On This Day in Film & TV for November 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1947 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies
  • 1948 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC, after starting off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre, later moves to St. James
  • 1960 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
  • 1960 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
  • 1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1976 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) files for divorce from the "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage

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