Film academy sues over Oscar auction

July 2, 2014 8:12 PM

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Film academy sues over Oscar auction

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is suing the family of art director Joseph Wright over the sale of his Oscar for 1942's My Gal Sal.

Wright died in 1985 and his heirs sold his statuette for $79,200 (£46,200) to unknown buyers via Briarbrook Auctions last month.

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