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Academy Award, Best Sound, Glory, presented to Russell Williams, II

Catalog Data

Issued by:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American, founded 1927  Search this
Received by:
Russell Williams II, American, born 1952  Search this
Created by:
George Stanley, American, 1903 - 1973  Search this
Designed by:
Cedric Gibbons, Irish, 1893 - 1960  Search this
Manufactured by:
R.S. Owen & Company, American, founded 1983  Search this
Medium:
britannia metal with copper , nickel silver and gold , felt (on the bottom of the base), velvet (bag)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2015.29.21a): 13 3/8 × 5 3/16 × 5 1/4 in. (34 × 13.2 × 13.3 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.21b flat): 17 × 9 × 2 1/2 in. (43.2 × 22.9 × 6.4 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.21b on award): 13 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 8 in. (34.3 × 19.1 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
trophies (prizes)
figurines
Place made:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Description:
2015.29.21.1: Academy Award, Best Sound, Glory, 1989 presented to Russell Williams II at the 62nd Academy Awards ceremony on March 26, 1990. The statuette is gold-plated britannium and depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword (vertically down from its chest) standing on a flat reel of film with five spokes. The entire statuette is on a circular metal base. Two things are etched into the film reel on the back of the statuette, (top) reads: [(c)/AMPAS/(R)] in one of the spokes, (side of reel) reads: [2491]. A label, etched into a gold-plate, on the front of the base reads: [ACADEMY AWARD / RUSSELL WILLIAMS, II, DONALD O. MITCHELL, GREGG C. RUDLOFF and ELLIOT TYSON / SOUND / "GLORY" / 1989]. Two other labels, etched into a gold-plates, on the back of the base read: (top) [(c) ACADEMY OF / MOTION PICTURE / ARTS & SCIENCES (R)], and the other (side of back of base) reads: [MANUFACTURED UNDER WORLD RIGHTS GRANTED BY / ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES / TO R.S. OWENS CO. INC. CHICAGO, ILL. 60660]. There is black felt adhered to the bottom in the same shape of the base.
2015.29.21.2: Blue velvet bag cover used by Williams to be placed over top the Academy Award/Oscar statuette (2015.29.21.1). The bottom opening has drawstring like style, except the gold-threaded string that is strung through the folded in fabric is tied and does not stretch. The fabric is bunched along the bottom. The gold-threaded string loops twice and is visible through the splits in the fabric on both sides of the sack.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Russell Williams II
Object number:
2015.29.21.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd579793aec-0f69-4e4f-9aa1-68841b096413
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.29.21.1-.2