The Academy Award Ceremonies is one of the biggest events in the entertainment industry. In fact, it is one of the most highly anticipated and most glamorous affairs that sets fire to anyone and everyone with ties to Hollywood. However, this was not always the case. The Academy Awards Ceremony found its beginnings on May 16, 1929 at the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It was a relatively small gathering of roughly 270 people who congregated together to watch their favorite actors and actresses receive their Oscars. Unlike the ceremony today wherein attendance is by through invitation only, the first Academy Awards ceremony was open to the public so long as they could pay the $5.00 entrance fee. The following year, in 1930 the Academy Awards Ceremony was broadcasted live via Los Angeles Radio and was made available to all local listeners. Initially, Oscar awardees were known to the public even before they received their honors, but to make the show more exciting, the sealed envelope was soon introduced. The earliest award ceremonies were held as banquet events but as the attendance began to grow, the affair was hosted in bigger venues, specifically theaters. With the advent of technology, it has become possible to listen to the old time radio recordings of the Academy Award Ceremony and enjoy vintage performances from renowned entertainers like Judy Garland and Bob Hope as they take part in these classic old radio shows.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 2 old time radio episodes:
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The program originates from the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
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