Another article from the Beeb's news site. "Wings", the first film ever to win a 'best picture' Academy Award, is to be re-released with a live soundtrack provided by cinema organist Clark Wilson. That's the good news. The bad news? There are no plans to bring it to the UK
Starring Clara Bow and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, it also gave an early outing to the great Gary Cooper. The only silent movie ever to win an Oscar, it came right at the end of the silent era and by the time it received its award, talkies were already the new sensation. Of course silent films were never really silent. Even the smallest venue would have someone playing a piano. The biggest theatres would boast an orchestra and sound effects.