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Subject: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 7:36 am

February 7th 1940 – The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.

February 8th 1915 – D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 8:33 am

February 8th 1960 – The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 4:04 am

Roger Vadim, French screenwriter, film director/and producer, dies from cancer at age 72 on 11th February 2000.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 3:17 am

February 12th 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:40 am

February 13th 2003 – Stacy Keach died of congestive heart failure at the age of eighty-eight in Burbank, California.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 4:11 am

Kathryn Grayson, actress and singer, star of Show Boat (1951) and Kiss Me Kate (1953), died in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles, California on February 17, 2010, aged 88.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:06 am

February 18th 1990 - The movie "Death of the Incredible Hulk" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:14 am

February 19th 1994 - Derek Jarman, English film director and set designer, died of an AIDS-related illness in London, aged 52.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:11 am

February 22nd 1965 - Filming for the Beatles' second movie, "HELP!" began in the Bahamas.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 7:10 am

February 22nd 1962 - Elvis Presley was at No.1 o the UK singles chart with 'Rock-A- Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love.' The tracks were from his latest film 'Blue Hawaii' and became the singers tenth UK No.1

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:47 am

February 23rd 1965 - Filming began on The Beatles follow up to 'A Hard Day's Night' on location in the Bahamas with the working title of 'Eight Arms To Hold You.'

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:49 am

February 23rd 1997 - NBC-TV aired "Schindler's List." It was completely uncensored.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:27 am

February 24th 1937 - Lou Gehrig did a screen test for the role of Tarzan. Johnny Weissmuller eventually got the part.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:39 am

February 25th 1957 - Buddy Holly recorded a new version of 'That'll Be The Day', at Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, New Mexico. The title being taken from a phrase used by John Wayne in the film 'The Searchers.'

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 7:24 am

February 25th 1967 - The Yardbirds were filmed performing in a re-creation of the club built at MGM Studios in Borehamwood for Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blowup.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:32 am

February 26th 1984 - CBS premiered "Star Wars: A New Hope" on their network. The movie drew 36% of the total television viewing audience.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 2:03 am

February 26th 1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 2:55 am

February 29th 1940 – For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 5:34 am

March 1st 1961 - Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 7:20 am

March 1st 1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:21 am

March 2nd 1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 8:06 am

March 7th 1980 - The film Coal Miner's Daughter, the biography of Loretta Lynn and starring Sissy Spacek opened. Spacek won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Lynn; Tommy Lee Jones and Beverly D'Angelo also play leading roles in the film, which was a huge success with critics and at the box office.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 10:44 am

Released on this day in 1933, the groundbreaking creature feature "King Kong" was released. representing a major step forward in special effects.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 3:01 pm

March 7th 1970 - Lee Marvin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Wand'rin Star', taken from the film 'Paint Your Wagon.'

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 3:13 am

March 8th 1959 - Groucho, Chico and Harpo made their final TV appearance together.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 4:53 am

March 11th 1933 – Ground breaking musical film 42nd Street is released.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:22 pm

March 11th 2006 - The Disney Channel Original Movie, 'High School Musical' was at No.1 on the US album chart. The album went on to break all records for a soundtrack selling over 7 million copies worldwide. A No.1 album In Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: nally on 03/11/16 at 3:29 pm


March 11th 2006 - The Disney Channel Original Movie, 'High School Musical' was at No.1 on the US album chart. The album went on to break all records for a soundtrack selling over 7 million copies worldwide. A No.1 album In Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

A film that would be a huge success and spawn two sequels featuring the original cast.

Hard to believe it's been 10 years since that movie was new!

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 1:44 am

March 12th 1965 - The Beatles finished shooting "Help!" in the Bahamas.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:28 am

March 14th 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:58 am

March 14th 1931 – Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 8:49 am

March 14th 1963 – Cliff Richard and The Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Summer Holiday.' Taken from the film of the same name, it became Richards' seventh UK No.1 single.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 4:17 am

March 15th 1964 - Taped footage from the Beatles performance at the Washington Coliseum was broadcast in U.S. movie theaters.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 4:19 am

March 15th 1964 - Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were married.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 3:18 pm

March 16th 1965 - The Beatles continue filming in Austria for their second movie, Help! They completed the "ski lift" segment of the film.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:51 am

March 24th 1965 - The Beatles continued filming 'Help!' at Twickenham Studios, England. They shot the interior temple scenes, including the one where they "dive through a hollow sacrificial altar and into water". That scene was then cut to the swimming pool scene filmed in the Bahamas on February 23.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:56 am

March 24th 1941 - Glenn Miller began work on his first motion picture for 20th Century Fox. The film was "Sun Valley Serenade."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:35 pm

March 25th 1985 - Prince won an Oscar for Best Original Score for the soundtrack for the movie "Purple Rain."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:40 pm

March 25th 1991 - Michael Jackson escorted Madonna to the Oscars.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:50 am

March 31st 1930 – The Motion Picture Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:56 am

March 31st 1987 - HBO (Home Box Office) earned its first Oscar for "Down and Out in America".

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:53 pm

March 31st 1964 - Filming for A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles played a "live television performance" in front of a studio of screaming fans (one of those fans was Phil Collins). The four songs used in the film were ‘Tell Me Why’, ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘And I Love Her’, and ‘She Loves You’.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:21 am

April 2nd 1902 – "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:40 am

April 2nd 1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 8:41 am

April 2nd 2002 - Lee Anderson Minnelli sued her stepdaughter Liza Minnelli for elder abuse and breach of contract. The claim was filed based on the will of Vincente Minnelli.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 12:17 pm

April 6th 1869 – Celluloid is patented.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 2:46 pm

April 6th 1956 - Paramount Pictures signed Elvis Presley to a three-movie deal.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 4:26 pm

April 6th 1968 - Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack of Mike Nichols' movie The Graduate. The film boosted the profile of the folk-rock duo and on the strength of the hit single 'Mrs. Robinson', the soundtrack album rose to the top of the charts.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 7:14 am

April 7th 1967 – Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 10:02 am

April 7th 1967 - Sonny & Cher's movie "Good Times" debuted in Chicago, IL.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 6:25 am

April 8th 1918 – World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 7:05 am

April 8th 1970 - In London, the U.K. premiere of the Woodstock movie took place. The film was a documentary of the August 1969 festival that took place in Bethel, NY.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 10:10 am

April 8th 1973 - Neil Young's docu-autobiography "Journey through the Past" premiered at the U.S. Film Festival in Dallas.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 6:43 am

April 10th 1967 - The 13-day strike by the American Federation of Radio-TV Artists (AFTRA) came to an end less than two hours before the 39th Academy Awards presentation went on the air.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 10:26 am

April 10th 1953 – Warner Bros. premieres the first 3-D film from a major American studio, entitled House of Wax.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 1:43 pm

April 10th 1972 - Isaac Hayes won an Oscar for the Best Music, Original Song award for the song "Shaft".

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 3:22 pm

April 11th 1988 - Cher won an Academy Award for best actress for her work in 'Moonstruck.'

