Filmmaker Ken G Hall appears on The Mike Walsh Show with the two different Oscars he received for the newsreel Kokoda Front Line (1942).
The first Oscar he shows is an ersatz (substitute) statue issued during the Second World War when gold and other metals were scarce. Hall says it is made from gunmetal.
Then Mike Walsh shows the real one, made of gold, which he received in 1945. This is the Oscar that is part of the NFSA collection. You can read the full story on the blog.
This is an excerpt from The Mike Walsh Show: Episode 8045 which aired on 4 April 1978.
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