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In 1968 fledgling entertainment manager Martin Bregman happened to see an Off Broadway production of "The Indian Wants the Bronx". Bregman was particularly taken with a young actor named Al Pacino and began a mentor/supporter/manager relationship with him. Bregman's support paid off the following year when Pacino won the Tony Award for his featured actor role in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?". In recognition of Bregman's friendship the actor gifted the coveted award to his friend, a magnanimous nod to his part in getting Pacino to that point in his career - indeed years later Pacino remarked "he discovered me and became my manager. And that's why I'm here. I owe it to Marty, I really do". The Tony Award is 7" tall and features a faux Greek medallion design with "Al Pacino Actor-Dramatic Featured or Supporting "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" For Distinguished Achievement in Theatre 1969" engraved on the reverse. The medallion is mounted in a swiveling frame perched upon a wood base. The condition is outstanding just a very few nominal dings to the base and the medallion is clean and bright. Tony Awards rarely come up for auction due to their coveted nature and the fact that compared to the Oscars or the Grammy's the Tony Awards are given for very few categories - in 1969 there were just 15. What's more since 1997 Tony Award recipients are required to first offer their awards back to the organization at a minimal price before they are offered for sale elsewhere. Pacino's 1973 award is not covered by this rule. Letter of Authenticity from Martin Bregman.
Al Pacinos 1969 Tony Award for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" (Martin Bregman LOA)
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Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $33,180.00
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
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