Golden Globes History: The Early Years (1944-1959)

by Ana Maria Bahiana December 11, 2019
Billy Wilder accpest his Golden Globe for best director, 1946
Tony Curtis and wife Janet Leigh at the 1952 Golden Globes
Actress Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitayat the Golden Globes 1958
Ed Sullivan and Gene Kelly at the 1959 Golden Globe Awards
Rock Hudson and his World Favorite award, Golden Globes 1959

As another decade ends, we look back at 77 years of Golden Globes.

Launched in February of 1944 with an informal luncheon at 20th Century Fox Studios ( the winners received a scroll), the Golden Globes began finding their true style in the1950s, hopping from Hollywood to Beverly Hills, then on to the Cocoanut Grove of the famous Ambassador Hotel, Casa del Mar in Santa Monica and Ciro's on the Sunset Strip. War was over, Hollywood was spreading its wings around the world and the Globes quickly began the best party of the year in a city that absolutely loves parties - Los Angeles.

Learn more about the Globes' early years: the beginning in the 1940s and the 50s.