Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy (MP3 CD)

Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy By Debra Ann Pawlak, Dawn Harvey (Read by) Cover Image

Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy (MP3 CD)

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The untold story of the innovative pioneers who helped make movies the preeminent art form of the 20th century by founding the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The founders of the now infamous Academy were a motley crew as individuals, but when they first converged in Hollywood, then just a small town with dirt roads, sparks flew and fueled a common dream: to bring artistic validity to their beloved new medium. Today, movies are so ingrained in our culture it is hard to imagine a time when former cowpunchers, prospectors, vaudevillians, even junk dealers made up the rules as they went along. Prohibition and the Great Depression were keeping everyone on edge, and the business was rife with murders and drug scandals. Something had to happen. And so on January 11th, 1927, 36 members of Hollywood's elite and not-so-elite came together at the behest of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer. From Cecil B. DeMille to Mary Pickford, Harry M. Warner, who owned a bike shop before launching the revolutionary "talkie" The Jazz Singer, even Joseph M. Schenck, freed from jail just in time to discover Marilyn Monroe--each guest was more colorful than the last. Although they didn't know it yet, these 36 achievers and dreamers gave birth to a golden child. Who were these movers and shakers who would change movies forever? And what about Oscar, their famous son? He is fast approaching his 100th birthday, and is still the undisputed king of Hollywood. Yet with such dynamic parents, what else could we expect?


Product Details ISBN: 9781522681373
ISBN-10: 152268137X
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Language: English