'Casablanca' director's Oscar up for auction
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Oscar Michael Curtiz won for directing "Casablanca" is expected to fetch up to $3 million at auction this week.
Nate Sanders auction house in Los Angeles is selling the award. The auction ends Thursday, June 28, at 5 p.m. PT.
The award is not going on sale without a little controversy. In 1950, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created a policy that bans winners from selling their Oscars to anyone but the academy itself.
But "Casablanca" pre-dates that agreement. The film, which starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, also won oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Picture back in 1943.
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