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 7:22 am

April 13th 1964 - The Beatles announced that the title of their first film would be "A Hard Day's Night."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 7:53 am

April 13th 1964 – At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:20 am

April 15th 1971 - The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for "Let It Be."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:25 am

April 15th 1964, The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie 'A Hard Day's Night'.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/16 at 9:14 am

April 17th 1937 – Daffy Duck's first appearance, in Porky's Duck Hunt.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 12:47 pm

April 18th 1973 - The Neil Young movie "Journey Through the Past" debuted at the Dallas Film Festival.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 3:05 am

April 19th 1956 – Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 3:26 am

April 19th 1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 5:28 am

April 19th 1965 - The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show featuring The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Four Tops, James Brown, The Beach Boys and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles opened in London, England under the title Teenage Command Performance.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 12:23 pm

April 19th 1980 - Blondie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Call Me', featured in the Richard Gere movie 'American Gigolo', the track was also a No.1 in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 3:01 am

April 20th 2004 - The remastered version of the soundtrack to "Porky's Revenge" was released. The album contained George Harrison's "I Don't Want To Do It."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 3:20 am

April 20th 1926 – Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 8:03 am

April 20th 1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" premiered.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 10:45 am

April 20th 1960 - Elvis Presley's returned to Hollywood to film "G.I. Blues".

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 2:06 pm

1980 - 84 year old George Burns, who starred in the movie Oh God with John Denver, became the oldest person to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when 'I Wish I Was 18 Again' peaked at No.49. When asked if he wished he were 18 again, Burns replied "I wish I was 80 again." Before this, his most recent charting record had been a spoken word comedy routine with his wife and partner Gracie Allen in the summer of 1933.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:53 am

April 22nd 1998 – Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 4:26 am

April 22nd 1959 - The movie "Go Johnny Go" premiered.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 11:13 am

April 22nd 1974 - Tina Turner started filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who's film "Tommy."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 9:51 am

April 23rd 1978 - Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious filmed his version of 'My Way' for the Sex Pistols film 'The Great Rock n Roll Swindle'.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 4:31 am

April 24th 2000 - ABC-TV aired the TV movie "The Three Stooges."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 9:16 am

April 24th 1955 - Perez Prado was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White'. Known as the 'King of the Mambo' the instrumental was the theme from the film 'Underwater' where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to 'Cherry Pink'.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 9:36 am

April 24th 1956 - Elvis Presley signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures that allowed him one film a year with other studios.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 2:33 pm

April 24th 1985 - RKO Home Video released six black and white film classics starring Fred Astaire.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 1:55 am

April 26th 1960 - Filming for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" began.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 12:56 pm

April 26th 1980 -Blondie were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Call Me', the group's fourth UK No.1, featured in the Richard Gere movie 'American Gigolo', the track was also a No.1 in the US where it became the band's biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac to help compose and perform a song for the soundtrack, but she declined.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:07 am

May 5th 1934 – The first Three Stooges short, Woman Haters, is released.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:27 am

May 5th 2004 - It was announced that "Spider-Man 2" ads would appear on bases in major league games during games from June 11-13. The plan was canceled the next day.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 12:32 am

May 7th 2014 - Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that at least three standalone "Star Wars" films would be released within the next 10 years.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 10:19 am

May 7th 1999 - Lisa Stansfield made her film debut in the U.K. The film was the comedy "Swing."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 8:37 am

May 7th 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 2:03 am

May 9th 1958 – Vertigo has world premiere in San Francisco.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 8:40 am

May 9th 1987 - Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers were married.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 4:24 am

May 11th 1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 12:58 am

May 13th 1970 - The film "Let It Be" premiered in New York.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 4:50 am

May 15th 1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 8:24 am

May 15th 1928 – Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 2:35 am

May 16th 1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards are awarded.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 3:04 am

May 17th 1980 - The Empire Strikes Back premiered at a benefit performance for the Special Olympics at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:16 am

May 17th 1968 - In France, the film "Wonderwall" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:49 am

May 17th 1975 - NBC TV bought the rights to show "Gone with the Wind." The one time rights cost NBC $5,000,000.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 12:45 pm

May 17th 1997 - Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin were married in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 1:25 pm

May 17th 1999 - Eric Ford, a tabloid photographer, was sentenced to 6 months at a halfway house, 3 years’ probation and 150 hours of community service. The sentence stemmed from a charge that Ford had eavesdropped on a call between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and then sold a recording of the conversation.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 5:07 am

May 18th 1978 - "The Buddy Holly Story" had its world premiere in Dallas, TX.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 6:58 am

May 28th 1929 - Warner Brothers debuted "On With The Show" in New York City. It was the first all-color-talking picture.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 7:45 am

May 28th 1953 - The Walt Disney film "Melody" premiered in the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood. The picture was the first 3-D cartoon.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 3:52 am

May 29th 2013 - "Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles" premiered on Cartoon Network. The episode was entitled "The Phantom Clone."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 12:30 am

May 31st 2003 - Yoda won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for his fight against Count Dooku in "-Attack of the Clones."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 6:02 am

May 31st 1929 – The first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon, "The Karnival Kid", is released.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 7:38 am

June 9th 1934 - Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphonies cartoon "The Wise Little Hen."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 7:29 am

June 10th 1936 – The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is founded.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/16 at 12:04 pm

June 11th 1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/16 at 4:59 pm

June 11th 1993 – The film Jurassic Park is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Titanic in 1997.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/16 at 11:50 am

June 12th 1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 7:24 am

June 14th 1994 - Composer Henry Mancini died aged 70. Wrote the music to 'Moon River, which was originally sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, was also the theme song for the Andy Williams television show. Had the 1969 US No.1 single 'Love Theme from Romeo And Juliet.' Recorded over 90 albums, contributed music to over 100 movies, including 'Theme From The Pink Panther.'

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 3:07 pm

June 14th 2002 - Actor Kirk Douglas received the UCLA Medal. The award is presented to people for cultural, political and humanitarian achievements.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 4:05 am

June 23rd 1922 - Johnny Weissmuller broke his own world records in the 300, 400, 440 and 500 meters in a swim meet in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 7:47 am

June 23rd 1962 - The film soundtrack to 'West Side Story' went to No.1 on the UK charts for the first time. It spent a total of 13 weeks at No.1 on seven different occasions.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 9:35 am

June 24th 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 3:05 pm

June 24th 1970 - The movie "Myra Breckinridge" premiered.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 3:21 pm

June 24th 1998 - Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 600-millionth guest.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 7:39 am

June 25th 1949 – Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theatres

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 1:53 pm

June 25th 2006 - Nicole Kidman married her singer boyfriend Keith Urban at ceremony in Sydney, Australia. X-Men actor Hugh Jackman, media magnate Rupert Murdoch and King Kong actress Naomi Watts were among the guests at the service.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 4:58 am

June 27th 1964 - Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman were married. It only lasted 38 days.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 4:06 pm

June 27th 1993 - Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts were married. They were divorced in 1995.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 5:21 am

June 29th 1956 - Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were married. They were divorced on January 20, 1961.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: nally on 07/27/16 at 11:13 am

July 27th, 1940: The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 6:31 pm

July 29th 1978, The film soundtrack to Grease featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John went to No.1 on the US album chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/16 at 1:12 am

July 30th 1943 -  Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/16 at 1:48 am

July 30th 1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/16 at 6:37 am

August 9th 1930 – Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/16 at 6:41 am

August 9th 1969 – Followers led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/16 at 2:15 pm

August 10th 1950 - "Sunset Boulevard", starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/16 at 2:39 pm

August 10th 1960 - Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/16 at 2:38 am

August 11th 1965 - The Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" was released in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/16 at 2:58 am

August 11th 1965 - The Beatles film "Help!" opened in the New York City. It was released across the U.S. on August 25.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/16 at 5:41 am

August 12th 1927 - "Wings", the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)

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Written By: nally on 08/14/16 at 7:38 pm

August 14th 1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.

