Archive for February 24th, 2013

ABE VIGODA TURNED 91 TODAY

Abe_Vigoda_1975

abe vigoda today

Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda appeared in dramas, including
The Godfather, (1972) and in the ABC-TV comedy Barney Miller
(1975-1982) and the 1990 film Joe Versus The Volcano.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,CURRENT EVENTS,Drama,MOVIES,Sitcom,THEN AND NOW,TV and have No Comments

FIRST TIME ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

academy awards 1953 ad

hope_1953_academy 

In 1953, the first nationwide televised Oscars ceremony was held, with Bob
Hope
acting as the master of ceremonies (above).

Vintage Oscar Photos (8) 
John Wayne accepts the Best Director Oscar from Olivia DeHavillan for John
Ford who was absent during the 25th annual ceremony.

Photo Credit: Joe Rustan/Getty Images
Bob Hope

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Awards,CLASSIC ADS,DEBUT,HISTORY,MOVIES,TV and have No Comments

FINAL LAPS OF THE 2001 DAYTONA 500

Dale%20Earnhardt-2

      Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
(April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was involved in a fatal car accident during the last
lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on
February 18, 2001. The checkered flag dropped after the accident
and Michael Waltrip won the race, with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finishing
in second place.

Dale-Earnhardt-Car

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,AUTO RACING,DEATH,HISTORY,TV and have Comment (1)

RECAPING THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

teletype machines

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in Awards,Government,HISTORY,MUSIC,WAR,Wedding and have No Comments

THE FIRST AWARDS PRESENTATION

film wings

The first Academy Awards of Merit (Oscars) were presented on May
16, 1929, at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with
an audience of about 270 people. Fifteen statuettes were awarded,
honoring artists, directors and other personalities of the filmmaking
industry of the time for their works during the 1927–1928 period.

Wings won for Best Picture and Emil Jannings won for Best Actor
for Last Command, although he never actually showed up for the
ceremony. The post Academy Awards party was held at the Mayfair
Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for that night’s ceremony was $5.

      oscar-statue

 

    emil jannings
    Emil Jannings

    fairbanks-gaynor-oscar

    Douglas Fairbanks presenting the very first Best Actress
    Oscar to Janet Gaynor

    No Tags

    posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Awards,DEBUT,MOVIES and have No Comments