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Academy Sues Dealer for Judy Garland Oscar Statue
[Orange County Edition]
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Whitcomb, Dan
Date: Aug 27, 2000
Start Page: 19
Section: Part A; PART- A; PART-; Metro Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

Sixty years after Judy Garland won a special Oscar for playing Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sued a memorabilia dealer on Friday to get the statuette back.

"I think they've been after this [particular Oscar] for a long time," [Marcia Tysseling] said. "I'm just in the wrong place at the wrong time." According to the academy, which alleges breach of contract, the 1958 agreement with Garland gives it the right to buy the statuette for $10 before it is offered elsewhere.

The organization said in the lawsuit that a sale of the Oscar by Star Wares would cause it to "suffer irreparable and incalculable damage to the Academy's reputation and goodwill associated with its . . . Oscar statuette."

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