Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

November 19, 2018 - 7:00 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars.

Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1936 and another given to "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting Dec. 11.

The "Mutiny on the Bounty" best-picture statuette originally went to producer Irving Thalberg, a fundamental figure in the early days of Hollywood. It's expected to go for between $200,000 and $300,000. The "Gentleman's Agreement" trophy is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000.

The auction featuring classic movie awards also includes Hans Dreier's art-direction Oscar for 1950's "Sunset Boulevard" and Gloria Swanson's Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama for the film.

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