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David Hempstead Plaster Oscar

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David Hempstead - Nunnally Johnson 1940's award, described by Time Magazine as an Oscar®. This item was recently aquired from a collector. It is a statuette made of plaster, stands 14" and belonged to David Hempstead. The Statuette is documented in a Time Magazine article from Feb. 23, 1942 entitled "The New Pictures." Given the date of the article, Hempstead would have had this award made somtime prior to Feb 1942. The article mistakenly identifies the award as being made of wood, but it is clearly made of plaster. This discrepancy may have been due to the base being made of wood or a mis-identification by the writer. There is a mystery and some controversy surrounding how this item came to be. Basing my thesis on the Time article, it is my belief given Mr. Hempstead's extensive contacts in the industry he had this item made from a casting of an authentic ACADEMY AWARD® sometime prior to 1942. The plaster Oscar was evaluated by an Academy Curator. The Academy disclosed that the item was not known to be sanctioned by the Academy nor does the Academy believe they were involved in the items manufacture. However, the Academy did disclose it is likely the item was made from a casting of an original Oscar® This finding is good and bad. The good is having a plaster casting of an authentic Academy Award. The bad is the Academy is claiming copyright enforcement in full force preventing any future sale, or official display of the item. I recently spoke to Avery Hempstead; David Hempstead's daughter who resides in Beverly Hills. Unfortanately she could not recall the item.

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David Hempstead 1940's Plaster Oscar

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