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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Statuette
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Statuette #1
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D Renta
from Santa Monica, CA on 01/12/2004

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Statuette #2
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Paul (Rumph Guide) De Belling
from Southern California on 02/15/2004

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Statuette #3
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Alan White
from Vegas, Baby on 11/18/2009

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Statuette

AKA: Metropolis Robot, The Trixie

This statue, which I believe only existed in its clay form, was the first statue comissioned by Dr. Donald A. Reed for his fledgling Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. Before they became the Saturns. They were given out only once, I believe, at the Academy's first real presentation at a small theater on Melrose in West Hollywood. They may never have even be given out, to be honest. Either way, Jim and Don had a falling out of some kind and it never happened.

Produced: 1975
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Added on: 01/12/2004
Added by: Gregg Ostrin (email me!) from Pasadena, Ca.


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This statue can be considered a companion piece to another valuable item - the limited run of statuettes Jim did for Don's Count Dracula Society which I believe was around the same time. The Dracula was an Erte-esque full figure of the Count. Some extras were made as decanters, I believe.
Added by Gregg Ostrin from Pasadena, Ca. on 01/12/2004


The second picture is from the Monster Land Article and shows what the bottom of this piece looks like.
Added by Paul (Rumph Guide) De Belling from Southern California on 02/15/2004


It was Forry Ackerman who said: "I dub thee: Trixie". Here's a photo of Gayna Shireen presenting the Trixie at an Academy ceremony in 1975. What doomed the Trixie was during the rehearsal for the first TV broadcasting of the ceremony, the award began flaking silver paint. Emmy award winning producer Arnold Shapiro he couldn't have that and wanted something more "Oscar-Like", gold and shiny. He produced the Saturn award himself, almost over night and that was that.

Am looking for a very good photo of the Trixie for my online fan history piece at: smellthefandom.com
Added by Alan White from Vegas, Baby on 11/18/2009