy Award Oscar statue awarded for color art direction in 1942 to Joseph C. Wright for his work on “My Gal Sal.”

Los Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is suing the family of an Oscar-winning US filmmaker for allegedly selling his golden statuette in breach of contract.

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