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Sid at the Oscars

March 2nd, 2014 by ccrouch

In recognition of this evening’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony, here is a picture of Sid Grauman being awarded his honorary Oscar for “raising the standard for film exhibition of motion pictures” at the 21st Academy Awards, held on March 24, 1949 (roughly a year before his death on March 5, 1950).

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In addition to being an Oscar recipient, Mr. Grauman was also one of the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; having been one of the 36 industry figures invited to a founding banquet, held at the Ambassador Hotel, on January 11, 1927. Initially named the International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the “international” was dropped when the organization officially filed for incorporation, on May 4, 1927.

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