…or if you need a couple of more extra days to find that perfect gift — you have 69 shopping days until Christmas. Now, I’m not just throwing this out there in an attempt to be showered with gifts, but if you were thinking of purchasing something special for yours truly for either my birthday or Christmas I do have a suggestion for you.
Orson Welles’ Oscar to be auctioned
The Academy Award for Best Screenplay is estimated to sell for between $800,000 and $1.2 million, Sotheby’s auction house said Tuesday.
The golden statuette, believed to have been once lost by Welles himself, resurfaced in 1994, and after an extended legal battle was returned to his estate. In 2003, it was acquired by the Dax Foundation, a Los Angeles-based charity. The proceeds will help fund the organization’s worldwide efforts.
“Citizen Kane,” a story about a power hungry publishing magnate played by Welles and widely believed to be based on the life of William Randolph Hearst, was voted the number one film in history by the American Film Institute in 2007 and by the British Film Institute in 2002.
The Oscar will be sold Dec. 11 and displayed at Sotheby’s in New York on Dec. 7-10.
So, if you’ve got an extra 1.2 million dollars burning a hole in your pocket I can make room on my bookshelf between my G.I. Joe with Kung-Fu Grip and my Huntington Beach High School Tower Award medallion that I won my senior year for contributing to our campus television news program.