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Program for the first Academy Awards held at the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd, May 16th , 1929

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The 30th Academy Awards at the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd, March 26, 1958

This Life magazine photo captures all the excitement for the 30th Academy Awards at the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd on March 26, 1958 — the year that The Bridge on the River Kwai won big. And judging by the … Continue reading

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Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles when it hosted the first Academy Awards in 1929

None of us were fortunate enough to make it to the first Academy Awards ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Hollywood Boulevard in 1929, but at least in this photo we can catch a glimpse of what the Blossom Room … Continue reading

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An orchestra seat at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1944

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The Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was also “a thrilling adventure in drinks.”

The Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel across from Grauman’s Chinese was where the first Oscars ceremony took place. And apparently it was also “a thrilling adventure in drinks.”

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Academy Awards at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, March 7th, 1946

On this, the day of the 2016 Academy Awards, I thought it appropriate to post this photo. It was taken on March 7th, 1946. Movie fans are sitting in bleachers on the south side of Hollywood Boulevard watching the celebs … Continue reading

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16th Annual AMPAS Awards of Merit Ceremony – Academy Awards – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – March 2, 1944

This striking photo of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was taken on March 2, 1944. It was an auspicious night because it was the first time the Academy awards – technically known as the AMPAS Awards of Merit Ceremony – were held … Continue reading

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Interior of Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

I thought I’d post this for the benefit of the people who follow this page, but who don’t or haven’t lived in LA and been able to experience the glory of the Pantages Theatre for themselves. From this photo, you … Continue reading

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The Academy Awards ceremony in the Biltmore Bowl, downtown Los Angeles, March 4th, 1937

This is the 1937 equivalent of the Oscar Selfie! This is a group shot of the Academy Awards held on March 4th, 1937 Academy Awards in the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. (the year “The Great … Continue reading

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Corner of Wilshire Blvd and Fairfax Ave before May Co department store (1939)

This is a corner we see photos of a lot of, but I’ve never seen it look like this before. It’s the northeast corner of the Wilshire Blvd / Fairfax Ave in 1939, just before worked started on the iconic … Continue reading

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