This week, a silent film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar for the first time in 85 years. The last time that happened was at the first Academy Awards ceremony, and the picture that won was “Wings,” shot right here in San Antonio.
“Wings” is the story of two young men, played by Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen, who enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War I. Released in 1927, it’s been sitting in Paramount’s vault for years. After a lengthy restoration process, the film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever.