Working in the media, I get the opportunity to introduce my audience to people that are worth knowing. Today, I got the chance to chat with fashion photographer Nigel Barker, who is currently promoting his new book, Models of Influence.
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The first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Only 270 people attended and the cost of guest tickets for that night’s ceremony was $5 ($69 as of 2015.) Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, directors and other personalities of the film-making industry with the ceremony only lasting for a mere 15 minutes.
The winners of the first Academy Awards had been announced to media three months earlier. However, for the second ceremony of the Academy Awards in 1930 the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11:00 pm on the night of the awards. This method was used until the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony evan began causing the Academy to switch to sealed envelopes to reveal the name of the winners in 1941.
The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in
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Valentines Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning the perfect Valentines Day outfit! Here are some ideas:
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