Academy Awards Program

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of April 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


51526. Academy Awards Program. March 2, 1944. KFWB, Los Angeles. Sustaining. A program originating outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, shortly before the awards ceremony. Emcee George Jessel says "this is the biggest tsimmis I ever saw!" Jack L. Warner speaks briefly, Leo Leonardi and The Warner Brothers Orchestra play a medley of the winning songs of the previous three years (from the KFWB studios). Jessel drops many famous names and introduces a Red Cross worker just back from the fighting in Italy. See cat. # 51527 for the actual awards ceremony. Charles Coburn (guest), George Jessel, Jack Warner, Joe E. Brown, Leo Leonardi and The Warner Brothers Orchestra, Neal Reagan (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51527. Academy Awards Program. March 2, 1944. CBS net, KFWB, Los Angeles aircheck. Sustaining. This program begins shortly after the preview show from outside the theatre (see cat. #51527). The emcee is Jack Benny. Sidney Franklin announces the best picture as "Casablanca," Jack Warner accepts the award. Colonel Daryl F. Zanuck presents the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award to Hal Wallis, who accepts it. Donald Crisp presents the award for best supporting actor to Charles Coburn, who accepts it. Theresa Wright presents the award for best supporting actress to Katina Paxinou, who accepts the award with a heavy Greek accent and makes a moving speech of thanks to America. George Murphy presents the award for best actor to Paul Lukas who accepts the award. Greer Garson presents the award for best actress to Jennifer Jones. Charles Coburn (guest), Darryl F. Zanuck, Donald Crisp, George Murphy, Greer Garson, Hal Wallis, Jack Benny, Jack Warner, Jennifer Jones, Katina Paxinou, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Paul Lukas, Sidney Franklin, Teresa Wright. 25:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80348. Academy Awards Program. March 13, 1947. ABC net. Sustaining. The program originates from the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Lana Turner, Greer Garson, Frances Scully (ABC Fashion and Movie Commentator), Dinah Shore, Dick Haymes, Pat McGeehan (announcer), Leo Forbstein and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jean Hersholt (President of the Academy), Gordon Hollingshead (producer, best short subject), Rex Harrison, Morris Stoloff (best scoring, music), Ann Sheridan, Arthur Miller (best cinematography, black and white), Charles Rosher (best cinematography, color), Leonard Smith (best cinematography, color), Arthur Arling (best cinematography, color), Van Johnson, Hoagy Carmichael, Andy Russell, Robert Montgomery, Clemence Dane (best original story), Shirley Temple, Claude Jarman, Harold Russell (special award, a second award for best supporting actor), Mervyn LeRoy, Ernst Lubitsch (special award), Ronald Reagan (introduces a film called, "The Academy Cavalcade," the film is shown upside down and backwards at first!), Carey Wilson (writer, narrator of the film), Billy Wilder, William Wyler (best director), Jack Benny (m.c., but is not heard until 1 1/2 hours into the program), Buddy Twiss (announcer), Eric Johnson, Samuel Goldwyn (accepts the award for "The Best Years Of Our Lives" as best picture, accept the Thalberg Award), Donald Nelson, Anne Baxter, Joan Fontaine, Olivia De Havilland. 2:40:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91101. Academy Awards Program. March 23, 1950. ABC net. Sustaining. The program originates from the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood. The best films and performers of 1949. Jimmy Fidler, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Eve Arden (commentator), Ronald Reagan (commentator), Robert Emmett Dolan and His Orchestra, Charles Brackett (president of the Academy), Paul Douglas (m.c.), Jack Smith, Patricia Neal, Willis O'Brien (accepts an award but is not heard), Mark Robeson, Anne Baxter, John Hodiak, Edward Seltzer (accepts two awards but is not heard), Ernest Corts (accepts an award but is not heard), Ed Barrison (accepts an award but is not heard), Ann Blyth, John Lund, Thomas Moulton (accepts an award but is not heard), Barbara Hale, Ruth Roman, Richard Pefferle (accepts an award but is not heard), Gene Autry, The Cass County Boys, George Murphy, Jason Joy (accepts an award but is not heard), Robert Henry Haddal (? accepts an award but is not heard), Peggy Dow, Joanne Dru, Edith Head (accepts an award but is not heard), Giles Steele (accepts an award but is not heard), Leah Rhodes, Marjorie Best, Dean Martin, Dick Powell, June Allyson, Paul Vogel (accepts an award but is not heard), Winton Hoch (accepts an award but is not heard), Jose Ferrer, Emory Hughes (accepts an award but is not heard), Arlene Dahl, Red Skelton, Betty Garrett, Jean Hersholt, Donald O'Connor, Bobby Driscoll, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire (speaks from New York), Mrs. Cecil B. De Mille (accepts an award and thanks the Academy), Cole Porter (presents the award for music), Johnny Green (accepts an award), Lewis Lipstone (accepts an award but is not heard), Frank Loesser (accepts an award but is not heard), James Hilton, Douglas Morrow (accepts an award but is not heard), Joseph Mankiewicz, Robert Pirosh (accepts an award but is not heard), Ida Lupino, Claire Trevor, Dean Jagger, Ray Milland, Mercedes McCambridge, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford, Jimmy Stewart, Olivia De Havilland, James Cagney, Robert Rossen. 