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Written By: nally on 08/15/16 at 11:10 am

August 15th 1939: The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/16 at 12:13 am

August 22nd 1956 - Elvis Presley began working on his first movie, Love Me Tender. In the drama that was set during and just after the Civil War, Elvis played Clint Reno, the youngest of four brothers. The original title for the movie was The Reno Brothers, but was changed to take advantage of the 'Love Me Tender' song recorded for the film.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/16 at 11:35 pm

August 24th 1891 – Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 4:19 am

August 25th 2000 - Academy Award-winning film score composer and record producer Jack Nitzsche died of a heart attack. He produced The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and The Walker Brothers. Musical scores including The Exorcist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, co-wrote 'Up Where We Belong' with Buffy Sainte-Marie from 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/16 at 12:45 am

August 26th 1967 - 28th Venice Film Festival: "Belle de Jour" directed by Luis Bunuel wins Golden Lion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/16 at 12:53 am

August 26th 2004 - US Cinematographer David Myers died after suffering a stroke. He worked of various music films including Woodstock, Elvis On Tour, The Last Waltz, The Grateful Dead Movie, Mad Dogs & Englishmen and Cracked Actor: A Film About David Bowie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 12:57 am

August 27th 1998 - "Titanic" became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 5:23 am

August 27th 1953 - "Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 5:38 am

August 27th 1964 - 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 6:11 am

August 27th 2002 - 59th Venice Film Festival: "The Magdalene Sisters" directed by Peter Mullan wins Golden Lion

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 6:24 am

August 27th 2013 - "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 8:09 am

August 27th 2014 - "Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2015)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 12:56 am

August 31st 1887 - The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison. The device was used to produce moving pictures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 3:49 am

August 31st 1940 - Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 8:23 pm

August 31st 1984 - 'Purple Rain' the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the UK with special late night previews. The film grossed more than US $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 3:35 am

September 1st 1967 - The movie "The Fastest Guitar Alive," starring Roy Orbison and Sheb Wooley, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 5:55 am

September 1st 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 6:13 am

September 1st 1998 - The movie "Titanic" went on sale across North America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 6:14 am

September 1st 1998 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released in the U.S. This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 1:05 pm

September 2nd 1983 - The film "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" opened around in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 5:34 am

September 3rd 1975 - An all-star jam session took place at a party in Los Angeles for actor Peter Sellers’ 50th Birthday. The line-up for the group who named themselves the Trading Faces: Bill Wyman on bass, Ronnie Wood, Jesse Ed Davis, and Danny Kortchmar on guitars, Keith Moon organ and drums, Joe Cocker, vocals, Nigel Olsson, drums and David Bowie and Bobby Keys on sax. Actual birthday on September 8th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 7:52 am

September 4th 1969, The film 'Easy Rider' starring Jack Nicholson Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper opened at The Classic in London England. The movie's soundtrack featured The Band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Steppenwolf.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 2:31 am

September 5th 1921 – Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe: One of the first scandals of the Hollywood community.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 3:19 am

September 5th 1927 – The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 3:20 am

September 5th 1966, John Lennon started work on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'. The black comedy directed by Richard Lester, was filmed in Spain in Almería Province and saw Lennon, taking a long-overdue break from The Beatles after nearly four years of constant touring.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 7:41 am

September 5th 1998, Aerosmith scored their first US No.1 single with the Diane Warren written song 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'. The song which was featured in the 1998 film Armageddon gave the band their first No.1 single after 28 years together.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 8:31 am

September 6th 1985, 'Desperately Seeking Susan' went on general release in the UK, the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. The filmmakers had initially wanted Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn to play the roles of Roberta and Susan, but the director decided to cast newcomers Rosanna Arquette and Madonna instead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 5:50 pm

September 10th 1988, Phil Collins was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Groovy Kind Of Love.' Taken from his film 'Buster' the song had been a No.2 hit for The Mindbenders in 1966.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 4:06 am

September 11th 1956, Police were called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around the Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times printed a reader's letter that said: "The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control." The film was quickly banned in several English cities.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 11:39 pm

September 12th 1954, The first 'teen idol', Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Three Coins In The Fountain,' the singer's first UK No.1. The song was The Academy Award winning Best Original Song of 1954.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 12:38 am

September 12th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge, the coach ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then head for Plymouth, followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 2:36 am

September 12th 1928 - Katharine Hepburn made her stage debut in the play "The Czarina." Four years later she made her film debut in "A Bill of Divorcement."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 5:41 am

September 12th 1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen. He had emigrated from Austria 14 years earlier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 3:57 am

September 13th 1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 11:30 pm

September 14th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' in South West England. The Beatles searched for a quiet, secluded field in which they could conduct filming but once they'd disembarked from the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 3:12 pm

September 14th 1981 - Pink Floyd's movie "The Wall" began production.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 3:14 pm

September 14th 1979, The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who's 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/16 at 2:04 am

September 15th 1915 – The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opens in Bowral, New South Wales.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 8:21 am

1980 - Bette Midler's concert film "Divine Madness" premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 11:14 pm

September 18th 2003 - Robert Duvall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 2:46 am

September 19th 1928 - "The Singing Fool," with Al Jolson, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 12:58 am

September 20th 1953 - Jimmy Stewart debuted on the radio western "The Six Shooter" on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 5:54 am

September 20th 1946 – The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 7:43 am

September 20th 1946 - WNBT-TV in New York became the first station to promote a motion picture. Scenes from "The Jolson Story" were shown.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 5:45 am

September 22nd 1981, American composer Harry Warren died aged 88. He wrote over 800 songs including 'I Only Have Eyes For You', (a hit for The Flamingos and Art Garfunkel), ‘You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby’, ‘Jeepers Creepers’, ‘That's Amore’ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’. Warren's songs have been featured in over 300 films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:02 am

September 22nd 1989 – Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter, dies at the age of 101.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 6:46 am

September 23rd 1912 - "Keystone Comedy" by Mack Sennett was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 7:46 am

September 23rd 1953 - "The Robe" premiered in Hollywood a week after its premiere in New York. The 20th Century Fox movie had been filmed using the Cinemascope wide screen process.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 8:37 am

September 23rd 1998 - Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 8:43 am

September 23rd 1999 - Siegfried & Roy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 11:20 pm

September 23rd 2013, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was shut down for a 15-song set by Paul McCartney on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre. An estimated crowd of 10,000 listened from the street. The show followed his appearance on TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 12:40 am

September 24th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the shooting of the 'Your Mother Should Know' ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer's dance team swirled round about.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 2:18 am

September 24th 1915 - "The Lamb," Douglas Fairbanks first film, was shown at the Knickerbocker Theater in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 6:22 am

September 24th 2003 - Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:20 am

September 24th 1957 - "Mister Rock and Roll" debuted at the Paramount in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 10:42 pm

September 24th 2013 - The Metallica album "Metallica Through the Never" was released. It was the soundtrack album for the film of the same name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 8:52 am

September 26th 1990 - The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it had created a new rating. The new NC17 rating was to keep moviegoers under the age of 17 from seeing certain films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 7:50 pm

September 26th 2002 - The first update in a decade of the short version of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. This version included the terms "Jedi," "the Dark Side," and "The Force."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 8:01 am

September 27th 1986, The Beatles track 'Twist and Shout' re-entered the US singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared, after the song was featured in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 6:33 pm

September 27th 1989 - Columbia Pictures Entertainment agreed to buyout Sony Corporation for $3.4 billion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 6:10 am

September 29th 1954 - The movie musical "A Star Is Born" made its world premiere in Hollywood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 5:54 pm

September 29th 1984, Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Go Crazy', his second US No.1, and a No.7 hit in the UK. It was the opening track on both the album and the film Purple Rain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 8:51 pm

September 29th 1990, Maria McKee was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Show Me Heaven' the song featured in the Tom Cruise film 'Days Of Thunder'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 8:38 am

September 30th 1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.


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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 8:39 am


September 30th 1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.

An inquest into Dean's death occurred three days later at the Paso Robles City Hall, where a coroner's jury delivered a verdict that he was entirely at fault due to speeding, and that Donald Turnupseed (the driver of the vehicle James Dean collided in to) was innocent of any criminal act.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 8:46 pm

2004, Mick Jagger held a press conference with Dave Stewart at Essex House in New York City, USA, to promote the soundtrack to the movie Alfie. The re-make of the 1966 film also featured Joss Stone, Sheryl Crow and Nadirah Nadz Seid. The track 'Old Habits Die Hard' from the soundtrack by Mick Jagger and David A. Stewart won the BFCA Award, Golden Globe, Sierra Award and the World Soundtrack Award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 10:48 pm

September 30th 1991 - Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 1:17 am

October 1st 1956, After test audiences gave a negative reaction to Elvis Presley dying at the end of the film Love Me Tender, The King was called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, the hero lived.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 6:32 pm

October 1st 1982 – Epcot opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 7:52 pm

October 1st 1971 – Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 2:37 am

October 7th 2003 – The governor of California, Gray Davis, is recalled in favor of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 12:22 am

October 10th 1956, Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' entered the US chart for a 19 week stay, peaking at No.1 for 5 weeks. The song, from Presley's first film of the same name, was adapted from the tune "Aura Lee", written in 1861.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/16 at 8:41 pm

October 20th 1976, The Led Zeppelin film 'The Song Remains The Same', premiered in New York City. The charity night raised $25,000 for the save the children fund.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 11:48 pm

October 23rd 1954 - Walt Disney appeared on the cover of "TV Guide." He was pictured on a TV screen surrounded by his most famous cartoon characters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 10:19 pm

October 25th 2002, Richard Harris, who had the 1968 US No.2 & UK No.4 hit 'MacArthur Park' died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 12:05 am

October 27th 1957, The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day'. It was also a No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million. The song was inspired by a trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The Searchers was playing and Wayne's frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, "that'll be the day" inspired the young musicians.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 2:41 am

October 27tn 1954 - The first Walt Disney television show "Disneyland" premiered on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 11:33 am

October 27th 1988, U2's film 'Rattle And Hum', received its world wide premiere in the group's hometown Dublin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 8:48 pm

October 27th 2005, The distributor of rapper 50 Cent's new film said it would remove posters advertising the film after complaints they glorify gun violence. Posters for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' showed 50 Cent holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone the other. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich wrote to Paramount Pictures urging them to take down the posters. The company said it had taken down one poster near a Los Angeles nursery school, and planned to remove more.

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Written By: nally on 10/31/16 at 4:30 pm

October 31st 1951: The film Scrooge, starring Alastair Sim, opens in England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/16 at 4:39 pm

November 4th 1977, The Last Waltz, the movie of The Bands final concert premiered in New York. The Martin Scorsese movie also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 2:39 am

November 8th 1958, The soundtrack to South Pacific went to No.1 on the UK album chart. It became the longest running No.1 album of all time spending a total of 115 weeks at the No.1 position.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 1:51 pm

November 8th 1986, Berlin started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Your Breath Away'. The song which was featured in the film 'Top Gun', was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 2:07 pm

November 8th 1957 - The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" was released in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 7:17 am

November 9th 1967, The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 3:19 am

November 10th 1999 - Ted Danson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 3:07 pm

November 11th 1965 - Walt Disney announced a project in Florida

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 4:26 am

November 13th 1940 – Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 5:29 am

November 13th 1968, Hugo Montenegro was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly', the soundtrack from a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film. The first instrumental No.1 since 1963.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 7:18 am

November 13th 1921, "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 3:57 pm

November 13th 1976, Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 with the film soundtrack double album The Song Remains The Same, peaking at No.2 on the US chart. The tracks were recorded at Madison Square Garden, New York City in 1973.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 1:32 am

November 14th 1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 7:54 pm

November 14th 1991, the Disney animated movie Beauty And The Beast premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/16 at 5:30 am

November 17th 1947 – The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/16 at 5:21 pm

November 17th 1978 – The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 3:38 am

November 18th 1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 9:36 pm

November 18th 2003, American composer and orchestral arranger Michael Kamen died of a heart attack in London aged 55. Worked with Pink Floyd, Queen, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Queensryche, Rush, Metallica, Herbie Hancock, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, Jim Croce, Sting, and Kate Bush. Kamen co-wrote the Bryan Adams' ballad ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It for You.’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 2:14 am

November 19th 1975, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Best Picture 1976)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 2:19 am

November 19th 1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.

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November 19th 2010 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.

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November 19th 2003, American actor, dancer, Gene Anthony Ray died from a stroke aged 41. Best known for his portrayal of the street smart dancer Leroy in the 1980 film Fame and the television spin-off which aired from 1982 until 1987.

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November 22nd 1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery..

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 3:53 am

November 23rd 1960 - Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St

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November 24th 1947 - The "Hollywood 10," were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.

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November 25th 1947 - Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress when they failed to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 7:49 am

November 25th 1976, The Band made their final performance; 'The Last Waltz' held on American Thanksgiving Day, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The show also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978.

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November 25th 1992, The Bodyguard, opened nation-wide featuring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The film which was Houston's acting debut was written by Lawrence Kasdan in the 1970s, originally as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross. It became the second-highest-grossing film worldwide in 1992 with the soundtrack becoming the best-selling soundtrack of all time, selling more than 42 million copies worldwide.

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November 25th 1960 - Polls were taken at advance screenings of the Elvis Presley movie "Flaming Star". As a result of the polls the songs "Britches" and "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" were cut from the final cut of the movie. Polls were also taken on November 23.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/16 at 1:41 am

November 26th 1922 – The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)

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November 26th 1942 - The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.

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November 29th 1981 – Natalie Wood, American actress, tragically drowns while on a weekend boat trip (b. 1938)

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November 29th 2007, Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards. The black-and-white film, which featured The Killers, David Bowie and New Order on the soundtrack, was shot for just £3m.

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November 30th 1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered in the U.K.

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November 30th 2013 – Paul Walker, American actor and producer, died in a car accident (b. 1973)

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December 2nd 2006, 25 year old singer and actress Beyonce was set to earn more money than any other black actress for her performance in her latest film 'Dreamgirls'. The musical based on the history of Diana Ross and The Supremes would earn the singer a £5m fee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 3:41 am

December 3rd 1927 – "Putting Pants on Philip", the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.

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December 4th 2001 - The soundtrack to "Vanilla Sky" was released. Paul McCartney recorded the title track.

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December 5th 1992, Whitney Houston started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Will Always Love You'. The longest ever run at No.1 for a female artist the Dolly Parton penned song was taken from the Bodyguard soundtrack.

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December 5th 1992, Whitney Houston started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Will Always Love You'. The longest ever run at No.1 for a female artist the Dolly Parton penned song was taken from the Bodyguard soundtrack.
In 1982, the song was included on the soundtrack to the film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

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Written By: nally on 12/05/16 at 9:37 pm


In 1982, the song was included on the soundtrack to the film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Of course, the Dolly Parton recording.

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Of course, the Dolly Parton recording.
Yes indeed.

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December 6th 1964, The film 'Ferry Cross The Mersey' premiered in London. Featuring Gerry And The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and other Liverpool acts. It was written by Tony Warren, creator of the UK's longest running TV soap 'Coronation Street'.

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December 7th 1925 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play "Tarzan" in several movies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/16 at 6:12 am

December 14th 1972, Born To Boogie the Ringo Starr directed movie premiered in London. The film was based around a concert at Wembley Empire Pool, London, England starring Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan and T. Rex and was released on The Beatles Apple Films label.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/16 at 7:06 am

December 15th 1997, 'Spice World The Movie', featuring The Spice Girls premiered at The Empire, Leicester Sq, London. The following year it was nominated for the 'worst film' at the Golden Raspberry Awards.

