[VIDEO] How Television Changed the Oscars

It was, as TIME put it in 1953, a bit of a shotgun wedding: old-time Hollywood and his “child bride” television, as Bob Hope phrased it, had already effectively gotten together, and it was too late to go back… 524 more words

British-born American entertainer Bob Hope (1903 - 2003) speaks from behind a podium at the RKO Pantages theater as he hosts the 25th Annual Academy Awards, the first televised presentation of the annual award ceremony, Hollywood, California, March 19, 1953. (Photo by J. R. Eyerman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

British-born American entertainer Bob Hope (1903 – 2003) speaks from behind a podium at the RKO Pantages theater as he hosts the 25th Annual Academy Awards, the first televised presentation of the annual award ceremony, Hollywood, California, March 19, 1953. (Photo by J. R. Eyerman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)


2 Comments on “[VIDEO] How Television Changed the Oscars”

  1. […] The Butcher It was, as TIME put it in 1953, a bit of a shotgun wedding: old-time Hollywood and his “child […]


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