On This Day in Film & TV for November 5

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss (Disraeli) and Norma Shearer (The Divorcee) win
  • 1953 Film "How to Marry a Millionaire" directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, first to be filmed in CinemaScope; release delayed to allow "The Robe" to debut the format
  • 1956 "The Nat King Cole Show" debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American
  • 1958 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • 1958 KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1965 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released
  • 1985 CBS premieres "Stone Pillow", a dramatic made-for-TV movie starring Lucille Ball as a homeless woman
  • 1988 "Kokomo" single by The Beach Boys from the film "Cocktail" goes to #1
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