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Written By: nally on 12/20/16 at 9:41 pm

70 years ago today, on December 20th, 1946: The popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.

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December 21st 1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

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January 3rd 1955, Elvis Presley appeared in Boonesville, Virginia. The 20 year-old singer was still a regional star, but by the end of 56' he had become a national sensation, recording two albums, (which included 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Blue Suede Shoes'), appeared on national television 11 times, played over 100 concerts and signed a seven year contract with Paramount Pictures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 4:39 am

January 3rd 1963, Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Next Time / Bachelor Boy,' both songs were from the film Summer Holiday. His sixth UK No.1.

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January 11th 1982 - Principal photography began for "Return of the Jedi" at EMI Elstree Studios outside of London.

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January 11th 1927 – Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.

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January 12th 1969 - The film "Wonderwall" premiered in London. The soundtrack was by George Harrison.

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January 12th 1957 - Elvis Presley recorded "All Shook Up" and all the material from his forthcoming movie "Loving You."

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January 12th 2001 – Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 4:16 am

January 13th 1997 - Debbie Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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January 14th 1954 - Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. The marriage only lasted nine months.

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January 15th 1969, George Harrison had a five-hour meeting with John, Paul and Ringo where he made it clear that he was fully prepared to quit The Beatles for good. Harrison wasn't happy with plans for live performances and the current Let It Be film project.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/17 at 8:57 pm

February 8th 1915 – D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.

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On this day (February 10th) in 1940, the cartoon created by Joseph Hanna and William Barbera, entitled Puss Gets the Boots, made its debut. The cartoon's characters were originally Jasper and Jinx, but would later be renamed Tom and Jerry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/17 at 5:46 am

March 1st 1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

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March 1st 1961, Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis. During his career, Elvis made over feature films.

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March 2nd 1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

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March 2nd 1964, The Beatles began filming what would become their first feature film 'A Hard Day's Night' at Marylebone train station in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/17 at 3:58 am

March 4th 1994 – John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. While filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a heart attack in Durango, Mexico, on March 4, 1994, aged 43. His final two films, Wagons East! and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory. (b. 1950)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/17 at 7:39 pm

March 5th 1982, Actor and singer John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Belushi was one of the original cast members on US TV's Saturday Night Live, played Joliet 'Jake' Blues in The Blues Brothers and also appeared in the film Animal House. His tombstone reads "I may be gone, but rock n roll lives on."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 8:38 pm

March 6th 1961, George Formby died aged 57. The British singing comedian and ukulele player made over 20 films, and his best known song is 'Leaning On A Lamp Post.' Formby who was made an OBE in 1946 was a major influence on George Harrison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 8:39 pm

March 6th 1961, George Formby died aged 57. The British singing comedian and ukulele player made over 20 films, and his best known song is 'Leaning On A Lamp Post.' Formby who was made an OBE in 1946 was a major influence on George Harrison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 3:41 am

March 7th 1973, A song from the movie Deliverance called 'Dueling Banjos' by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel became one of the few 1970s instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record. The record had topped the Cash Box Magazine Best Sellers list and reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 8:06 pm

March 7th 1980, The film Coal Miner's Daughter, the biography of Loretta Lynn and starring Sissy Spacek opened. Spacek won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Lynn; Tommy Lee Jones and Beverly D'Angelo also play leading roles in the film, which was a huge success with critics and at the box office.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/17 at 3:59 am

March 9th 1964, The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day's Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 7:51 pm

March 11th 1964, The Beatles spent the day filming at Twickenham Studios for A Hard Day's Night. Filming on a stage set made to look like a train guard's cage, where the Beatles played cards and mimed to 'I Should Have Known Better'.

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March 14th 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall.

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March 14th 1956 - The movie "Rock Around the Clock" (with Bill Haley) made its premiere in Washington, DC.

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March 14th 1931 – Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.

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Written By: nally on 03/15/17 at 12:02 pm

45 years ago today, on March 15th 1972: The Godfather, a gangster film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was released.

Nine days later, it would premiere at theaters everywhere.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 1:19 am

March 19th 1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.

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March 19th 1953 - The Academy Awards came to television for the first time.

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March 20th 1989 - "Return of the Jedi" made its network premiere on NBC. It earned a 15.1 rating.

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March 20th 1997 - Brian Grazer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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April 14th 1995, American actor, writer and folk singer Burl Ives died of cancer aged 85. Had hits with 'Funny Way Of Laughing', 'The Blue Tail Fly' and 'Little Bitty Tear', won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1958 film The Big Country.

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April 14th 1894 – The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.

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April 15th 1971 - The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for "Let It Be."

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April 15th 1997 - Christopher Reeve received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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April 15th 1953 - Charlie Chaplin surrendered his U.S. re-entry permit rather than face proceedings by the U.S. Justice Department. Chaplin was accused of sympathising with Communist groups.

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April 30th 1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

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April 30th 1980, The film 'McVicar' with Roger Daltrey from The Who in the title role premiered in London, England. John McVicar was a 1960s armed robber turned writer who Scotland Yard publicly announced to be Public Enemy Number One and "wanted dead or alive".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 7:38 am

May 1st 1989 – Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

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May 2nd 1960 - Production began on Elvis Presley's "G.I. Blues." It was his first post-Army movie.

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May 2nd 1887 - Hannibal W. Goodwin applied for a patent on celluloid photographic film. This is the film from which movies are shown.

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May 2nd 1974 - The filming of "Jaws" began in Martha's Vineyard, MA.

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May 2nd 1902 - "A Trip to the Moon," the first science fiction film was released. It was created by magician George Melies.

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Oliver Reed, English actor known for his upper-class, macho image, hellraiser lifestyle, and "tough guy" roles. died from a heart attack during a break from filming Gladiator in Valletta, Malta, on 2 May 1999, at the age of 61.

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May 2nd 1979 - The Who's movie "Quadrophenia" premiered in London. As of December 2016, Quadrophenia holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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May 3rd 1913 – Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.

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May 3rd 1999 - Hasbro released the first collection of toys for the Star Wars movie "Episode I: The Phantom Menace."

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May 3rd 2008, Rap star Sean 'Diddy' Combs was honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The 38-year-old dedicated the star to his father, who was shot dead in 1972.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 11:42 am

May 4th 2009 – Dom DeLuise, American actor, director, chef, and producer, died at the age of 75, at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. He was hospitalised at the time, suffering from kidney failure and respiratory problems due to complications from diabetes and high blood pressure. He suffered from cancer for more than a year prior to his death. He starred in a number of movies directed by Mel Brooks, in a series of films with career-long best friend Burt Reynolds, and as a voice actor in various animated films by Don Bluth.

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May 4th 1959 - Dick Clark announced the first movie to be released from his production company. The film was "Harrison High."

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May 4th 2015 - It was confirmed that a "Star Wars Anthology" film would be based on the origins of Boba Fett.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 10:23 pm

May 4th 1984 – Diana Dors, born in 1931 as Diana Mary Fluck, English actress, dies aged 52 from a recurrence of ovarian cancer, first diagnosed two years before. She first came to public notice as a blonde bombshell in the style of American Marilyn Monroe, as promoted by her first husband Dennis Hamilton, mostly via sex film-comedies and risqué modelling. Later she showed a genuine talent for TV, recordings and cabaret, and gained new popularity as a regular chat-show guest.

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May 5th 2002 – George Sidney, American film director and film producer who worked primarily at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, dies from complications of lymphoma in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 85.

