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 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

When I was a movie-mad kid, my parents bought me a portfolio of drawings by Nicholas Volpe of all the best actor/actress Academy Award winners up to1961. Did anyone else get one of these sets as a kid? They were famous for hanging in the Brown Derby.

Here is a link to an Ebay page offering the set for sale:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1961-BROWN-DERBY-ACADEMY-AWARDS-NICHOLAS-VOLPE-POTRAITS-FULL-SET-/111240160245

I absolutely loved these drawings -- they seemed to capture the actors and their roles quite magnificently.

I still have my complete set -- but the value is probably ruined because I once wallpapered my bedroom with all of the portraits using pins to affix them to my wall. I used to love falling asleep surrounded by the "stars."

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Volpe's portraits are fantastic, and I don't blame you a bit for pinning them all over the place!

 
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