A seating chart from the first Academy Awards® ceremony
May 16, 1929, listing the names and table numbers of the attendees of the awards presentation, including Lionel and John Barrymore, Theda Bara, Monta Bell, Lon Chaney, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Carl Laemmle, Jesse Lasky, Harold Lloyd, Louis B. Mayer, Norma Shearer, Irving Thalberg, and Darryl Zanuck, among others. The guests are asked to "please aid the dinner committee and avoid confusion by occupying the seats assigned to them."
Provenance: Estate of Monta Bell.
6 1/2 x 15 in.
- Please note that this seating chart is from the first organization banquet of AMPAS, when the first members joined, not from the first awards ceremony.