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The Four Oscars of Katherine Hepburn. Her 1934 award is distinguished for being the first Academy Award to officially be named “Oscar.” MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed the statuette in 1927, sculptor George Stanley crafted it. The figure stands on a film reel with five spokes, one for each original branch of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers. In 1945 the design was slightly changed. The original Oscar was made of gold-plated bronze. The newer version is made of britannia, a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and coated in 24-karat gold. Source SmithsonianMag The Four Oscars of Katherine Hepburn. Her 1934 award is distinguished for being the first Academy Award to officially be named “Oscar.” MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed the statuette in 1927, sculptor George Stanley crafted it. The figure stands on a film reel with five spokes, one for each original branch of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers. In 1945 the design was slightly changed. The original Oscar was made of gold-plated bronze. The newer version is made of britannia, a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and coated in 24-karat gold. Source SmithsonianMag

The Four Oscars of Katherine Hepburn. Her 1934 award is distinguished for being the first Academy Award to officially be named “Oscar.” MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed the statuette in 1927, sculptor George Stanley crafted it. The figure stands on a film reel with five spokes, one for each original branch of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers. In 1945 the design was slightly changed. The original Oscar was made of gold-plated bronze. The newer version is made of britannia, a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and coated in 24-karat gold. Source SmithsonianMag

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