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May 5th 1962, The soundtrack to West Side Story went to No.1 on the US album chart. It went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the No.1 position.

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Dana Wynter, German-born English actress, who was raised in England and Southern Africa. She appeared in film and television for more than forty years beginning in the 1950s, her best known film being Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). She died on 5 May 2011 from congestive heart failure at the Ojai Valley Community Hospital's Continuing Care Center; she was 79 years old.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 6:49 am

May 5th 2004 - It was announced that "Spider-Man 2" ads would appear on bases in major league games during games from June 11-13. The plan was canceled the next day.

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May 5th 1926 - Eisenstein's film "Battleship Potemkin" was shown in Germany for the first time.

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May 5th 1997 - Dolores Hope and Ivan Reitman each receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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May 6th 1978, The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever started an 18 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart, also No.1 in the US. The album, which features seven Bee Gees songs, went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

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May 8th 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded.

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May 10th 1977 - Joan Crawford, American film and television actress, died at her New York apartment from a heart attack. She began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. Crawford became one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars and one of the highest-paid women in the United States, but her films began losing money and, by the end of the 1930s, she was labelled "box office poison". But her career gradually improved in the early 1940s, and she made a major comeback in 1945 by starring in Mildred Pierce, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She would go on to receive Best Actress nominations for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). Her year of birth is disputed.

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May 11th 1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.

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May 12th 1957 – Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American director, actor and producer, died on May 12th 1957 in France, at age 71. His most notable as being a film star of the silent era, subsequently noted as an auteur for his directorial work.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/17 at 3:07 am

May 13th 1961 – Gary Cooper, American film actor died less than a week after his sixtieth birthday. Known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films.

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May 13th 1970, The world premiere of The Beatles film 'Let It Be' took place in New York City. The film which was originally planned as a television documentary features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.

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Rita Hayworth, American actress and dancer lapsed into a semicoma in February 1987. She died at age 68 from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease three months later on May 14th 1987, at her home in Manhattan. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II. (b. 1918)

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Robert Stack, American actor, sportsman, and television host underwent radiation therapy for prostate cancer in October 2002 and died of a heart attack on May 14th 2003. In addition to acting in more than 40 feature films, he starred in the ABC-TV television series The Untouchables (1959–63), for which he won the 1960 Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, and later hosted Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2002). He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Written on the Wind (1956). (b. 1919)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 1:11 am

May 15th 1928 – Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy".

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May 15th 1968, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cannes Film Festival. The 1968 film by first-time director Joe Massot starred Jack MacGowran and Jane Birkin, and featured cameos by Anita Pallenberg. The soundtrack was composed by then-Beatle George Harrison. The film provides the name for the Oasis track 'Wonderwall', which was inspired by George Harrison's score.

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May 15th 1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/17 at 5:44 am

May 16th 1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.

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May 21st 1980:

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (often referred to simply as: The Empire Strikes Back) is released in theaters throughout the United States.

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Written By: nally on 05/25/17 at 6:01 pm

40 years ago today, on May 25th 1977: The first Star Wars movie, simply titled Star Wars (later retitled as Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope), is released in theaters. (The sub-title "Episode IV - A New Hope" would be added to the main title during re-releases of the film.)

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Written By: nally on 05/27/17 at 10:41 am

May 27th 1933 - The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"

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June 9th 1934 - The Disney cartoon character Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Happy 83rd birthday Donald Duck! :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/17 at 10:07 pm

June 12th 1983 – Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress and Hollywood star from 1925 through 1942 died of bronchial pneumonia at the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, California. Her early films cast her as a spunky ingenue, but in the pre-Code film era, she played sexually liberated women. She excelled in drama, comedy, and period roles. She gave well-received performances in adaptations of Noël Coward, Eugene O'Neill, and William Shakespeare. She was the first person to be nominated five times for an Academy Award for acting, winning Best Actress for her performance in the 1930 film The Divorcee. (b. 1902)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/17 at 9:46 pm

June 20th 1975 – The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".

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Written By: nally on 06/23/17 at 4:42 pm

June 23rd 1989 - The Batman film starring Michael Keaton in the title role, opened in theatres in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 7:39 pm

June 24th 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 12:30 am

August 9th 1930 – Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 10:14 am

August 9th 2004 - Donald Duck received the 2,257th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 1:13 am

August 11th 1965 - The Beatles' movie "Help!" premiered in the New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 7:41 am

August 12th 1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Oconomowoc, WI. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 8:03 am

August 12th 1988 - The movie "The Last Temptation of Christ" opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 10:49 am

August 14th 1975 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 10:57 am

August 14th 1984 - Patricia Ann Reagan and Paul Grilley were married on a movie set in California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 11:00 am

August 14th 1997 - William Friedkin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 4:59 am

August 15th 1979, The futuristic satire film 'Americathon' premiered in Los Angeles featuring Meat Loaf. The soundtrack included songs by The Beach Boys, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 7:47 am

August 15th 1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Over the Rainbow."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 2:18 am

August 16th 1930 – The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 12:25 am

August 17th 1939 - The movie "Wizard of Oz" premiered in New York. It had premiered in Hollywood on August 15.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 12:32 pm

August 17th 1908 – Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/17 at 3:45 pm

August 21st 1998 - Wesley Snipes received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 12:09 am

August 22nd 1938 - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 2:15 am

August 22nd 1956, Elvis Presley began working on his first movie, Love Me Tender. In the drama that was set during and just after the Civil War, Elvis played Clint Reno, the youngest of four brothers. The original title for the movie was The Reno Brothers, but was changed to take advantage of the 'Love Me Tender' song recorded for the film.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 4:29 am

August 23rd 1986 - The U.S. Senate passes a bill, Public Law 99-391, designating December 5, 1986 as "Walt Disney Recognition Day".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 4:55 pm

August 23rd 1993 - Duran Duran received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 4:18 pm

August 24th 1994 - Jeffrey Katzenberg resigns from the Walt Disney Company.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 3:08 am

September 1st 1998 - The movie "Titanic" went on sale across North America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 5:03 pm

September 1st 1934 – The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 3:57 pm

September 2nd 1983 - The film "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" opened around in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 1:24 am

September 4th 1969, The film 'Easy Rider' starring Jack Nicholson Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper opened at The Classic in London England. The movie's soundtrack featured The Band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Steppenwolf.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 11:45 am

September 5th 1921 – Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe: One of the first scandals of the Hollywood community.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 3:01 pm

September 5th 1930 - The Mickey Mouse film The Chain Gang is released to theaters in the USA. This film debuts Pluto the dog, though he is not named.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 11:58 pm

September 5th 1927 - Universal Pictures releases the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film Trolley Troubles to theaters in the USA. This is the first Oswald film release, a series created by the Walt Disney film studio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 1:16 am

September 6th 1985, 'Desperately Seeking Susan' went on general release in the UK, the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. The filmmakers had initially wanted Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn to play the roles of Roberta and Susan, but the director decided to cast newcomers Rosanna Arquette and Madonna instead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 3:50 am

September 13th 1982 - RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" was to begin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 3:27 pm

September 13th 1898 - Hannibal Williston Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film, which is used to make movies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/17 at 6:13 am

September 18th 2003 - Robert Duvall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 1:50 am

September 22nd 1984 - Disney's board of directors meets to vote on filling executive positions. They vote unanimously to hire Michael Eisner as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Ray Watson, and Frank Wells as President and Chief Operating Officer. Eisner's contract gives him US$750,000 per year, US$750,000 signing bonus, annual bonus two percent above company net growth of nine percent, and over two million share options at US$14.359 each. Wells' contract gives him US$400,000 per year, US$250,000 signing bonus, annual bonus equal to fifty percent of Eisner's, and options on 460,000 shares.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 7:03 am

