Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This day in history - May 11, 1927: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded

On this day in 1927, the very same organization that gives us the
Academy Awards and the statue pictured above came into existence. I was interested to learn that Louis B. Mayer came up with the idea initially as an organization that would mediate labor disputes and improve the industry's image.

The notion of giving out awards came not long after with the first event on May 16, 1929.

Hey, I like movies.

(Cross-posted to Lippmann's Ghost.)

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