Events in Film & TV on August 17

  • 1908 Booth Tarkington & Harry Leon Wilson's play "Man from Home" premieres in New York
  • 1908 Projection in Paris of the very first animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie realized by Émile Cohl

The Wizard of Oz

1939 Musical film "The Wizard of Oz", starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, and Margaret Hamilton opens at Loews Capitol Theatre, NYC

Film Premiere

1979 "Monty Python's Life of Brian" directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, Mickael Palin, & John Cleese, premieres in US theaters

Film Premiere

1990 "Exorcist 3" film written and directed by William Peter Blatty, premieres