September 22nd 1910 – The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 4:39 pm

September 22nd 1998 - Keely Smith received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/17 at 1:52 pm

September 24th 1915 - "The Lamb," Douglas Fairbanks first film, was shown at the Knickerbocker Theater in New York City, NY.1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the shooting of the 'Your Mother Should Know' ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer's dance team swirled round about.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/17 at 3:10 pm

September 24th 2003 - Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 12:58 pm

September 26th 1990 - The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it had created a new rating. The new NC17 rating was to keep moviegoers under the age of 17 from seeing certain films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 7:32 am

September 28th 1953 - In New York, Roy Disney meets with ABC-TV's Leonard Goldenson, to seek financing for Disneyland Park. Goldenson eagerly agrees to participate. The final agreement includes a US$500,000 investment from ABC-Paramount, guarantee for US$4.5 million line of credit, in return for 35 percent interest in Disneyland Park, and a weekly one-hour TV program with Disney films and production for TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 2:42 pm

September 28th 1990 - Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 11:52 am

September 29th 1954 - The movie musical "A Star Is Born" made its world premiere in Hollywood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 5:23 am

October 6th 1889 - The Kinescope was exhibited by Thomas Edison. He had patented the moving picture machine in 1887.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 7:53 am

October 10th 1979, The Rose, starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s Rock star, (transparently based on Janis Joplin) premiered in Los Angeles. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 3:04 am

October 11th 2014 - The concert movie "One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film" was released in theaters. The worldwide showing ended the next day and broke the record for the highest grossing event cinema production with a net of $15 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 3:05 am


October 11th 2014 - The concert movie "One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film" was released in theaters. The worldwide showing ended the next day and broke the record for the highest grossing event cinema production with a net of $15 million.
...and it all ended up as no direction!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 10:54 am

October 12th 1938 - Production began on "The Wizard of Oz."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 8:12 am

October 16th 1923 - Walt and Roy Disney, as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, sign a contract with M.J. Winkler Productions, a New York film distributor, to produce six Alice Comedy short films, for US$1500 each, with an option for six more.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 2:30 am

October 24th 1969 - Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million. Burton presented the ring to Taylor several days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 1:01 pm

October 24th 1974 - In London, "Stardust" premiered starring David Essex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 2:19 pm

October 26th 1994 - Walt Disney Home Video releases the animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on videotape in the USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 5:27 pm

October 27th 1988, U2's film 'Rattle And Hum', received its world wide premiere in the group's hometown Dublin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 2:35 pm

October 28th 2010 - Michael Jackson's "THIS IS IT" opened in theatres.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 7:26 am

November 1st 1894 – Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 12:36 pm

November 1st 1940 - "A Night in the Tropics" was released. It was the first movie for Abbott and Costello.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:35 pm

November 1st 1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 8:25 am

November 2nd 2001 - The computer-animated movie "Monsters, Inc." opened. The film recorded the best debut ever for an animated film and the 6th best of all time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 3:31 pm

November 2nd 1979 - The movie "Quadrophenia" opened. The movie features Sting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 7:22 am

November 3rd 1978 - Mickey Mouse is given a gold star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, the first cartoon character to be so honoured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 8:34 am

November 3rd 2005 - Walt Disney Pictures released "Chicken Little." It was the first Disney film completely created with computer animation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 3:54 pm

November 6th 1968, The Monkees' three quarter of a million dollar feature film, Head opened in New York City. Instead of being aimed at their target audience of teeny boppers, the film contained a dark theme about the manipulation of the group with walk-on appearances by inappropriate guests and scenes of Vietnam War atrocities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 9:17 am

November 10th 1999 - Ted Danson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 1:53 pm

November 10th 1966, The Quiller Memorandum had its World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in the West End of London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 12:56 pm

November 12th 1940 - Walt Disney released "Fantasia."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 3:25 pm

November 12th 1946 - RKO Radio Pictures releases Disney's animated and live-action feature film Song of the South to theaters. Its premiere is held at Loew's Grand theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The film is based on the book Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 5:44 am

November 13th 1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.

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Written By: nally on 11/13/17 at 11:28 am


November 12th 1940 - Walt Disney released "Fantasia."

But then the very next day:

Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 9:07 am

November 14th 1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.

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Written By: nally on 11/22/17 at 12:50 pm

November 22nd 1995: Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery (C.G.I.).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 2:23 am

November 30th 1982 - The motion picture "Ghandi" had its world premiere in New Delhi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/17 at 7:02 am

December 15th 1997, 'Spice World The Movie', featuring The Spice Girls premiered at The Empire, Leicester Sq, London. The following year it was nominated for the 'worst film' at the Golden Raspberry Awards.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 11:34 pm

December 28th 1895 – The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/18 at 11:34 am

January 19th 1940 – You Nazty Spy!, the very first Hollywood film of any kind to satirize Adolf Hitler and the Nazis premieres, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character "Moe Hailstone" satirizing Hitler.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/18 at 2:16 pm

February 7th 1940 – The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 10:28 am

February 12th 1997, David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/18 at 9:16 am

February 14th 1992, The film 'Waynes World', which featured appearances from Meat Loaf and Alice Cooper premiered in the US. The use of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in the film propelled the song to No.2 on the US singles charts nearly 20 years after its first release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/18 at 3:50 pm

March 1st 1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 10:30 am

April 2nd 1902 – "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 11:49 am

April 2nd 1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 5:14 pm

1869 – Celluloid is patented.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 2:28 pm

April 14th 1894 – The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/18 at 12:56 pm

April 15th 1964, The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie 'A Hard Day's Night'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 1:26 am

April 30th 1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 9:29 am

April 30th 1938 – The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 3:06 pm

April 30th 1980, The film 'McVicar' with Roger Daltrey from The Who in the title role premiered in London, England. John McVicar was a 1960s armed robber turned writer who Scotland Yard publicly announced to be Public Enemy Number One and "wanted dead or alive".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 11:15 am

May 7th 1998 - Leeza Gibbons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 2:02 pm

May 13th 1970, The world premiere of The Beatles film 'Let It Be' took place in New York City. The film which was originally planned as a television documentary features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 7:29 am

May 15th 1928 – Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 9:24 am

May 15th 1968, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cannes Film Festival. The 1968 film by first-time director Joe Massot starred Jack MacGowran and Jane Birkin, and featured cameos by Anita Pallenberg. The soundtrack was composed by then-Beatle George Harrison. The film provides the name for the Oasis track 'Wonderwall', which was inspired by George Harrison's score.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 12:49 pm

May 18th 1912 – The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, is released in Mumbai.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 3:52 am

June 9th 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 10:24 am

June 11th 1982 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial opens in the US.

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Written By: nally on 06/11/18 at 10:25 am


June 11th 1982 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial opens in the US.

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Happy 36th anniversary of release E.T.!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 10:32 am


June 11th 1982 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial opens in the US.

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Happy 36th anniversary of release E.T.!
I can remember getting a babysitter so we could go and see the film.

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Written By: nally on 06/11/18 at 10:33 am


I can remember getting a babysitter so we could go and see the film.

And it would be about six years later before I finally had a chance to see it for the first time...on video.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 10:37 am


And it would be about six years later before I finally had a chance to see it for the first time...on video.
...and now is a constant film to be over the holiday season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 12:42 pm

June 11th 1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.

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Written By: nally on 06/11/18 at 1:13 pm


...and now is a constant film to be over the holiday season.

And now whenever I watch it, I know of the film locations.

