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Monday, March 5, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Spoiler! For those of you who didn't see the Oscars last night, the fish sex movie won Best Picture.

Personally I would have gone with Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, but I'm more into drama than I am trans-species romance, then again, no body asked me.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The Oscar is the most valuable, but least expensive, item of world-wide public relations ever invented by any industry."

HINT: (1897-1991), Sicilian-born American film director, became a creative force behind major award-winning films during the 1930s and 1940s.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Each Oscar statuette stands on a film reel, which has five spokes representing the original branches of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers.

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The Academy has awarded nearly 3,000 Oscar statuettes since 1929, but they all have different number emblazoned on them.

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Original Academy member Cedric Gibbons designed the statuette. He had director, screenwriter and actor Emilio Fernandez pose nude to inspire the Oscar design. Artist George Stanley sculpted Oscar.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave out the first statuette in 1929. Back then, it was only referred to as the Academy Award of Merit. Now, it primarily goes by its nickname: Oscar. The Academy officially adopted the nickname in 1939.

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R. S. Owens and Company manufactures the statuettes in Chicago. The Academy says it takes three to four weeks to create 50 Oscars.

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Original statuettes were gold-plated solid bronze, but now gold-plated Britannia metal has replaced the bronze.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The Oscar is the most valuable, but least expensive, item of world-wide public relations ever invented by any industry."

ANSWER: Frank Capra.

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