I don’t know which Gabor this is (Zsa Zsa?) presenting at the 1952 Academy Awards… But, Walter Plunkett shared an Oscar with Irene and Orry-Kelly for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS… Read more In 1952 Oscars for costume design went to Edith Head and Walter Plunkett, Irene, and Orry-Kelly →
Yes, a really static shot of a bunch of people who made motion picture magic… Elected officers and board of directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences… Read more “It Happened One Night,” and the first Oscar sweep… →
“I found that the best way to handle filmmakers was to hang medals all over them. If I got them cups and awards they’d kill themselves to produce what I wanted. That’s why the Academy Award was created.” Louis B. Mayer
This week a series of posts about the Academy Awards, but I thought we’d start at the inception, the organizing banquet at the Biltmore on May 11th, 1927.
This is Renie in the 1940s: She was nominated for an Academy Award five times and won for “Cleopatra” (1963):