Archive for December 19th, 2008

Pickford’s Oscars Not For Sale…

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Jury bars auction of Mary Pickford’s Oscar

 

Mary Pickford Oscar

 

If heirs want to sell the actress’ 1930 award, they must give the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the first chance to buy it, for $10, jurors decide.

 

By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Times

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And the Oscar for best Hollywood courtroom drama goes to . . . the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

The golden statuette was awarded Monday by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury, which ruled that if Mary Pickford’s heirs want to sell it, they have to offer it to academy officials for $10 instead of auctioning it off for as much as $800,000.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Obit…Majel Barrett Roddenbery

Friday, December 19th, 2008

OBITUARY

Majel B. Roddenberry dies at 76; wife of ‘Star Trek’ creator was voice of the Enterprise

 

Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry

Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2008

 

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and an actress whose longtime association with the Star Trek franchise included playing Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series, died early Thursday morning. She was 76.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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