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Couldn't Filmland Have Aided Russell?

August 08, 1992

Selling an Oscar smacks of commercialism, protests Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Karl Malden ("Harold Russell Selling 'Best Years of Our Lives' Oscar,' " July 31). The movie industry has bronzed commercialism and Malden. Why didn't Malden quietly buy the Oscar and return it to the academy?

JIM SKEESE

San Diego

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