Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hooray for Hollywood - in Santa Monica!

    The glam and glitz of the Academy Award ceremonies used to be closer to home, when they were held in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium from 1961 to 1968. Bob Hope hosted each of these years, except 1963 with Jack Lemmon and again in 1964 when Frank Sinatra hosted.

If you are a fan of this annual event, you will enjoy the article found on microfilm in the Santa Monica Evening Outlook, April 13, 1966 edition on page 30. This may have been the first year that the Academy Awards were televised in color.