FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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The Academy Awards ceremony made appeared on television for the first time 
with 34 million viewers in front of their TV sets. NBC-TV’s broadcast of the 25th 
Annual Academy Awards featured ceremonies held in both Hollywood and New 
York City
. Bob Hope hosted the main festivities (above) held at RKO Pantages
Theater in Hollywood, while Conrad Nagel led a smaller ceremony at the NBC
International Theater in Manhattan.

The circus drama “The Greatest Show on Earth,” directed by 71-year-old 
cinema pioneer Cecil B. DeMille, won Best Picture over the heavily favored
“High Noon,” which featured Best Actor winner Gary Cooper.


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