This page indexes the individual year in film pages. Each year is annotated with its significant events. 19th century in film; 20th century in film: 1900s – 1910s – 1920s – 1930s – 1940s – 1950s – 1960s – 1970s – 1980s – 1990s
Lists of Hollywood films by year indexed alphabetically by title. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by adding missing items with reliable sources .
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All motion pictures made and exhibited before 1926 are indisputably in the public domain in the United States. This date will move forward one year, every year, meaning that films released in 1926 will enter the public domain in 2022, films from 1927 in 2023, and so on.
March 5 – For the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood to film G.I. BluesJune 16 – Premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's landmark film, Psycho in the United States. Controversial since release, it sets new standards in violence and sexuality on screen, and is a critical influe...August 10 – Filming of West Side Storybegins.October 6 & December 16 – Dalton Trumbo, one of the Hollywood Ten, receives full screenwriting credit for his work on the films Spartacus and Exodus, released in the United States on these dates.Looney Tunes (1930–1969)Terrytoons (1930–1964)Merrie Melodies (1931–1969)Bugs Bunny (1940–1962)January 4 - April Winchell, American actress, voice actress, writer, talk radio host and commentatorJanuary 9 – Terje Pennie, Estonian actressJanuary 12 – Oliver Platt, Canadian actorJanuary 13 – Kevin Anderson, American actorJanuary 1 – Margaret Sullavan, 50, American actress, The Shop Around the Corner, The Mortal StormJanuary 3 – Victor Sjöström, 80, Swedish film actor and director, The Phantom Carriage, Wild StrawberriesJanuary 4 – Dudley Nichols, 64, American screenwriter, Bringing Up Baby, StagecoachJanuary 21 – Matt Moore, 72, Irish-American actor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Coquette
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Note: On CBS, beginning in January, The Jack Benny Programaired as occasional specials once every six to eight weeks. Hopalong Cassidy (9/39.9) aired on NBC from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Bigelow Theatreaired on CBS from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. from December 1950 to June 1951.
Notes: On CBS, Big Top aired from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time from September 1950 to January 6, 1951, after which it moved to Saturdays from noon to 1:00 p.m., where it ran for another seven years. Faye Emerson's Wonderful Townbegan on June 16, 1951, and concluded its 42-episode run at 9 p.m. on April 12, 1952.
Note: The * indicates that the program was introduced in midseason.McNeil, Alex. Total Television. Fourth edition. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1964). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.
Viva Villa! (1934) The Cat and the Fiddle (1934, first movie featuring MGM's "Tanner the Lion") Anna Karenina (1935) A Night at the Opera (1935) David Copperfield (1935) Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, plus remake in 1962) Naughty Marietta (1935) Ah, Wilderness! (1935) A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Wimbledon. F ( 1956, 1957, 1958) US Open. W (1957) Althea Neale Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (the French ...
- Early Years
Mansfield was the only child of Herbert William Palmer (1904–1936) and Vera Jeffrey Palmer (1903–2000). She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Her father was of German descent and her mother was of English descent. After her father's death in 1936, Jayne, her mother, and stepfather Harry Lawrence Peers moved to Dallas, Texas. After high school graduation, she studied acting at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Austin. While in college, she had a number of small jobs such as hat check girl and nightclub photographer. She won many beauty pageants. She performed in local theater productions around Austin.
In 1955, Mansfield went to New York City. She appeared in the Broadway production of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?The critics praised her performance. She appeared in 400 plus shows of the play between 1955 and 1956. She went to Hollywood in 1956. 20th Century Fox signed her to a six-year contract in an effort to replace the troubled Marilyn Monroe. Her first starring movie role was Jerri Jordan in The Girl Can't Help It(1956). During production, she still appeared on Broadway in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?The movie studio finally bought out her contract, and shut the show down. In 1957, she appeared in a movie version of the play. Mansfield's movies include The Wayward Bus (1957), Too Hot to Handle (1960), and Promises! Promises! (1963). She won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer - Female for The Wayward Bus.On television, she made guest appearances on drama series, game shows, variety shows, and many talk shows. Mansfield was one of Hollywood's original blonde bomb...
Mansfield married public relations professional Paul Mansfield in 1950. They had one daughter, Jayne Marie Mansfield. The couple divorced in 1956. Jayne kept "Mansfield" as her professional name. She married actor-bodybuilder Mickey Hargitayin 1958. They had three children, Miklós Jeffrey Palmer Hargitay, Zoltán Anthony Hargitay, and Mariska Magdolna Hargitay. They divorced in 1963. She married Italian-born movie directorMatt Cimber (a.k.a. Matteo Ottaviano, né Thomas Vitale Ottaviano) in 1964. They had one son, Antonio Raphael Ottaviano (Tony Cimber). The couple separated in 1966. Their divorce was pending when Mansfield was killed in 1967.
Mansfield was killed in a car crash in June 1967. She was going to New Orleans for a television interview when her car crashed into the back of a truck. Her lover Sam Brody and her driver Ronnie Harrison were also killed. Three of her children - Miklós, Zoltán and Mariska - escaped death with minor injuries. An urban legend about Mansfield being decapitated in the crash is untrue. She was buried on July 3 in Pennsylvania. Her gravestoneis heart-shaped.
Events of 1957, from Wikipedia July 1957-July 1958. International Geophysical Year - Scroll down to this section [Documents from the Eisenhower Library] Best Film of the Year: The Bridge on the River Kwai; U.S. Conducts Two H-Bomb Tests at Christmas Island; Sputnik--October 4, 1957 Sputnik's Change on America
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