At the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood which is to be held on the 26th of February, this year’s winners will be taking home the famous Oscar statuette manufactured by an American Croat.
For over 80 years, the Chicago cult company R.S. Owens&Co made the Oscar statuette, but last year the Academy selected Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry from New York to make the famous statuette.
Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry was founded by Dick Polich, the son of Croatian immigrants. Polich, originally Polic, is an 83 year old graduate economist from Yale University and a graduate metallurgist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He descended from the small village of Zlobin near Rijeka.
Polich Tallix was among the first in the United States