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With the adroit guidance of his friend/manager Martin Bregman, Al Pacino successful gravitated from the stage to the big screen. His intense and unforgettable leading role as a heroin addict in 1971's "Panic in Needle Park" lead to the role of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather". It was Bregman who approached writer Peter Maas and suggested a movie be made from his biography of NYPD hero cop Frank Serpico. Bregman instinctively knew that the lead character was the perfect role for Al Pacino. "Serpico" was one of the biggest hits of 1973 and became the role that effectively launched Al Pacino's career. His performance as Frank Serpico was given the ultimate recognition when he was awarded the Golden Globe Award. Never to forget the ones who helped him reach such a lofty point in his career, Pacino gifted the award to Martin Bregman for his unwavering support and guidance. The 9" tall award features a film reel circling a gold globe perched upon a pedestal bearing the initials "HFPA" for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which selects and awards the Golden Globe. The globe is mounted on a marble pedestal bearing the engraved plaque reading "AL PACINO BEST ACTOR MOTION PICTURE DRAMA "SERPICO" 1973 HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION #3305". The bottom of the award still retains the original manufacturer sticker reading "So. Calif. Trophy Co." Unlike Oscars which come up for auction quite often, Golden Globe Awards, of which there are fewer categories and are said to be more coveted by their recipients, rarely appear. Besides the reluctance to part with this distinctive prize, modern recipients are first required to offer their award to the organization before they are offered for sale elsewhere. Pacino's 1973 award is not covered by this rule. To find one from such a cinematic icon like Pacino for a role so well known as Serpico is a miracle. Letter of Authenticity from Martin Bregman.
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Minimum Bid: $25,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $61,620.00
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
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