Pop Culture Madness!
January Trivia
February Trivia
March Trivia
April Trivia
May Trivia
June Trivia
July Trivia
August Trivia
September Trivia
October Trivia
November Trivia
December Trivia


1929 Oscars 1st Academy Awards
  • The 1927-1928 Oscars were held on May 16, 1929 in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Blossom Room.
  • Host: Actor Douglas Fairbanks.
  • Eligibility Year: 1927/1928
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Foundation were started by MGM boss, Louis B. Mayer. There were 230 original members.
  • Adolph Hitler was such a big fan of Charlie Chaplin that he trimmed down his handlebar mustache.
  • The Oscar Stauette was designed by MGM's art director, Cedric Gibbons. It is 14 inches tall and weighs 7 pounds.
  • Best Actor Emil Jannings could not compete for talking roles with his German accent. He went back to Germany and became a Nazi propagandist. After the war, we had very little demand for his talents.
  • "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet" was the first line ever heard in a feature film, The Jazz Singer
1929 Oscar Winners
*Outstanding Picture Alibi (Art Cinema; United Artists) *
* The Broadway Melody (MGM)
Hollywood Revue (MGM)
In Old Arizona (Fox )
The Patriot (Paramount Famous Lasky) *
*Best Actor George Bancroft, Thunderbolt *
*Warner Baxter, In Old Arizona
Chester Morris, Alibi
Paul Muni, The Valiant
Lewis Stone, The Patriot *
*Best Actress Ruth Chatterton, Madame X Betty Compson, The Barker
Jeanne Eagels, The Letter
Corinne Griffith, The Divine Lady
Bessie Love, The Broadway Melody *
*Mary Pickford, Coquette
*Directing Lionel Barrymore, Madame X
Harry Beaumont, The Broadway Melody
Irving Cummings, In Old Arizona *
*Frank Lloyd, The Divine Lady
Frank Lloyd, Weary River and Drag
  Ernst Lubitsch, The Patriot *
*Writing Tom Barry, In Old Arizona and The Valiant
Elliott Clawson, The Leatherneck, The Cop, Sal of Singapore and Skyscraper
Josephine Lovett, Our Dancing Daughters
Hans Kraly, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney *
*Hans Kraly, The Patriot
Bess Meredyth, Wonder of Women and A Woman of Affairs
*Cinematography George Barnes, Our Dancing Daughters *
*Clyde De Vinna, White Shadows in the South Seas
Arthur Edeson, In Old Arizona Ernest
Palmer, Four Devils and Street Angel
John Seitz, The Divine Lady *
*Art Direction Hans Dreier, The Patriot *
*Cedric Gibbons, The Bridge of San Luis Rey and other pictures
Mitchell Leisen, Dynamite
William Cameron Menzies, Alibi and The Awakening
Harry Oliver, Street Angel


Pop Culture News

PopCultureMadness.com is the center of the Pop Culture Madness network - your complete trivia and entertainment news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"

The websites of the PCM Network add more information every day. Well, semi-regularly. If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up, and send it in.
Everything else © copyright 1999-2017 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.

By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!

pop, as in 'popular' :(adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people.

culture:(noun) That which is excellent in the arts.
A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.

madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.

Privacy Statement/Contact

TL;DR - Privacy Statement: We will not sell, give or share any personal information, including e-mail addresses, of any of our visitors to anyone outside of Pop Culture Madness. com or our affiliated network sites. We do not accept any stealth or spyware advertisers or third party sponsors of such programs. Pop Culture Madness. com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.

For purposes of Review, we often (usually) get samples, press access and other 'inside information.'
Take that into account when you read a positive (or negative) Review, on PCM or anywhere on the internet.

PCM does use third-party advertising companies, such as google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
click here.