1939 Fun Facts, History and Trivia

1939 Fun Facts, Trivia and History Quick Facts from 1939: A World Changing Event: General Motors introduced the Hydra-Matic drive, the first mass-produced, fully automatic transmission, as an option in 1940 model year Oldsmobile automobiles. Another World Changing Event: Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27… Read More

1939 Oscars 11th Academy Awards

1939 Oscars 11th Academy Awards Winners Announced: February 23, 1939 Held at: Biltmore Hotel Host: none Eligibility Year: 1938 You Can’t Take It With You earned 7 nominations. This was the first ceremony in which a foreign language film (Grand Illusion) was nominated for Best Picture. 1939 Oscar Nominees and Winners Outstanding Production: You Can’t… Read More

1937 Oscars 9th Academy Awards

1937 Oscars 9th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 4, 1937 Held at: Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California Host: George Jessel Eligibility Year: 1936 Anthony Adverse, Dogsworth and The Great Ziegfeld each received 7 nominations. The “Academy Award of Merit” is what the Oscar statue is officially called. The standard length of a 35 mm… Read More

1936 Oscars 8th Academy Awards

1936 Oscars 8th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 5, 1936 Held at: Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California Host: Frank Capra Eligibility Year: 1935 A Midsummer Night’s Dream became the only film to win a write-in Oscar, taking Best Cinematography. 1936 was the first year the awards were referred to as “Oscars”. 1936 Oscar Nominees… Read More

1934 Oscars 6th Academy Awards

1934 Oscars 6th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 16, 1934 Held at: The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California Host: Will Rogers Eligibility Year: August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933 Cavalcade, A Farewell to Arms and Lady for a Day each earned 6 nominations. First Oscar “oops!”: Will Rogers presented the Academy Award for… Read More

1930 History, Fun Facts and Trivia

1930 Fun Facts, Trivia and History Quick Facts from 1930: World Changing Event: The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. Influential Songs include: Happy Days are Here Again by Benny Menoff and his Orchestra. Also Puttin’ on the Ritz. The Movies to Watch include Whoopee!, Animal Crackers, All Quiet… Read More