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Fine arts foundry in Burbank creates SAG awards statuettes

January 26, 2011 |  7:52 am

Hollywood stars will be out in all their glittery glory Sunday when the Screen Actors Guild awards are handed out. But did you know the coveted statuettes are made at an unassuming foundry in Burbank?

American Fine Arts Foundry casts the molds for the solid bronze actor statuettes that weigh more than 12 pounds each.

The bronze used for the statuettes was originally developed for shell casings and ship propellers for the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Read more about the making of the bronze statuettes in the Glendale News Press.

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Photo: Worker Ermina Sanchez shows how wax arms are attached to the wax body mold for the Screen Actor's Guild "The Actor" bronze statue at American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank on Tuesday. Credit: Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press

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