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1951 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 28 "La Vie Commence Demain" the 1st X-rated movie, depicting artificial insemination, opens in London
  • May 28 Radio programme "Crazy People" (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan
  • Jun 28 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
  • Aug 20 12th Venice Film Festival: "Rashomon" directed by Akira Kurosawa wins the Golden Lion
  • Aug 26 Film "An American In Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture, 1952)
  • Sep 3 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
  • Sep 9 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 18 "A Streetcar Named Desire", directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released
  • Dec 23 National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns, 24-17; first coast-to-coast televised NFL title game
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Film & TV Awards in 1951

  • Jan 23 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg win
  • Feb 22 4th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "All About Eve" Best Film
  • Feb 28 8th Golden Globes: "Sunset Boulevard", Jose Ferrer, & Gloria Swanson win
  • Mar 29 23rd Academy Awards: "All About Eve", Judy Holliday and José Ferrer win
  • Apr 20 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Jun 6 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens
  • Aug 20 12th Venice Film Festival: "Rashomon" directed by Akira Kurosawa wins the Golden Lion

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