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As a child, Haven enjoyed learning everything they could about many subjects, though the best resource was her grandma’s old stack of encyclopedias in those days. Today, Haven still likes to know a bit about everything. When they're not researching information for their posts or flexing that history degree, Haven's going through the quizzes of other authors on the site - because this is where the facts are found! Visitors to our site turn to Haven's fun and factual articles to learn about all kinds of things, from do-it-yourself ideas to the wider world. Those who prefer to get their facts in article format can find Haven all across the web, as well.
In 1939, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) officially adopted the moniker "Oscar" for its Academy Award of Merit statuette. By that time, the award had been frequently referred to as an Oscar by newspapers, actors, directors, and many others in the film industry. One popular story is that Academy librarian and executive director Margaret Herrick said that the statue resembled her Uncle Oscar when she saw the trophy for the first time.
In another story, Bette Davis, who was a president of the Academy in 1941, said she had named the award after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson. The nickname first appeared in print when Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky wrote in his March 16, 1934 column that Katharine Hepburn had "won an Oscar." Also in 1934, Walt Disney was the first person to thank the Academy for his win during his acceptance speech.
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