Los Angeles Times

Oscar's 75th birthday

Oscar's 75th birthdayFormer and present Academy of Motion Picture Science Arts and Sciences presidents blow out the candles on top the 75th anniversary cake at the Center of Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills, Calif., on May 8. Standing from left are Arthur Hiller, current president Frank Pierson, Daniel Taradash, and Richard Kahn. At right are actor Kathy Bates, vice president of the academy's board of directors, and producer Saul Zaentz, board secretary. The man obscured behind the cake is not identified. The academy was founded on May 11, 1927.AP/Kevork Djansezian