While longtime readers of the blog may remember my earlier post on the Academy Award on display at the World of Coca-Cola, I think the story is worth repeating with the Oscar's airing this Sunday.
The Coca-Cola Company owned Columbia Pictures from 1982 to 1989, and when the movie Gandhi won best picture in 1982, the Company received a duplicate of the statute that was awarded to Producer David Attenborough.
We used to have the statue in the Archives where it was always a hit with visitors taking tours. The statute is surprisingly heavy and weighs in at 8.5 pounds. When you are watching the winners receive their award, note how many of them look surprised by the weight.
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