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The Resource 80 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards, Robert Osborne

80 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards, Robert Osborne

Label
80 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards
Title
80 years of the Oscar
Title remainder
the official history of the Academy Awards
Statement of responsibility
Robert Osborne
Title variation
Eighty years of the Oscar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With an entertaining text and star-studded photographs, this expanded and updated edition is the only official history of the Academy Awards, presenting the story of the Oscar from its banquet beginnings at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to the 80th awards ceremony, held at the 3,401-seat Kodak Theatre. Combining Hollywood insider Robert Osborne's cogent observations and the Academy's exceptional historical and photographic archives, this book is unrivaled in illustration, accuracy, and completeness." "80 Years of the Oscar opens with a history of the founding of the Academy, detailing the organization's aims and covering the background of the establishment of these highly coveted awards. The rest of the book is divided into decades, with lively overviews that document trends, track new developments, and capture the thrills of the film industry's most significant and popular events." "For each year author Robert Osborne presents the range of movies in competition and contemporary reaction to and from the winners, describing memorable moments of the evening's events. Each chapter concludes with a complete list of nominees in all categories, plus the winners in each. The annual illustrations include evocative stills from many of the winning films, and candid shots of the celebrities in attendance. Altogether this book is illustrated with more than 750 photographs, and also includes the original movie posters for every year's best picture. With illustrations that are themselves worth an Oscar, this is an unparalleled reference source for the film buff and scholar."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43079
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.92
LC item number
.O83 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
80 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards, Robert Osborne
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0823/2008030022.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The beginning -- 1927-1937 The first decade -- 1938-1947 The second decade -- 1948-1957 The third decade -- 1958-1967 The fourth decade -- 1968-1977 The fifth decade -- 1978-1987 The sixth decade -- 1988-1997 The seventh decade -- 1998-2007 The eighth decade -- Award ceremonies -- Academy facts and records
Control code
ocn209818159
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
439 p.
Isbn
9780789209924
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008030022
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)209818159
Label
80 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards, Robert Osborne
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0823/2008030022.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The beginning -- 1927-1937 The first decade -- 1938-1947 The second decade -- 1948-1957 The third decade -- 1958-1967 The fourth decade -- 1968-1977 The fifth decade -- 1978-1987 The sixth decade -- 1988-1997 The seventh decade -- 1998-2007 The eighth decade -- Award ceremonies -- Academy facts and records
Control code
ocn209818159
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
439 p.
Isbn
9780789209924
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008030022
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)209818159

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