Events in Film & Television in 1912

Film & TV History

Mar 12 Helen Hayes Theater (Little Theatre) opens at 240W 44th St, NYC

Music History

Apr 17 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")

Theater Premiere

Apr 29 Frank Wedekind's play "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin

  • May 8 Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
  • May 18 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
  • Jul 31 US government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship)
  • Sep 23 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released "Cohen Collects a Debt"