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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The sale of Valerie Harper's Emmy Awards from Mary Tyler Moore is being held up by the TV Academy   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2020-07-16 10:51:05 AM  
That's dumb.

First off the terms often used are "won an emmy" " was giving an emmy for....". I have never heard "they were loaned an emmy".

Second if someone wins something, it's usually their's to keep. Now there are exceptions like the Stanley cup and the Ashes, but they are passed to the next winner, so there is only one. Emmies are made specifically for that person/catagory/year.

Third, if it can be passed through inheritance then it should be able to be sold. Unless perhaps if the Emmy's have put significant effort into tracking down the awards of the deceased and diligently assuring that they have in the original owner's family, which I doubt they done.

I am in no risk of winning an emmy, but even if I did I wouldn't accept it, as I do not care to indefinitely take care of things I do not own.
 
2020-07-16 12:18:11 PM  
I wouldn't give you a plug nickel for any of those hollyweirdo awards.
 
2020-07-16 12:23:59 PM  
Rhoda was a prime example of spinning off after a shark jump.
 
2020-07-16 12:39:27 PM  
Her survivors trying to make as much money off her before she's forgotten entirely.
 
2020-07-16 12:42:18 PM  
God the Television Academy is so full of themselves it's almost embarrassing.
 
2020-07-16 12:47:25 PM  
Nowadays, you have to sign an agreement to get your trophy. At least with the Oscars, this takes the form of a right of first refusal for the Academy. That is, before the Oscar can be sold at auction, you must first offer it to the Academy for $1 or some nominal amount. Only if the Academy refuses can you auction it. If this restriction wasn't in place when they awarded the trophies, they can (and have been) sold at auction. Though, frequently the relevant academy would still buy them to keep them out of our grubby, commoner hands.
 
2020-07-16 1:10:49 PM  
Golf tournaments are like this. A Master's winner can't take the Green Jacket off the premises and it can't be worn for a non-Master's event.

But it's all made up and the points don't matter, anyway.
 
2020-07-16 1:26:59 PM  

shut_it_down: Nowadays, you have to sign an agreement to get your trophy.


Not for an Emmy. They just give it to you without any paperwork at all. For a Tony award you have to sign a paper saying you can only sell it back to them and only for for one dollar.
 
2020-07-16 1:41:09 PM  

mmojo: shut_it_down: Nowadays, you have to sign an agreement to get your trophy.

Not for an Emmy. They just give it to you without any paperwork at all. For a Tony award you have to sign a paper saying you can only sell it back to them and only for for one dollar.


Interesting. Then it should be a pretty straightforward lawsuit for the estate and auction house.
 
2020-07-16 1:54:39 PM  
Valerie Harper from Mary Tyler Moore?  I can't think of a more forgettable actress from a more forgettable show.  I mean I am sure the show has some important role in the advance of women's rights, so I have been told, but so did Murphy Brown and at least Candice Bergen was a hilarious comedian.

Now if it was Lucille Ball's Emmy from I Love Lucy, that would be worth something.
 
2020-07-16 2:51:55 PM  

winedrinkingman: Valerie Harper from Mary Tyler Moore?  I can't think of a more forgettable actress from a more forgettable show.  I mean I am sure the show has some important role in the advance of women's rights,


Rhoda kicked ass. It was Mary that burst into tears in every episode.
 
2020-07-16 4:30:26 PM  
There's no such thing as a forever loan.

I have a customer who has a mantle full of Emmy's in a room full of pinball machines. He's a cameraman who's done the olympics, super bowl, Kentucky derby, etc. The room looks pretty farking cool with all those games and Emmy's lit up. He has two Monday Night Football pinball machines. I guess he liked that gig.
 
2020-07-16 4:35:22 PM  

phishrace: There's no such thing as a forever loan.

.....those games and Emmy's lit up.


He lights them up? No dig on your friends work or accomplishments but that seems kinda tacky.
 
2020-07-16 4:49:02 PM  

mmojo: phishrace: There's no such thing as a forever loan.

.....those games and Emmy's lit up.

He lights them up? No dig on your friends work or accomplishments but that seems kinda tacky.


There are no lights directed at the Emmy's. The room lighting and the hundreds of lights in each pinball machine light up the room just fine. The Emmy's are shiny as fark, so they reflect all the light in the room.

Dude is actually kind of shy. Not the kind of personality you would expect for someone who's won 6 or 7 Emmy's. His wife explained to me that his hearing is very bad because he's been a cameraman for so long and they always have to wear headphones turned up really loud so they don't miss any instructions. He's semi-retired now and does consulting for tech companies including Apple.
 
2020-07-16 6:16:20 PM  

phishrace: mmojo: phishrace: There's no such thing as a forever loan.

.....those games and Emmy's lit up.

He lights them up? No dig on your friends work or accomplishments but that seems kinda tacky.

There are no lights directed at the Emmy's. The room lighting and the hundreds of lights in each pinball machine light up the room just fine. The Emmy's are shiny as fark, so they reflect all the light in the room.

Dude is actually kind of shy. Not the kind of personality you would expect for someone who's won 6 or 7 Emmy's. His wife explained to me that his hearing is very bad because he's been a cameraman for so long and they always have to wear headphones turned up really loud so they don't miss any instructions. He's semi-retired now and does consulting for tech companies including Apple.


I'm not sure what kind of personality you WOULD expect. Regardless of the number. People are people. Plus the do give out quite a lot of them. Not as many as the Grammys tho.
 
2020-07-16 6:25:45 PM  

vudukungfu: Rhoda was a prime example of spinning off after a shark jump.


The MTM Show never jumped the shark. The writing on Rhoda was not as good from the start. There was no shark jumping point.
 
2020-07-16 6:28:22 PM  

mmojo: winedrinkingman: Valerie Harper from Mary Tyler Moore?  I can't think of a more forgettable actress from a more forgettable show.  I mean I am sure the show has some important role in the advance of women's rights,

Rhoda kicked ass. It was Mary that burst into tears in every episode.


She cried a lot on the DVD show, but rarely on the MTM show. Aside from Chuckles Bites the Dust and the one where she got fired, I can't think of others.
 
2020-07-16 10:38:07 PM  

someonelse: mmojo: winedrinkingman: Valerie Harper from Mary Tyler Moore?  I can't think of a more forgettable actress from a more forgettable show.  I mean I am sure the show has some important role in the advance of women's rights,

Rhoda kicked ass. It was Mary that burst into tears in every episode.

She cried a lot on the DVD show, but rarely on the MTM show. Aside from Chuckles Bites the Dust and the one where she got fired, I can't think of others.


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2020-07-16 10:59:47 PM  
I've won two Emmy awards, for VFX ... back in 2000 & 2003.  I gave the first one to my mom (hopefully, that's 'OK' with the Television Academy); the second is tucked ignobly on a shelf next to my bedroom desk.

I've never given a thought to selling them ... nor to what may happen to them, after I die.  <_<
 
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