Day 9 of Colourisation Project – May 16th
May 16 marks the birth of the Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars! It was on this day in 1929, that the 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held at a private dinner for 270 people in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to honor movies released from 1927 to 1928.
In that year Janet Gaynor cemented her place in Hollywood history when she took out the Award for Best Actress for performances in three films; 7th Heaven, Street Angel and Sunrise beating Gloria Swanson for her role in Sadie Thompson.
So today she gets the colourization treatment.
“This is one night I wish I smoked and drank.” Grace Kelly, Best Actress, Academy Awards, 1955