The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is attempting to sue the owner of Joseph C Wright's 1942 Oscar for art direction on the musical My Gal Sal.
The Academy is suing over the sale of Wright's 1942 Oscar
Technically Oscars cannot be sold without first being offered to the Academy for the sum of $1, although this clause did not come into effect until 1950.
It therefore looks unlikely that the lawsuit will prove successful, as a number of pre-1950 Oscars have been sold in recent years - including an example from 1939 that was presented to Wuthering Heights cinematographer Gregg Toland.
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