Auction of collection of TCM’s Robert Osborne includes Oscar

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This combination of photos released by Grant Zahajko Auctions shows a 1936 Academy Award, left, and a view of its inscription given to art director Richard Day for his work on the film “Dark Angel.” It’s expected to go for between $70,000 and $100,000. (Grant Zahajko Auctions via AP)

DAVENPORT, Wash. (AP) — A 1936 Oscar is among the items going up for auction from the collection of the late Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne.

Grant Zahajko Auctions of Davenport, Washington, announced Friday that Osborne’s collection, owned by his three nieces, will be auctioned on Oct. 10th.

The collection of the TCM host and movie historian, who died in 2017, includes the 1936 Oscar statuette given to art director Richard Day for his work on the film “The Dark Angel.” It’s expected to go for between $70,000 and $100,000.

The auction also includes a copy of Osborne’s 1979 book, “50 Golden Years of Oscar,” signed by 383 film stars including Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, and James Stewart. It’s expected to bring between $20,000 and $30,000.

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