1:42:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95733. Academy Awards Program. March 21, 1956. NBC net radio/TV simulcast. Sponsored by: Oldsmobile. The program originates from The Century Theatre in New York and The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Harry Belafonte sings, "Unchained Melody." Jane Powell sings, "I'll Never Stop Loving You." Eddie Fisher sings, "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing." Jerry Lewis and Jimmy Cagney impersonate each other. Jim Backus presents appears as, "Mr. Magoo." Maurice Chevalier sings, "Something's Got To Give." Dean Martin sings, "The Tender Trap." Dean and Jerry do a routine. Jim Backus (host), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Andre Previn (conducting), George Seaton (president of the Academy, director), Jerry Lewis, Claudette Colbert, Joseph Mankiewicz, Winston Hibbler (award winner), Nancy Hamilton (award winner), Sal Mineo, Fred Hinds (award winner), Harry Belafonte, Millard Thomas (guitar), Maurice Chevalier, Claire Trevor, Mel Ferrer, C. W. Handley (award winner), Emory Hughes (accepts an award for Kodak, for the development of Tri-X film), Arthur O'Connor, Jo Van Fleet, Edmund Reek (award winner), Friz Freleng (award winner), Marissa Pavanne, Jane Powell, Peggy Lee, Jack Lemmon, William Flannery (award winner), Robert Priestly (award winner), Susan Hayward, Helen Rose (award winner), Charles LeMaire (award winner), Cantinflas (on film from Mexico), James Wong Howe (award winner), Robert Burks (award winner), Eddie Fisher, James Cagney, John Fulton Head (award winner), Charles Nelson (award winner), William A. Lyon (award winner), Joe Mantell, Daniel Fuchs (award winner), Anna Magnani (award winner on film from Rome), Paddy Cheyevsky (award winner), Ernest Borgnine, Sonya Levine (award winner), William Ludwig (award winner), Frank Sinatra, Adolph Deutsch (award winner), Alfred Newman (award winner), Jennifer Jones, Delbert Mann (award winner), Dean Martin, Sammy Fain, Paul Frances Webster, Eva Marie Saint, Jack Lemmon, Edmond O'Brien, Grace Kelly, Ernest Borgnine, Marlon Brando (on film from Manila), Audrey Hepburn, Harold Hecht, Robert Emmett Dolan (producer), Mel Shavelson (writer), Jack Rose (writer), Richard Breen (writer), Andrew C. Love (producer, director), Homer Welch (associate director), Louis Hayden (supervising engineer), Arthur Braley (engineer), William Brownell (engineer). 1:43:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95734. Academy Awards Program. March 27, 1957. NBC net radio/TV silmulcast. Sponsored by: Oldsmobile. The program originates from the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood and The Century Theatre in New York. Robert Wagner (host), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), David Roxon (composer), Johnny Green (conductor), George Seaton (President of the Academy), Jerry Lewis (m.c., Hollywood), Celeste Holm (m.c., New York), Mercedes McCambridge, Robert Stack, Louis Clyde Stoumen, Gogi Grant (sings, "Whatever Will Be Will Be), Mickey Rooney, Konstantin Kalser, George K. Arthur, Patty McCormack, Nancy Kelly, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, The Four Aces (sing, "Written On The Wind"), Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Louis, Irene Sharaff, Dorothy Dandridge (sings, "Julie"), John Fulton, Kirk Douglas (from Munich), Gene Ruggiero, Paul Weatherwax, Jack Lemmon, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Malcolm F. Brown, Lyle R. Wheeler, John DeCuir, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox, Tommy Sands (sings, "Friendly Persuasion"), Eva Marie Saint, Rock Hudson (on film from Italy), Alfred Newman, Ken Darby, Claire Trevor, Joseph Ruttenberg, Lionel Lindon, Eddie Cantor, Y. Frank Freeman, Buddy Adler, Dino De Laurentiis, Ingrid Bergman (on film from Paris), George Stevens, Jesse Lasky Jr., Deborah Kerr, James Poe, Hermione Gingold, Albert Lamorisse, Maria Schell, Bing Crosby (on film sings, "True Love"), Carol Baker, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Anna Magnani, Yul Brynner, Ernest Borgnine, Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Janet Gaynor, Mike Todd, Valentine Davies (producer, director for the Academy), Hal Cantor (writer), Arthur Phillips (writer), Harry Crane (writer), Andrew C. Love (producer, director), Ray Wessinger (associate producer, director), Louis Hayden (supervising engineer), Robert Brook (engineer), Leon Frye (engineer). 1:44:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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