A collection of memorabilia and ephemera related to the Academy Awards owned by Oscar nominee James R. Messenger and relating to his film "Of Time, Tombs and Treasure" based on the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition "Treasures of Tutankhamun, collection comprising a 1984 gold medal award from the International Film & Television Festival of New York, a letter of nomination in the Best Documentary Short Subject category of the 1978 Academy Awards signed by Howard Koch, a telegram from James M. Roberts advising Mr. Messenger of his nomination, a signed and typed letter from Lord Carnarvon descendant of the same name inviting Messenger to include him in publicity for his film, an invitation to the April 3, 1978 Telecast of the Presentation of the 50th Annual Awards of Merit and the Board of Governor's Ball, an auto pass for the 1978 event, the program for the 1978 event, a program for the 1978 event as presented by Revlon with a list of Best Picture winners of the past, a letter to the nominees auto-pen signed by Howard W. Koch, microfilm copies of the Certificate of nomination for Award by the Academy, a brochure of regulations for use of the Academy Award symbols, several press photos form the award's ceremony, two copyrighted typed documents by Messenger detailing his project, two ticket stubs for the 1980 Board of Governor's Ball and to the 52nd Academy Awards Presentation, program from the 1980 Governor's Ball, and a program from the 52nd annual Academy Awards Presentation held on April 14, 1980. Also accompanied with signed letter from Arthur Reiman on United Artists letterhead dated March 27, 1979 in discussion of a possible future project with messenger regarding the "enigma" of China. Provenance: acquired by present owner from The Estate of Mr. James R. Messenger, Atlanta, Georgia
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