Oscar statuette tour to stop in St. Louis

11:42 PM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar is going on a road trip and he's coming through St. Louis.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says one of the golden statuettes that are handed out at the Academy Awards will visit at least 10 cities as part of Oscar's first national tour.

Beginning Monday in New York City, the golden guy's journey will be chronicled online. Fans can follow the Oscar statue's progress and even make suggestions for stops along the way.

The Oscar Road Trip will stop in St. Louis on February 13. The exact location will be announced at a later date. For more information go to oscarroadtrip.com or check out the tour's Twitter feed.

The statuette will make appearances in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., Houston, Dallas and Phoenix before arriving in Hollywood for the Academy Awards on Feb. 24. Fans in those cities will have a chance to pose for photos with the Oscar trophy.

Associated Press

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