I wonder, in which way the past Academy Awards ceremonies are preserved and available for viewing today. To my knowledge The 25th Annual Academy Awards in 1953 hosted by Bob Hope was the first one to be transmitted live on NBC. Are at least the shows since 1953 are archived in full by NBC and available in any form on DVD or VHS (I would guess these shows are PD today) ? Were the Oscar shows also transmitted in Britain by the BBC from 1953 onwards ? How about the Oscar shows before 1953 - I would guess only newsreel footage of certain highlights is still existing today but who knows ? Last night e.g. we got a glimpse of Danny Kaye at the 1952 Academy Awards. As a lover of classic cinema, I imagine it to be wonderful and very interesting to watch the old Oscar shows from the 50s and early 60s today. But I didn't find anything helpful about this subject on the whole internet. Nobody else interested ? Thanks for your help !