(It has been ten years since I found out where they were. Maybe someday I'll have a chance to travel to Tujunga again, to see the E.T. House in person (that is, drive up there, take a picture or two of it, and then leave).)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 1:14 pm


And now whenever I watch it, I know of the film locations.

(It has been ten years since I found out where they were. Maybe someday I'll have a chance to travel to Tujunga again, to see the E.T. House in person (that is, drive up there, take a picture or two of it, and then leave).)
O0

Something I wanted to do on my visit, but I had no time to.

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Written By: nally on 06/11/18 at 1:21 pm


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Something I wanted to do on my visit, but I had no time to.

Similarly, we've not had time to make any such side trips whenever we've gone through that area. (You may recall that my grandpa died at his home in Palm Desert almost two years ago, and over the next several months we've traveled out to the desert to clear out said house. Some times when we've gone out there, we've traveled State Highway 118 to Interstate 210. The portion of I-210 that passes through Tujunga is a few miles east of the interchange between the 118 and 210 freeways...which was used extensively in the TV show "CHiPs" in the late 70s/early 80s.)
http://wikimapia.org/17145100/210-Fwy-CHiPS-TV-Show-filming-location

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Written By: nally on 06/11/18 at 1:24 pm


Similarly, we've not had time to make any such side trips whenever we've gone through that area. (You may recall that my grandpa died at his home in Palm Desert almost two years ago, and over the next several months we've traveled out to the desert to clear out said house. Some times when we've gone out there, we've traveled State Highway 118 to Interstate 210. The portion of I-210 that passes through Tujunga is a few miles east of the interchange between the 118 and 210 freeways...which was used extensively in the TV show "CHiPs" in the late 70s/early 80s.)
http://wikimapia.org/17145100/210-Fwy-CHiPS-TV-Show-filming-location


Also, if you click this link, it'll show a close-up map of said location; at the very bottom of the image where it says "Foothill Palm", that's the neighborhood where I used to live!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 1:26 pm


Also, if you click this link, it'll show a close-up map of said location; at the very bottom of the image where it says "Foothill Palm", that's the neighborhood where I used to live!
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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/18 at 7:44 am

June 20th 1975 – The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/18 at 12:17 am

July 20th 1986, The film based on the life of Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious, 'Sid And Nancy' premiered in London, England.

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Written By: nally on 07/23/18 at 11:17 pm

July 23rd 1926 - Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.

Interesting!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 6:04 am

August 13th 1942 - RKO Radio Pictures premieres the Disney film Bambi in the US at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 6:54 am

August 13th 1992 - Woody Allen began legal action to win custody of his three children. A judge ruled against Allen in 1993.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/18 at 2:17 pm

August 14th 1975 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens at the Rialto Theatre, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 3:24 am

August 15th 1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 4:03 pm

August 15th 1918 - First full length cartoon (The Sinking of the Lusitania} was released..

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 4:14 pm

August 15th 1979, The futuristic satire film 'Americathon' premiered in Los Angeles featuring Meat Loaf. The soundtrack included songs by The Beach Boys, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: nally on 08/27/18 at 11:40 pm

Twenty years ago today, on August 27th 1998: Titanic became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million. :o

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 11:27 am

September 11th 1997 - John Lee Hooker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 2:39 pm

September 12th 1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen. He had emigrated from Austria 14 years earlier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 3:13 pm

September 12th 1986 - The 3-D film Captain Eo, starring Michael Jackson, opens in the Magic Eye Theater in EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World. It cost over US$17 million to produce, making it the most costly movie to date, at about US$1 million per minute. Lucasfilm provided more than 150 special effects for the 17-minute movie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/18 at 12:50 pm

September 14th 1964 - Walt Disney awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/18 at 3:00 pm

September 14th 1979, The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who's 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 12:31 am

September 15th 1915 – The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opens in Bowral, New South Wales.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 3:44 pm

September 15th 2003 - In Independence, MO, the birthplace of Ginger Rogers was designated a local landmark. The move by the Independence City Council qualified the home for historic preservation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 2:15 pm

September 16th 1953 - "The Robe" premiered at the Roxy Theater in New York. It was the first movie filmed in the wide screen CinemaScope process.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 5:02 pm

September 26th 1990 - The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it had created a new rating. The new NC17 rating was to keep moviegoers under the age of 17 from seeing certain films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 12:47 pm

September 27th 1989 - Columbia Pictures Entertainment agreed to buyout Sony Corporation for $3.4 billion.

Subject: Re: Yesterday in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 7:52 am

October 1, 1974: Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released. Narrator John Larroquette later became famous as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The film spawned several sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and a direct sequel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 1:50 pm

October 2nd 1937 - Warner Bros. released "Love Is on the Air." Ronald Reagan made his acting debut in the motion picture. He was 26 years old.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 1:32 pm

October 3rd 1986 - "Tough Guys" was released. It was the first comedy to feature Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. It was, however, their seventh movie together.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 4:45 pm

October 6th 1889 - The Kinescope was exhibited by Thomas Edison. He had patented the moving picture machine in 1887.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 12:25 pm

October 10th 1979, The Rose, starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s Rock star, (transparently based on Janis Joplin) premiered in Los Angeles. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 5:25 am

October 11th 2014 - The concert movie "One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film" was released in theaters. The worldwide showing ended the next day and broke the record for the highest grossing event cinema production with a net of $15 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 6:30 am

October 24th 1947 – Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 12:09 pm

October 24th 1969 - Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million. Burton presented the ring to Taylor several days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 3:52 am

October 31st 2013 – The horror movie “Horns”, starring Daniel Radcliffe, had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:28 am

November 1st 1894 – Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 11:23 am

November 1st 1940 - "A Night in the Tropics" was released. It was the first movie for Abbott and Costello.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 4:59 pm

November 1st 1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 12:49 pm

November 2nd 1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premiered.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 2:48 pm

November 2nd 1979 - The movie "Quadrophenia" opened. The movie features Sting.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 3:18 pm

November 2nd 2001 - The computer-animated movie "Monsters, Inc." opened. The film recorded the best debut ever for an animated film and the 6th best of all time.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 2:22 am

November 7th 1963 - The comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" premiered in Hollywood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 12:35 pm

November 7th 1979 - "The Rose," starring Bette Midler, premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/18 at 9:39 am

November 13th 1940 - RKO Radio Pictures world premieres Disney's third animated feature film, Fantasia, at New York's Broadway Theater. The film introduces stereophonic sound to motion pictures via a special sound system called Fantasound. This is Mickey Mouse' feature film debut, in the segment The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 6:58 am

November 15th 1956 - Elvis Presley made his acting debut in the premiere of the "Love Me Tender" movie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 8:11 am

November 21st 1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Fun in Acapulco" premiered.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 3:04 pm

November 22nd 1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: nally on 11/26/18 at 12:26 pm

November 26th 1942: Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/18 at 1:40 pm

December 3rd 1927 – Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 1:51 pm

December 15th 1939 - "Gone With the Wind," produced by David O. Selznick based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell, premiered at Loew's Grand Theater in Atlanta. The movie starred Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 5:58 pm

December 16th 1999 - Sigourney Weaver received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 3:08 pm

December 16th 1914 - Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand and Mack Swain appeared in the first six-reel, feature-length comedy. The film was entitled "Tillie’s Punctured Romance".

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 2:43 pm

December 16th 1954 - The Walt Disney movie "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: nally on 01/16/19 at 12:02 pm

January 16th 1964: Hello Dolly! opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances.

Subject: Re: Today in Hollywood and Cinema History

Written By: nally on 01/25/19 at 12:22 pm

January 25th 1961: The original 101 Dalmatians movie premiered, from Walt Disney Productions.

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