debuted on CBS-TV in 1955, and went on to become the longest-series on
television - 20 years.
The original movie poster
for the 1943 movie The Outlaw, which portrays actress Jane
Russell sold for more than $82,200 at Christie's auction house.
movie Babe, the piglet was played by over 30 different piglets
they outgrew the part so quickly during the production of the film.
6, 1925, the first in-flight movie was shown. It was a silent film and
appeared on a Deutsche Luft Hansa flight.
the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only,
used to be a man.
first toilet ever seen on television was on Leave It to Beaver.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II
were made of wood.
In 1920, 57% of
movies billed the female star above the leading man. In 1990, only 18%
had the leading lady given top billing.
The first Academy Awards ceremony to be
telecast were the 25th annual awards in 1953.
Napoleon Bonaparte is the historical figure most often portrayed in
movies. He has been featured in 194 movies, Jesus Christ in 152, and
Abraham Lincoln in 137.
The average child sees 30,000 televisions
commercials every year.
wasn’t just one television Lassie, and none of the Lassies was female.
The part was played by a series of male dogs.
Jazz Singer is widely believed to have been the first "talkie."
However, it wasn't - the first all-talking film was actually Lights
of New York shown in 1928.
deaths have plagued the cast of the Poltergeist trilogy of
films including 12-year-old actress Heather O'Rourke, who died of
septic shock. The theory is that the set was cursed by evil.
The "Miss America" pageant made its network
TV debut on ABC In 1954. Miss
Lee Ann Meriwether, was crowned the winner.
The Les Nessman character
on WKRP in Cincinnatti wore a band-aid in every episode.
Internationally, Baywatch is the most popular television show
The first live televised murder was in 1963,
when Jack Ruby killed JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions
of viewers watched.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was
created in 1939, in Chicago, for the Montgomery Ward department stores
for a Christmas promotion. The lyrics were written as a poem by Robert
May, but weren't set to music until 1947. Gene Autry recorded the hit
song in 1949.
King Kong was Adolf Hitler's