lunes, 11 de mayo de 2015

May 11: Today is the anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, in 1927.



Louis B. Mayer and Mrs. Lorena Danker shortly after their marriage.

On May 11, 1927 was founded the USA in Los Angeles, California. The American filmmaker Louis B. Mayer was its founder and promoter. Louis Mayer was also the president and founder of the Metro Golden-Mayer studios -MGM-. The corporation became world famous for the annual awards in Hollywood, the world capital of cinema, with the awards "Oscar".


During a dinner at his home, M-G-M studio chief Louis B. Mayer and his guests talked about creating an organized group to benefit the film industry. A week later, 36 invitees from all the creative branches of the film industry dined at Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel to hear a proposal to found the International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The actress Bette Davis said in his biography that the statuette was named as such in honor of her first husband, Oscar Nelson. It seems nobody refuted.

First logo of the Academy




The corporation is globally recognized by their annual Hollywood films, popularly known as the "Oscars" awards. At the Academy are represented the 14 branches of the film industry, from actors and directors to producers and writers.


Latest logo of the Academy since 2013


They just become member professionals who are distinguished for his work in the film industry through the Oscar prize.