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Chicago factory creates Oscar statuettes

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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A Chicago factory is busy creating the statuettes that every actor hopes to take home from the Academy Awards.

RS Owens has been manufacturing Oscars on the city's Northwest Side every year since 1982.

Each Oscar is cast-molded, polished and electro-plated, ending with a dip in 24-karat gold. Then it gets shipped off to Hollywood.

The Academy Awards air on ABC7 on February 22.

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