Friday, February 07, 2014

Blind Item #8

Borro is a pawnbroker in NYC. They say they loaned $70K on an Oscar. What Oscar though? It has to be before 1951 because of Academy rules but the amount seems really low for a loan. Maybe the person only needed that amount and didn't want to go crazy, but to me it seems like this is probably a lesser award category. Any guesses?

22 comments:

Derek Harvey said...

who cares

sandybrook said...

Ok Liza Minelli selling her mothers Academy Juvenile Award.

Massive G said...

Montgomery Clift pawned his Best Actor Oscar.

Bruce Jenner said...

Nope, I dont have a clue.

sandybrook said...

It is probably some kid selling some designer or crew members award rather than actors award.

Jessi said...

Sweet Jesus, find the needle kids!

sandybrook said...

Well I guess I cant be posting twice at the same time

Seven of Eleven said...

Right, @Jessi?

Paint Chips said...

I think there's a possibility that someone who needs that much money quickly might be a rule breaker.

Steampunk Jazz said...

A look for Oscar winners that live in NY brought me to PSH. I suppose the entyties are trying to say it was him pawning for drugs...
Jeeze...

NomNom83 said...

Well, there have been ~2,800 Oscars awarded since 1929. But half of those went to Meryl Streep so, statistically (and since Walt Disney is already dead), I gotta put my money on her.

aemish said...

@Jazz.. "It has to be before 1951 because of Academy rules.."

Anna Belle said...

Some old lesser award...non actor/movie award...

Count Jerkula said...

"they loaned $70k" That means it wasn't sold, they just needed to borrow money, so they only wanted $70k because they didn't want to pay interest on the higher amount.

Sherry said...

Was just going to lurk today but that comment was so awesome I had to compliment you NomNom.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I don't know the Academy rules :-\ I thought the winners got to keep them. Does the academy have a buy back clause?

Kristin said...

Well done NomNom :)

Sherry I like when you comment.

Sherry said...

Thanks Kristin. I miss you and the other fun people but the new cast since Feb one is boring me. Too many comments to skip over and then there's nothing there. Sigh...

crila16 said...

Harold Russell - The Best Years of Our Lives.

Sean said...

Yes, the Academy has a policy that winners cannot sell their awards. You actually have to sign off when you get nominated.

Krissie said...

The Academy is very strict about what you do with an Oscar. I remember years ago Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen had a TV show and they got in trouble because she used her Oscar in a promo for it. The Academy made a big fuss and fined the network.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Wow krissie and Sean, truly didn't know that. Hmm, a pawn isn't sold unless the pawner defaults , so it could be a higher up the ladder person...but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes when the academy tracks them down...