The Oscar How the iconic statuette is produced

Following the script: A bronze Oscar statuette sits on a workbench waiting for the next stage of the manufacturing process—cleaning.

Ready for a close-up: Each statuette is subject to thorough cleaning.

A safe bet: Oscar statuettes sit in a safe at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York before being shipped to Epner Technology.

Typecast: The Oscar statuette master production mold is seen at the Polich Tallix foundry.

Setting the scene: Oscar 3-D wax printed statuette molds stand at the foundry waiting for their star turn.

Ready for the camera: MGM art director Cedric Gibbons (1893–1960) is credited with designing Oscar.

Top billing: Hollywood lore suggests that Academy librarian and eventual executive director Margaret Herrick thought the statue resembled her Uncle Oscar

Learning their lines: A collection of Oscar statuettes fresh out of the mold.

Worth their weight in gold: Oscar statuettes were originally made in gold-plated solid bronze.

Height of fame: Each Oscar statuette stands 13.5 in (34 cm) tall and weighs 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg).

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